All classes will be held online via Zoom until we are able to resume classes at the Studio.
Sign up for either Part A or Part B independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10 week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A.
This Level 1 acting class provides an introduction to the technique of living truthfully in front of the camera. You explore the fundamental elements of a grounded acting technique as they relate to the level of intimacy the camera demands. As you practice in front of the camera, you learn to stay open and work freely without hiding or acting for the lens. You develop the ability to listen and connect truthfully with a partner, letting that interaction guide your impulses. You discover the relevance of Uta Hagen’s exercises for on camera work – building the 4th wall, creating place, connecting with sensory aspects of the environment – and begin to understand the level of preparation, specificity, and simplicity the camera demands.
When choosing an Acting with the Camera 1 class, please refer to instructors’ teaching statements, found on their faculty bio pages, for greater detail about each one’s approach to meeting the course goals. Every instructor brings their own methods and experience and teaching styles vary. You are encouraged to read about and audit the classes of each instructor to find the right fit for you:
REQUIRED & RECOMMENDED READING:
• Magaly Colimon requires: HOW TO GET THE PART…WITHOUT FALLING APART!: FEATURING THE HABER PHRASE TECHNIQUE FOR ACTORS by Margie Haber, and ACTING FOR THE CAMERA by Tony Barr, and recommends: A CHALLENGE FOR THE ACTOR by Uta Hagen, RESPECT FOR ACTING by Uta Hagen, and ACTING IN FILM: AN ACTOR’S TAKE ON MOVIE MAKING by Michael Caine
You may join Part B without taking Part A: