Acting with the Camera 3: Skill Integration for Film

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. 

Online Teaching Statement from Instructor Lisa Pelikan: “Holding our class online during this time provides us with an opportunity: a chance to find a deeper understanding of how the camera works.”

Acting with the Camera 3 is for the working actor with on-camera experience who is seeking to stretch, renew and risk. Through the medium of film we will practice the art of bringing it all together: Let’s integrate your voice, movement and acting techniques to allow your detailed, layered, and most honest work to be seen by the intimate eye of the camera lens. Let’s find freedom, joy, and presence, in the technical world of film.

Lisa Pelikan brings her years of Film/TV/Internet acting experience together with certifications in Fitzmaurice Voicework® and Laban Movement Analysis to hold this course for fellow actors seeking deeper truth in their work, replenishment as artists, and full integration of themselves on camera. Let’s practice being in the moment with all your skills on board – bring your breath, body, voice, spacial-awareness, and acting technique, together in performance for the camera, the camera operator, and your fellow actors. In this ongoing class we will become familiar with the technical language of film and grow in knowing both sides of the camera. We will study the work of master film actors. We will create a safe space, learn from our failures, and support each other in taking risks and growing as artists. We will demand respect for the work and each other.

We will incorporate self-taping as an integral component to this course. Actors will experience creating work through the practice of taping themselves using their phones, in class and at home.

REQUIRED: After registering, new participants must schedule a meeting or videoconference with Lisa Pelikan prior to your first day of class.

Also, come to your first class with a prepared one-minute piece of memorized text and twenty index cards. The text may be from any theater play or film script.

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

The full 10 weeks (both Part A & B) are strongly recommended when taking this course for the first time:

Current and Upcoming