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Better auditions means more work.


Satisfy the requirements of any audition with clear and specific tools that allow you the freedom to make unavoidable choices, justified by the text. 

Working this way, your work becomes simple, direct, universally appealing, and with practice, highly effective.

Bring The Book To Life

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 Sherlock Holmesing The Text On-Camera Classes - Online - 2x A Week

16 Chapters in 6 Weeks 

& An Audition Masterclass

Chapters & Dates

TUESDAY DAYS 11am-2pm Eastern

THURSDAY NIGHTS 7-10pm Eastern

Bring The Book To Life 

Chapter By Chapter


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  • Memorization is not required. These are NOT scene study classes. The focus is on helping you to build your craft, strengthen your intuition, and return to why you fell in love with acting in the first place, playing, through character.

  • Learn HOW TO FIND WHAT TO ACT by leaving yourself alone and opening up to the clues embedded in every text. 

  • We provide 3-4 scenes to choose from each week. These can be sent the night before. Actors in the Thursday classes get the material at the same time the actors in the Tuesday classes. You'll receive an email that includes your materials, a breakdown of the chapter, the Zoom link for the week & some background research. Selected scenes vary chapter to chapter!

  • Week 6, upload your own materials and prep as if you're auditioning, with feedback and redirects from Tim Phillips. Apply the tools! 

  • We limit class to 10 working actors. When class is sold out, we will open two non-working audit spots for $25 each. You can always add yourself early (there is a button on the scheduler for that, at no charge) and will get a priority email the day of that class. If you are still available, you'll get a followup email with the materials and log-in information. We will then invoice you through Paypal. 

  • We work out of Tim's book AUDITION FOR THE CAREER, NOT THE JOB, using the tools that best apply to each scene and chapter, taking you step by step through the building blocks of an acting craft. 

  • SAVE YOUR CLASS CONFIRMATION EMAIL, you'll need it to cancel no later than 24 hours prior to any scheduled class. If you cancel frequently, you may be asked to leave class till you can make a better commitment. 

  • GIFT: When you purchase one class, you're welcome to join the other class that same week, using the same Zoom link. Priority goes to those registered for that particular day and time. 

  • WANT TO SHARE MATERIAL? Send in short (1-3 pages) scenes you want to work on as class material. Do this **before** the Saturday prior to that week's focus!  EMAIL:


Tim Phillips has been conducting professional ongoing on-camera classes for 40 years. He was one of the first to recognize auditioning as an art unto itself, and through love of acting and scene study, has developed training designed: 

  1. to get actors jobs at every point in their careers

  2. to train free & independent contractors 


He continues to help actors, directors, writers, and future audition coaches hone the skills needed to get better, more sustainable work in the arts and industry. Actors who are a great fit in Tim's world are those committed to professional standards of excellence and are always prepared.


  • Start with what you're great at. Coach and prep your current auditions, past auditions you want to revisit or refine, or material you know you have to be seen for. 


  • If you're developing material for your reels, bring that into your Private CoachingTim is dedicated to your ownership of your craft, which includes you knowing who you are, how you're seen, what you're good at, and how to show up prepared and ready to play, able to take adjustments on a dime. 

  • In-person classes are on hold. Join Tim on Zoom instead, where you can expand your auditioning skills by working in depth and in closeup. See great results, changeability and improvement in real time. Request to record your work. 


Tim Phillips Studio is providing 30 minute private phone coaching sessions  & conducting weekly acting and audition classes via Zoom. There are no plans to return to in-person teaching at this time.


"This is the hedonism school of acting. If it feels good, do it. If you're not having fun, no one is." - Tim Phillips

What to Expect: Whether you're an actor who hopes to be known for one type or brand, or you're someone who has made it your mission to explore the full range of representative styles available in film or television, it's incredibly important to know what's being handed to you when your moments of opportunity come.


These classes are designed to: 

  • 'un-confuse' you (no more "I don't know...") 

  • expose you to a range of style guides and parameters 

  • teach you to recognize the tone of a particular writer, director, genre, or audition and proceed accordingly

  • give you a space where you can let loose fearlessly

  • and use the most actor-empowering, character-empowering, trust-creating tools available today.   

After 40 years of coaching everyone from celebrities to teenagers just starting out, Tim Phillips has seen it all. 

  • experience transformation through character. 


Studying with Tim

you'll learn and master 

 • Which audition preparation tools work best for you

• A set of simple, effective, immediately applicable acting tools that ground you in honesty 

• How to nail the first ten seconds of the audition, which is where most actors lose the job

• How to work from your gut by staying out of your head

• How to quickly make adjustments and incorporate redirects in your auditions, callbacks, and on set

• How to handle complex directions in a spontaneous manner

• The most simple and human ways to glean from the text every clue the writer has embedded there

• How to really get and satisfy a variety of character breakdowns 

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Tim Phillips Studio provides an excellent & affordable creative lifeline for actors and artists everywhere.


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