If you're looking to take your on-camera work in the audition room and on set to the next level, this is the class for you!
AGR's 4-Week Film/TV Class is designed for actors who have little on-camera experience, as well as working actors who would like to hone their on-camera techniques. Over four weeks, we will focus on warm-up exercises to prepare the actor for the specific requirements of acting for the camera, preparation techniques that will help the actor make specific choices while staying flexible for adjustments, the different approaches required for dramatic and comedic material, and the basics of the business. The course will culminate in a class with Jen Rudolph, the owner of The Actor’s Green Room, where she will work with students and give them feedback.
Tuesdays, February 4th, 11th, & 18th 2014 from 7PM-930PM & February 25th 2014 from 7PM-9PM
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
Week 1: Preparing for the Work/ The Art of Under 5s
Our first class will begin with warm-up exercises that will prepare the actor for specifically working on-camera. These exercises focus on awakening the voice, body, and face and ensuring that the actor is fully present for the work. Then, using Under 5 sides, the actors will explore ways to prepare a scene that will help them make specific choices while also keeping them flexible for adjustments. In addition, how to specifically approach Under 5s for auditions will be addressed. The class will end with a brief Q&A session.
Week 2: Dramatic Work
On the Friday before class, each actor will be sent a dramatic scene that best suits his/her type to prepare for the coming session. The class will begin by learning more warm-up and preparation exercises and discussing the how-to approach for dramatic work. Then each actor will work on-camera individually with Jane while the rest of the class watches in the main room. During this time, Jane will coach them through their scenes, giving adjustments as needed and addressing any acting issues. Specific application of the techniques learned in the class will also be addressed. The class will end with a brief Q&A. Each actor will be sent his/her on-camera work as a QuickTime file for review during the week.
Week 3: Comedic Scenes
Before the class, actors will be sent comedic scenes to prepare for the coming session. The beginning of the class will focus on ways to approach comedic scenes: how to make specific and unique comedic choices, warm-up and preparation exercises that are helpful in comedy, and the emotional stakes and timing required for the comedy to work. The warm-up will include improvisational games to keep the group loose and laughing. Then each actor will receive individual on-camera coaching from Jane while the class watches in the main room. The class will end with a brief Q&A. As in the previous week, each actor will be sent his/her on-camera work to review.
Week 4: Simulating the Audition
Each actor will be assigned one of the scenes he/she worked on in the previous weeks to prepare for the final class, which will begin with a Q&A session with Jen Rudolph. She will also address the business side of acting and “type”. Then each actor will work on-camera with Jen, simulating the actual audition environment, and receive feedback.
Ages 16 and up are welcome!
We do not offer refunds but we do offer credit. In order to receive a credit for a class, event, or intensive cancellations must be made up to 7 days in advance. To cancel a booking please log in to your account , click on "View Bookings," and select the class event or intensive you would like to cancel. You will see the "cancel booking" option below. A credit for the amount paid will be issued back to your AGR account within 24 hours and can be used towards future bookings.
If you cancel within 7 days of the class, event, or intensive due to sickness orindustry related work, we require a doctor's note or proof of work in order to issue a credit. If you cancel within 24 hours of the class, event, or intensive and/or are a no-show then no credit will be issued under any circumstances.
Jane is a working actor, voice over talent, and acting/voice over coach. She loves helping actors find their “voice” and get to the next level of their own success. Most recently, Jane has landed roles on Law & Order: SVU (NBC), Blue Bloods (CBS), and Nurse Jackie (Showtime), as well as multiple commercials and voice overs. For more, please visit www.janedashow.com.