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


CURRENT ACTING HABIT PLUS COURSES

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THE BEGINNERS COMMERCIAL VOICE-OVER WORKSHOP WITH PETER WARNOCK – starts Wednesday August 3rd 2022

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 uploaded takes, and at the end of the workshop on Monday August 8th at 7.30pm 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 exclusively to graduates of this Beginners course if you wish to delve deeper into the voice-over world.

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

UK£50 / €59 / US$69 / CAD$89 / AUD$95 / NZ$99


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH CHANDRA RÜEGG – starts Saturday August 6th 2022

Chandra Rüegg started working in the industry as a child actress, having attended Sylvia Young Theatre School. After more than twenty years, she was ready to give up her acting hat and move into the world of casting.

Her first stint was assisting Amy Ball on Dance Nation (Almeida Theatre). From there she assisted Charlotte Sutton at Chichester Festival Theatre, for two seasons. 

As a freelancer she has worked in the offices of various Casting Directors including Nanw Rowlands assisting on Censor (BFI/Film 4), Outside The Wire (Netflix) and Voyagers (Lionsgate). 

She is currently an associate at Sophie Holland Casting.  Her credits there include The Peripheral (Kilter Films/Amazon Studios), Wednesday (MGM/Netflix), Constellations (Apple TV/Turbine Studios) and The Witcher 3 (Netflix)

For theatre she was a Casting Consultant on An Octoroon (Abbey Theatre Dublin) and the casting director on Lava (Bush Theatre) and Running With Lions (Lyric Hammersmith).

She has selected five scenes and will leave her written comments on the uploads submitted within the daily deadline. At the end of the workshop  Chandra will host a live Q&A webinar on Saturday August 13th at 12 noon UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH LUCY AMOS – starts Saturday August 6th 2022 – 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 ‘Cyrano’ directed by Joe Wright, ‘Misbehaviour’ directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’ directed by David Dobkin and ‘The Witches’ directed by Robert Zemeckis.

She has chosen five pieces of audition material from projects she was worked on and will give you feedback on each piece uploaded within the deadlines.

At the end of the workshop Lucy will host a live Q&A Webinar on Sunday August 14th at 12 noon UK time.

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

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


GET YOUR GAME VOICE ON WITH PETER WARNOCK – starts Sunday August 7th 2022

An action-packed, immersive introductory course to the epic and fabulous world of voicing video games. This unique workshop will help you create a vast array of characters, shake off any nerves and build technique and vocal range when approaching this fantastic industry.

Video games characters need a completely different approach to animation in that they require a sense of drama, reality, immediacy and, above all, great acting. This course will completely immerse you in the world of video games as you explore various genres of games and create voices that you can build into a catalogue of characters from villains to super heroes, AI to aliens, star ship captains to taxi drivers.

You’ll learn a range of new skills so that you can form and develop your treasure chest of characters. The course covers how to approach working with character briefs and copy, shouting safely and delivering your best emotes, grunts and pain noises. You’ll also learn about using pitch, resonators, mouth shape, physicality, rhythm, phrasing and more – all of which form your toolbox for developing a never-ending range of characters.

You’ll also learn a great deal about the inner workings of this industry, and the nuts and bolts of working in this world. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to audition at a higher level, plan and record an epic reel and be ready for when you land your first gig too.

Each day focuses on a different area and there is a lot of ground to cover. You’ll need to be able to set aside around three to four hours throughout each day to get the most out of the workshop. The course culminates in a 20 minute personal Virtual Casting Session with Peter on Saturday August 13th or Sunday August 14th 2022. You’ll be able to book your slot on the first day of the workshop.

Please note, this course takes place over eight/nine days: days 1-6 teaching, practice, research and uploading your material for Peter to feedback on; day 7 you’ll receive your casting material to rehearse record and send to Peter ready for the virtual session on day 8/9.

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

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

Are you ready, player one?

