Camera 3: Advanced Acting for the Camera is a serious course for serious actors. It’s kind of like P90X for acting – it’s designed to kick your butt a little, and leave you feeling really awesome afterwards. This course is designed to build toward mastery of the craft. In the course we work on scene study, emotional preparation, dynamic expression, and continuity. We will work on scenes from film and television (and perhaps some original material), and all scenes will be recorded. At least one scene will be edited together and viewed/critiqued in class. Final scenes can emphasize image, audio, and acting, and will be high enough quality to use as a demo (reel) clip (extra fee for this service – see below).
Prerequisite: Camera 2 or instructor approval. Interested parties who have not taken Camera 2 will be invited into this course if they have extensive training or experience.
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Rough Course Outline:
- Course introductions. Audition coaching and simulation. Students bring in a scene from TV/film.
- First scenes are filmed. Students bring in a second scene from TV/film.
- Second scenes are rehearsed, students are challenged to go deeper. Second scenes are filmed. Students bring in a third from TV/film.
- Second scenes are screened and reviewed in class. Third scenes are rehearsed, students are challenged to go deeper.
- Third scenes are filmed, with the intention of creating a clip for your reel.
Due to popular demand, we have built Camera 3 to nurture our students who are working actors, and further develop our students who are on a pathway for success. In this course, students will be challenged. Expectations will be high. And breakthroughs will be par for the course. Seattle is becoming more of an industry town, and the northwest region as a whole offers a lot of great opportunities for actors, but if the actor does not know how to audition effectively, and still has room to improve when working on set (and, honestly, who doesn’t?), then she will not be hired as often as she possibly could.
This course is not only designed to get you a piece of footage for your reel, Camera 3 is a course that working and advanced actors should look to take as often as possible. The course will feel like a gym for the actor – the more effort you put in, the more results you will get out. We hope to see our students return again and again for this course because we believe that actor training never ends, and when an actor is not out there working, then she should be training and staying sharp for that next opportunity. When big opportunities arise, the actor must meet the challenge. Mighty Tripod Productions can help you face those opportunities with confidence, conviction, and craft.
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.
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.
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.