Acting Habit Plus

TAKE YOUR SELF-TAPES TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Membership of Acting Habit Plus gives you access to a range of advanced online self-tape courses that are designed for experienced actors who are already comfortable with the basics of self-taping. Participants of the 21-Day Self-Tape Challenge or The Self-Tape Class receive free membership for their first year.

Acting Habit Plus runs as an annual membership –  to join please click on the appropriate currency below:

UK£10 / €12 / US$13 / CAN$17 / AUD$19 / NZ$20

During the coronavirus epidemic at your discretion you can apply a discount code as follows:

To get 50% off membership use the code 50PercentOff


CURRENT ACTING HABIT PLUS COURSES

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CURRENT COURSES


THE BEGINNERS COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVER WORKSHOP WITH PETER WARNOCK – starts Thursday October 1st 2020

A five day workshop that will introduce you to the wonderful world of commercial voice-overs. The course covers how to approach and work with advertising copy, how to banish lip smacking and deal with plosives, how to control breathing and create flow. It’s filled with hands on practical exercises and real world tips that will help grow your confidence in the studio – with videos explaining studio etiquette, how to approach the mic and work with studio engineers and how to mark up a script. It discusses what goes in to a commercial voice-reel and how to work with agencies among much much more.

Your guide is renowned voice-over artist and actor Peter Warnock who has over 25 years experience in this field. As a teacher, Peter has worked with LAMDA, ALRA, BSA and the Actors Centre and he runs his own training company, The Voice Zone. He has put together a beautiful detailed course that you will refer back to time and time again as you embark on your voice-over career.

Each day he will feedback on all your uploaded takes, and at the end of the workshop on Tuesday October 6th at 7pm UK time he will be available for a live Q&A webinar where you can ask him whatever you like.

No expensive kit is necessary – full instructions on how to find a suitable place to record using your phone are sent when you enrol.

Further voice-related workshops are available to graduates of this Beginners course.

This Workshop is also suitable for non-native English speakers – instructions provided during the Workshop.

For more details or to secure your place please click one of the currency links below:

UK£49 / €56 /US$64 / CAD$87 / AUD$97 / NZ$99


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH JEMIMA McWILLIAMS – starts Saturday October 3rd 2020 – SOLD OUT

Jemima works closely with casting legend Debbie McWilliams and has most recently worked on the latest Bond film NO TIME TO DIE, FATIMA starring Harvey Keitel and independent feature film CRY ME A RIVER.

She is looking forward to hosting you during this five-day online workshop and will provide her feedback on each of your uploads.

At the end of the workshop Jemima will host a live Q&A Webinar on Friday October 9th at 7pm UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


ACTING AMERICAN: APPROACHING AMERICAN ACCENTS – starts Tuesday October 6th 2020 – SOLD OUT

A unique six day course that will help you explore the physical variations of three American accents – Southern, General American and New York. Learning an accent is not just about changing your voice but adopting a whole new posture and physicality. You’ll explore how these regional characters hold themselves, how they use their mouths, what gestures they use, the rhythms and musicality of the accents.

Each day you’ll be expertly guided by Peter Warnock through clear, precise and fun video tutorials that will give you detailed exercises to help you layer the skills that will allow you to access these accents. You’ll explore mouth placement, physicality, air flow, gesture, rhythms and phrasing, walks… building believable, real accents. Each day, you’ll be asked to rehearse and upload material including poems and speeches from TV, film and theatre so that Peter can then give you specific feedback that will help you perfect your accents, and gain confidence too.

The course will culminate in a Live Virtual Workshop on Sunday October 11th starting at 4.30pm UK time where you will be asked to perform a speech you’ll have worked on through the week, and to take on the hot-seating challenge too.

UK£59 / €69 / US$73 / CAD$103 / AUD$114 / NZ$120


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH LUCY AMOS – starts Saturday October 10th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Lucy is a casting associate who has worked for various casting directors over the past 6 years and has experience in TV, Film and Commercials. She is currently a casting associate in Nina Gold’s office and her most recent credits are ‘Misbehaviour’ directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’ directed by David Dobkin and ‘The Witches’ directed by Robert Zemeckis.

At the end of the workshop Lucy will host a live Q&A Webinar on Saturday October 17th at 11am UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH ORLA O’CONNOR – starts Saturday October 10th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Orla O’Connor is an independent Casting Director from Derry, now based in Edinburgh working in TV, Film and Theatre. She has worked in the industry since 2000, developing a strong, comprehensive knowledge of the finest acting talent in the UK, Ireland and beyond.

TV/FILM credits include:  Deadwater Fell (C4) Shetland Series 2-6 (BBC), Molly and Mack (CBeebies), Vitello (Zentropa), The Loch (ITV), IONA (Bard Entertainments/Feature), Mountain Goats Series I (BBC), EVE Series I, II & III (CBBC), Rubenesque (SKY), Katie Morag Series 1&2 (Cbeebies), Miller’s Mountain (BBC), What We Did On Our Holidays (Scottish Casting Associate/Origin Pictures), Bob Servant Series 1&2 (BBC 4), MI HIGH Series 6 & 7 (CBBC), Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012 (Scottish Casting/BBC) and many more. Theatre includes Chasing Bono (Soho Theatre).

She is looking forward to hosting you during this five-day online workshop, where she has chosen five roles from projects she has been involved with. You will receive a piece each night at 7pm, and you will have up to 24 hours to upload your interpretation of it to the site. Orla will provide her professional feedback on each upload.

At the end of the course on Friday October 16th 2020 at 7pm UK time  there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Orla where you can ask her any questions.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70



21-DAY SELF-TAPE CALLBACK v1 – starts Saturday October 10th 2020

Never say never, but this will probably be the last time that I run Version 1 of the 21-Day Self-Tape Callback – another 21 consecutive days of self-tapes made up of my favourite pieces that I’ve used in the Acting Habit Community since it began over three years ago. There’s the usual mixture of material, some with those devilishly tricky self-taping scenarios that I love to throw at you…

We also hold a ‘wrap party’ Q&A at the end of the Callback on Sunday November 1st at 5pm UK time.

UK£21 / €24 / US$27 / CAD$37 / AUD$40 / NZ$44


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH SONIA ALLAM – starts Saturday October 10th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Sonia has recently opened her own casting office and has been working on projects for October Films, the BFI/Creative England and RAW TV.

Prior to this she worked as Casting Associate at Gary Davy Casting on Baptiste (BBC), The Widow (ITV / AMAZON), The Spanish Princess (Starz) and many other dramas that will hit our screens this year.

She also worked as Casting Associate at Catherine Willis Casting on numerous projects such as; Cuckoo (BBC 3), Drifters (E4), Obsession, Suspicion (Discovery ID), Hetty Feather, Wolfblood (CBBC), Upstart Crow (BBC), Flowers (C4), Detectorists (BBC 4), Plebs (ITV 2) and many more.

Sonia started off working in the casting team at Emmerdale, before moving to Lime Pictures as Casting Associate working on several shows including Hollyoaks. Sonia has also worked with the in house casting team at the BBC on Holby.

On this five-day workshop she has chosen five roles from projects she has been involved with. You will receive a piece each night at 7pm, and you will have up to 24 hours to upload your interpretation of it. Sonia will provide her professional feedback on each upload.

At the end of the workshop on Saturday October 17th at 7pm UK time there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Sonia where you can ask her any questions.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


GENERAL AMERICAN ACCENT WORKOUT –  Monday October 12th, 19th, 26th and November 2nd 2020

For actors who want to keep their American accents polished and really up their game, Peter Warnock is now hosting a series of in-depth, Gen-Am Hot-seating sessions. Each session will cover new work and texts, so you can attend one, two, or even all four!

During these sessions you will learn how to: trigger the correct placement of key American vowels and consonants so the accent becomes second nature, change your mouth shape so you always have the correct “in”, Americanise everything, live in the accent, be more alive and confident in an audition and in performance, tune your ears to text rhythms and find the energy needed for Gen-Am

Work will include: 3 contrasting speeches and 3 scenes to choose from in advance, fun warm-ups such as: ordering off a menu, memory games and “speed dating” incorporating Meisner work, building to prepping and preparing your 90 second casting chat in Gen AM, working in pairs in the break out room, audio clips of key sentences, vowels and phrases, and you’re welcome to bring your own speeches and scenes too.

There will be a minimum  of 6 students and a maximum of 8.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70 per session


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH NIKKI MEADOWS – starts Saturday October 17th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Nikki Meadows is a Casting Director specialising in award winning TV documentary drama, commercials and short films. She is a full member of the Casting Directors’ Guild and The Casting Directors Association.

She cast the critically acclaimed BAFTA winning Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley (BBC1 – Best Specialist Factual BAFTA winner 2019).

Other work includes BIFA and Grierson nominated Tell Me Who I Am (Netflix – directed by Ed Perkins and produced by Simon Chin/Lightbox), an 8 part Damian Lewis fronted series Spy Wars (UK and US broadcasts), D-Day directed by Hereward Pelling and Lost Pirate Kingdom due for release on Netflix later this year. She has just finished casting a prime time feature length BBC1 drama-doc.

She was nominated for 2 awards for her drama-doc work at the CDA Awards 2020.

