About Nils Osmar

Nils Osmar was born in Alaska, and grew up in a wilderness area on the southern coast. He now lives in Seattle. He has made his living in the arts for over thirty years, working as a writer, visual artist, teacher, and filmmaker. He currently teaches through the University of Washington's ASUW Experimental College. He is the Director of an independent educational program, Classesandworkshops.com, which offers courses in visual, written and performing arts in Seattle, Washington.

CLASSES OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT

  • Looking for fun, affordable classes and workshops in Seattle? 
  • REKINDLE SCHOOL offers more than fifty classes every quarter. We were established in 2002.
  • Most of our classes meet on the University of Washington campus.
  • To start exploring our SEATTLE CLASSES, click below.

ACTING IN AN ACTION-HORROR MOVIE

  • This class is for students who would like to refine and improve their acting skills ––– get experience acting in a movie ––– watch the movie with a live audience in a major Seattle theater ––– and get some fun new material for their actor reels.
  • We’ll make a horror movie with action and fighting, which will play in a major Seattle theater when it’s done.
  • NOTE: If you’re new to acting, take ACTING 101 first (or concurrently)
  • This class can either be taken independently, or applied toward either our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program or our Camera Acting Certificate.
  • LEARN MORE – OR SIGN UP NOW

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TEAM BUILDING FOR A 48 HOUR MOVIE

  • 48 Hour Movies are fun.  We get our assignment on a Friday night; film the movie on Saturday; it’s edited on a Sunday; then two weeks later, we have a wrap party and watch the finished movie we’ve made together.  Fun times!
  • Teams are not allowed to write, edit or film 48 hour movies in advance. So we will not be doing that in the class.
  • Instead, we’ll meet and run drills to sharpen up our acting skills and build team cohesiveness in preparation for the event.
  • This class several times a year, in conjunction with different “48 hour” film festivals. Most end with the film being played on a large movie screen in a major Seattle theater. 
  • NOTE: If you’re new to acting, take ACTING 101 first
  • This class can either be taken independently, or applied toward either our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program or our Camera Acting Certificate.
  • MORE INFO – OR SIGN UP NOW

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ACTING 203: ACTING FOR THE CAMERA –– SCENE STUDY

  • In this class, students will be paired up,  and each pair of students will be assigned a script with characters in similar roles that they might be cast in.
  • Students will learn to work off of their scene using Meisner and Adler exercises.
  • We will review the basics of script analysis and working with actions.  We will cover and practice filming the shots that are often used in two person scenes: 2-shots (in which both actors are visible to the camera), OTS (over the shoulder shots, in which each actor is filmed over the other actor’s shoulder), and close ups (in which each actor’s face fills the screen).
  • This class can either be taken independently, or applied toward our Camera Acting Certificate.
  • NOTE: If you’re new to acting, take ACTING 101 first
  • LEARN MORE – OR SIGN UP NOW

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ACTING 202: ACTING FOR THE CAMERA –– SCRIPT ANALYSIS

  • In this workshop, you’ll learn to do script analysis for film and television.
  • How to choose strong, playable objectives and actions.
  • Location-specific eye lines.
  • Eye lines for multiple scene partners.
  • Physicality for the camera based on character, script, and shot list.
  • How to play co-star roles.
  • Our “Acting for the Camera” classes can be taken in any order. 
  • This class can either be taken independently, or applied toward our Camera Acting Certificate.
  • NOTE: If you’re new to acting, take ACTING 101 first.
  • LEARN MORE – OR SIGN UP NOW

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ACTING 201: ACTING FOR THE CAMERA –– BASICS

  • For more advanced actors. This class covers working with and without dialogue, acting choices, eye lines, continuity, coverage, working with scene partners, and more.
  • We will also begin to look at analyzing a film script to prepare for playing a role.
  • A good class for stage actors wanting to learn about how to adapt their skills to the camera
  • Open to adults and to teenagers 15 or older.
  • This class can either be taken independently, or applied toward our Camera Acting Certificate.
  • NOTE: If you’re new to acting, take ACTING 101 first.
  • LEARN MORE – OR SIGN UP NOW

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IMPROV 101: IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING FOR BEGINNERS

  • Improv is not just about comedy.
  • It’s about tuning into your scene partner, listening and responding in the moment, and finding a natural and intuitive approach to acting.
  • It’s both a way to improve your foundation acting skills, and is an art form in itself.
  • In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn the basics of improv from a teacher who’s been doing and teaching improve for years.
  • You’ll play, laugh, focus and have fun, and learn and strengthen one of the most important foundation acting skills, the ability to think on your feet, listen, and respond to your scene partner without letting your inhibitions get in the way.
  • This class can either be taken independently, or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program.
  • LEARN MORE – OR – SIGN UP NOW

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