All Classes are taught online on Zoom.
You will receive a Zoom link in your class registration confirmation email.
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA (ages 14-20’s)
with John D’Aquino
For young professionals who take their craft seriously, each lesson is focused on articulating choices and increasing success in front of the camera. Techniques include: Fundamentals of Comedy Performance, Method/Meisner Exercises (emotional recall / sense memory) Genre-Specific Performance Size, On-Set Responsibilities, Tricks for Cold Reads, Navigating Call-Backs/Producer Sessions, The Power of The Ensemble and more.
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA (ages 11-17)
with John D’Aquino
From the audition to performing on set, this class is designed to prepare actors for a professional career. Weekly lesson plans range from character prep, script analysis, adjusting performance to specific genres with an intense focus on both popular comedies and dramas. This course will dive deep into the science of auditioning – from the entrance to the slate, ensuring you are prepared to deliver dynamic and memorable performances. When not performing, students help operate the cameras to better understand how the camera sees the world. By doing so, students learn to better shape performances for the camera, from the master, to the over-the-shoulder to the close-up. This class includes warm-up games and celebrates all aspects of acting for the camera.
VOICE OVER (ages 9-17)
with Shane Brady
Are you missing out on voiceover work? This class will focus on auditions you will submit from your home recording setup while helping students learn the tools needed to book everything from animation to commercial work. Topics include fast talk, diction, and enunciation. This class is led by Shane Brady. Shane is a voice over artist with credits from McDonalds and Staples, all the way to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Seige.
IMPROV (ages 14-20’S)
with Michelle Gilliam
For actors who want to be more free in their choices, more confident in their abilities, and more prepared for every audition or performance opportunity, this class will hold engaging improv games to help students become better listeners (reactors) which in turn, will make them better actors.