|Acting for Film:
All the things I was never taught about acting
Getting into the Entertainment industry will be daunting for every young aspiring actor or actress. From ages 10-15, I auditioned for 100's of commercials, television pilots and independent films. If you've ever auditioned yourself, you already know that the casting director provides you with very little material to work from in order to build a character. So, every audition becomes a complete gamble. Without the information, how are you supposed to be able to do your work correctly? AND after giving it your best shot, the most that the casting director will usually give you in return is "Thanks, That was great." But what was great about it? Was she just being polite? How do you even know if you really did a good job? I was constantly looking for a way to learn from my mistakes, but with little or no honest feedback it was very difficult. Most young actors are in the same boat. They have no way of LEARNING to get any better because they don't have the opportunity to hear honest feedback from a professional.
How is a Kid supposed to just know how to act?
I wished SOMEONE was around to explain to me that there are many different techniques used for acting on camera. In my working experience, I've found that every actor I've come across has a different way of acting, that each way is correct if an actor is aware and honest with himself, and that there is NO perfect formula to teach. I believe actors learn by teaching themselves.
What works for YOU?
But they need all the information available in order to begin.
This ONE-DAY 6 HOUR intensive class is intended to give you the information you need to be an honest and natural actor starting with a vast overlook of the many different approaches to acting on camera and culminating with an "IN THE ROOM" private session of professional feedback. In other words, I will teach each student some of the things I wish I knew when I was a young actor just starting out. These will include: Improvising, Relaxing, Studying scenes with partners, Improving listening skills, Building confidence, Believing yourself, Being natural, Owning your art and Acting on camera.
|Also, for one half hour at the end of each class I would like to invite the parents to participate in a Q & A about the class and what their child learned. All questions are welcome.|
|Lou Taylor Pucci|