UK£99 / €119 / US$145 / CAD$175 / AUD$185 / NZ$199


FIVE DAY FEEDBACK WITH EMMA STAFFORD – starts Saturday August 13th 2022

Emma is a UK based casting director and has worked in casting for over 20 years. She started out as an assistant to Beverley Keogh working on TV dramas such as FAT FRIENDS, COPS and Danny Boyle’s VACUMMING NUDE IN PARADISE staring Timothy Spall.

She then went on to work alongside Des Hamilton on Chris Morris’ feature film FOUR LIONS and Karen Lindsay Stewart on Richard Ayoade’s SUBMARINE. Most recently working in conjunction with Rachel Freck on the fantastic Series 3 of TIN STAR.

Since opening her own casting office, Emma’s TV projects include work for Disney, Sky, BBC & ITV, and independents such as Tidy and Leopard. With credits including STELLA starring the amazing Ruth Jones, the multi award winning FOUR O’CLOCK CLUB, and spin off HOLLYWOOD starring comedy legend Steve Guttenberg.

Her current TV projects include an adaption of the globally successful children’s books BIFF, CHIP & KIPPER starring the much-loved Melanie Walters and an adaption of PIP & POSY written by Alex Scheffler for the Oscar nominated Magic Light Productions. Recent projects include THE SNOW SPIDER as well as a series of ground- breaking pieces for BBC that discuss in heart wrenching detail what it is like to be living in modern Britain.

Emma’s work on TV commercials includes global brands such as Nike and Lexus in conjunction with directors such as Paul WS Anderson and Sam Brown on award-winning pieces.

She is looking forward to hosting you and giving feedback on her choice of five audition scenes with a focus on Children’s TV. At the end of the workshop Emma will host a live Q&A Webinar on Sunday August 21st at 5pm UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


ACTING AMERICAN: APPROACHING AMERICAN ACCENTS – starts Thursday August 18th 2022

A unique six day course that will help you explore the physical variations of three American accents – SouthernGeneral 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.

There are five days of online material for you to tackle with Peter’s guidance and feedback, and the final day takes the form of a live Virtual Workshop hosted by Peter on xxxxx August 23rd from 5pm 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$84 / CAD$103 / AUD$114 / NZ$120


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH CERI BEDINGFIELD – starts Saturday August 20th 2022

Ceri has worked in Casting for the past five years across TV, Film, Theatre & Commercial projects with Casting Directors; Rachel Freck, Aisha Bywaters, Isabella Odoffin, Rose Wicksteed, Dixie Chassay, Jill Green & Emily Tilelli.

She was Casting Director on independent feature film MY HOUSE directed by Nick Norman-Butler, for Isabella Odoffin on feature film BOXING DAY, and TV series THE LAST BUS.

She is currently working alongside Rachel Freck, most recently on the British CALL MY AGENT and Series 3 of the thrilling TIN STAR. Prior to this she worked with Dixie Chassay on feature film LOUIS WAIN starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and with Aisha Bywaters on independent feature films THE LAST TREE, MARI, DIRTY GOD, BODY OF WATER & COUNTY LINES.

She has chosen five roles from recent projects and will leave her written feedback on each submission. At the end of the workshop Ceri will host a live Q&A Webinar on Saturday August 27th at 10.30am UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH FAYE TIMBY – starts Saturday August 27th 2022

Faye worked as an agent for 3 years before moving into Casting and began by working in theatre for Nadine Rennie & Annelie Powell.

Last year she worked on NBC’s Pilot Season, Hamlet at the Young Vic and Season 1 of The Witcher for Sophie Holland. She also worked with Rachel Freck on Series 3 of Tin Star for Sky.

She is now the Associate at Sophie Holland Casting working on The Witcher Season 2 (Netflix) and The Witcher Prequel: Blood Origins (Netflix). She is also the Casting Director for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum.

She has chosen five roles from recent projects and will leave her written feedback on each submission. At the end of the workshop Faye will host a live Q&A Webinar on Friday September 2nd at 5pm UK time.

UK£35 / €42 / US$50 / CAD$60 / AUD$69 / NZ$70


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”