This course emphasizes the basic elements of the craft of acting for film using fundamental acting technique and scene study as starting points. Students participate in in-class shoots aimed specifically at training the actor for the technical requirements of acting on a film set. Every student shares the same curriculum. Some additional time may be scheduled for productions as needed.
Classes encourage students to break down physical and internal inhibitions, and help each student find the most effective personal sources for the creation of truthful characters. Students should be prepared to work in non-traditional acting classes emphasizing the construction of and control of character given the unique pressure of a film or television shoot. Video cameras are used during class time.
Students develop the techniques and confidence they need to create believable performances for the camera. They apply what they learn to a series of on camera exercises designed to develop their screen acting ability.
Students in the One-Week Acting Camp perform in a film scene that is taped, edited, and screened for a live audience.
Students in the Summer Acting Camp Program who enroll in only the first week do not act in the student productions but receive all the fundamental acting instruction.
Starting where they left off in the introductory Acting for Film program. Students are cast in and explore the process of performing in a more in-depth production. Students may shoot the final project on location or in a closed set at the Film Academy.
While students are introduced to specific acting techniques and exercises as they apply to acting for the camera, classes primarily focus on rehearsal and preparation for the final project.
There is no dormitory housing available for the Tween Film and Acting Camps. Therefore, we only accept students who have made prior arrangements with family or friends.