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!

Fall Semester: September 11 – January 20
Spring Semester: January 29 – May 26

Teacher: Jonathan Keaton II

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.

 
 

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

Monday: 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
 

Smartphone Film mAKING

 

This class is for beginners that want to learn how to use their smartphone for content, creation, sequenced story telling, interviews & self taped auditions. We ask that students add the film making app FILMICPRO to their smartphone prior to the 1st class. We'll also discuss handheld filming vs. tripod vs. moving with the subject as well as optimizing lighting conditions. 

Tuition: $375/ semester + $25 material fee

Wednesday: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Student Responsibilities/Requirements:

- No prior experience is needed however students should be able to keep up with the steady pace of a focused class environment

- Students should have at least 3GB of memory free on their phones prior to class

- FILMICPRO should be added to their smartphone prior to the 1st class

- Pre-loaded editing video app (either iMovie or it's equivalent)

- Both parents and student sign a confidentiality agreement protecting any footage from being released or used for personal use without the written consent of the instructor