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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FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH MARY-ELLEN O’HARA – starts Saturday July 2nd 2022

Mary-Ellen trained as an actor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama before studying Drama and Theatre Studies at Queen’s University, Belfast, and started her professional career as an actor.

Her passion for casting came about in the active and diverse Northern Irish Short film scene. From Cathy Brady’s, ‘Wasted’, Stacey Gregg’s ‘Mercy’, Andrea Harkin’s ‘The Party’ (BAFTA Nominated) to Mike Lennox’s ‘Boogaloo & Graham’ (BAFTA Winner & Oscar Nominated), Mary-Ellen has been championed for her contribution towards finding, working with and continuing to develop new and emerging talent.

Mary-Ellen has been working with Carla Stronge Casting since 2015 and these have been the most amazingly happy years of her professional career. Working across film and television.

She is extremely grateful for the projects she has worked on since embarking on her career in casting, some standout productions for her are ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Derry Girls’, ‘The Dig’ ‘Doing Money’ ‘My Mother & Other Strangers’ ‘Ups & Downs’ ‘The Secret’ ‘Secret Life of Boys’ and ‘Krypton’.

Mary-Ellen will host a live Q&A webinar at the end of the workshop on Friday July 8th at 5pm UK time.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH FINNIAN TWEED v3 – starts Saturday July 9th 2022

Finnian Tweed is a Casting Director specialising in film and TV with 11 years of industry experience. In 2020 he set up Finnian Tweed Casting and works from the company office based in East London. Finnian has extensive experience working on American projects and is currently casting the feature ‘THE GUN ON SECOND STREET’ which Guy J. Louthan is producing. With several other projects on the slate for 2022 FT Casting is thankfully very busy.  

From 2018-2020 Finnian worked alongside Sophie Holland as her Casting Associate on 2 seasons of the hugely successful 8 part series ‘The Witcher’ for Netflix. He was also Sophie’s Casting Associate on ‘Young Wallander’ for Yellow Bird UK/ Netflix and scores of other exciting projects including NBC pilot seasons 2019 and 2020. In 2018 he worked with Gary Davy on a number of shows including ‘The Spanish Princess’ for Starz. Prior to that he worked with Suzanne Smith on ‘Outlander’ and at the BBC in house casting dept where his Casting Director credits included ‘Doctors’, ‘The Break’ Series 2 (BBC3 iplayer online) and the October 2017 ‘Sky Drama Table Read’, hosted by the BBC Writersroom. He also worked on several award winning shows at the BBC including: ‘Holby City’ (57 episodes) ‘Father Brown’ (2 seasons) and ‘Shakespeare and Hathaway’ (2 seasons). 

Further television projects as assistant include: ‘HIM’ for ITV ‘BORN TO KILL’ for Channel 4 ‘OUTLANDER’ SERIES 2 for Starz ‘HILDA’ (animated series) for Netflix ‘THE DUMPING GROUND’ Series 5 for CBBC ‘THE WORST WITCH’ for CBBC. Notable theatre projects as assistant include: ‘HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD’, Palace Theatre (Director: John Tiffany); ‘BLUE/ORANGE’ at Young Vic (Director: Matthew Xia); and ‘YERMA’ at Young Vic with Billie Piper (Director: Simon Stone). Notable film projects as assistant include: ‘THE EXCEPTION’ starring Christopher Plummer and Lily James, (Director: David Leveaux).

He is looking forward to hosting you during this first run of version 3 of his five-day workshop with all new material.

At the end of the workshop Finnian will host a live Q&A webinar where you can ask him whatever you like on Friday July 15th at 12 noon UK time.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH SETH MASON v2 – starts Saturday July 9th 2022

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 Judd Apatow’s The Bubble (Netflix), 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 July 18th at 6.45pm UK time there will be a live Q&A Webinar with Seth where you can ask him any questions.

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


TAKING DIRECTION WITH LEO WOLFE – starts Saturday July 9th 2022

LA based Leo Wolfe is an associate at Nancy Nayor Casting. He has been an active part of the entertainment industry since childhood, as a professional theatre actor with a background in classical acting, musical theatre and directing. Since transplanting to Los Angeles he’s been actively casting for commercials, film, television and streaming platforms. Along with Nancy Nayor, he has collaborated with Casting Directors Alexa Fogel, Howard Meltzer and Lisa Fields.

Recent projects include Michael Bay’s SONGBIRD, Emmy-nominated casting for daytime’s biggest soap opera THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, KIRBY JENNER (Quibi), DIE HART (Quibi), IVY + BEAN (Netflix), WARRIOR (Cinemax) and THE RAVINE (Hollywood Media).

This workshop runs from Saturday to Saturday – during that time you will receive written feedback and re-direction on two scenes, with a third piece re-directed live during a Virtual Workshop on Saturday July 16th from 5pm UK time.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH JEMIMA McWILLIAMS v2 – starts Saturday July 16th 2022

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

She is looking forward to hosting you during the second version of her five-day online workshop.

At the end of the workshop Jemima will host a live Q&A Webinar on Monday July 25th at 7pm UK time.

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


FIVE-DAY FEEDBACK WITH YSABEL PHEIFER – starts Saturday July 23rd 2022

Ysabel has worked with casting directors Leo Davis and Lissy Holm at Just Casting for the last three years. Prior to that she worked for three years in an agency and production office in Dublin before moving to London.

Projects she has worked on include BLACK WIDOW (Marvel), WHITE LINES (Netflix), SUCCESSION (HBO), QUIZ (ITV) and SITTING IN LIMBO (BBC).

Most recently she has worked on the Paramount Pictures feature film DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS, THE FEAR INDEX for Sky and several upcoming projects for director Stephen Frears.

She has chosen five short audition pieces for you to attempt and will give her written feedback each day. At the end of the workshop Ysabel will host a live Q&A webinar where you can ask her whatever you like on Friday July 29th at 4pm UK time.

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


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


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


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


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”