New York Film Academy
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New York Film Academy Acting for Film

Hands-on Intensive Weekend Acting for Camera Workshop


Acting for film is not simply knowing character and motivation--an actor must also know how to use the camera as a tool of expression. The practical knowledge of camera technique is often missed in traditional acting classes.

This course is an intensive, total immersion workshop focusing on the essential techniques of acting in front of the camera.

Topics covered include:

  • Actors' relaxation techniques for performance in close-up shots
  • Breathing for effective dialogue delivery
  • Movement and blocking in front of the camera
  • Eyelines
  • Hitting marks on the floor
  • Understanding how light affects mood
  • Shooting continuity in order to create seamless repeated takes from various camera angles
  • Facial projection exercises for the close-up and wide shots
Actors can expect a full weekend, all day Saturday and all day Sunday, from 10:00am until 5:00 pm each day with a short lunch break.

The course is taught by an experienced acting instructor and a cinematographer, both from New York City.

Dates & Tuition


Tuition: $375

Location & Available Dates

For Amsterdam Netherlands:
Jan 14, 2017 - Jan 15, 2017
May 20, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Jun 24, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017

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