Morning: 8 weeks / 5 days a week
Evening: 12 weeks / 3 evenings a week
The Army’s Boot Camp prepares you for war; The Actors' Boot Camp® II prepares you for a much tougher battle – SHOW BUSINESS.
Because after Boot Camp II, you will never again be able to return to civilian life, you are now an actor. Here you will continue to learn and apply only the relevant aspects of the Meisner Technique and the Michael Chekhov Technique, you will learn true acting on camera skills so that you can work on any type of shoot, and you will learn and apply business tools and acting audition tips that will get you going in your acting career. As a matter of fact, we insist not only that you have an appropriate and effective picture and resume by the end of Boot Camp II, but that you also start auditioning.
Admission is by audition or completion of Boot Camp I and invitation into Boot Camp II.
Transitioning from the useful elements of The Meisner Technique into text, working from a point of view, and independent activities.
But now, more and more, it is about getting in your body, using your imagination, attacking the Michael Chekhov Technique and psychological gestures and atmosphere as you stay in the moment.
Acting is an interpretive art and the pressures of auditioning require that you make immediate and bold choices, expertly pick up the text off the page, and give a polished performance while remaining relaxed, spontaneous, and truthful. Easy to say, hard to do - this class works on all of these skills.
Assigned scenes are appropriate to your casting type and you are invited to make mistakes here so that you don’t have to make them where it counts. Also, as before, the useful elements of The Meisner and Chekhov work continue to be applied to scene work, but now there is much greater attention paid to actions, objectives, and your character’s arc.
Classroom experience is invaluable, but actual on-camera work is a different animal altogether. It is important that an on camera acting class in Los Angeles focus on all aspects of on-camera film and television acting as it exists in today's fast-paced industry – from matching action and blocking to performance consistency and coverage.
Using scenes prepared in the Scene Study/Cold Reading class, you will learn all of these vital techniques here and receive expert critiques that will permanently deepen your understanding of working in front of the camera as you get comfortable in front of the lens.
Determining your type, learning how the business really works, creating the best possible resume, finding a photographer, scheduling a shoot date. Bringing back your pictures, choosing the right one given your type, finalizing your resume, absorbing info on agents, submissions, and auditioning.
By the end of this class you will have your entire business package ready and you will be auditioning and taking in with you a professional and appropriate picture and resume. No more excuses - are you in or are you out?
And… included, strongly suggested, but not mandatory:
20 Sessions of The Daily Acting Workout - One hour a day, on your feet, utilizing all the skills you learn in your acting classes. The all important DAW, whenever you have time, day or night, 20 sessions to be attended at your discretion.
Morning Boot Camp II: Monday - Friday, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Evening Boot Camp II: Note: Only three evenings a week for 12 weeks, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Daily Acting Workout: Monday - Friday, 9am to 10am and Sunday - Thursday, 6pm-7pm
Schedule subject to change. Call to find out about availability: 818.753.2800
$2,200 (with the Daily Acting Workout)
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– Timmy N., Sweden
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- Xavier E., Orlando
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- Chelsea B., Carmel
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