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, but both parts are highly recommended when taking this class for the first time.


Online Teaching Statement from Instructor Lisa Pelikan: “Holding our class online during this time provides us with a beautiful opportunity to find a deeper experience of how, and what, the camera sees.”

Acting with the Camera 3: Skill Integration 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 most truthful 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, television, internet, and theatrical 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. My commitment to you in this class is to guide you to allow yourself to Be Present on film, with ease. Let’s practice being in the moment with all your skills, by bringing your breath, body, voice, spacial-awareness, and acting techniques, together in performance for the camera, the camera operator, and your fellow actors. In this ongoing class we will become familiar with the language of film and grow in knowing both sides of the camera. 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-filming as an integral component of this course. Actors will experience creating work through the practice of filming themselves, in class and at home. Scene work in class will be able to occur gradually as you understand your relationship with your screenplay, character, location, other characters, breath, body, voice, space, presence, the-moment-before, and the camera. 

Expected rehearsal time outside of class: 3+ hours/week. Please be aware that the demands of time for this class will depend on your own commitment to growth as a film artist.

REQUIRED: After registering, new students must schedule a Zoom meeting with Lisa Pelikan prior to your first day of class. Please email her (lpelikan@hbstudio.org) as soon as you are ready to begin!


*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