Acting with the Camera 2

All classes at HB Studio will be held online via Zoom Conferencing until we are able to resume classes at the Studio.

This advanced scene study track is geared to the particular circumstances of working with the camera on film or video and assumes you are already well grounded in acting technique, text analysis, and contemporary scene work. The class will address the adjustment you must make to the intimacy and immediacy of film, so you become accustomed to doing your best detailed, honest, layered work under the watchful eye of the lens. You learn to manage the tough realities of the film or television job, developing strategies for applying your own technique to the demands of the set. We consider angles, lenses, distances, continuity, and your relationship to the composition of the scene. You learn to work more quickly and more intimately, and to prepare effectively for a performance situation in which it is little or no rehearsal and scenes often occur out of sequence. You learn to respect and understand the financial, technical, and time considerations that govern film production, and cultivate the absolute discipline required to meet them.

Victor Cruz

Take Home Your Footage (Not Available for Online Classes): You have the option of paying a $25 Download Fee if you wish to have your footage from class. The Download Fee must be paid for within the first four weeks of class. This will be uncut, unedited footage. It will not be a professional reel of your work and is for educational purposes only. After the 4th week of class, the fee increases to $50.
Available for purchase online or in-person at the registration office.

For more information on other HB Studio acting classes in NYC, please feel free to download our course catalog.

*Please review registration prerequisites before enrolling (on the right-hand side of this page on desktop or below on mobile). 

Current and Upcoming