What Color Background is Best for Self-Tape Auditions?
(By AM Staff)
(Photo: Anete Lusina | Pexels)
Be careful when selecting a color for your self-tape background. It can make a major difference in how you show up on camera and, therefore, can impact the overall quality of your self-tape.
When choosing a background, avoid bright colors like red or yellow. Avoid black. White can also be problematic, at times.
Also, avoid a color that closely matches your audition outfit, which will blend you into the background and make it seem as if you have a “talking head” with no lower body.
Make sure that there are no logos or patterns on your backdrop. A background with stripes, wallpaper designs or images is distracting.
Select a neutral color, one that does not distract from your performance. Colors like blue or grey tend to work best for self-tape auditions.
In summary, choose:
*Choose a neutral background color, like a basic, solid blue or grey color
*Choose a background that doesn’t have patterns, logos and other distracting designs
*Choose a background that doesn’t closely match the color of your audition outfit.
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