Got Self-Tape Overwhelm?

No worries! We got you.

Self-tapes are here to stay. So...instead of stressing about the new norm--let us help you. We got Tech and Insider Tips to unlock your creativity and get you having FUN with your self-tape auditions. Plus we will provide you with tools to tackle some of the biggest "Actor Trap" sides. From props to using the frame to tell story and more...get ready to LEVEL UP your self-tape game!

By the end of this course, you will....

  • Get Clarity

    We will cover proper eye lines, framing your scenes, setting up files in an editing software, export settings, and delivery methods to get your tapes looking profresh!

  • Get Challenged

    We got (7) self-tape challenges where you can practice tackling some of the biggest "Actor Trap" sides and show you sample self-tapes with breakdown notes for each.

  • Get Creative

    Learn all the rules--so you can break them. When to use props or not? The difference between network and cable auditions. How to explore ways to craft a strong opening moment and more.

What We Cover

So you become a self-tape PRO!

  • 1

    Get Ready to Slay!

  • 2

    Tech Tips with Anna

    • How to Use Casting Director Instructions

    • Background Options

    • Mic Check 1, 2, 1, 2

    • Rules for A Good Reader

    • Where's My Eyeline?

    • Get Your Slate On!

    • Cropping The Frame

    • Title Cards, Transitions and Fade to Black

    • Getting Creative with Title Cards

    • Creating a Template in iMovie

    • Export Settings for Self-Tapes

    • Sending Your Files To Casting Directors

    • Tech Tips Quiz

  • 3

    Insider Tips with Alyshia

    • In The Room vs. Self-Tape Etiquette

    • Know The Tone: Network vs. Cable vs. Film

    • Be A Detective: Knowing the Story

    • The Character Breakdown: How to Use it

    • Hair, Makeup and Wardrobe Choices

    • The Moment Before

    • The 10 Second Rule

    • Create An Arc

    • Scene Buttons: When and How to Use Them

    • Your Rehearsal Before Taping

    • Know Your Stats! Audition Tracking

    • Practice Like You Play

  • 4

    Self-Tape Challenge 1 - Activity

    • Self-Tape Challenge #1 // Instructions

    • Dr. Cassian // Breakdown and Sides

    • Jahana // Breakdown and Sides

    • Make Your Own Self-Tape First

    • To Prop or not To Prop?

    • To Show or Not To Show?

    • Keeping the Stakes High!

    • Relationship is KING!

    • Primary vs. Secondary Focus

    • Dr. Cassian // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Dr. Cassian // Tape 1 with Notes

    • Dr. Cassian // Tape 2 with Notes

    • Dr. Cassian // Tape 3 with Notes

    • Jahana // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Jahana // Tape 1 with Notes

    • Jahana // Tape 2 with Notes

    • Jahana // Tape 3 with Notes

  • 5

    Self-Tape Challenge 2 - Intimacy

    • Self-Tape Challenge #2 // Instructions

    • Daisy // Breakdown and Sides

    • Jake // Breakdown and Sides

    • Building Relationship with Intimacy

    • Pacing and Intimacy

    • Using Your Body and Voice with Intimacy

    • Physical Moments: Kissing, Hugging, Sex

    • Daisy // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Daisy // Tape 1 with Notes

    • Daisy // Tape 2 with Notes

    • Daisy // Tape 3 with Notes

    • Jake // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Jake // Tape 1 with Notes

    • Jake // Tape 2 with Notes

    • Jake // Tape 3 with Notes

  • 6

    Self-Tape Challenge 3 - Action

    • Self-Tape Challenge #3// Instructions

    • Esme // Breakdown and Sides

    • Grant // Breakdown and Sides

    • Screen Directions

    • Marks for Blocking

    • Commit to the Action

    • Motivate Movement

    • Grant // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Grant // Tape 1 with Notes

    • Grant // Tape 2 with Notes

    • Grant // Tape 3 with Notes

    • Esme // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Esme // Tape 1 with Notes

