Camera 2 is our intermediate course for adult (18 years and up) actors. Camera 2 is open for actors who have taken Camera 1 or for those who have been granted instructor approval to attend (If you have not taken Camera 1, please contact us before you register, please). It is a five week, intimate course that meets weekly. This session begins on March 03, 2014.
SPECIAL NOTE: This session has an irregular schedule. We meet on Monday the 3rd, and the next four classes (March 12, 19, 26, and April 2) will meet on Wednesday nights.
Cameras are used in class, and students receive access to all footage filmed. Students will need to purchase SDHC 8-16GB memory cards (here is an example) by the second week of class. Video will be captured and put onto your card, which you can off-load at your home.
Register today and book your spot at the bottom of this page.
What the course teaches:
In Depth Scene Study
Improvisation for Character Building
Improvisation for Scene Development
Performance for the Camera
Working in Medium and Close Up Framing
"My experience in Camera 2 with Mighty Tripod Productions has helped me make amazing progress in front of the camera. I truly believe that focusing more on scene study in this class has helped me to reach a new level of authenticity on film. It was a great blend of receiving acting and technical feedback. The great thing about the teachers is that students get very honest feedback that helps them improve a lot faster. They are also readily available for all questions in and outside of class and are incredibly helpful in providing advice about the industry. I very much appreciated my time in the class and feel that I have improved and learned a great deal. It is most definitely time well spent training in Camera 2.
~ Rebecca Kim
"Working with David and Tony in the Camera 2 class has been instrumental in re-framing how I approach my scene work and character development. They offered challenging alternate choices for given situations that gave me the freedom to continue to discover nuances and build higher stakes throughout the filming process, take after take after take... I feel that I have left this class with more valuable tools than I anticipated and I'm eager to put them to use in my work moving forward. Also to work with these two again! Incredibly talented actors and directors with a solid eye for refining their students' trouble spots."
~ Andi Norris
This dynamic, 5 week course is for actors who:
Have taken Camera 1.
Who have some professional on-camera experience or professional training.
Want to go deeper in their work.
Want to learn how to be compelling in front of the camera.
Are feeling stuck in their craft.
Need a confidence boost.
Our class is taught by David S. Hogan and Tony Doupe', with assistance from Angela DiMarco.
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]
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 their own company, Mighty Tripod Productions in 2012. They produce original work while collaborating and coaching local artists. Angela is a proud SAG-AFTRA and AEA member.
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.