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.
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On Camera Training Intermediate Class
July 17 - August 7, 2018

SKILL BUILDING SUMMER SESSION AT ON-CAMERA TRAINING
“UP YOUR GAME”

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 or send a check to home office address:
12422 Sadler Lane, Bowie MD 20715

-Syllabus-

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!

Monday evenings July 16 – August 6, 2018 7-9 p.m.
COST: 4 week class is $400
LOCATION: On Camera Training Studio at 2426 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910

The next Sunday TELEPROMPTER Class is June 10, 2018
TIME: 2:00PM - 5:00PM (class size limited to 8 students)

ACTING ON-CAMERA
LOCATION: Shakespeare Theatre
516 8th Street SE, Washington, DC  20004
** Check their site for upcoming Fall classes **
MORE INFO: www.shakespearetheatre.org
EMAIL: Web_Admin@ShakespeareTheatre.org

GETTING STARTED IN FILM and TV
LOCATION: Theatre Lab
733 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
** Check their site for upcoming Fall classes **
MORE INFO: www.theatrelab.org
EMAIL: contact@theatrelab.org

AUDITIONING FOR THE CAMERA
LOCATION: Theatre Lab
733 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
** Check their site for upcoming Fall classes **
MORE INFO: www.theatrelab.org
EMAIL: contact@theatrelab.org

The next Saturday EAR PROMPTER Class is TBA
TIME: 1:00PM - 4:00PM (class size limited to 4 students)

PRIVATE COACHING
Private coaching can be arranged on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Weekends.
Please by call Brenna at 301.257.5543 to schedule.
or email brennamcdonough@gmail.com

Brenna is happy to answer any questions you may have
Phone: 301.257.5543
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".