WEEK ONE

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It's supposed to fun, plain and simple. We'll work through the basics—reading and understanding dialogue, doing fundamental exercises in a collaborative, positive group setting. We'll build in confidence and volume, and go through character development and use techniques to help the students bring more of themself into the work. In addition to all of this, we'll discuss the basics of The Business of Acting, in small, digestible segments.

At the end of the first week, students will be paired together and issued a scene which they will perfect and perform for camera at the end of week  two.

"It's great for kids, it gives them tools to make them successful in life. It gives them confidence, and helps with what they don't learn in school—you know, simple stuff like looking people in the eye and meaning what you say."

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WEEK TWO

We'll dive more in depth of what we learned the first week, learning subtext and dialogue retention. Identifying scene objectives and motivations of character.

Monday-Wednesday the students will work on the scene for an end of the week performance. Thursday & Friday they'll perform the scene on a working set with cameras and stage lighting. The filmed scene will be edited and color graded, providing students with a professional-looking demo reel. 

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SAMPLE DAY OUT OF DAYS (DOOD)

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

MORNING

  • Group warm-up

  • Mirroring

  • Voice Projection

  • Adler's Repititive Subtext

  • Positives and Negatives

BREAK FOR LUNCH

AFTERNOON

  • indentifying Hagen's 5Ws and wants/needs on the big screen.

  • Improvisation games like the Host and the Guest

  • Cold reads

  • The Business of Acting (how to get auditions, an agent).