Theater terminology (intention, motivation, relationship, obstacles, plan of action) is reviewed or introduced through various individual and ensemble exercises. These serve as the foundation for film/TV method exercises dealing with sense memory, focus, subtext, inner life, and moment to moment interaction. Student exercises are hinged to assigned film/TV scripts, to better relate process with result. Creating an environment, cold-reading exercises, inner monologue, and relationship work are explored in detail. Each student works every class. All exercises and scenes are video-taped in a two camera set-up, with playback critiques an essential part of class time.
“I liked that I got to work on camera so that I could see myself afterward and get comments and suggestions for improvement.”.
“I learned a lot about acting on film which is very different than on stage. It helps to become more natural and confident as an actor.”
“I learned to dig deeper into my character and make the character more believable by analyzing and bringing a closer connection between myself and the character.”
“I really enjoyed how involved we became in the class and how the instructor was able to give everyone constructive criticism that greatly adjusted the outcome/results of the piece we were working on."
" Watching myself on the TV made me realize what I was doing wrong all those years. I learned to really connect with my partner. We learned so much about actions and intentions.”
"He was a very passionate teacher and I liked how he was able to joke with us but allow himself to uphold a serious attitude at the same time. He was very helpful and made the class enjoyable while it was still a learning environment.”
“...a phenomenal teacher. I would recommend this course to anyone!”
“I felt that when I get scripts in the future I will be able to analyze them more easily.”
“I felt this class was extremely helpful. I’m glad I took it.”