Nikki’s workshop will focus on factual drama/drama-documentary material – working with real testimonies in the characters own words and recreated scenes based on true events. At the end of the workshop she’ll host a live Q&A webinar where you can ask her whatever you like on Friday October 23rd at 7pm UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


THE COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVER WORKSHOP: THE NEXT LEVEL – starts Tuesday October 20th 2020

Building on the material covered in the Beginners course, Peter guides you deeper into the world of commercial voice-overs culminating in a live Virtual Workshop on the last day where you’ll get a flavour of what it’s like to take direction in the booth.

The course covers increasing the flexibility of your voice with skills like ageing and de-ageing, the importance of volume control and what it’s like working in the booth, how to use Laban’s Efforts, working to picture and much more. Make no mistake – there is a lot of ground to cover – but Peter will guide you along the way in his inimitable style.

The Virtual Workshop element of the course will take place on Saturday October 24th between 4.30pm and 7.30pm UK time.

*Please note you must have participated in the Beginners workshop before joining The Next Level – only graduates of that course are emailed live booking links*

UK£59 / €69 / US$73 / CAD$103 / AUD$114 / NZ$120


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH LUCI LENOX v2 – starts Saturday October 24th 2020

Luci Lenox returns for version 2 of her very popular workshop with a brand new set of five roles.

She has cast over 100 productions either as lead casting director or as Spanish or European casting director for international co-productions. Recent credits include “Baby” directed by Juanma Bajo Ulloa which is just about to hit the festival circuit and “The Head” an HBO TV series (a Spanish/Japanese co-production) with an amazing Pan-European cast.

She has highly efficient casting offices in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain and is ideally set up to cast for both international and local cast. She was on the board of CSA Europe for two years and was the head of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in Europe.

Clients include Netflix, Fox, Paramount, ABC, Disney, NBC, MediaPro as well as numerous Spanish independent producers. Films she has cast have won over 200 awards at International Film Festivals.

At the end of the workshop on Sunday November 1st at 7pm UK time / 8pm Spanish time  there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Luci where you can ask her any questions.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH SETH MASON – starts Saturday October 24th 2020 – SOLD OUT

Seth Mason is currently working as casting associate to both the casting directors Victor Jenkins and Andy Brierley, based in London.

He recently worked on World On Fire (Mammoth), The Rook (Starz/Lionsgate), Deep Water (Kudos), Dark Money (The Forge), Silent Witness (BBC), Cleaning Up (ITV), Baz Luhrmann’s The Secret Life of Flowers for ERDEM & H&M and the hit feature film Crawl (Paramount).

Upcoming projects include The Watch (BBC America), Des (New Pictures), Leonardo (Lux Vide/Big Light), Worzel Gummidge (Leopard Pictures) and The Split II (Sister Pictures).

Other past projects with Victor and Andy include Unforgotten III (Mainstreet), The Tunnel III (Sky) and Troy: Fall of A City (BBC).

He is looking forward to hosting you during this five-day online workshop, where he has chosen five roles from projects he has been involved with. You will receive a piece each night at 7pm, and you will have up to 24 hours to upload your interpretation of it to the site. Seth will provide his professional feedback on each upload.

At the end of the course on Monday November 2nd at 7pm UK time  there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Seth where you can ask him any questions.

UK£35 / €42 / US$47 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


THE COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVER WORKSHOP: MISSION REELstarts Monday October 26th 2020

The final workshop in the Commercial Voice-Over series with Peter Warnock focuses on everything you need to learn to research, develop and market a brilliant commercial reel. Peter will guide you through the large variety of different copy styles that can feature in a commercial reel, helping you create a singular reel that showcases your voice in the best possible way. You’ll have plenty of copy to choose from – picked by Peter for both the American market and the rest of the world – along with guidance for finding and recording your own ads so that your reel is unique to you.

As usual, you’ll receive Peter’s expert and precise feedback each day, allowing you to continue to hone and perfect your voice-over skills. The course also gives you some really valuable advice for marketing your reel so you’ll be in the best possible position to find an agent and get working.

At the end of the course you’ll have a personal one-to-one 20 minute session with Peter – this is an excellent opportunity to ask any questions, to continue to receive technical direction on copy you’d like to try out, and to hone the copy choices that are best for your reel. These sessions will be spread between Saturday October 31st and Sunday November 1st  – you’ll be able to book your slot nearer the time.

*Please note you must have participated in The Next Level workshop before joining Mission Reel – only graduates of that course are emailed live booking links*

UK£79 / €89 / US$99 / CAD$135 AUD$143 / NZ$159


We follow Casting Society of America workshop guidelines:

 “These workshops are a learning experience. They are not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshops are over, the casting director/associates hosting the workshops will not be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials”