Acting for the self tape and Zoom audition format presents its own set of challenges and opportunities to the actor. The Self Tape Study with Shaun offers an online training environment focused on channelling the actors’ imagination into this specific format for acting. By targeting performance space, imaginative environments, and essential character work, the Study’s curriculum embraces the incubator opportunity of practicing at home.
The Study is a series of week-long online intensives. For the actors’ initial week, they dive into the concepts and practices of self taping scene work. For returning actors, a curated curriculum is co-created by Shaun and the actor. This system allows actors to come and go from the Study, picking up a week when they’re free or working them consecutively maintaining a desired momentum.
Students may choose to work on:
*Self Tape Audition scenes
Revisiting past auditions
5 min short film creation
The week includes:
6+ hours of coaching, feedback, and instruction
Even more time to request extra coaching
Guided character exercise *new exercise every week
Access to 50+ pages of recommended reference and resource material
2 self tape submissions with notes and work
*Optional in-person, socially distanced coaching session at The Dirt on Saturday
$140 – One week of the Self Tape Study
*$60 for optional in-person coaching