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BELOW ARE OUR ORDINARILY OFFERED CLASSES
ALL COURSES TAKE PLACE IN THE TIMES SQUARE AREA ON WEEKDAY EVENINGS*
Commercials "Outside the Box"
with Valerie Adami & Diakeim Lyles - 6 Sessions
Work on scripted and non-scripted audition material to sharpen your script analysis and cold-read skills and learn to ace the “improvised” audition. Covers reading from cue cards, commercial styles, single person and “doubles” copy. This course is taught on-camera.
Complete Audition Technique Class (Film/TV)
With Agent, Valerie Adami & CD Bob Kale - 4 Classes
What Does The “Complete Audition Technique” Cover?
- All work is on-camera – learn from your playbacks
- Fast efficient script analysis
- Allow your personality to inhabit the character
- Understand how the camera sees you – employ the subtleties of body language
- Control the casting with confidence – what you convey when you enter the audition room.
Whether it’s one line or three scenes you want to bring your A-Game. Get experience with film/TV scripts – from sit-coms to major motion pictures and see on-camera, the results you don’t get to see in the audition.
You really do need to do it all and impress on your first read. Various audition exercises and continued practice help the actor demystify the process and give you the confidence to make strong choices and trust your instincts.
A sensational deal at $250.
Call 646 285 3367 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditioning for Musical Theatre
with Bob Kale, CSA - 8 Classes
Work on Broadway musical audition songs and cuts tailored to YOUR needs. We will focus material you are lacking whether it be rock, contemporary, golden age, legit, 50’s pop, etc. Organize your book! Handle nervousness! 32-, 16-, and 8-bar cuts? What will make you stand out rather than blend in with everyone else? Major concentration on breath control. Geared toward both acting and singing songs. The course offers a validating environment for growth via supportive suggestions for change.
Film Acting Technique
with Jeffrey Zeiner - 10 Classes
Jeffrey’s unique approach starts with the concept ‘you do the acting, not the script’ This inside-to-outside film acting technique assures the actor he is thinking and feeling the beats of the story long before going to script. The camera can see in your eyes if you are being honest, connecting, and in the moment. A free sample class is available before each term to introduce the actor to Jeffrey and his style (Thurs., May 19, 2016 from 7:30 to 9:30 PM). For additional information see www.jeffreyzeiner.com — call Jeffrey directly at 212-245-1237 to discuss registration.
Fee: $375 – payable in three installments.
Industry Guest Nights
The very best way to further your career is to have your work seen live by industry Professionals. Bob Barron and Dwight Weist knew that sixty years ago when they created The Weist Barron On-Camera School. They can be credited with creating the showcase system. It’s evolved today in various forms from Equity Showcases to Industry headed seminars and workshops, or simply one-on-one ‘Meet & Greets’. WB workshops carry on the tradition by offering guest nights throughout the year, giving actors the opportunity to showcase their skills. Actors can either read commercial copy or perform a scene or monologue according to the preference of that evening’s guests. Actors start their presentation with what I refer to as ‘A minute of me’. This answers the question ‘Tell me something about yourself’ that virtually always begins any interview. Preparing our actors for the interview process is part of our workshops. In addition our guests are asked to provide written feedback on each actor’s performance. Many of the actors go on to work with, or sign with our Industry Guests.
Application and Refunds
You may want to schedule a general interview to discuss your career goals. Registration is confirmed only when payment, by cash, check, Visa™, Discover™, MasterCard™, or PayPal™, has been received. A full refund minus a $25 cancellation fee will be granted with one full business week’s notice. With less than a week’s notice, you can receive a class credit, which are good for one year from the date of the original class. A $25 bookkeeping fee is charged to apply a credit to another course or another term. No refunds will be granted once a class has begun, no exceptions.