    • Esme // Tape 2 with Notes

    • Esme // Tape 3 with Notes

  • 7

    Self-Tape Challenge 4 - Comedy

    • Self-Tape Challenge #4 // Instructions

    • Dean // Breakdown and Sides

    • Jodie // Breakdown and Sides

    • Comedy Genre Rules

    • Juxtaposition in Comedy

    • Pacing in Comedy

    • Score Your Script

    • Action in Comedy

    • Dean // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Dean // Tape 1 with Notes

    • Dean // Tape 2 with Notes

    • Dean // Tape 3 with Notes

    • Jodi // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Jodi // Tape 1 with Notes

    • Jodi // Tape 2 with Notes

    • Jodi // Tape 3 with Notes

  • 8

    Self-Tape Challenge 5 - Triage

    • Self-Tape Challenge #5 // Instructions

    • Tonya // Breakdown and Sides

    • Brendan // Breakdown and Sides

    • Triage Impediments

    • Consistency in Triage

    • Fill In The World

    • Relationship to Triage

    • Tonya // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Tonya // Tape 1 with Notes

    • Tonya // Tape 2 with Notes

    • Tonya // Tape 3 with Notes

    • Brendan // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Brendan // Tape 1 with Notes

    • Brendan // Tape 2 with Notes

    • Brendan // Tape 3 with Notes

  • 9

    Self-Tape Challenge 6 - Horror!

    • Self-Tape Challenge #6 // Instructions

    • Ed // Breakdown and Sides

    • Carrie // Breakdown and Sides

    • Creating The Fear

    • Creating an Arc with Fear

    • Commit to Fear

    • Blocking Movement

    • Set the Mood

    • Ed // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Ed // Tape 1 with Notes

    • Ed // Tape 2 with Notes

    • Ed // Tape 3 with Notes

    • Carrie // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Carrie// Tape 1 with Notes

    • Carrie// Tape 2 with Notes

    • Carrie// Tape 3 with Notes

  • 10

    Bonus: Self-Tape Challenge 7 - Co-Stars

    • Self-Tape Challenge #7 // Instructions

    • EMCEE // Breakdown and Sides

    • Davis // Breakdown and Sides

    • Create The Co-Star World

    • Creating an Arc for Co-Stars

    • EMCEE // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • EMCEE// Tape 1 with Notes

    • EMCEE// Tape 2 with Notes

    • EMCEE// Tape 3 with Notes

    • Davis // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    • Davis // Tape 1 with Notes

    • Davis // Tape 2 with Notes

    • Davis // Tape 3 with Notes

  • 11

    Your Self-Tape Checklist

    • Before you go...

    • Congrats! Here's what's next...

    • Your PMO Self-Tape Checklist

Your Instructors

Anna LaMadrid

Owner & Master Coach

Anna studied with acclaimed Meisner teacher, Maggie Flanigan in NYC. She received her MFA from the University of Washington where she TA'd for undergrad acting students and discovered her love of coaching. TV credits include: Vida - Recurring Guest Star (Starz), Love, Victor (Hulu), Bless This Mess (ABC) and Grey's Anatomy (ABC). She was selected to participate in the 2019 ABC Discovers Showcase. She booked her first lead in an indie feature from a self-tape and believes strongly in the power of putting your best take forward. She founded Put Me On Self-Tape in 2016 and coaches working actors on their self-tape and in-person auditions - including Bridget Regan (Jane The Virgin), Travis Van Winkle (YOU on Netflix), Raul Castillo (ATypical), Meagan Good (Prodigal Son), Dina Shihabi (Altered Carbon) and more.

Alyshia Ochse

Actor, Author & Podcaster

Alyshia Ochse hosts an honest, humorous and inspirational podcast, THAT ONE AUDITION. These days, Alyshia is best known as “Lucy” opposite Academy Award Winner, Matthew McConaughey, from the critically-acclaimed and Golden Globe nominated TRUE DETECTIVE, as well as her previous roles in Satisfaction, How I Met Your Mother, Hart of Dixie, and General Hospital. Alyshia’s other credits include roles in such movies as The Other Woman, Parker, and Marauders. Currently, Alyshia is recurring on the highly anticipated Quibi's must-watch series with a poignant message #FREERAYSHAWN ​with Laurence Fishburne.