Sometimes you get a request to do a self tape. Or sometimes, you can't make it in to an audition because you're working the day of the audition and so they let you send in a self tape. The self tape is inevitable. And I mostly love it...though I don't love the ability to procrastinate and the ability to obsessively do take after take until you have the cut you want.
But the fun part is watching some of the bad takes. My poor husband is often my reader/camera man.