TEEN AND ADULT ACTING FOR TV & FILM
This class is for anyone from newbie to experienced. Covering everything from improv, camera work, audition technique, self-tapes, cold-reading, scene study, script analysis and industry tips. The goal of each class is to uncover the student's unique truth. Each student will hone their strengths and grow in their weakness as they curate their own actor tool box. No class is the same but every student will walk away learning something.
TEEN/ADULT ACTING (15 & UP)- THURSDAY 6:00-8:00PM Instructor: Cody Hamilton
TEEN ACTING (13-17 YEARS) - MONDAYS 5:30-7:30PM Instructor: Lisa Ellison
ON CAMERA FOR 14 & UP
This class will focus on all things camera, all experiences welcome. From audition technique, self-tape preparation and on-set camera technique. How to breakdown a character, how to keep multiple takes fresh every time, eye line, wardrobe/makeup and adjusting from the wide to the close up. You will watch and adjust based on instructor feedback.
TEEN/ADULT (14 & up) - Tuesdays 5:30-7:30PM
Instructor: Jessica Culaciati
SCENE STUDY 8 WEEK WORKSHOP AGE: 14 & UP
You will learn the actual process of scene study, crafting the moments, emotions, intentions, and desires of the character, this is the skill set sought after by directors on a set. Knowing to “raise the stakes” and not “play the end of the scene” are techniques that develop with time and practice and mark the differences between actors.
In the true style of Milton Katseles, Founder of the Beverly Hills Playhouse, and Martin Landau via the current teachings of Joe Palese of The Actor Space, this scene study technique is very accessible to even the novice actor as long as the passion and the desire to learn are there.
To the actor, the process is valuable and infinitely rewarding for their art. To the Director, the techniques create an actor who is confident, competent and can be directed (able to make the adjustments on set needed between takes). To the Casting Director the talent becomes marketable as one who is prepared and professional to be put before Producers. To the Producer, the trained talent becomes a resource that can be called upon when such character(s) appear in a script.
Instructor: Jessica Culaciati
PRETEEN AGE 8-13 For TV & FILM
Scene work, cold reading and auditioning skills will be introduced, breaking down the text and solving the who, what, when, where and whys of each character. We bring in what came before and where are we going? Actors will learn to be brilliant detectives in uncovering in the text the absolute truth of the material thru established problem solving techniques. We are building upon solid habits that the actor can bring to any audition room, stage or set. The student learns that the actor must become one with the character, living truthfully in the moment and the actor/technician overseeing, timing, stage direction, blocking and camera work, props and any surprises that may arise with live TV or stage productions.
PRETEEN ACTING (8-13) - Wednesday 4-6PM, Saturdays 10AM-12PM
Instructor: Cody Hamilton (Wed) and Holly Lorge (Saturday)
PRETEENS AGE 8-13 ON CAMERA
On Camera Class: Learn how to make the camera “work for you”. All students work in front of the camera every class, watch the playbacks and then repeat the exercise on camera to incorporate the techniques and notes that will improve the first take. You will learn and understand the importance of the various shots used in television and film and how to take full advantage of the framing, staying in frame and when in extreme close-up “less is more”. This is not stage acting. This is in your face, up close and personal and those actors who know how to make this medium work for them will work on camera.
PRETEEN ON CAMERA (8-13) - THURSDAYS 4-6PM
Instructor: Justine Reyes
CHILD COMBO CLASS AGE 4-7
Acting & Dance: In this child combo class the emphasis is on personal power. In each 30 minute session, children are encouraged to be big, bold and courageous! Through a variety of simple dances, theater games and improvisation, children gain confidence and discover their uniqueness. They will work with memorized materials while working on speech and diction. They will learn the importance of working together and respect for others. They will learn to take direction, pay attention, listen and respond: all while having fun!
CHILD COMBO CLASS (4-8 years) - TUESDAYS 4-5PM
Instructors: Justine Reyes, Lisa Ellison