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Advanced Acting for Camera


with Mickey O'Sullivan

  • Starts Jul 6
  • 375 US dollars
  • The Forge

Available spots


Service Description

Tier 3 Class Week One - Self Tape Review - The world has gone to self tapes, and it’s not going back. Let’s embrace that by getting down to the specifics that will allow you to find longevity in this career. Let’s practice working with your reader so that you get the best read possible, that you and the reader have fun, and that they want to be a reader with you in the future. We will examine your current set up, talk about wardrobe, frame, editing and slates. Week Two - Voice and On Camera - Voice is one of the most important tools you can use to harness your energy. A massive roadblock for many actors is trying to achieve a natural read. It leads to boring, emotionally absent, reads that lack depth or clarity. This week we will spend the majority of our class working to speak text for clarity of thought, and then adjusting our volume to different situations while still staying rooted deep into our emotional well. In the upcoming weeks we will use this tool more than anything else. Week Three - Television - Students dive into the unique demands and opportunities presented by the machine of Television. We will break down the co-star, guest-star, and regular responsibilities. Students will explore the nuances of analyzing episodic scripts during the audition stage. Practicing building consistency in character portrayals, and adapting to the faster pace of TV production while remaining calm and making choices that give the actor agency on set. Week Four - Film Acting Techniques - Film functions differently than TV in many ways and this week we will shift the focus to finding the ways we can thrive while working in film. We will examine both supporting and leading roles and the differences between big blockbuster studio films and shoestring indies. Week Five - Stakes!! This week, students will tackle the challenges of acting in HIGH STAKES, MONSTER, POSSESSION, EMOTIONAL 10/10 scenes, from drama to comedy to thriller. They will explore how to authentically find and portray heightened emotions and navigate high-stakes situations, while maintaining credibility and connecting with their audience. Week Six - Set Professionalism and Adaptability - This week, students will gain insights into the professional aspects of on-camera acting. They will learn what it’s like to work on a set, collaborating with crew members and fellow actors to bring a project to life.


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

  • 2424 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

    (773) 302-7405

    studio@theforgechi.com


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