The Self-Tape Masterclass

How Does The Self-Tape Masterclass Work?

  • At 7pm each day (in your own time zone) you and the entire group will be emailed an audition piece with a particular filming challenge, along with tips on how to self-tape that piece from a technical point of view.
  •  Your task is to interpret the role, learn the lines, film your self-tape using the guidelines provided and to upload the file by 7pm the next day.
  • Repeat for 10 days, with a different filming challenge each day, until you are confident that you’ll be able to tackle any filming scenario that a casting director can throw at you.
  • Manuel will be on hand to give you feedback each day, and at the end of the course each participant is eligible to a 10 minute one-to-one Skype call where you can discuss anything you like.

What Kind Of Material Will You Receive?

The audition pieces have been carefully selected from film, tv and other works and each will have it’s own filming challenge. We start with simple set-ups (these still have to be framed correctly!) and move to more complex scenarios involving your character’s movement, actions and interacting with multiple characters.

We hope that you’ll be inspired to get the Acting Habit by taking the 10-Day Self-Tape Masterclass and look forward to seeing you on the course – thank you for reading!

Manuel and the Puro Casting Team, 2019

The next course starts on Friday February 22nd 2019.
Join us here:

UK£69 / US$99 / €79 / AUD$125 / NZ$135 / CAN$124

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You can give this course as a gift by purchasing a

Gift Certificate here:

UK£69 / US$99 / €79 / AUD$125 / NZ$135 / CAN$124

What are actors saying about the The Self-Tape Masterclass?

“This has been a wonderfully creative experience on so many levels. It’s so exhilarating to learn and put together a completely new scene each day and I feel 100% more confident with the technical side of things and all its possibilities. I love the way the course has been developed – the scenes have all been great, the materials have been really clear and the focus on us sharing our work and discussing it together has made us really self-sufficient self-tapers.” Ali Kemp

“An amazing  way to learn all the techniques to make your self-tape look bang on, you can now just focus on the acting!” Charlotte Demur

“I’m so grateful to have found this valuable learning resource! An ideal way to advance your learning curve with self-taping…whatever your level…in a warm community of fellow actors with guidance and generous feedback on every tape from Manuel – money well spent!” Tom Lincoln

“Now I have set up my own little self-tape studio and my auditions are going to be much faster. Precious advice from Manuel and lovely comments from fellow actors who share their time with you. This is a must. Thank you.” Paula Coiz

“I felt completely lost with self-tapes before and now feeling very confident and not at all worried about having to do them. Great course for anyone who’s in a similar boat!” Jay Hakwins

“I have learnt SO much! I needed this challenge to break my trepidation on self tapes, it delivered that and more! Thank you to Manuel and my fellow team, their comments were just as helpful. It’s great to know there’s others attempting the same thing when you’re up against the wire.” Sarah Gain

“A truly excellent course! I learned a tremendous amount and got some great tips from Manuel and also while watching the other participants. Fascinating how the same script can bring so many varied performances. Made me raise my game and really helped me plan and focus. Many thanks to the other actors and Manuel, I’m already recommending to numerous colleagues and friends.” Jon Sidgwick

“This course was excellent. I was apprehensive about how I’d cope with finding the time around auditons and work but it just made me more efficient. It made me realise that all you need is a routine and a deadline and you make it happen! I’ve learnt immense amounts about self-taping from both the technical and performance perspectives through the detailed feedback given and through watching other people’s self-tapes on the course. I feel much more confident than I did before when getting auditions at very short notice.” Julia Taylor

“I wish I’d done this course sooner! A gem of an opportunity to see how different actors approach the same text as they would for a screen audition. Observing myself on camera in different roles for 10 days straight combined with daily feedback has helped my confidence and ability immensely! I would recommend this to any actor, no matter their experience. And all from the comfort of my living room!” Lucy Aarden

“This course was brilliant! It has been such a pleasant discovery seeing how training everyday makes the difference. I also learnt a lot about technical skills. Watching other truly creative actors is inspiring and the environment is so friendly and supporting.
I’m feeling more confident and ready for the tough challenges.” Helena Antonio

“The challenge may at first seem daunting, but in reality it is a lot of fun. It was hugely beneficial to see first hand the many different interpretations of the same text, and have access to constructive criticism each day. Many thanks for the course Manuel, and opening the somewhat secretive world of self-taping up to us all. It was a really enjoyable experience.” Nathan Hamilton

“I found the Self-tape Masterclass incredibly helpful. I feel so much more confident in both the technical framing and the performance style needed for self tapes. The community with the other actors taking part was very helpful and supportive too. I would definitely recommend this course for anyone who feels nervous and apprehensive about their self tapes!” Rosa French

“A great concept that really engages and improves you on all levels. Teaching you to manage your time efficiently around all your other work, good technical tips and guidance that is invaluable. I felt my line learning speed improve significantly day to day. Great detailed feedback and interesting to see and learn from other peoples interpretations. I will be recommending this to my friends” Oliver Norfolk

“Thank you so much for the incredibly helpful course! Such a great initiative. I learnt so much by watching my colleague’s tapes but also from trying the variety of genres and technical challenges. I already became quicker at prepping and recording my self-tapes, they look and sound much better, and, most importantly, I also feel much more relaxed while recording.” Judith Georgi

“Manuel’s self-tape challenge is a great idea. Good self-taping is a skill and what better way to master it than in this environment. The timed release of scripts, the 24hr turnaround and the group of peers encourage you to push yourself; and with Manuel’s insightful feedback you’ll improve tape after tape. I highly recommend it.” James Ford

“This 10 days has been invaluable. I cannot recommend this course enough. I am used to self taping for my managers in LA and even they commented on seeing the difference in my self tapes. The 24 hour turnaround makes an actor work to a deadline, and aids with line learning and being technically savvy. Thank you for all the insightful comments and advice Manuel. ” Will Bowden

The next course starts on Friday February 22nd 2019.
Join us here:

UK£69 / US$99 / €79 / AUD$125 / NZ$135 / CAN$124


You can give this course as a gift by purchasing a

Gift Certificate here:

UK£69 / US$99 / €79 / AUD$125 / NZ$135 / CAN$124