Film/TV I – On-Camera Technique
Film/TV I of our Truthful Acting Conservatory Program adds the skills needed to apply your truthful life specifically to film and television projects.
During this semester, we will be exploring the technical layer needed to adjust your performance on-set and bring your life fully to the camera.
- Late Teens & Adults - Must be 16 years or older to enroll
- Prerequisite: Completion of the Master Meisner Program
- Begins: May 24, 2021
- Class Length: 28 classes / Twice per week
- Class Days: Mondays AND Thursdays
- Class Times: 7pm-10:30pm - Eastern (New York) Time
- Tuition: $1,095 for 28 classes (98 total class hours - less than $40 per class)
- Tuition Note: Only $245 to register - Payment plans available for balance
- COVID-19 NOTE: Classes currently will be conducted in a hybrid format over the summer semester. Please see the full note below for details.
NOTE: Starting with our May semester, we are planning to conduct "hybrid" classes. While our main classes will be conducted live via Zoom, we will also ask for volunteers to come into the studio on selected days to run the exercises in-person. During these times, we will also broadcast those classes via Zoom so everyone can be involved – regardless if you are in-studio or online!
Forming a solid acting process is the first step to creating rich life within the character we inhabit. It’s essential to have a full amount of life under the surface, and to have the ability to express that life when needed.
However, many actors struggle with the technical layer that exists on top of that life. An actor needs to understand the medium and genre of the production they are in to best convey the story to the audience. The technique varies from stage to commercial to television to film.
During this semester, we will be exploring the technical layer needed to adjust your performance and bring your life fully to the camera.
BREAKDOWN OF SEMESTER
Film/TV Basics: From on-set terminology to set etiquette, you will learn the basics to navigate in the film world.
Storytelling Through the Lens: Understanding the edit process and how affective stories are created.
Emotions On-Camera: Learn to apply the emotional work of acting to the technical layer of the camera.
Stillness and the Close-Up: Learn to work within the varying camera shots and how to adjust your performance the closer the camera gets.
Performing On-Camera: Apply the tools learned to performing on-camera.
This class will be intensive in nature and will require homework. Students will be required to complete at-home technical assignments to better understand the film process. Because of the rapid progression of the work in this class, attendance is of the utmost importance.
SIX PILLARS OF ACTING
Film/TV I will focus heavily on the Mental/Analytical and Craft/Technical aspects of the work, as we develop the skills needed for on-camera work. In addition, we will also apply the Psychological and Emotional layers to the skills we learn in order to deliver the strongest performance possible.