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ACTING  A  to  Z – Learn everything from stage directions to acting with accents…..from physical comedy, to Improvisation….from theatre games to vocal projection,  all while having a blast! Ages 3-6

ACTING  I  – Explore TV/Film Acting, Improv and Musical Theatre through theatre games, scene study, improv, stage movement, character development, audition techniques, on-camera experience and performance opportunities.  Course ends with a production in the spring!!

ACTING II  (ages 7-9 and 10-12yrs) – Focused work in TV/Film Acting, Improv and Musical Theatre for those who have had some previous training. Course includes on-camera acting, audition techniques, stage movement, stage combat, character development, script analysis and performing experience.  Course culminates with a spring production!!

ACTING II (Teens)  –  Meisner-based curriculum designed for focused, dedicated actors with previous training.  Students work on a series of progressively complex exercises to develop an ability to improvise, to access an emotional life, and finally to bring the spontaneity of improvisation and the richness of personal response to textual work. The technique places an emphasis on “doing” and  being ‘in the moment’ through communication with other actors in order to generate behavior that is truthful within imagined, fictional circumstances.

ON-CAMERA ACTING  I -ADULTS – Develop your on-camera acting skills in this introduction to Commercial, Sit-Com, Television & Film Acting & Audition Techniques.  Course includes:

*  On-Camera Acting           *  Audition Techniques

*  Camera Awareness        *  Interview skills

*  Commercial Acting        *  On-Set Jargon

*  On-Set Etiquette        *  Personal evaluation

ON-CAMERA ACTING  II – ADULTS – Take your skills to the next level as you dive into Commercial, Sit-Com, TV/Film Acting, Script Analysis & Audition Techniques.  This On-Camera training program is designed for motivated adults with previous training.   Course includes:

*  On-Camera Acting         *  Camera Awareness

*  Audition Techniques       *  Interview skills

*  On-Set Etiquette         *  Personal Marketing

*  Personal evaluation        *  Introduction to Agents & Casting Pros

*  Discussion of Promo Materials:  Headshots, Resumes, websites etc.

“The Business of Show Business”

PRO-ACTOR’S ON-CAMERA WORKOUT – ages 17-ADULT – It’s time for your “REEL” career to take off!  This TV/Film, professional training program is designed for working actors who are dedicated and motivated to enhance their careers in the Television/Film Industry.  This course will focus on Commercial, Sit-Com, Television & Film Acting, Script Analysis, Audition Techniques, Networking and the “Business’ of Show business. Course includes:

*  Meisner-based Acting Technique         *  Camera Awareness

*  Audition Techniques               *  Interview skills

*  On-Set Etiquette                 *  Personal Marketing

*  Personal evaluation                *  Introduction to Agents & Casting Pros

*  Discussion of Promo Materials:  Headshots, Resumes, websites etc. “The Business of Show Business”

THEATRE & VIDEO PRODUCTION - First semester develops On-camera acting techniques with a focus on the creation and production of  PSA’s and film-shorts.  Second semester focuses on audition techniques and producing a production to be presented live, on-stage in May.

ACTING FOR STAGE & SCREEN – Explore everything from stage directions to acting with accents…..from physical comedy, to Improvisation….from theatre games to vocal projection……from TV/Film Acting to Audition Techniques in this well-rounded course.

ON-CAMERA ACTING I – Exploration of TV/Film, SitCom and Commercial Acting, Audition Techniques and Camera Awareness for actors with some previous experience.

ON-CAMERA ACTING II – Intermediate/Advanced TV/Film, SitCom and Commercial Acting for actors with previous experience.  Focus on the creation and production of PSAs and Film Shorts.

ON-CAMERA ACTING III – Pro-Kids/Teens – It’s time for your “REEL” career to take off!  This TV/Film, professional training program is designed for young, working actors who are dedicated and motivated to enhance their careers in the Television/Film Industry.  This course will focus on Commercial, Sit-Com, Television & Film Acting, Script Analysis, Audition Techniques, Networking and the “Business’ of Show business. Course includes:

*  Acting Technique                 *  Camera Awareness

*  Audition Techniques               *  Interview skills

*  On-Set Etiquette                 *  Personal Marketing

*  Personal evaluation                *  Introduction to Agents & Casting Pros

*  Discussion of Promo Materials:  Headshots, Resumes, websites etc “The Business of Show Business”

XTREME ACTING – The Ultimate Actor’s Challenge!  Face extreme emotions!  Act under safe, yet intense conditions of temperature, wind, rain….Tackle physical challenges with stage combat and physical comedy.  Tap into high-drama and break thru the limits!  Gain experience and develop skills that are essential to a successful career in TV/Film. *  Voice Over        * Teleprompter               *  Chrome-A-Key

*  SFX Make-up    *  The Stellar Interview       *  Discover your ‘style’ & ‘type’

*  On-Set Jargon    *  Audition Crash-Course    *  Guest Artists

HOW TO MAKE A MOVIE – This class will teach the fundamentals of filmmaking and film production. Storytelling and Basic Photography, Screenwriting, Directing, Acting, Cinematography, Lighting, Producing, Pre-Production (including casting, location scouting, script breakdown). Prep and shoot Short video projects (will include basic post-production).

FILM SCHOOL  – AGES 11 – 13yrs

FILM SCHOOL   (Pro-Track) – Make a movie, a commercial and a PSA!   Be in front of AND behind the camera & gain experience in front of…….AND behind the camera.   Intro to Film School meets on Saturdays each week, with additional dates scheduled occasionally        for on-location shoots.

Focus on developing Acting AND production skills.

This class will teach the fundamentals of filmmaking and film production, including:

Storytelling and Basic Photography

Screenwriting, Directing, Acting

Cinematography, Lighting, Producing, Pre-Production (including casting, location scouting, script breakdown)

Prep and shoot 3 projects (will include basic post-production).

Acting Technique

Voice & Speech, Voice Acting, Movement

Applying technique to performance

Access to digital video camera and basic knowledge of an editing program such as iMovie is beneficial.