Did you know that more and more casting directors are requiring that videos be included with submissions?
We recommend adding professional video and audio reels to your profile ASAP, if you haven't already. The more high-quality media showcased on your resume, the more likely you'll be to get cast.
And if you're posting a casting notice on Backstage.com, include a video of your related work on your casting call to attract more submissions.
Professional Video Advice:
- 5 Tips On Editing a Knockout Demo Reel
- No Footage for a Demo Reel? Here’s Your Solution!
- How To Conquer Video Panic
- How To Convert Video Files For Your Reel
- The Do's and Don’ts of Self-Taping
- 7 Rules To Live By When Making Your Demo Reel
- How To Audition and Get Cast in Your Sleep
- How to Build an Audience on YouTube
- 7 Do's and Don'ts For Sizzle Reels
- Advice for Actors: How to Create a YouTube Page
- Casting by Camera: Musical Theater Audition Reels
- Demo Reel Advice
- How to upload videos to YouTube
- How to use Vimeo
- How to upload audio on SoundCloud
Keep it Simple:
- Just put yourself on tape using any camera you have available.
- Make sure the room is quiet (good audio is important!), and ensure that you're nicely lit and framed in the shot.
- Then say hello, state your name, and say a few words about yourself or your projects. If you'd like, you could also perform a monologue or sing a song.
- Then, upload your video to Vimeo or YouTube. (And add your audio clips to SoundCloud.)
- Finally, click the Edit Profile option on Backstage.com, and use the Video and Audio options to quickly add your media to your profile.
Backstage’s profiles now support Vimeo videos, as well as YouTube videos and SoundCloud audio.
You can enhance your Backstage profile with all sorts of videos, like acting reels, showreels, sizzle reels, audition videos, self-taped monologue/performance videos, and more.
Statistics prove that actors with reels on their resumes are called in for more auditions!