SRS - Atlanta Presents:
Method Acting for the Camera
Taught by professional on-set acting coach, Scott Rogers.
Method Acting is the perfect technique to learn over Zoom! It is also the most misunderstood acting technique in the world. Much of what you read on the internet about it is WRONG. You hear the phrase “very Method” used often to describe an actors performance – usually when they’re overacting or throwing tantrums on set or “living as the character” off-camera too. In reality, none of these things have anything to do with the Method. Nothing. Method Acting has been called everything from “brilliant” to “dangerous” (and I believe it can be both)…
BUT, there’s a reason that it’s still one of the most frequently used techniques in Hollywood.
And, that the ranks of Method trained actors include the most dynamic actors of our time: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchette, Marlon Brando, Adrien Brody, Nicolas Cage, Michael Caine, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Chastain, Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, James Dean, Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda, Hilary Swank, Tom Hanks, Ed Harris, Anne Hathaway, Dustin Hoffman, Heath Ledger, Matthew McConaughey, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Nicholson, Gary Oldman, Al Pacino, Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, Christoph Waltz, etc…
This class will teach you to use some of the techniques of Method Acting, in your work, to help you feel the required emotion, reliably, take after take, WITHOUT THE NEED OF OTHER ACTORS and more powerfully than any technique you’ve ever used. Nothing works as well when shooting the Close-up. We’ll use Lecture, Q&A, and exercises during this course.
A few of the actors coached by Scott include:
About the instructor:
Scott is one of the most experienced acting coaches in the country. He served as acting coach for 20th Century Fox Studios under a multi-year, exclusive contract, coaching actors for television projects. He has coached principal actors, for more than 3000 hours on the sets of motion pictures and national television shows. He was the full-time, on-set, Acting Coach for the Fox-TV series North Shore and was previously the full-time Acting Coach for the hit TV show Baywatch.
In the mid-1980s Scott began to get hired by actors, studios, and production companies to Coach/Teach/Direct hundreds of actors, including: Jason Momoa, Donna Mills (Knotts Landing), Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Pat Morita (Karate Kid), Brooke Burns (Dog Eat Dog), Dominic Purcell (Prison Break), Catherine Oxenberg, Susan Blakesley, Richard Kline, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, John Astin & many others.
Scott’s clients include series-regulars on shows like LOST, North Shore, and Baywatch and actors appearing in: Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull, Hawaii Five-0, Magnum PI, ER, 50 First Dates, Pearl Harbor, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Rundown, Midway, Blue Crush, Lilo & Stich, Grimm, Portlandia, Shrill, The Librarians, and many others.
Scott is a 30+ year member of Actors Equity Association, AFTRA and the Screen Actors Guild (now SAG-AFTRA), where he sits on the National Board of Directors and serves on several national committees including the National Executive Committee and as Chair of the SAG-AFTRA National Conservatory Committee. He’s taught acting to hundreds of actors, in classes across the country, from Los Angeles to Florida, from Seattle to San Francisco, from Washington D.C. to Guam (yes, Guam!). He has auditioned more than 15,000 actors for various productions and his clients appear on television, film, & on Broadway, daily.