The SRS Foundation Class meets ONLINE ONLY, on Sundays at 5pm PT / 8pm ET / and at 3pm HST (2pm HST during Daylight Savings Time on the mainland), and is open to all current SRS-West, SRS-East, and SRS-Hawai’i students. 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 Scene Study classes. We will also do camera exercises, auditioning exercises, improvisation exercises, and more!
This class is FREE to all current SRS students and they are encouraged to attend often! We strongly encourage all new students to attend at least 4 sessions of this class (concurrent with their Scene-Study class).
This class takes place online only.
This is an ONGOING class so you can start at ANY time.
For all New and Current SRS students this class is FREE!
STUDENTS WILL LEARN A SPECIFIC AND EFFECTIVE APPROACH TO ACTING AND AUDITIONING IN TELEVISION AND FILM.
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: We’ll look at the main acting techniques used in film and TV today (Method, Meisner, Chekhov, and others you may not know). We’ll examine how these techniques 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 Techniques: Advanced techniques to counter specific, individual obstacles you may have, e.g. how to stand, move, eye line, working in different size shots, etc..
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.