Acting On Camera 1
Acting On Camera is your opportunity for on-camera acting experience in scripted and improvised scene work. This class is designed for actors and improvisers interested in making the leap from stage to screen. Students looking to learn specifically about meeting the new challenges film presents the actor with will enjoy this class. Students will also find that this course is designed to unlock the mysteries of filmmaking for those looking to understand how to make a film or how to make a webseries.
Acting and improvising for the camera really differs from work the performer does on stage. To learn the nuances of this essential medium it’s important to understand the way film works both from an on-camera and a behind-the-camera perspective.
You will learn how to build a scene on film and how an actor works specifically with the director, the way camera coverage is achieved, and the etiquette of on-set behavior.
The teacher works as a director and the class has its own director of photography (to handle all the technical aspects of film production from shooting, lighting, and editing). You will take turns acting in filmed scenes and when you are not, you’ll become part of the filming crew. This hands-on approach is sure to give you perspectives from multiple sides of the camera. You will leave the class with a filmed and edited scene that you have acted in.
Acting On Camera 1 meets once a week for three hours over an eight week term.
Acting On Camera 2
Acting On Camera 2 is your opportunity for a deeper on-camera acting experience. This class is designed specifically for students looking to get further experience acting on-camera as they learn how to make a film or how to make a webseries. Nothing beats the knowledge that hands-on experience can provide. Actors and improvisers looking to master the nuances of on-screen acting will appreciate the real life experience this class provides, as well as a professional quality scene to add to their reel.
You will learn how to build a scene on film on location. You’ll work exclusively with original material and how to craft original work on screen with an experienced director. Students will have the chance to use the environment of the location as opposed to working in a classroom.
In Acting On Camera 2, the teacher works as a director and the class has its own dedicated director of photography. Like the first installment of the class, you will take turns acting in filmed scenes, and when you are not, you will become part of the filming crew. However, after two initial classes in the building, each additional class will take place on site at the location being filmed.
You will leave the class with a professionally filmed and edited scene that you have acted in that could be used for your acting reel.
Acting On Camera 2 meets once a week for three hours over an eight week term.
These workshops may not be offered every term. If you would like to be informed when a class becomes available, please click here.