#SelfTapeTips – Part 3: Can You Hear Me Now?

Bad sound is frustrating. Think of all of those times when you couldn’t hear someone speak clearly; did it make you want to give up on listening and walk away? If the sound on your self-tape isn’t up-to-par, it’s easy to become annoyed and stop watching. If you pay a bit of extra attention to […]

#SelfTapeTips – Part 2: I’ve Seen the Light!

Two of the most important technical elements to your self-tape are lighting and sound. If Casting can’t see or hear you, then the entire endeavor is moot. Lighting can be unbelievably tricky. Until you find a set-up that works, this is one aspect of self-taping that can truly drive you crazy. COMMON LIGHTING ISSUES: 1. […]

#SelfTapeTips – Part 1: Finding a Backdrop at Home

When self-taping, BACKGROUND/BACKDROPS are the easiest technical aspect to figure out, but also the simplest thing to mess up. As you saw from my previous post, in our office, we like to use a bright blue backdrop. It’s a fairly standard color for casting – pretty much everyone, no matter their skin color/tone looks good […]

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