The Acting for Film curriculum consists of a series of classes designed to train a successful actor.
Acting for the Camera establishes the foundation of all good acting. Once the foundation is established, the students’ comfort zone is expanded by dealing with the challenges inherent to acting on a set.
Auditioning is a related but separate skill from acting. In the program, students work with a professional casting director in developing audition technique and protocol.
Improvisational Acting trains students to react to what is truly happening in a scene; not their preconceived notions of what’s going to happen in that scene.
Movement and Voice & Speech work in conjunction to keep the actor’s instruments in perfect tune, with a particular emphasis on developing the ability to identify and release physical and vocal tension.
Text Analysis provides students with a framework for discovering the writer’s clues about the characters internal and external circumstances. Whether an action is deliberate or not. Whether its Shakespeare, a modern playwright, or a screenwriter, an actor needs to decode clues within the script and incorporate them into the performance.
Voiceover prepares students to pursue the multiple opportunities a rapidly expanding area of the acting profession including radio and television commercials, narrating audio books or documentary film, providing the voice for characters in an animated film or video game.