Self Tape Mastery
Times are uncertain, but one thing is for sure—self-taping is the order of the day. Like everyone else, producing organizations are looking for what CAN be done given the current circumstances, and many realize that pre-production work—including casting—is one thing they can do. Theatres across the Bay Area and even across the country are posting open requests for self-taped auditions—often even in lieu of open calls. In many ways, this time of seeming chaos is a time of unprecedented opportunities. But you need to be prepared to take advantage of it. In this class you will learn how to find self-tape auditions, how to get and use all the equipment you need to make your self-tapes look professional grade (without breaking the bank), and how to actually execute self-tapes and even virtual auditions and callbacks at a competitive level, while still social distancing. Using material from theatre, film, and television, our goal will be to help the actor create compelling and competitive work to…BOOK. THE. JOB.
This is an online group coaching process, designed for actors who want to book some theatre gigs before the end of 2019.
This group coaching experience is great for actors who know the value of ongoing structure, coaching, community, and accountability in achieving creative goals.
Once a week for 12 weeks - a group of ten actors will meet with a professional actor who is also a business goals coach.
James Wagner is a Los Angeles-based actor who has taught acting workshops in the Bay Area for over 10 years. As a teacher he explores cutting-edge acting techniques—believing that we live in an evolving universe and that acting must have its own evolutionary trajectory. He has pursued integrative techniques that connect body, mind, emotion, and spirit to the various aspects of spatial and interpersonal relationships on stage. James also believes the creative process can be more than just a craft and a profession, but also a sacred process and a transformative practice. He is an MFA graduate of American Conservatory Theater and has a PhD in Transformative Studies from California Institute of Integral Studies.
"I’ve learned a lot from James about the technical aspects that go into a good self-tape. His objective individual feedback on how to improve each tape is invaluable. I’m already much more confident in front of the camera, because I know how to set up and what is expected by the industry. This has been a great workout and creative outlet." - Ellen Dunphy