Audition/Self-Tape Practice 2 Online

Level up your auditions + self-tapes

Class Details

Teachers:

Corey Parker & Gilllian Alexy

Class Dates:

Mondays, September 27 - November 15 (8 Weeks)

Time:

5 - 8:30pm Pacific Time

Ideal for:

Actors looking to dig deeper in their auditions & self-tapes. By application or invitation.  **There are no makeups, refunds, substitutes, transfers, or deferments for any classes. (Cancellation Policy)

Costs:

$649 USD for 8 weeks. $349 due as a deposit to secure your spot, $300 due after class 2.

Location:

Online via Zoom

We have to embrace it: Auditioning will never be the same.

However, you have a unique opportunity right now to be inside (and ahead) of the change that is happening- as the Industry embraces a new way of working. During the best of times, auditioning on-camera can feel daunting. Add in a global pandemic and the Industry redefining how it works with actors, and you may be feeling like your career will never be the same.

You’re right. It won’t be. 

You’re now expected to do highly professional, high-level work when auditioning or self-taping from home. That does not mean technically; that means working with authority- like you would in a film or show. Working this way has amazing possibilities, ways in which you can show up full, present, and free. The online world of now- on Zoom and other platforms- is creating a new reality of intimacy and presence on camera. This is changing auditioning forever.

Zoom (along with online auditions, and self-tapes) is now the actor’s professional home! Now is the time for your craft and your audition practice to evolve. This requires letting go of exactness, of a need to control every piece of the work, of trying to be what “they’re looking for” and to “get it right.”  It’s being brave enough to throw the rules and restrictions out the window.

What?

No matter what you’ve been told… just following some perceived prescription about auditioning or self-taping is the antithesis of showing up and being seen.  Your best audition is actually a living, dynamic piece of work — happening in real time and moving your audience on an emotional level.

So… Be the actor who adopts a new way of auditioning and shows up on camera with presence, with ease, fully dropped into the story, all cylinders firing. Be the actor whose self-tape grabs the attention of every casting director, director, producer, and executive.  Be the actor who books work consistently — no matter where in the world you are.

It’s so doable. And this class is going to show you how!

Over the course of 8 weeks, Corey and Gillian will challenge you to hone in on your authentic voice and all the power YOU hold every time you show up for an audition or self-tape. You’ll explore the work right from where YOU are now, and acquire practical tools to level up your on-camera work by bringing your boldest, truest, most joyful self to every audition or self-tape. The best part? You’ll get ahead of the game by doing it in a new, intimate online classroom where the work is proving to be deeply personal, authentic, and present. Working this way has amazing possibilities. It’s what our new reality offers, and we’re embracing it fully!

Corey Parker has been at this awhile, and he’s dedicated to a process in which you learn to pivot in this new direction the Industry is calling for by letting go of old habits and trusting more than ever your authentic creative instincts.  You are valuable as an actor, and finding where your unique voice meets every piece of material is your key to powerful work.

Gillian Alexy brings her extensive, real-world experience as a working actor in both the US and Australia, with training that spans from London to Paris, New York to LA. She has found her home at The BGB Studio for the past 6 years. She creates a space in which you, as an artist, can choose curiosity instead of judgement, presence ahead of ‘getting it right,’ and generosity over fear.

Join Corey and Gillian for 8 weeks of audition + self-tape insight and practice, and change your work on-camera forever!

BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION.

Everything changes the moment you apply!

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The work...

Zoom is the perfect platform for this work together. Each week you’ll work in the virtual space online via Zoom, on camera, addressing auditions and self-tapes. Each week you’ll get real-world input and tackle all of the audition and self-tape challenges and pitfalls, along with learning ways in which to free your work and show up fully on-camera. The material you work on will be a variety of scenes chosen by you and/or your teachers. The work will be recorded and sent to you for your PRIVATE review.  And you’ll also do some self-taping at home and bring it in for review and coaching. Here you get to do it all!

This class is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking this class.

"What an amazing class! Corey was really fantastic- I learnt so much more about my process and he guided me further to where I need to go- he really opened another portal which I put into practice today. He framed it for me so well, and I walked away nourished, knowing that I am getting closer to my core. He was so good with everyone and I learnt so much from all the advice he gave."

- Henry Hereford, CROSSBONES

"I was freaked out about self-taping big time. I’ve always relied on facilities but with Covid, I had to learn how to do this. I live alone, am not technical, and was quite intimidated about this class. All that went away upon my first session. Loved the class! Ironically, our last exercise was to tape a self-written monologue. As life goes, I had to write a monologue and tape if for a feature right as I got this assignment. It was so easy for me to do and I couldn’t have felt so confident about doing so if I’d not taken this class."

- Roslyn Cohn, MANK

"Essential for any actor during this time. Get comfortable with the new normal for virtual auditions! Corey is welcoming and instantly makes actors feel comfortable. Get to know your instrument and how to make it work for your self-tapes!"

- Emily Skelton, LOW ROLLERS

"Corey is honest, supportive, and an incredible actor’s director. Throughout the course, he helped me understand where my instrument is blocked, and guided me through it so that I could fully embody the character and bring the scene to life each week. Corey has a unique way of helping you get to the core of the writing in order to bring yourself to the role in a genuine, specific way. I am incredibly grateful for him and his class!"

- Hailey Hansard, YINZ

"Corey Parker's understanding of humanity and the craft of acting is astounding. He's masterful at serving the needs of the actor regardless of their skill set. He is incredibly intuitive, sensitive and nurturing. I believe these to be essential traits for an effective teacher and coach. Studying with Corey has always inspired me to start from a place of joy and love of acting, to dig deeper, to explore the boundless possibilities and to risk it all for my artist. I'm proud to call him a teacher, mentor, brother, and friend. He's the real deal."

- Shaun Baker, V.I.P.

"I love the way Gillian guides me through a scene, rather than simply directing me. Working with her feels like a collaboration, where the focus is on bringing the most me to the work. She's kind, patient, and professional, easy to relate to, and as curious and devoted an artist as you'll ever meet. Her insights enhance my work, never overwhelm it, and I would recommend her to anyone!"

- Elisabeth Hower, SUITS

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