Training and Workshops

Babs workshops

Babs offers training and workshops. These are tailored to the needs of individuals and groups, whether they be actors, models, VO talent, directors or "real" people curious about how it all works. These are given at her cozy western studio and on location. Babs loves to de-mystify casting, to teach and empower
To register, please click the SignUp Genius link below each class description. For other info, email babs@babscasting.com or leave msg at studio 612-332-6858.
Once you have signed up  for a class, you are registered and expected to attend and pay for class. You may pay using PayPal via https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16. (Please use Friends & Family option with PayPal.) Or pay with cash day or a check/money order made out to Bab's Casting. FULL PAYMENT DUE if cancellation is made 48 hours or less before Saturday class. FULL PAYMENT DUE if cancellation is made 24 hours or less before any 1:1 session.

HOW IT WORKS/INTRO TO COMMERCIAL WORK CLASS (age 16 to 70s+)

How does this commercial acting business work in the Twin Cities market?

HOW IT WORKS/INTRO TO COMMERCIAL WORK CLASS: 2/9, 5/11 and 10/12

A one time class offered occasionally on a Saturday from 1:00-3:00pm for PARENTS, teens age 16+, newcomers/”real people”, stage actors, VO talent, print models and talent who have taken a few years off. Great for parents whose kids want to do commercials. Parents can learn what is really involved, what they and their child would be getting into. Great for people who are curious about commercial work. Content heavy, this class covers the basics of how this BUSINESS works in the Twin Cities market.  We discuss the big picture from client to agent, go over a casting sheet, how to prepare for auditions, see the types of work done, break down a sample script/storyboard, see sample headshots & resumes AND do a practice audition. Talent younger than age 16 need to have a parent (who also pays) attend with them or be pre-approved by Babs if they want to come alone.

2019 Schedule: Saturday 1:00-3:00pm, 2/9, 5/11, 10/12
(2 hrs, one time class, *$70 per person, you must pre-register, NOT a drop-in class)
$70 PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting.
*CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment is due with any cancellations made with 48 hours or less notice. (ie the Thursday before class is the latest you can cancel without penalty once you've signed up)
TO REGISTER: Click on the "sign up" link below. Once you sign up, you are officially registered and thus expected to attend and pay by the day of class.

Sign Up Now!

 
 
 

ON-CAMERA Commercial Class (all ages 7 to 70+)

YES! I want practice & professional feedback for doing On-Camera commercial work.

OFFERED  2nd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH. For ALL AGES from 7 to 70+ who are wanting to gain on-camera awareness and work on a variety of commercial audition scenarios. All students must be able to read.

Over time, we work on a range of commercial scenarios & scripts. Reaction shots, one liners, more complex copy and improvised situations.  These auditions are recorded and played back so that each student learns what they need to learn. Babs will give input, direction and feedback. This is a practical and hands-on way to gain awareness of your on-camera presence and learn how to audition on-camera.  Come once, come every month, you decide what you need. Parents are welcome to sit in waiting room during this class (or sign up and take it with your child). Free WiFi.

(2 hrs per class, ongoing, *$70 per person, you must pre-register each time, NOT a drop in class)

ALL AGES ON-CAMERA COMMERCIAL CLASS: 2nd Saturday of the month, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2019 Schedule: 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9 and 12/14
NOTE: Minimum of 3 to hold class. If less than 3, class may be  cancelled.
$70 PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting. Please use Friends & Family option with PayPal.
*CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment is due with any cancellations made with 48 hours or less notice. (ie the Thursday before class is the latest you can cancel without penalty once you've signed up)
TO REGISTER: Click on the "sign up" link below. Once you sign up, you are officially registered and thus expected to attend and pay by the day of class.

Sign Up Now!

 
 
 

1:1 Wednesdays!

YES! I want a one hour 1:1 Session with Babs for advice, feedback, coaching, on-camera pratice...

For anyone who wants honest feedback and input from Babs. Got a list of questions? Got an upcoming project/speaking engagement/audition and want Babs to coach you? Maybe you've taken a break or your skills are rusty or you've done mostly stage work and need help with the commercial  end of acting. Or perhaps you (or your child) are just getting started and cannot attend the scheduled classes. For anyone who wants a one hour 1:1 or small group session with Babs. (small group limited to 4 people total)

(1 hour: cost $100 per one hour session for one person on 1:1 Wednesdays. If you want to do a small group one hour session, each additional person is $50, ie 2 people would cost $150 total, 3 people $200 and 4 would be $250)

2019 Winter & Spring Dates: 1/9, 2/13, 3/13, 4/10 and 5/15
TIMES: Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm or 6:45 -7:45pm
$100 (or more) PAYMENT PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting. If using PayPal, please use the Family & Friends option. *CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment is due with any cancellations made with 24 hours or less notice.
TO REGISTER: Click on the "sign up" link below. Once you sign up, you are officially registered and thus expected to attend and pay the day you meet.

Sign Up Now!

 
 
 

EARprompter (age 20s-70s)

YES! I want this skill!

EARprompter: 2019 dates: 3//9/19, 6/18/19,9/14/19 and 12/14/19.
MORE COMMONLY USED IN INDUSTRIALS THAN TELEPROMPTER & TRICKIER TO MASTER. This class gives you the opportunity to practice scripts that you record into your own smart phone/device, listen with your own ear buds AND see how you look while practicing! Great skill to add to your resume. Excellent tool for actors interested in Industrial on-camera work. Students younger than 20 need Babs' approval.

(2 hrs per class on a Saturday from 1:00-3:00pm. Cost: $70 per person. You must pre-register, NOT a drop in class. NOTE: Minimum of 8 to hold class. If less than 8, class may be cancelled.
$70 PAYABLE via PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/BShelton16), Cash or check made out to Bab's Casting.
*CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment is due with any cancellations made with 48 hours or less notice. (ie the Thursday before class is the latest you can cancel without penalty once you've signed up)
Schedule: 2019: 1:00-3:00pm Sat 3/9, Sat 6/8, Sat 9/14 and Sat 12/14.
TO REGISTER: Click on the "sign up" link below. Once you sign up, you are officially registered and thus expected to attend and pay the day of class.
Sign Up Now!

 
 
 

If Babs does not provide the training you are looking for, she may know who can and will try to refer you to them.

 
 
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