The SRS Foundation Class meets on Sundays at 5pm. We focus on the techniques that allow you to fully utilize Scott’s process.  It is NOT a scene study class. Instead, it focuses on established techniques like the Meisner Technique, Method acting, some Chekhov, etc. But it also uses newer, lesser-known techniques that Scott has found to be uniquely beneficial for working on camera. We’ll learn these techniques and how to use them in our work. These techniques can then be tested and practiced in our Tuesday Night Class.  We will also do camera exercises, auditioning exercises, improvisation exercises, and more!

This class is FREE to current SRS Tuesday night students and they are encouraged to attend often! It is mandatory for all new Tuesday night students to attend at least 4 sessions of this class (concurrent with attendance in the Tuesday night class is okay).

New and former students may also enroll in JUST the Foundation Class.


126 NE Alberta St
Portland, Oregon

(Use side entrance on NE Mallory Ave. Ask for Door Code)
This class meets on Sundays at 5:00 pm.
This is an ONGOING class so you can start at ANY time.

How much?

For all New and Current SRS Tuesday Night students this class is FREE!

For New and Former Students NOT enrolling in the Tuesday Night Class – just $150 per month!


We explore acting techniques that help an actor adapt to, and exploit, the unique technical demands of working on camera(s) and unlike other classes, we focus a good deal on the business end of acting too (unions, agents, set protocol, marketing, etc.).

Actors will learn the varied demands of working in different size shots and how that affects your performance. Students work on spontaneity, active listening, making and committing to choices, and reliably triggering real emotions.

Approach: How does the work in theatre, sitcoms, commercials, soaps, & film differ for actors?
Text Analysis: Breaking down a script, clues to look for, what makes it a comedy or drama, line learning, timing.
Exercises: To strengthen imagination, concentration, and focus.
On-Camera Acting Techniques: Advanced techniques, how to stand, move, eye line, working in different size shots.
Working On-Set: What to do & What not to do, when you walk on the set, what’s expected, speed, vocabulary, crew
Understanding Editing: Impact on the actor, Continuity, Eye-line
Rehearsal/Camera Blocking: Taking Direction, dealing with last minute revisions
Audition Technique – Tips for Getting the Call Back: What works, What doesn’t & Why, Mock Auditions
Obstacles – The Key to Making Good Acting Great
Understanding “The Business”: Unions, Resumes & Industry Publications, Contracts, Agents & Managers
Active Listening — The Key to being spontaneous and connected.