SELF-TAPE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACTORS
Tape rules vary from project to project. Always follow the specific and detailed self-tape instructions that you may have received from casting. Below are generic self-tape guidelines.
CLOSE UP SHOT and say:
– CITY / STATE (that you live in and book from)
– If you are under 18, also state your AGE and DATE OF BIRTH
ZOOM out to a FULL BODY SHOT
TURN for PROFILES
NAME YOUR FILES PROPERLY:
ROLE – YOUR NAME – SCENE 1 – TAKE 1
ROLE – YOUR NAME – SCENE 1 – TAKE 2
ROLE – YOUR NAME – SCENE 2 – TAKE 1
Also, never submit a vertical video. If you are filming on a Smartphone, turn it horizontally.