Actor Improvisation Workshop

Actor Improvisation Workshop Los Angeles and Santa Barbara

Actor Improvisation Workshop

Advanced/Professional

Santa Barbara - 14 Thursday nights
Beginning January 31

Employing knowledge of the filming process and elements of the acting craft to create impact on camera. Exercises, monologues and scenes lead to the internalization of emotion needed for powerful on-camera behavior, including auditions.

Emphasis is on compelling behavior that emerges from emotional preparation and exercises that reveal the special nature of acting for film and television. Students learn how to incorporate the lens as a friend and witness to their emotional life.

The many topics covered include: Stage vs. Film, Frame Size: Close-up vs. Wide Shot, Camera Terms and Set Parlance, Vulnerability, Internalizing Stakes, Playing Against Emotion, Reaction Shots, Using the Lens, Emotional Preparation, Shooting the Scene, Phones, Letters, Inserts and Props, Marks, Continuity, Editing, Auditions on Camera, etc. Most sessions will be recorded and reviewed.

While focusing on a number of technical aspects, actors are also expected to explore strong character choices, making sure performances are real, connected and truthful. Additionally, Individual tips on maximizing your own “look” will be offered.

A thorough introduction for the actor new to camera work, and plus a great deal of new material for camera veterans.

This is a vital class for those wishing to do consistently dynamic and surprising work.

  • Limit 12 participants
  • Fourteen week session
  • $600 total ($175 per month)
  • (or 3 installments $200)

N.B. All courses progress in a logical and consecutive sequence. Furthermore, students are frequently turned away once the maximum number of participants has been reached. For these reasons, students who begin the session agree to commit to the entire session and are, therefore, financially responsible for that session.

Testimonials

“The class is amazing. I love and dread the challenges, which make it all very exciting and fun. I’m learning some very, very valuable lessons.”
Jonathan Smith, Actor

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