The Advanced Audition MasterClass In-Studio

Master your auditions + self-tapes

Class Details

Teachers:

Shane Connor, Risa Bramon Garcia & Sydney Walsh

Class Dates:

Wednesdays, January 26 - March 16. 8 Weeks.

Time:

6:30 - 10pm Pacific Time

Ideal for:

Advanced actors looking to master their auditions & self-tapes. **There are no makeups, refunds, substitutes, transfers, or deferments for any classes. (Cancellation Policy) (Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements) 

Costs:

$699 USD for 8 weeks. $399 due as a deposit to secure your spot, $300 due after class 2

Location:

In person at The BGB Studio with 1-2 online classes

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 be a challenge.  Add in a global pandemic and the Industry just barely starting up again, 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.  So what does that mean for you, an actor who has craft and talent?  It does not mean getting caught up in the technical challenges;  rather it means showing up and working with authority- like you would on a film or show.  The online world of now- on Zoom and other platforms- is creating a new reality of intimacy and presence on camera.  And this has changed auditioning forever. 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?

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 embraces 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 continues to book work consistently — no matter where in the world you are.

It’s completely doable. And this class offers you a process with which to revolutionize your audition preparation and practice- in an intimate virtual space- giving you the tools to push past uncertainty and self-consciousness, and making sure you bring the most valuable thing you have to offer into the room (or on a self-tape): YOU.

Over the course of these 8 weeks, Shane (for 5 of the 8 classes,) Risa (for 2) and Sydney (for 1) will guide 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 bring your boldest, truest, most joyful self to your on-camera work.  And do 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!

It’s time to come back to the work you love.  It’s time to work at a championship level all the time!

From Shane: Ok, this is the world, as we know it now. With every problem is opportunity. Over 8 weeks- both in-person and in the virtual classroom- we will look at what has been working for you, enhance that, add to it, and then in a practical, no-bullshit way, look at what hasn’t been working for you. We WILL deal with that, and give you practical, pragmatic, honest solutions, so that whether in the room or self-taping, you bring… you. This is my commitment to you.

Join BGB Master Teachers Shane, Sydney, and Risa for 8 weeks of audition and self-tape mastery, and change your work on-camera forever.

BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION.

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The work...

Each week you’ll work in-person most of the time, along with a couple of classes on Zoom in order to keep you connected to self-taping and to what auditions feel like in the virtual space. You’ll also explore self-tapes in a new, powerful way. 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 work will be taped/recorded and sent to you for your PRIVATE review. You will bring in material as well as have some scenes assigned.

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.

"This is such a great self-tape class! Having Risa as a teacher is such a gift and I keep coming back! This class really takes the mystery and fear I have about self-tapes away and I now feel ready and confident to send one off! I have taken a handful of classes at BGB and I always learn so much! It’s a wonderful community to be a part of."

- Cassidy Brown, GREY’S ANATOMY

"The audition class with Shane and Risa that focuses on self tape and zoom auditions is phenomenal! What really stood out to me was Shane’s approach to teaching and I truly enjoyed it and it helped me on my self tape auditions. He always reminded us of the simplicity of things and how to be truly present. I overthink quite a bit and his teachings of the moments before your script starts and being absolutely present in the moment help me tremendously. I would take another class with Shane in a second because I know the wisdom and teachings he gives his students are great tools in our kits as actors."

- Alicia Mason, ENOUGH

"Shane set me on a journey immediately grounded in the work. His approach is rock solid. With him, everything changed."

- Keith Stallworth, THE AWFUL KIND

"I’m so grateful for a safe, non-judgemental space (even virtual) with Shane and Risa to play and explore and learn from these terrific teachers and other terrific actors. BGB really does foster an environment that helps you trust your own best instincts and grow in artistic leadership – something I’ve heard them reinforce time and time again. I’m so grateful for these skilled artists who teach with such grace and humility, and encourage us to grow in the same way. Thank you BGB!"

- Hannah Barefoot, CREEPSHOW

"Sydney cuts through the nonsense by working on current material and creating an authentic auditioning environment to practice your skills. After attending her class, I can evaluate material more efficiently and get on my feet quicker. One of the most insightful acting classes I have attended in LA."

- Kevin Hudnell, THE MASTER

"​​Working with Shane has given me the tools I need to take my craft to the next level. His process has shown me how to focus on quality preparation instead of stressing about the amount of time (or lack of time). I have fun in the work again! I’ve learned how to listen, bring myself, my point of view, and specificity like never before. I’m forever grateful."

- Chellee Ray, UNDER THE BALCONY

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