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Jun 4

Camera 1: Foundations

June 4, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - July 2, 2014 @ 9:30 pm

Camera 1 is our foundational course for adult (18 years and up) actors. This course meets on Wednesday nights. Camera 1 offers an extremely well rounded curriculum, which will give students comfort and confidence in front of the camera, setting them up for success in any venue (film, TV, commercial, etc.). We also look into the business of the 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, 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.

This session begins on Wednesday June 4, 2014. Book your spot at the bottom of this page.

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What the course teaches:

  • Scene Study
  • Monologues for the Camera
  • Audition Technique
  • Commercial Acting Techniques
  • Performance for the Camera
  • How to Get Work in Seattle

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“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.” David and Tony’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

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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.

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Our class is taught by David S. Hogan and Tony Doupe’, with assistance from Angela DiMarco.

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David has been acting professionally in Seattle since 2000, and his work in theater 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. Recent credits include: 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.[/content_box]

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Angela was cast in her first feature film, Waiting For The Light (starring Shirley MacLaine and Teri Garr), when she was 10 years old. She attended Summit K-12 School of the Arts and went on to study in the BFA program at Otterbein College. Angela moved to Los Angeles where she starred in the horror film, Hollywood Kills (starring Dominic Keating). From 1999-2010 she worked in professional Theatre in the NW. Angela is a consecutive three-time Gregory Award Nominee. She returned to film in 2011 as Rosie Finkelstein in the film Ira Finkelstein’s Christmas (Switchmas), starring Elliott Gould. Since then, Angela has found a perfect balance for both Film and Theatre in her career. Angela and her husband David S. Hogan launched Mighty Tripod Productions in 2012. They produce original work while collaborating and coaching local artists.

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Tony holds an MFA from Cal Institute of the Arts, is a faculty member of Shoreline Community College, and has been privately teaching for over 15 years. He has also been in many feature films (Safety Not Guaranteed, The Off Hours), television shows (Grimm, Leverage), and commercials. Recent credits include: Laggies, Directed by Lynn Shelton; A Bit of Bad Luck, Starring Cary Elewes, Lucky Them” Directed by Megan Griffiths (Official selection to the Tronto International Film Festival), At Middleton starring Andy Garcia, and The Darker Path. You can learn more about Tony’s extensive resume’ on his IMDB page.


June 4, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
July 2, 2014 @ 9:30 pm
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David S. Hogan
(206) 769-5786
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