TV/FILM TECHNIQUES - ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

Overview

Screen acting classes are designed for students with an interest in film and commercial work, which is quite different from the stage. Working both on and off camera, students learn the skills of on-camera acting technique. Learn about the TV/film industry by focusing on how to read copy, find camera angles, hit the mark, slate, audition, and book those gigs!

Monday
Fall Semester: September 10-January 14
Spring Semester: January 21-May 20

Tuesday
Fall Semester: September 11-January 15
Spring Semester: January 22-May 21

Wednesday
Fall Semester: September 12-January 16
Spring Semester: January 23-May 22

Teacher: Jonathan Keaton II

 
 

BEGINNING ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

Ages 9+

Focusing on becoming comfortable on-camera, while working character development, hitting your mark, camera angles, reading copy and more. There is a final observation day with each session, including a Q & A with our instructor.

Tuition: $290/semester

Monday: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
 

ADVANCED ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

Ages 12–21

This class is by invitation only.

Building onto the Intermediate class philosophy, Advanced Acting for the Camera focuses on multiple partner scene work, monologues, introduction into scene writing, improv on camera and behind the camera work. There is a final observation day with each session, including a Q & A with our instructor. Students will also receive a link to footage from class that may be used for educational purposes.

Tuition: $375/semester

Tuesday: 7:30pm - 8:45pm

INTERMEDIATE ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

Ages 12–21

For further developing actors with previous training on-camera. A more detailed script break-down, more difficult character development, multiple partner scene work and monologues. There is a final observation day with each session, including a Q & A with our instructor. Students will also receive a link to footage from class that may be used for educational purposes.

Tuition: $375/semester

Monday: 7:30pm – 8:45pm
 

FRIDAY NIGHT, LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

Learn how to make a Short Film from Pre-Production to Post- Production!

Ages: TBA

January 24-May 31 (No Class March 29).   Friday 4:30-6:30pm  TV/Film Room
Instructor: Tim Venhaus

Students will engage in Pre- Production brainstorming sessions, format and create their script, cast the short from the class and do location scouting. During Production, they will learn about camera angles and shots, acting for the camera and complete Post Production editing. What film is completer with out a little promotion and finally screen their film short in our Black Box Theatre.

Tim Venhaus is a Screenwriting Graduate Student at DePaul University’s Acclaimed School of Cinematic Arts. He has many years of teaching movie making to students of all ages. Having a Film Production background, he has had  a variety of film and TV related work experience from assisting the casting director for a season of “Sesame Street”, testing out the Disney Jr. show “Henry The Hugglemonster” to volunteering at Sundance Film Festival. We are very excited to have Tim join our creative teaching staff and know our students will enjoy creating film projects together.

 Tuition: TBA

 

 

Important Note: You may register for these classes at any time – Open Enrollment.

If you are registered for one session, that does not mean you are automatically registered for the following session.