NOTE: Students should have taken ACTING 101 before signing up. This can also be a useful class to take before taking LET’S MAKE A MOVIE.
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA
Sundays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
This is an online class. Your instructor will send a Zoom invitation before the first meeting.
In this class, we’ll focus on developing our foundational CAMERA ACTING SKILLS. Whether you’re interested in acting on television; acting in commercials; acting in movies; or acting in independent films, this class is designed to help.
Students will practice their camera-acting techniques, learning to tailor their performance to the camera.
Some in-class performances will be filmed and watched in class using a pro camcorder, and students will be given feedback on both both what they’re doing well, and how to sharpen and improve their on-camera acting.
We’ll practice interacting with other actors on camera; learning how to let go of self-consciousness and forget you’re being filmed; learning how to walk to a mark; learning how to “size” your performance as the camera angles are varied, making your performance larger or smaller, while staying true to your character and his or her motivation; and other skills associated with acting for the camera.