ACE YOUR SELF-TAPE - Eight-Week Class with Erica S. Bream, CSA!

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Join Casting Director, Erica S. Bream in an eight-week ONLINE self-tape class that focuses on all aspects of SELF-TAPES and VIRTUAL CASTING!

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  • Self-tapes and virtual casting will be the audition process for the forseeable future...
  • Self-taping is an entirely different muscle and skill set from regular audition technique or on-set technique (online callbacks are even weirder! Where do I look? Do I sit or stand? ACK!)
  • It's easy to overthink your tapes, especially when you don't often receive feedback - this class is CHOCK FULL of feedback, constructive notes and redirects
  • Erica has watched hundreds of thousands of self-tapes and knows the good from the bad and how to help actors stand out in the right ways

This class will run actors through a wide range of self-taping and video audition experiences. We will go over important technical aspects of your tapes but will also focus on script analysis, breaking down characters and things you can do to gain confidence in your choices when taping on your own or when meeting and performing for creatives in a video chat setting.

The curriculum for these eight weeks with Erica will be as follows:

  • Week 1 - Self-taping one-liners and jargon roles
  • Week 2 - Self-taping for drama guest stars (cable & network)
  • Week 3 - Self-taping for comedy guest stars (cable & network)
  • Week 4 - Virtual Callback
  • Week 5 - Feature Roles (large supporting)
  • Week 6 - Virtual Casting for Series Regs
  • Week 7 - Re-taping a scene from an earlier week, incorporating notes
  • Week 8 - Actors Choice!

Additional logistics for this class:

  • Each week, actors will self-tape at home (with material especially selected by Erica,) and participants will gather once a week in a LIVE online forum to watch tapes while Erica provides examples and feedback

  • Participants will have access to an online folder where all class work and feedback videos can be accessed. Erica will also post helpful clips, articles and references

  • Intimate class size to provide ample time and attention to each participant

  • Requirements: 1. A way to self-tape and 2. A good internet connection!

Here's what other actors have said about Erica's online self-taping classes:

I booked! This is the first self-tape I've ever booked from and I honestly think currently being in your class helped me with that. - Angel G.

I just wanted to share some exciting news with you. I booked a series regular!!!! I can’t be more excited. Your class reminded me to simplify things and it really helped me produce a better self tape. So thank you! - A. W.

I had my first commercial call back today virtually and I wanted to say thank you so much for class because it helped SOOO much. Even though it was for a commercial, a lot of techniques still carried over. I had my setup all ready and having practiced waiting on Zoom for the callback from class made the process all the better. - Grace Y.

I can't thank you enough for offering this class, Erica! I'm learning so much from you and love going back and re-filming these sides with your notes. It's not always easy to find a good acting teacher, but this class feels like I'm back in college. I love raising the bar and this class is doing that for me. - Joshua D.

I want to start off by saying THANK YOU for all you do! I am emailing to tell you that I just finished filming my first co-star role! I can’t express how helpful your classes have been. I took what I learned from Ace Your Self-Tape and put that into my work. I even had the casting director compliment me on an amazing audition! Such a good feeling! - Krystyn S.

If you haven't taken Erica's ACE YOUR SELF-TAPE online class yet, you are missing a great sense of community and heart and talent. Just sayin'. - Gwen H.

Thank you for such an amazing class! I've learned so much from your insight and constructive feedback, and watching everyone else's work was invaluable. - Kate P.

I just wanted to say thank you for a superb class! The notes and feedback you gave were bang-on and very individualized to each actor. The online format of the class was surprisingly awesome. In a lot of ways, I think it's a better format for an on-camera class because we're watching in the same medium which casting is viewing our tapes, so you're able to observe finer details that you'd likely miss if it were an in-person group class. And I liked how intimate the class size was - it made it feel personal and it was beautiful and educational to watch everyone play and grow each week. - Autumn W.

I really loved this 4 week Self taping class! As our industry is moving so quickly and constantly changing and growing this course was extremely helpful. I have already started using and applying what I have learned to my auditions. - Austin B.

I've really enjoyed this class. Thank you for your encouragement as well as pushing me to be better. As you know, we don't always get feedback and I feel like I've grown leaps and bounds from this. - JD H.

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed your class. The generosity you showed us with both your time and your feedback was greatly appreciated. Not only was it nice to get to know you a little bit, but the lessons learned—both what to do and what not to do—were truly invaluable. - Michael C.

'Ace Your Self-Tape' was SO helpful to me -- I loved the material that you chose for me to read (it was well suited to my "brand" and I could tell you took the time to be thoughtful about your selections) and I really, really love the way you submit feedback. I felt very *seen* by you. It made me proud when you celebrated my successes and I learned so much through your adjustments and critical feedback. You're an excellent instructor with very helpful feedback that's easy to understand. Every time you gave an adjustment, it made me feel excited to try the material again. - Shannon C.

I've been cast in something! There's no doubt your class helped me. - Jeff B.

Class schedule:

Wed. Jan 6 - final day to register; Erica sends welcome and first set of sides/instructions

Wed. Jan 13, 5pm PT/ 8pm ET - LIVE FEEDBACK SESSION with ERICA

Wed. Jan 20, 5pm PT/ 8pm ET - LIVE FEEDBACK SESSION with ERICA

Wed. Jan 27, 5pm PT/ 8pm ET - LIVE FEEDBACK SESSION with ERICA

Wed. Feb 3, time to be scheduled - ONE-ON-ONE ONLINE CALLBACK SESSION with ERICA

Wed. Feb 10, 5pm PT/ 8pm ET - LIVE FEEDBACK SESSION with ERICA

Wed. Feb 17, time to be scheduled - ONE-ON-ONE ONLINE CASTING SESSION with ERICA

Wed.Feb 24, 5pm PT/ 8pm ET - LIVE FEEDBACK SESSION with ERICA

Wed. Mar 3, 5pm PT/ 8pm ET - LIVE FEEDBACK SESSION with ERICA

Space is VERY limited! Register today!


I need to discuss a payment plan... is that possible?

Absolutely. Contact Erica directly (ericasbreamcasting@gmail.com) to discuss details.

What kind of material will we be working on? Do I need to provide my own?

Erica will provide all material. This class will use a wide range of material from different projects, helping actors prepare for any kind of audition scenario they might face.

What happens if I can't make it to a live feedback session?

All feedback sessions will be taped and stored in the class's shared folder! Erica will also record PERSONALIZED feedback videos with picture-in-picture notes, pointers, etc.

If I miss a class can I somehow make it up?

Erica is flexible with deadline extensions and coming up with alternative solutions when needed. Communicate your request and you won't miss out.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Actors ages 16+ are welcome!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Erica through her website [ericasbreamcasting.com]

What's the refund policy?

Full refunds will be honored up until Wed. Jan 6, 2020. Due to the nature and tiiming of this class, no refunds (full or partial) will be paid out past this deadline.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Sure! As long as you let Erica know who the new participant is by Jan 6, you are welcome to transfer your registration to anyone else.

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