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. Hello from Anna and Alyshia

    2. How to use this course

    3. Before we begin...

    1. How to Use Casting Director Instructions

    2. Background Options

    3. Mic Check 1, 2, 1, 2

    4. Rules for A Good Reader

    5. Where's My Eyeline?

    6. Get Your Slate On!

    7. Cropping The Frame

    8. Title Cards, Transitions and Fade to Black

    9. Getting Creative with Title Cards

    10. Creating a Template in iMovie

    11. Export Settings for Self-Tapes

    12. Sending Your Files To Casting Directors

    13. Tech Tips Quiz

    1. In The Room vs. Self-Tape Etiquette

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

    3. Be A Detective: Knowing the Story

    4. The Character Breakdown: How to Use it

    5. Hair, Makeup and Wardrobe Choices

    6. The Moment Before

    7. The 10 Second Rule

    8. Create An Arc

    9. Scene Buttons: When and How to Use Them

    10. Your Rehearsal Before Taping

    11. Know Your Stats! Audition Tracking

    12. Practice Like You Play

    1. Self-Tape Challenge #1 // Instructions

    2. Dr. Cassian // Breakdown and Sides

    3. Jahana // Breakdown and Sides

    4. Make Your Own Self-Tape First

    5. To Prop or not To Prop?

    6. To Show or Not To Show?

    7. Keeping the Stakes High!

    8. Relationship is KING!

    9. Primary vs. Secondary Focus

    10. Dr. Cassian // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    11. Dr. Cassian // Tape 1 with Notes

    12. Dr. Cassian // Tape 2 with Notes

    13. Dr. Cassian // Tape 3 with Notes

    14. Jahana // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    15. Jahana // Tape 1 with Notes

    16. Jahana // Tape 2 with Notes

    17. Jahana // Tape 3 with Notes

    1. Self-Tape Challenge #2 // Instructions

    2. Daisy // Breakdown and Sides

    3. Jake // Breakdown and Sides

    4. Building Relationship with Intimacy

    5. Pacing and Intimacy

    6. Using Your Body and Voice with Intimacy

    7. Physical Moments: Kissing, Hugging, Sex

    8. Daisy // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    9. Daisy // Tape 1 with Notes

    10. Daisy // Tape 2 with Notes

    11. Daisy // Tape 3 with Notes

    12. Jake // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    13. Jake // Tape 1 with Notes

    14. Jake // Tape 2 with Notes

    15. Jake // Tape 3 with Notes

    1. Self-Tape Challenge #3// Instructions

    2. Esme // Breakdown and Sides

    3. Grant // Breakdown and Sides

    4. Screen Directions

    5. Marks for Blocking

    6. Commit to the Action

    7. Motivate Movement

    8. Grant // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    9. Grant // Tape 1 with Notes

    10. Grant // Tape 2 with Notes

    11. Grant // Tape 3 with Notes

    12. Esme // Breakdown of Scene and Execution

    13. Esme // Tape 1 with Notes

    14. Esme // Tape 2 with Notes

    15. Esme // Tape 3 with Notes


  • $2,097.00
  • 138 lessons
  • 6.5 hours of video content

Your Instructors

Anna LaMadrid

Owner & Master Coach at Put Me On Self-Tape

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. She was selected to participate in the Disney Discovers Showcase. She founded Put Me On Self-Tape in 2016 and coaches working actors on their self-tape and in-person auditions. Clients include: Bridget Regan (Jane The Virgin, Bat Woman), Travis Van Winkle (YOU on Netflix), Dina Shihabi (Archive 81, Jack Ryan) and more.

TV credits include: Fake Angela on HBO's The Rehearsal, Recurring as Rocio on Hulu's This Fool, The Goldbergs, Vida, Grey's Anatomy, 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 more. Alyshia’s other credits include roles in such movies as The Other Woman, Parker, and Marauders.

Recently Alyshia recurred #FREERAYSHAWN - the Emmy-winning short form series produced by Antoine Fuqua ​opposite Laurence Fishburne.