John in Atlanta!
November 12 at 8:00 am – November 13 at 5:00 pm PST
WE’RE COMING BACK!DATES November 12th & 13th
John returns to Catapult Acting Studios with classes for ages 10-16 as well as a YOUNG ADULT MASTERCLASS on Sunday!
REGISTERFor more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-500-7897. SCHEDULE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH
How To Make Funny | Ages 10-16 | 9 AM-11:30 AMThis is John’s signature comedy course that he’s taught for Disney Channel where he introduces the concept of creating a math, to make people laugh! Students will practice one-liners, three step jokes, list building ideas and 180/misdirections. Learn how to create the set-up, follow with the reinforcement and land the reversal. Students will also learn how substituting simple punctuations can change everything in comedies. Get ready to have your funny bone tickled and acting craft activated while learning the essential components of great comedic performances.
Magic Rectangle | Ages 10-16 | 12:00 PM-2:30 PMWe are told that acting is best done “in the moment.” Yet, acting for the camera means that the moment must unfold within the eye of the camera or run the risk of not being seen. There’s not much value in a discovery that is not appreciated by an audience. This course will apply John’s Magic Rectangle technique to each scene, exploring the physical and emotional values available on the 4th Wall. John will then introduce his concept of the 5th Wall to enhance the experience.
Dynamic Disney + Nick | Ages 10-16 | 3:00 PM-5:30 PMDisney and Nickelodeon require a special energy that is not only dynamic and lively, but is grounded in the show’s reality. Often, actors think this means to “overact” or “ham it up”. This is NOT the case! Learn how to build believable characters in the genre, identify specific characteristics of notable character tropes, and how to bring your authentic self to it!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH MASTERCLASS: Nailing the Comedic Audition | Ages 10-16 | 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Implementing all the elements from John’s Saturday classes and taking them to an even deeper level, actors taking this Master Class will have the opportunity to explore the comedic elements they’ve learned and directly apply them to their comedic audition.
It all starts with a strong audition (usually an audition tape) that sends multiple messages: a) you can act b) you understand how to use the camera c) you know how to create a strong, funny and committed character and d) you know how to locate and deliver the jokes. All these elements are essential for a director to feel confident when hiring you. Simply put, they need to know that you can deliver when the cameras are rolling. This course will put you through the paces to make sure you’re ready for your next comedic audition!Students will receive a scene to work on which will be performed and taped audition style during the Masterclass.*Prerequisite required. Cap at 14 students
MASTERCLASS: Exploring the World of Comedy | Ages 16 – Young Adult | 2:30 PM-6:30 PM From Rom-Com to Sit-Com, Single-Cam to Dramedy (Oy, my head is spinning), there’s a lot to know about how to adjust your performance for each of those sub-genres. Despite having similar comedic rhythms and setups, each sub-genre has their own nuances and filming styles. In this masterclass, we will review each genre, showing scenes from popular comedies within the genre (Eighth Grade to Seinfeld and Modern Family to Grand Budapest Hotel and Abbott Elementary).
We will then dig deep within those scenes, specifically emphasizing the genre differences so that students can learn to identify and modify their performances. Having appeared in many of these styles throughout his career, John will share his on-set experience and wealth of comedic knowledge and insight as to best prepare YOU for your next comedic audition! *Prerequisite required. Cap at 14 students *Prereq: Direct referral or a minimum of two classes taken with John previously for participating in either Masterclass. Saturday sessions of the same weekend will qualify as classes (if you are a more advanced actor and would like to take this session, you can also reach out to email@example.com ). REGISTERCopyright © 2022 John D’Aquino’s Actors Workshops, All rights reserved.
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