Acting On-Camera

Acting On-Camera: Classes to master the art

Acting on-camera can be daunting, even for seasoned actors.  The on-camera classes in our curriculum are structured to lead you to your most truthful performance.  Learn to navigate movement for your filmed performance and trust the camera’s ability to capture your emotion and intention.  Whether you are just beginning your journey as a film and television actor or if you have list of featured credits, the acting on-camera classes at T. Schreiber can get your craft to it most refined level.

On Camera I

Focuses on training the actor to fulfill on-camera blocking and direction while incorporating truthful moment-to-moment involvement and spontaneity. The exercises provide the foundation for improvisations that develop an understanding of character and relationship. Scenes are assigned, rehearsed, then filmed, with director adjustments, allowing students to see how their work translates on screen and how vital specific work is to the film medium.

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On Camera II

In the On-Camera Scene Study class the focus is on keeping the words truthful and trusting the camera’s ability to read your mind and your emotions, resisting the temptation to exaggerate vocally and physically. We will explore using the script, your experience, and your imagination to create and inhabit the characters, and then when the camera is rolling—living “in the moment”, not pre-planning, but listening and reacting spontaneously.

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On Camera III

The On-Camera Master Class is a class for actors who have already had extensive on-camera experience and/or extensive theatre experience with some on-camera work. It is limited to eight actors so that we have the time to explore in depth living in the moment, really listening and responding as if you had never heard or spoken these words before while remaining true to your character and meeting the technical demands of the medium.

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Teen On Camera

This is a scene study class for teens who have some previous experience on stage or on camera. The emphasis is on truthfulness, listening and spontaneous (rather than pre-planned) response. Work will include script analysis, auditioning and improvisation. This is an acting gym for young actors to work out and work together. Each member of the class works on camera every week.

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