actor training from the comfort and safety of your home!
This is fundamental virtual actor training for the camera which focuses on some of the most important aspects of the industry: The Audition, The Business of the Business, & Auditioning via Zoom! Register at the bottom of this page.
Early Bird Pricing: Thru the end of July!
Start Date: Monday, August 10.
End Date: Monday, September 07.
Zoom Meetings: 6:30pm-9:00pm.
This 5 session course via Zoom is taught by Mighty Tripod Acting Studio founders, David S. Hogan and Angela DiMarco.
In On-Camera 1, students will perform in each zoom session, receive notes and redirection from David and Angela, learn from watching others and hone their auditioning skills for commercials, film, and TV.
Week 1: Getting to know the students! Teaching: The Business of the Business – Learn about headshots, resumes, casting directors, talent agents, and more. Learn how to slate for the camera, and perform your first audition for immediate instructor feedback.
Week 2: Commercial auditioning, continued. Lesson: How to be a text detective/script analysis for minor characters (under 5 lines).
Week 3: Under 5 performances. Lesson: How to be a text detective/script analysis for supporting roles (co-stars, etc.).
Week 4: On-camera auditioning with longer scenes.
Week 5: Solo performance on-camera – The Monologue. Students will perform 2 contrasting monologues for feedback. Monologues are often used for talent agency interviews, not just for theatre, and are build into our curriculum so actors learn how to perform great solo pieces.
“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 course is for actors who are:
- New to the world of acting.
- Looking to book more auditions.
- Needing confidence in their work.
- Looking for new tools to add to their craft.
- Experienced in stage acting, but new to on-camera acting.
- Ready to learn more about how to get ahead in the Seattle industry.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
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). He is a passionate advocate for the northwest actor, and his dedication to the craft and elevation of the Seattle film actor is unparalleled. Credits Include: Z Nation Season 4, Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant, Paralytic, The Scottish Play, Chronoception, The Device, Super Secret, A Bit of Bad Luck starring Cary Elwes.
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 Commedia Dell’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. 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 The Parish, Hollywood Kills, Switchmas, The Device, By Gods Grace, Brides To Be, and Paralytic[/learn_more]
The Industry is always changing, so it’s only natural that the market changes along with it. We teach students how to stay informed and current in the NW. Seattle is a smaller market, but NW actors are still competing with LA actors. At Mighty Tripod Acting Studio, David and Angela stay connected to current Industry trends, and have built relationships with all of the area’s casting directors and talent agents. We are also producers and working actors, so we can share the wisdom gleaned from our experiences as we travel along the Actor’s Path.
We look forward to working with you!
~ David and Angela