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ACE YOUR SELF-TAPE: THE REDIRECT CLASS!

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Join Casting Director Erica S. Bream for this unique class on self-taping and redirects!

About this Event

As our casting process has transitioned to be all-virtual for the foreseeable future, certain tools and techniques are becoming more important to hone:

  1. Self-Taping
  2. Incorporating notes for a RE-tape or Virtual Audition

In this very special, very intimate class, Erica S. Bream, CSA will work with actors to hone their self-tape skills and practice taking notes and applying them to their self-tapes as WELL as their virtual reads.

HOW DOES THIS CLASS WORK?

  • Actors will self-tape at home with material specifically selected by Erica
  • In a live Zoom session, the class will watch the tapes together and then actors will have the chance to receive and apply a redirect via Zoom (flex those virtual casting muscles!)
  • Actors will then RE-TAPE the same scene, incorporating the notes before receiving and working on the next set of material

WHAT'S THE SCHEDULE FOR THIS CLASS?

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2nd - Erica sends welcome and first set of sides
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9th at 11am PT / 2pm ET (WEEK 1) - Live Zoom session with Erica. Actors will receive adjustments and perform in class.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10th - New set of sides sent, actors will also re-tape their Week 1 scenes and incorporate notes
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16th at 11am PT / 2pm ET (WEEK 2) - Live Zoom session with Erica. Actors will receive adjustments and perform in class.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17th - New set of sides sent, actors will also re-tape their Week 2 scenes and incorporate notes
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at 11am PT / 2pm ET (WEEK 3) - Live Zoom session with Erica. Actors will receive adjustments and perform in class.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24th - New set of sides sent, actors will also re-tape their Week 3 scenes and incorporate notes
  • Tuesday, Mar. 2nd at 11am PT / 2pm ET (WEEK 4) - Live Zoom session with Erica. Actors will receive adjustments and perform in class. (Final class - no re-tapes this week.)

WHAT KIND OF MATERIAL WILL WE WORK ON IN THIS CLASS?

Erica will select a range of material that suit each individual actor. The type/tone/size/genre will vary every week.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS CLASS?

  1. The ability to self-tape
  2. A solid internet connection and quiet place to be able to perform over Zoom

Space is VERY limited! Register today!

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 got some good news yesterday- I booked a series reg role! ... your class was a big reason as to why I got the part. I learnt so much in those 4 weeks in quarantine and applied all the things we worked on throughout the audition/callback process. Thank you for being so generous to actors during this weird time- I'll never forget it. - Anonymous Student (privacy protected due to the show's NDA)

Thank you for another great class. I’ve taking a few since quarantine and this has been my favorite by far. I feel like I have gained so much from your honest and thoughtful feedback. - Samantha S.

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 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.

Thank you so much for offering this class during this time! You are such a bright light and exude an effortless positive energy! It was so nice to be able to go to a class once a week where I felt a part of something/a routine, got to do what I love and got to bask in your energy. It was so necessary for me during this time and I didn't even realize it! I loved how it was organized over the weeks, the feedback videos and the sides you handed out. You just crushed it! I'm in awe of how you are juggling everything right now, mom, casting director, teacher. It's impressive! - Jessica D.

I just wanted to thank you for the Self Tape Class I took with you and Cara Rosenbaum in June. It was really such an insightful and educational experience. Beyond the technical aspects of a self tape (of which I learned SO much), I found the way you spoke to actors about our process and job really encouraging. To hear a casting director speak about craft and breath the way you did made me feel comfortable to do the work I know how to do, rather than feel this other pressure of "acting for the audition”. - Katie B.

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.

'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.

FAQs

What's the difference between this class and Erica's other classes?

This class will allow actors to self-tape AND perform during our online sessions.

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! If you have to miss class, your tape will still be screened for the class and Erica will provide verbal feedback that you can take into your re-tape. Much like Erica's other classes, actors will receive personalized feedback videos based on their RE-TAPES.

How intimate is this class, really?

There will be no more than 8 participating actors in this class.

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

Actors ages 17+ are welcome to join!

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 Tuesday, Feb. 2nd, 2021. 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 Feb. 2nd, you are welcome to transfer your registration to anyone else.

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

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

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