The Acting for Film curriculum consists of an integrated series of classes designed to train the complete actor and features:
Acting for the Camera establishes the foundation of all good acting: realistic behavior and truthful communication in imaginary circumstances. Once the foundation is established, the students’ comfort zone is expanded by dealing with the challenges inherent to acting for the camera.
Auditioning is a related but separate skill from acting. In the program, students work for three quarters with a professional casting director developing audition technique, protocol, and professionalism. This component of the program culminates with a showcase for agency representatives, casting directors, and film industry professionals.
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 optimum 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 and given circumstances. Whether its deliberate or not or whether it’s Shakespeare, a modern playwright, a screenwriter, or a copywriter, an actor needs to decode those clues and incorporate them into the performance.
Voiceover prepares students to pursue the multiple opportunities in this 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, or playing a character in a narrative podcast.