Hit Record this Tuesday: Tips to Improve Your Act By Putting Yourself “On Camera”

The old saying, “practice makes perfect” rings true for many actors. The repetition of lines, movement, vocal quality are all key to a good performance and they require practice! Let’s not fight what we need any more. Instead, let’s get down to business and start practicing. I suggest you record yourself running through an audition piece. Set up your phone or laptop, hit record, and give the performance of a lifetime all from the safety of your bedroom. Putting yourself “on tape” is a great way to visually see what is working for you and what could use some improvements. The best part is, you can always delete and practice your monologue again!

Here are some tips when recording:

  • Create good acoustics in the room – You want to sound clear when you play back your work.
  • Don’t be shy – pretend that you are on stage or in front of the camera and really give it your all. This is the only way to improve!
  • Ask for feedback – Once you do an initial critique of yourself, I suggest asking a friend, family member or fellow actor to give their opinion. We only get better from constructive criticism.

ClaimFame is here to help as well! Share with us your tape and let the experts give you their feedback. Email Coaching@ClaimFame.com for more details.


Mason O’Brien is ClaimFame’s professional Casting Coach. Mason has worked in casting for years and is also the owner and operator of Bluprint Coaching, a life coaching service based out of Los Angeles. Mason, “The Practical Coach”, works one-on-one with clients during periods of transition to design the next and best phase of their life!


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