Welcome to On Camera Training

Thank you for visiting OnCameraTraining.com. Brenna McDonough has been teaching her students the techniques to enable a successful career in acting and on-camera presentations since 1994. OCT classes are for actors, models, politicians, lawyers, doctors, stay-at-home moms and anyone else who wants to prepare themselves for being in front of a camera in a good, safe, quality environment. Brenna also co-authored the book "You Can Work On-Camera: Acting in Commercials and Corporate Films", a text used in numerous National colleges. Do something for your career today by registering for an upcoming on camera class.


DATE: Sunday, February 23, 2020
TIME: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This one day class will give the actor the teleprompter skills needed at their next audition and on-camera job.  Each participant will work on-camera throughout the afternoon with a variety of copy. Everyone will receive individual evaluation as well as suggestions for practicing their skills prior to auditions and jobs.

The goal of this class is to give each participant the opportunity to work with an over-the-lens teleprompter and professional teleprompter operator. This provides everyone with a “real time” experience while learning this important technique. When participants leave class they will be able to market themselves as “TelePrompTer Ready.”

Class will be held at ON-CAMERA TRAINING:
       2426 Linden Lane, second floor
       Silver Spring MD 20910
Please park in front of our building or the red building next door.
There is also parking in the lot over the bridge on the left at the museum.
Cost of class is $125
Pay Pal option at Registration Tab
Venmo @Brenna-McDonough-1

Intermediate Class

TIME: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This is a 4-week intermediate on-camera class. We will extensively cover Commercials, Industrials, Film Scenes and Monologues. This is not a beginner class; it is designed for those with some on-camera experience and who are actively auditioning. This class will greatly benefit the working actor. The goal is to emphasize the strengths of each actor in a “real time” audition. These skills are beneficial for either live or self-taped auditions.

Each class is 2 hours long. Be prepared to work and fully participate weekly. All student’s work will be recorded on-camera and evaluated for possible ways to improve. Dress comfortably and be ready to move.

Cost of class for the four-week session is $400.
A $25 deposit holds your place in class.
Cash, Check, PayPal and Venmo accepted.
PayPal option on the Registration page


Week One - Commercials
Commercial copy will be used in class and each actor will be given time to “create” their own story with the copy - building a better story with honest commitment and conversational reality. Working with a partner, and without text will also be explored in this class.

Week Two - Industrials
Industrials, training films and corporate videos are the bulk of the work offered to actors in the DMV. Corporate dress is recommended for this week, and we will sharpen confident delivery to the camera. Teleprompter and Ear Prompter skills will be discussed. These tools are essential for being hired for on-camera narrations, and expected skill sets in the D.C. market.

Week Three- Film Scenes
Students will be assigned a partner and a scene at the end of week two, you will be encouraged to work with your partner outside of class. This class will be designed to prepare you for film auditions and working with a partner, whether you are self-taping your audition or working with a “live” reader.

Week Four - Monologues
Students are expected to prepare a monologue from theater or film. Actors must choose their own monologues. Keep in mind - choose a monologue that means something to you emotionally. Do not choose iconic or signature monologues. Pick something you connect with that resonates for you. Try to use new or lesser-known material, and not a tried and true piece. I encourage you to stretch the boundaries of choice. Film, stage, a favorite passage in a book, song lyrics are possible choices. Go beyond your type and comfort zone. This is a safe place to try something new. It will benefit you and your classmates to challenge yourselves.

Get the Audition, Get the Callback, Get the Job!
COST: 4 week class is $400
LOCATION: On Camera Training Studio at 2426 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910

LOCATION: Shakespeare Theatre
516 8th Street SE, Washington, DC  20004
Wednesdays:  April 29, 2020 - May 27, 2020
6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
REGISTER: www.shakespearetheatre.org
EMAIL: Web_Admin@ShakespeareTheatre.org

If you are looking for ways to sharpen your skills, check out the one-day workshops offered by
The Actors Center

LOCATION: Theatre Lab
733 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Tuesday evenings - January 14, 2020 - February 18, 2020
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
REGISTER AT:: www.theatrelab.org
EMAIL: contact@theatrelab.org

LOCATION: Theatre Lab
733 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
2020 Dates TBA
MORE INFO: www.theatrelab.org
EMAIL: contact@theatrelab.org

Private coaching can be arranged at your convenience.
Coaching can also be arranged by your location.
Please by call Brenna at 301.257.5543 to schedule.
or email brennamcdonough@gmail.com

/ Brenna McDonough and Russell Crowe
Brenna McDonough on set with Oscar-winning actor, Russell Crowe, in the movie, "The Next Three Days".