What Students Are Saying...

“I LOVED this course because it taught me not to be afraid to use the frame. I saw how I can use my frame and closeups to help tell my character's point of view or to tell a specific story. We do all this character and scene work and this course taught me not to let it go to waste by not using my only tool in self-tape. MY FRAME.”

Emily Trujillo from California

“This is an accessible and comprehensive course which explains framing and its importance in enhancing storytelling in self-taping. I feel empowered to go forth and create more dynamic and interesting work, and I feel this new knowledge and skill will make my tapes stand out from the crowd. Thank you Anna for this excellent guide and for generously sharing your work as examples to illustrate each step. Wonderful! ”

Fiona Brown from Ireland

“This course was SO useful! Helped me gain the confidence to move within the frame and not feel like a talking disembodied head. ”

Nardeep Khurmi from Los Angeles

“The "What's My Frame?" course answered every question I had regarding how to use the camera in my own self-tapes. As a theatre-trained actress, I often feel like I have to stand completely still on tape or else I'll be deemed "too big" for TV or film. But this course taught me that in order to create a truly dynamic and unique self-tape, confidence in movement and camera frame is essential! I can't wait for my next tape and to incorporate all of these tools.”

Nina Concepcion from Los Angeles

“This course was a GAME CHANGER for me. It gave me such valuable tools to understanding my frame that worked not just for my self-tapes, but for in the room auditions and on set.”

Xochitl Romero from Los Angeles

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Work That Frame!

  • 2

    The Basics

    • Why it's part of YOUR job to know how directors use the frame.

    • The Medium Shot & When To Use It

    • The Medium Close Up Shot & When To Use It

    • The Close Up & When To Use It

    • The Full Shot & When To Use It

    • The "What's My Frame" Quiz

  • 3

    And.....Action!

    • The Rule of Thirds and You

    • Changing the Frame During Your Self-Tape

    • Using the Frame to Create an Entrance

    • Before and After Self-Tapes

    • Self-Tape Sample #1

    • Self-Tape Sample #2

    • Self-Tape Sample #3

    • Self-Tape Sample #4

    • From Self-Tape To Screen - Let's See All This At Work

    • The "Self-Tape Re-Take" Challenge

  • 4

    Next Steps...

    • More Resources for You

    • Before you go have fun with your self-tapes....

Your Instructor

Anna LaMadrid

Owner & Master Coach

Anna studied with acclaimed Meisner teacher, Maggie Flanigan in NYC. She received her MFA from the University of Washington where she TA'd for undergrad acting students and discovered her love of coaching. TV credits include: Vida - Recurring Guest Star (Starz), Love, Victor (Hulu), Bless This Mess (ABC) and Grey's Anatomy (ABC). She was selected to participate in the 2019 ABC Discovers Showcase. She booked her first lead in an indie feature from a self-tape and believes strongly in the power of putting your best take forward. She founded Put Me On Self-Tape in 2016 and coaches working actors on their self-tape and in-person auditions - including Bridget Regan (Jane The Virgin), Travis Van Winkle (The Last Ship), Raul Castillo (ATypical), Meagan Good (Prodigal Son), Dina Shihabi (Altered Carbon) and more.
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HEAR A TESTIMONIAL ABOUT COACHING WITH ANNA

from Bridget Regan (Jane The Virgin, Paradise Lost)

Course Reviews

5 star rating

Great Examples of Frame Usage!

Rebecca Powers

This course was very helpful and covered more specific frame usage than I have seen in any CD Q&As or online self tape workshops.

This course was very helpful and covered more specific frame usage than I have seen in any CD Q&As or online self tape workshops.

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Energizing Course That'll Make You Want to Tape Something!

Stacey Patino

This course added even more layers to the self-tape process that I hadn't considered before. The explanations were fun and relatable. The visual tools added to my comprehension of the concepts that are discussed. I feel like I learned how to enhan...

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This course added even more layers to the self-tape process that I hadn't considered before. The explanations were fun and relatable. The visual tools added to my comprehension of the concepts that are discussed. I feel like I learned how to enhance my storytelling in the way that can connect to filmmakers and show them that I understand the components of a great shot.

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Simple and Elegant in its Clarity

Elena Campbell-Martinez

This course is so elegantly put together, you could do it over five days -- or binge through it in a single afternoon (like I did). It was well-structured, clear and fun. No wasted moments and stuffed with practical, actionable information. I'm ex...

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This course is so elegantly put together, you could do it over five days -- or binge through it in a single afternoon (like I did). It was well-structured, clear and fun. No wasted moments and stuffed with practical, actionable information. I'm excited to put the lessons to work!

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Amazing!

Ashley Harper

The best thing that could ever happened to me.

The best thing that could ever happened to me.

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Brilliant Comprehensive Guide to Framing in Self-Tapes

Fiona Browne

Empowering course which has inspired me to go forth and create more dynamic and exciting self-tapes. Anna makes it so easy to follow, using examples from her own work. In a short amount of time I feel I have learned a valuable skill :)

Empowering course which has inspired me to go forth and create more dynamic and exciting self-tapes. Anna makes it so easy to follow, using examples from her own work. In a short amount of time I feel I have learned a valuable skill :)

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Great for Beginners and Seasoned Actors

nia witts

What's my frame is an amazing course to take no matter how long you have been auditioning. It is great for beginners to get a head start and bypass certain mistakes they might make. It is also great for those actors who have been auditioning for y...

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What's my frame is an amazing course to take no matter how long you have been auditioning. It is great for beginners to get a head start and bypass certain mistakes they might make. It is also great for those actors who have been auditioning for years and just need a gentle reminder to be free and have fun.

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Fantastic As Always!

Emma Fazzuoli

Anna is a wonderful coach and this course is NO exception! She simplifies the taping process and breaks down the essentials you need to use to make your tape stand out and stand up to a standard anyone in the industry will appreciate.

Anna is a wonderful coach and this course is NO exception! She simplifies the taping process and breaks down the essentials you need to use to make your tape stand out and stand up to a standard anyone in the industry will appreciate.

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I Really Loved It!

Grace Paratore

Thank you so much, Anna. I feel so much more excited to implement these tools. The course was so interesting, concise and the perfect length.

Thank you so much, Anna. I feel so much more excited to implement these tools. The course was so interesting, concise and the perfect length.

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Short, Sweet and Just What I Needed

Patrick Quinlan

Great class! If you feel a little lost about making self-tapes at home, this video series will give you the tools that support your acting.

Great class! If you feel a little lost about making self-tapes at home, this video series will give you the tools that support your acting.

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