Our Beginner On-camera Commercial and our Advanced Scenes classes will prepare you to work as an actor. Many of you will audition for jobs that working actors land when he or she starts in the business. These include commercials, under five’s, small guest spots and the four basic types of commercials: copy, improv, group and spokesperson.
Beginner On-camera Commercial class puts you in front of the lens! You will become accustomed to performing in front of others and will learn to always be conscious of camera placement. Then at the end of each class you will see your work, on screen, during that days playback. You’ll gain a whole new perspective on your work!
Advanced Scenes Commercial Class emphasizes scene work, improvisation and, for some, sketch comedy skills. The class will improve your ability to perform in front of an audience. And you will sharpen your instinct by working off class scenes partners. This class is not filmed; the emphasis is on performance.
Both the Beginner On-camera Commercial and Advanced Scenes Commercial classes are focused on getting you work in the entertainment industry. Each concludes with a visit from an industry professional (agent, manager or a casting director) who will offer notes to each of you in the final class. More importantly, the industry representative will answer your questions about how to get started in the industry.
More About the Classes
Beginner On-camera Commercial class is $275 for the 6 week session and Advanced Scenes class is $300 for the 6 week session. Class meets once per week for 2 hours. Siblings are welcome too. Each class is limited to ten students (with a maximum of twelve if siblings do attend).
Beginner On-Camera Commercial
- Week # 1- Introduction to the world of commercial acting – emotions – The slate – the process – The art of mastering copy –
- Week # 2 – Continued work on copy – intro to storyboards – and one liners
- Week # 3 – Dual and group auditions – intro to improv basics
- Week # 4 – Improvisational commercials – comedic and sketch comedy and today’s commercial world
- Week # 5 – Improv work and mock commercial auditions
- Week # 6 – Recap and marketing
- Week # 1 – Improv warm up, intro to acting with partner, contentless scenes, Showcase scene #1 handed out, read and walked through.
- Week # 2 – Improv warm up, Showcase scene #1 rehearsed, 2nd showcase scene walked through.
- Week # 3 – Improv warm up, Showcase scene #2 rehearsed, 3rd showcase scene handed out and walked through.
- Week # 4 – Improv warm up, 3rd scene rehearsed.
- Week # 5 – Improv warm up, All 3 scenes rehearsed for final week.
- Week # 6 – Scene performed with critique from an industry professional (casting director, agent or manager).