AGE: 13+ (younger actors with instructor approval).
DATES: September 14 – October 12. Course runs for five consecutive Monday evenings. Classes are from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
LEVELS: Beginner – Intermediate.
INSTRUCTORS: David S. Hogan and Angela DiMarco, Founders.
PRICE: $300 (Early Bird rate through the end of August).
REGISTER: At the bottom of this page.
This is our fundamentals course for actors (13 years old and up – with some exceptions), which offers an extremely well rounded curriculum, giving students comfort and confidence in front of the camera and setting them up for success in any venue (film, TV, commercial, etc.).
During this course, we will also look into the business of the acting business, covering things like agents, headshots, resumes, casting directors, and more. This is a great course for students new to acting in general, new to on-camera acting specifically, or those who have a bit of experience, but are looking to take their craft deeper. Cameras are used in class, and students receive access to all footage filmed.*
*Scenes and other footage are recorded onto SD cards, which we provide. These SD cards are given to students so the work can be reviewed at home.
What the course covers:
- Auditioning – Film, TV, Commercial.
- Scene Study – Film, TV, Commercial.
- Performance for the Camera
- How to Get Work in Seattle
- The Business of the Acting Business
“I’d been working in Seattle for the past four years with some success in both theater and film, but I knew that there was more to learn that I just wasn’t getting “on the job.” Mighty Tripod’s class came recommended by Jodi Rothfield, so knew it would be a good place to start. I went in thinking I needed to brush up on my camera technique; where to look, how to stay in frame, how to play to the camera, etc. What I got was that and more: I’ve deepened my approach to acting, both for the camera and for the stage. I’ve got a new set of tools I can use to prepare more fully for auditions and roles. And, most importantly, I’ve got a new sense of confidence that’s been making a big difference in real-world casting and on-set situations. I got so much out of the first class that I went on to take the next in the series, and I plan to continue with Mighty Tripod’s ongoing classes and workshops.” – Marty Krouse
This dynamic, 5 week course is for actors who are:
- New to the world of acting.
- Experienced in stage acting, but new to on-camera acting.
- Looking for new tools to add to their craft.
- Ready to learn more about how to get ahead in the Seattle industry.
- Looking to book more auditions.
- Needing confidence in their work.
David has been acting professionally in Seattle since 2000, and his work is critically acclaimed (David is a three time winner of the Seattle Times Footlight Award for Stellar Acting – 2002, 2009, and 2012. He also received the 2012 Gypsy Rose Lee Award). His work in front of the camera began in earnest in 2010, and since then he has worked frequently in the medium. David began his training at Seattle University, where he developed his skills as a physical performer and comic actor, working in masque, and on broad, farcical plays. When in college, he also discovered the joy of performing Shakespeare. Since graduation, he has continued his training, working with a host of other exceptional teachers, learning about the craft and exploring performance and character development though a variety of techniques (Meisner, Method, Viewpoints, Suzuki, Classical Text Work). Recent credits include: Paralytic, Z Nation, The Device, Force Play, Deadline, Booked, A Bit of Bad Luck starring Cary Elwes, The Maury Island Incident, and Trauma. He is a passionate advocate for the northwest actor, and his dedication to the craft and elevation of the Seattle film actor is unparalleled. As a producer with Angela DiMarco, they have recently wrapped production on the feature film, Paralytic.
Angela was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She started in professional Theatre as a child and fell in love with performing. She was cast in her first feature film, Waiting for the Light (starring Shirley MacLaine) when she was 10 years old. She then went on to study Comedia Del Arte, improv, and soon started teaching others. Since then, she has become a full-time teaching and performing artist in Los Angeles and the NW. Angela not only has a passion for performing but also for working with children. Having been a child actor, Angela enjoys helping guide young artists on their creative journey. She has taught and volunteered at out-reach programs for at-risk teens. She also prides herself in her annual short film production with Explorer West Middle-School students. When she is not teaching or on screen, Angela performs with the Seattle Repertory, Village Theatre, Intiman, Seattle Public Theater and more. She is humbled to be a consecutive three time Gregory Award nominee. Credits Include: the feature films Hollywood Kills, Switchmas, The Device, By Gods Grace, Brides To Be, and Paralytic