Self tape without a reader Slatable makes it easy to record audio of the other characters in your Scene! We’ve all been there. A last minute self tape with no one to read with. No matter how hard you’ve tried to find a reader, it’s just not happening and you can see the clock tick, tick ticking away precious time from your audition. Before you’d have to jerry-rig something with multiple apps on your laptop, which would get you out of your actor head and into your tech head. Not good for a great performance. SlatablePro lets you create as many Scenes as you need. With Slatable you don’t have to worry about any of that. You just create the Audition, tap into a Scene and add audio. The audio plays back when you film a Take. Simple! And if you have multiple Scenes that need audio you can upgrade to SlatablePro. Pro lets you create as many Scenes as you need for your Audition, so if you’ve warmed up after the second Scene and want to go back to the first, there’s no need to re-record the audio. Just tap back into the first Scene and get back to your acting. Always try to find someone to read with. If you have a laptop you can Skype or FaceTime with someone while you prop your phone up on the screen or if you have a setup where you can have your computer by a tripod, even better! If you absolutely must read with yourself it’s best not to try an accent or change your voice or do anything that can be distracting. Why not add a Slate (only available in SlatablePro) and explain you’re reading with yourself? Just remember to always follow casting director instructions with Slates and with your tape. Recording Audio for your self tape. Recording audio of the other character’s is really easy. Just tap on record and read the other character’s lines out loud, then silently mouth your own lines. This will leave a silent gap with enough time for you to say your lines when you’re recording a Take. Act the scene out as much as possible so the timing matches. Then tap onto include the audio in your Take. You can adjust the volume of the audio with your device’s volume buttons. It may take some time to master but it’s really useful when you’re caught without a reader! FYI This feature is quite polarizing in the casting community as there are many casting directors who don’t like actors reading with themselves. But sometimes you don’t have anyone to read with and limited time to get a tape done. Slatable was created for this very reason, to give actors an option when they are home alone or in their trailer on set. We advise not trying an accent or changing your voice as this could be distracting. Talk to your agent or manager about it. You might consider mentioning it to the casting director if you are self-submitting, explaining you didn’t have anyone to read with. It may set them upright to watch your tape, but this should be dealt with carefully and on a case by case basis. Remember to always follow casting directors instructions to the letter for a self tape. Everyone has a different way of working.