WFTV Actors Group: Self-Tape Bootcamp with Manuel Puro

10th July 2020

Friday 10 July – Friday 17 July 2020

Join us online  | Details of how to access the event will be sent with your Eventbrite confirmation

WFTV are delighted to offer members an exclusive opportunity to participate in a Self-Tape Bootcamp with casting director, Manuel Puro.

Self-taping is a fantastic way for actors to audition for roles remotely as well as an opportunity to experiment, flex your acting muscles and create fresh work to include in your showreel.

In this online event, Manuel will set three different self-tape exercises each increasing in level of difficulty. During a set time frame, you will have the opportunity to attempt as many of the exercises as you like and to submit your self-tapes for feedback from Manuel and other participants in the event.

On Friday 17 July, in a live Q&A with Manuel you will have the chance to put your questions to him directly and find out how to nail that self-tape!



Manuel PuroManuel Puro has over 20 years casting experience working across feature films, television, games, promos, commercials, and shorts. Projects include Moon and Mute directed by Duncan Jones, Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon for Aardman Animations and Planet of The Apes: The Last Frontier, the first in-house video game from Andy Serkis’ The Imaginarium.

Manuel has hosted mentoring sessions with organisations including the NFTS, iFeatures and the Directors Guild of Great Britain, and has held casting workshops globally.

In 2017 Manuel created The Acting Habit, an online platform where actors from all over the world can share their work, receive and give feedback, experiment creatively and learn new technical skills.


Key dates:

Friday 10 July: Self-tape Bootcamp opens

Wednesday 15 July: Self-tape submissions close at midnight

Thursday 16 July: Feedback from Manuel Puro on self-tape submissions will be posted on The Acting Habit platform

Friday 17 July, from 17:00-18:00: Live Q&A with Manuel Puro


How will it work?

WFTV members must sign-up to the event via the Eventbrite link below. To access the Self-Tape Bootcamp, you will need to create a login to The Acting Habit, an online platform which will take you through the steps on how to film and upload your self-tape. You will receive details of how to create a login in your Eventbrite confirmation email.

On Friday 10 July the event will begin. You will be provided with a choice of three short audition pieces – you can choose to attempt as many as you like within the time frame available – submissions for all three pieces close on Wednesday 15 July at midnight.

Manuel will then provide general technical feedback on some of the uploaded self-tape submissions via a video blog on Thursday 16 July, highlighting common pitfalls and giving tips on how to improve framing, eyelines and other aspects of the self tapes.

On Friday 17 July you will have the opportunity to put your questions directly to Manuel in a live Q&A.


This event is for WFTV members only.

Please log-in to your account and sign up via the Eventbrite link below this listing.

If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr for those living within the M25, and £50+ VAT/yr for those living outside of this area, please click here or email