The Audition/Self-Tape Prep & Practice 2

with Shane & Risa

Online Class Details

Teachers:  Shane Connor + Risa Bramon Garcia

Dates:  Mondays, January 25 – March 1.  6 weeks.  

Time:  5pm – 8pm Pacific Time.  Online. 

Ideal for:  For advanced actors looking to master their auditions & self-tapes.  By application or invitation to be a working participant.  **There are no makeups, refunds, substitutes, transfers, or deferments for any classes.** (Cancellation Policy.)

Cost: $499 for 6 weeks.  $299 due as a deposit to secure your spot, $200 due after class 2.

Where:  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 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!

Zoom 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.


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.


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 completley 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.

Join BGB Master Teacher Shane Connor and Risa for 6 weeks of audition and self-tape preparation and practice, and change your work on-camera forever.

Spots are limited.


Audition + Self-tape Mastery Today

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 will change auditioning forever.

Over the course of these 6 weeks, Shane (for 4 of the 6 classes) and Risa (for 2) 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 6 weeks- in a LIVE 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.

Your Teachers

The Work

Each week you’ll work in the Virtual space online, akin to working on camera.  Zoom is the perfect platform for this work together.  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 and sent to you for your PRIVATE review.  You’ll also do a unit with Risa on self-taping, prepping a tape at home and bringing it in for review and coaching.  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.

Actor Appreciations

It’s time to bring the full force of your talent to your auditions and self-tapes.