The performer must be able to attain a level of concentration of a different order than he experienced in the classroom and on stage.
The actor will learn how to perform at his best, consistently, shooting out of order, maintaining the character's integrity while shooting a reverse opposite a stand-in reading lines from a script.
The terminology of different shots will be explored so that he will be able feel comfortable before the camera and not allow the hard work and preparation done off set to be compromised. The class participants will also be introduced to the extremely important concept of "listening" so that he is always hearing lines as if for the first time.
The actor will learn to "find the camera" in a slice or 1½ shot while working in a multi-camera environment as well as hitting his marks so it feels natural-this comes through motivating the blocking. The experience of working in an environment with 30 or so people in their "fourth wall", taking cues from the stage manager, finding their lights, maneuvering around extras, etc., will be explored.
In this course each actor will work on camera each class from actual soap scripts, be critiqued and have the opportunity to see what worked and what can be improved.This class is not a basic acting class, but one for the actor who is serious about mastering the craft of Daytime Drama.
Interviews/Registration begin soon for Spring term. .
Classes will be $165 for each 4 week session. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 718.768.6452 from 10am to 6pm for further information and registration.