Slatable's built in camera allows playback of audio of the other character's in the Scene when you record a Take.



Best Practices



Try and 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!


No one to read with? No problem!

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

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 or stand away from the phone's mic. 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 up right 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.