Get better at SELF TAPING!

with SAC founder Chum Ehelepola and McGregors Casting Director Stevie Ray

Who can get better at SELF TAPING??? EVERYONE!!

Self Taping is becoming the new normal. It is the way the industry is heading.

Self Taping is a skill unto itself, which many actors have not mastered. It is a skill which you have to work out and then be able to deliver when the test is sent you way. What are your tapes like? 

Contact us to Signup

International boundaries now non existent which means many Australian actors are putting tapes down for lucrative US projects…and booking!

Self Taping is a skill unto itself, which many actors have not mastered. It is a skill which you have to work out and then be able to deliver when the test is sent you way. What are your tapes like? 

SAC is holding an ONLINE SELF TAPE course to help you with master the self tape. The course will be run by SAC founder and LA based actor Chum Ehelepola and Stevie Ray from McGregor Casting. Between them, they have vast knowledge and experience in Self Taping. Stevie from watching them all day, and Chum from putting them down all day. Stevie has cast form them and Chum has booked form them. This is a great chance to be directed by Chum and Stevie who will give you great insight into your tapes.

So how does it work?..

The course will be a 5 week course. 

  • The first 4 weeks will be with me. You will receive a scene week 1 and have one week to shoot it and then upload online. I will view each tape and offer notes via MP3. 
  • You will then have another week to re-shoot the scene and try and incorporate my notes and any new discoveries you get after having watched the tape and heard my notes. 
  • Week 3 and 4 will be the same format but with a different scene.
  • Week 5 is game week! You will test your skills with Stevie Ray from McGregors Casting, who watches and puts down tapes for a living. Stevie is one of the top Casting Directors in Australia and will be able to offer valuable feedback about your work. I am very excited to have Stevie on board. 

There will be a private Facebook group where all the tapes will be uploaded for everyone to watch and learn from. This  will be very helpful as watching self tapes and learning from them is crucial to your mastering this art.

This whole course is ONLINE. You do not have to attend a class. It can all be done from your bedroom! All you need is a camera (phone cameras are fine), a well lit quiet room and a reader. If you have that then you are good to go!

We will begin this course May 16th. The course will be $295 for non enrolled SAC students and $250 for current enrolled SAC students. Places are strictly limited.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work deeply on self taping. It is the future and nailing this fine art is crucial to an actors success.

If you are interested please email chum@sydneyactorscollective.com 

Hope to see you online!!

“The guys at SAC are full of knowledge and will help any actor achieve their goals”

-James Tobin (Channel 7 Sunrise presenter)

“Acting with Chum on The Straits was great. This man knows acting!”

-Firass-Dirani (Logi winning actor: House Husbands, The Straits, Underbelly)

“I have worked with Chum as an actor and director. As a director he knew how to bring out the best performance in me. He cares!”

-Andy-Whitfield (Actor: Sparticus Starz TV USA)

"They will take your acting magic to the next level."

-Nash Edgerton (Film Director)