Make the Camera Your Scene Partner
May
31
to Jun 7

Make the Camera Your Scene Partner

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Fridays, May 31 and June 7, 2019
12:00pm – 2:00pm

AT Motion Center for Actors 
151 West 30th Street, Floor 3
New York, NY 10001

Intensive Fee: $110

As a film and tv actor, the lens determines how you are seen by the audience. You are working within a completely different framework than on stage or in a theatre audition. Do you know how to work within the frame and make the camera your scene partner to draw the audience into each moment of your character’s journey? Do you know how to use your attention and your thinking and your body to tell the story within the frame? Do you know how the camera sees you? 

In this class, we will apply AT tools directly to on-camera work. You will discover resources in the audition room and on set that can support your on-camera acting, expand your presence and clarify your focus, so the camera is drawn to you. We will work on audition sides and watch playback during class so you can see how the tools we apply can transform what the audience sees on screen. The class will leave you with simple, concrete tools and practices that you can incorporate into your on-camera work immediately. 

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AT for On-Camera Auditions
Apr
29
to May 6

AT for On-Camera Auditions

Intensive: AT & Auditioning
Own Your Space In Your On-Camera Auditions

2 Mondays: April 29th and May 6th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Intensive Fee: $120

Are you a theatre-trained actor now working and auditioning for film and TV? Do you ever feel compressed or reduced by the camera? Having to narrow yourself to fit in the frame of the lens?

This class will offer you tools and resources to orient to the room you are auditioning in, and work with the camera and the space around you to expand instead of narrowing your field of awareness. Through this practice, you will draw the camera to you at the center of the moment rather than narrowing to meet the camera’s frame or pushing the camera away. You will find yourself in the center of the character’s moment and the camera will then meet you there.

In this class, we will work with a camera on a tripod and directly apply AT tools to audition sides. Actors will be given the option to bring in sides of their own or be given sides to prepare. There may also be time dedicated to cold reads. You will receive a copy of your clips after each class via Dropbox.

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