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How to Answer "Tell me about yourself" at an Acting Audition

The tell me about yourself question is most commonly asked in commercial auditions.

Way back in 2015, I uploaded a video titled how to answer the dreaded tell me about yourself. It’s one of the first videos I ever uploaded and up until now, it’s been my most popular video on my YouTube channel.

In that old video, I explained how to answer the question but I never showed an example. So in this video I want to show you an example of what my response would be.

In my answer, you’re going to see me talk about my dog. Any time I get asked the “tell me about yourself” question or a variation of it, I always find a way to steer the answer towards talking about...

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Best Self Tape Camera in 2020? Example Auditions with 4 Cameras

What's the best self taping camera for auditions? In this video, I'll show you four self tape audition examples each recorded with a different camera. We start with my cell phone and progressively work our way up to a professional $2500 Sony A7iii. The primary goal of this test was to answer these questions:

1. Is my phone a good enough camera to self tape my auditions?
2. What are some benefits to buying a camera dedicated to self taping?
3. Does more expensive automatically mean better quality?

I think the self tape audition examples from each of the four cameras will help answer all of these questions.

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What to Wear to a Film and TV Audition

Today’s topic is what to wear to an audition. Specifically for movies and television shows. Whether it’s an in person audition, a self taped audition, what should you wear? How much should you dress like the character you are auditioning for? Let me tell first you what I’ve been told most often in my career and then I’ll share some tips from two casting directors.

The advice that I’ve heard most often throughout my career is that you should dress to suggest the character. Meaning you should definitely wear something similar to what your character might wear but not to go overboard. For example, if you were auditioning for a football player, it might be a...

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