Artist For Hire

Today, I am sending out a video for an audition that I cannot attend. It has become common for actors to record a video for consideration regarding casting. I am LOUSY at the technical aspects of making a video. I have set up my iPhone or iPad on precarious perches and performed my pieces- often in my bathroom (the light and background are better there). I have squashed myself up against a tiny portion of a wall to try to capture Shakespeare's Puck. I have sung Green Day songs a'capella. I have prevailed on the kindness of friends to tape stuff for me. I have paid people who are good at this to record video for me- that's the best option, but it adds up, money-wise. I am really no fan of the video audition, as it seems very flat to me- and even less of a fan of Skype, although it can  actually be a more "true" audition. The challenge of being an actor today is that you must also be a videographer, a PR expert and a manager. Using video, email and internet blasts, creating press releases when needed, etc. Sometimes I long for the days when I would get in my car and drive 4 hours to do a 5 minute audition, then get back in my car and drive 4 hours home. It's easier!!! Haha! By the way- check out my websites- I did those myself...