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Class Description

ON-CAMERA TRAINING
Intermediate Class

DATE: Tuesdays, November 12, 2019 - December 10, 2019
NOTE: No class the Tuesday before Thanksgiving
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.
Cash, Check, PayPal and Venmo accepted.
PayPal option on the Registration page

-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!
COST: 4 week class is $400
LOCATION: On Camera Training Studio at 2426 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910



ACTING ON-CAMERA
LOCATION: Shakespeare Theatre
516 8th Street SE, Washington, DC  20004
September 18, 2019 - October 23, 2019
November 6, 2019 - December 18, 2019
NOTE: No class before Thanksgiving on November 27, 2019
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
Watch for 2019 dates
MORE INFO: www.theatrelab.org
EMAIL: contact@theatrelab.org


INTRO TO ACTING FOR THE CAMERA
LOCATION: Theatre Lab
733 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
September 10, 2019 - October 22, 2019
NOTE: NO class on Yom Kippur
MORE INFO: www.theatrelab.org
EMAIL: contact@theatrelab.org

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

NARRATION CLASS

The concentration of the Narration Class is to teach and improve the unique professional presentation skills for the “direct-to-camera” delivery that a successful narrator/spokesperson requires. Training for this “conversation with a camera” is tailored very specifically to each individual in class, and is offered to those people with on-camera experience who want to sharpen the very valuable narration skill. Professional dress is recommended for this class. Previous on-camera experience, or the Level One or Level 2 class is required. If you are interested in becoming or improving your spokesperson/host presentation skills, this is the class for you.

A local casting director will be attending the last class.

The cost for the 4-week class is $325.

Upcoming Classes::
Monday:
   TBA


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

NOTE: Inclement Weather Policy

On Camera Training classes are cancelled if local area schools, businesses and government agencies are also closed. Please call Brenna if you are unsure of classes being cancelled or postponed. 301-257-5543.