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Monday, April 10, 2023

Off Ala Moana Blvd. across from Restaurant Row – Free Parking!

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The Workshop

Through original and very focused exercises, actors will learn how to deal with the specific and varied demands of working on set, especially dealing with different size shots and how frame size affects your performance. Students work on spontaneity, active listening, making and committing to choices, and reliably triggering real emotions.

  • Approach: How to identify and adjust to the varied technical demands of working on camera
  • Text Analysis: Breaking down a script, clues to look for, line learning, timing
  • Exercises: To strengthen imagination, concentration, and focus
  • On-Camera Acting Techniques: Advanced techniques, how to fill-up with emotion, eye line, Staying “in”
  • Working On-Set: What to do & what not to do, when you walk on the set, what’s expected, speed, vocabulary, crew
  • Understanding Frame Size: Impact on the actor, Containing the Physical Movement, Eye-line
  • Rehearsal/Camera Blocking: Taking Direction, dealing with last minute revisions
  • 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, connected, and helping to tell the story

About the teacher:

Scott Rogers

Scott served as acting coach for 20th Century Fox Studios under a multi-year, exclusive contract, coaching actors for television projects. He served as acting coach on the feature film “Princess Ka`iulani” starring Barry Pepper, Will Patton, and Q’orianka Kilcher. Scott has coached principal actors, for more than 3000 hours on the sets of motion pictures and national television shows. He has produced, cast, and/or directed more than 100 professional productions and he’s written, directed, and produced dozens of TV commercials. 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, where he first coached actor Jason Momoa (Aquaman). Scott went on to coach Momoa on 44 episodes of two tv series and a tv movie.

Starting back in the mid-1980s Scott began to get hired by actors, studios, and production companies to Direct, Produce, and Coach, hundreds of actors, including: Donna Mills (Knotts Landing), Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Charles Grodin, Richard Kline, Vincent Gardenia, Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, John Astin, Ted Lange (Love Boat), Denver Pyle (Dukes of Hazard), Tony Bennett & many others.

In 1994, after living and working in Los Angeles for more than 25 years, Scott moved to Hawai`i with his wife, Jeanne, in order to raise their (soon to be) two children in a safe and sane environment. They opened their school in 2000, to train actors for film and television. During this time, Scott coached actors like Pat Morita (Karate Kid), Brooke Burns (Dog Eat Dog), Dominic Purcell (Prison Break), and series-regulars on shows like LOST, North Shore, and Baywatch, as well as actors appearing in: Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull, Hawaii Five-0, ER, 50 First Dates, Pearl Harbor, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Rundown, Tears of the Sun, Blue Crush, Lilo & Stich, and many more. In 2013 Scott opened a second studio, this one in Portland, Oregon.  Within a year or so most of his Portland students were regularly booking roles on TV shows like Grimm, Leverage, Portlandia, and The Librarians.

Now (thanks to Zoom) Scott teaches weekly classes in Honolulu and Portland and coaches actors in L.A., New York, and literally all around the world.

Scott is a 40+ year member of Actors Equity Association, AFTRA and the Screen Actors Guild (now SAG-AFTRA), where he served for 12 years on the SAG and SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors and 15 years on the SAG and SAG-AFTRA Hawai`i Local Board of Directors. He still serves on several SAG-AFTRA National Committees, as Co-Chair of the  SAG-AFTRA National Conservatory Committee and as Vice President of the SAG-AFTRA Portland Local. 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.