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Camera Foundations

This course can no longer be booked.

with Jackie Seijo

  • Started Apr 3
  • 200 US dollars
  • The Forge

Service Description

Each week consists of a short Q&A section where students can ask any and all questions. Week One: This week will consist of an introduction to on-camera acting and auditions. Students will learn a breakdown of basics like framing and lighting for self-tape auditions and in-person auditions. Students will be asked prior to the start of the session to have a previous audition (between 2 - 3 minutes) prepared for this week to perform and receive feedback. Week Two: Students will bring in assigned material from the previous week to perform. The focus will be on character depth with longer on-camera scenework. Week Three: Students will practice cold reading for the camera. They will receive material on the same day and have a chance at making strong choices in the room and watch their playback. This will include commercial copy and a breakdown of the process of auditioning and working on commercials. Week Four: Students will have been tasked with submitting their own self-tape to watch during this week's class and receive feedback. The focus will be putting together learned skills from the previous weeks. Week Five: Students will work on co-star and dayplayer roles. This will include practice with roles that film for one day on feature films as well as the co-star for television shows. The instructor will breakdown the process and provide students with insight into building a strong co-star foundation. Week Six: The final week will be spent on mock auditions with assigned material (or real auditions the students are working on) with feedback and playback. Who is Jackie Seijo? Jackie (he/they) is a film actor, Jeff-Nominated theatre actor, and teaching artist. After moving to Chicago in 2015, they have had the pleasure of working in theatres like A Red Orchid Theatre and Redtwist Theatre, where they received their Jeff nomination for their role in Isaac's Eye. He has appeared on screen in Chicago P.D., recurred as Paramedic Jackie on Chicago Med, and wrapped a role in a feature film in January of this year. Jackie also appears in the lead role of an indie short film, Agora, that will be hitting the film festival circuit this year. Currently, Jackie will be returning as a Theatre Faculty to Blue Lake Fine Arts camp this summer (2023) after having first taught there in 2015.


Upcoming Sessions


Contact Details

  • 2424 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

    (312) 766-6682

    studio@theforgechi.com


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