For the actor committed to success in television auditioning. With the majority of all auditions for episodic television and pilots requiring that the actor be put on camera, today’s working actor must possess a solid camera technique that is specific to the audition format. In this course strong cold-read and on-camera skills are supported as well as an empowered perspective of the casting process and a clear understanding of what it truly means to “own” the room. Interview is Required. Previous training and professional experience in the industry and/or theatre is preferred. Class size is limited to 10 actors. The focus is on you and material is customized to each actor. Each actor works every class, individually, on-camera.
First 4 weeks: "Cold-Read & Owning the Room" -Cold-Read Technique (15-min sides prep) -Camera Technique (make it work for you) -On-Camera Review & Video Playback -Managing Nerves (experience freedom in the read) -Audition Technique (what to do and what NOT to do in the room) -1 hour drama & 1/2-hr comedy (single and multiple camera formats)
Final 4 weeks: "The Pilot & Preparing to Test at the Network" -Script Analysis & Intensive Character Study -Focus on the Series Regular -On-Camera Review & Video Playback -Getting the Job: The Pilot - Overview & Prep -Mock Sessions & Role Play Reversal (you become the producer) -Final night "Mock Network" test session
Registration/Screening process: To register for the 8-Week Course, we will need to see a sampling of your work. The easiest method is to submit a link to your demo reel or clips of your work (please do not email attachments), and a follow-up phone interview may be required. If you do not have a demo reel/clips available, then we will need to schedule a brief interview with Christinna at the studio where you will be asked to cold-read some material in order to ensure your readiness for the class. *This class is not designed for the beginning actor just starting out in the industry. Some previous training and/or experience is recommended.
Next 8-Week Workshop... (currently on hold due to Christinna's summer travel schedule)
Special Note! Dates for the next 8Wk Workshop are currently being planned and will likely be scheduled to start in early August or September.
To be the first to receive notice when the next workshop dates are determined please email us with "8Wk Priority Notice" in the subject heading. Please include a link to your demo reel, or recent clips, if available (see below left). We will respond within 24 hours.