SEPTEMBER 2019 - 2 YEAR SCREEN ACTING  PROGRAM

In order to get our students to the next level in their acting careers we have changed our classes into conservatory based programs. The Creative House New year long program is unlike any program on Long Island. Our programs not only include acting, they also include "The Business of Acting" and networking with industry professionals. The programs were designed by our acting coaches, who are professional working actors. Along with talent agents, managers and casting directors we put programs based on what they learned throughout their years in the industry. What they learned and what they wished they learned when starting their careers. The courses are intensive and focuses on equipping each student with the means to encompass the challenges of a demanding industry. By developing professional practices and incorporating it within a project driven approach of ‘learning by doing’. Third & Fourth semester the students are assisted in creating their own reels from work  within the program which are then are sent out to industry contacts during the end of the course. 

CLASSES CAN BE DONE ALA CARTE BY AUDITION. REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS OPTION: 
*Completed a technique course at another school
* Referral by agent/ manager and/or
*By audition.

FULL PROGRAM INCLUDES:

3 FACE TO FACE ON CAMERA SESSIONS WITH TOP CASTING DIRECTORS PER SEMESTER

3 BUSINESS CLASSES PER SEMESTER TAUGHT BY DIFFERENT INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

2 SCENES FOR FILMED FOR DEMO REEL (4th SEMESTER)

MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORTS FROM INSTRUCTORS

This is the only program on Long Island solely offering quality training and an exclusive introductory to industry professionals. 

Ask about our financing options.

PRICE PER SEMESTER FOR FULL PROGRAM: $3,495

IF PAID IN FULL BY JANUARY 5TH: $3,200

CLASSES BEGIN THE WEEK OF JANUARY13TH 

MONDAY: ACTING FOR FILM/TV, SCRIPT INTERPRETATION: $1,200
MONDAY: ON-CAMERA: $1,200
SATURDAY: SCENE STUDY/IMPROV: $1.200

FALL SEMESTER 1 SCHEDULE AGES 11 - 14:

MONDAYS: ACTING FOR FILM/TV, SCRIPT INTERPRETATION

5PM - 7PM INSTRUCTOR: ALAN GORDON

REQUIREMENTS

There are no previous acting experience requirements to join this course.  If you are brand new to acting, this can  be an advantage. 

THIS CLASS WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

SANFORD MEISNER'S DEFINITION OF ACING "LIVING TRUTHFULLY IN THE IMAGINARY CIRCUMSTANCES"

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  • THE TABLE READ. STUDENTS WILL BE TAUGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING OFF THE PAGE AND "WORKING OFF" THE PERSON. 

  • THE REALITY OF DOING "ACING IS DOING. NOT THINKING. MEANINGFUL ACTING IS DOING UNDER THE EMOTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

  • ELIMINATING THOUGHT TO STIMULATE THE ACTOR'S INSTINCTS.

  • LISTENING AND REACTING FROM YOUR TRUTHFUL SELF.

  • CONSTRUCTING THE FIRST MOMENT INCLUDING THE PROCEEDING EMOTIONAL HISTORY AND THE EVENT THAT IMPACTS THE FIRST MOMENT

  • WHAT IT MEANS TO GO "FULLY" IN YOUR WORK. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PLAYING A RESULT OR "OVERDOING"

  • "BEAT CHANGES" AND WHY THEY CHANGE. TWO REASONS THAT ALAN WILL COVER IN THE CLASS.

  • IDENTIFYING OBJECTIVES AND MOTIVES AND THEIR IMPACT ON YOUR WORK

  • EMOTIONAL PREPARATION USING THE CREATIVE IMAGINATION

  • EMOTIONAL PARALLELS 

  • CREATING URGENCY BY  RAISING THE STAKES

  • BRINGING YOURSELF TO THE WORK

  • RELATIONSHIPS TO PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS AND EVENTS. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE "ELEMENT OF TRUTH."

  • THE USING OF THE MAGIC "AS IF"

  • ELIMINATING INDICATING

  • STILLNESS - ELIMINATING UNNECESSARY MOVEMENT. THE CAMERA PICKS UP EVERY FALSE MOVEMENT YOU MAKE, ESPECIALLY IN CLOSE-UPS

MONDAYS: ON-CAMERA

7:00PM - 9PM INSTRUCTOR: DANIEL COSGROVE

REQUIREMENTS

PLEASE SEE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS COURSE IF NOT DOING THE FULL PROGRAM.

Screen Acting classes is designed to prepare students for professional practice in the fundamental acting techniques for the camera. Participate in the progression of classes. The course was carefully formulated to develop a variety of creative skills for screen acting. Students work with sides from television and film scripts. In addition to strengthening script analysis skills, acting technique, and flexibility, students will learn what to expect upon entering an audition room and how to use the camera to their advantage in order to book the job! This course will allow actors to learn not only from their own work, but by engaging in the work of others.

The course content includes:

  • A variety of filmed exercises in acting for camera technique

  • Creativity and Improvisation 

  • Character development

  • Text analysis

  • Subtext in acting

  • Vocal technique 

  • Movement for camera

SATURDAYS: SCENE STUDY/ IMPROV

6PM - 8PM INSTRUCTOR: JENEVIEVE BREWER

 

PLEASE SEE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS COURSE IF NOT DOING THE FULL PROGRAM.

This class is an enrichment opportunity highly recommended for any child actor serious breaking into the business, or just wanting to learn all the secrets and magic of television and film. Each class give the student the opportunity to have real television or film scripts assigned to them! Not only do they learn how to dissect and properly "action" each script, but at the end of every class they get their own mini audition mastered. The students will also be learning Script Interpretation/Acting Technique. This will teach each student the basic understanding of how to breakdown and learn the construction of a script, to better engage their imagination, to analyze text deeply and accurately, and to create rich, specific characters to harness into their own “actor’s toolbelt”. It is critical to learn of every technique, just as it is critical to be well read, and to know how to interpret what you are reading. Deconstruction is imperative for birth of character. Sensory, Physiological, and emotional realms are explored. Actors will create characters by drawing on their own emotions and memories, aided by a set of exercises and practices including sense memory and effective memory. Students work on a series of progressively complex exercises to develop an ability to first improvise, then to access an emotional life, and finally to bring the spontaneity of improvisation and the richness of personal response to textual work. A can't miss opportunity for anyone looking to break into the film and television industry.

Improvisation is a key skill for actors at any level. Improvisation helps you develop listening skills, allows you to be more impulsive and free, as well as think on your feet. Our class offers a clear progression route for improvisation. Designed for those who want to take their careers to the next level.Classes are fun, energetic and will fire up your imagination and creativity. Improvisation demands a heightened level of communication and can improve skills in all areas of your life. Our course is designed to take you through the building blocks of improvisation including spontaneity, listening, building ideas, imagination and communication:

  • Accessing spontaneity and instinct

  • Listening and responding

  • Offering and accepting

  • Confidence and clarity

  • Use of Voice and Body language

  • Energy and showmanship

  • Confidence to follow instincts

  • Responding without hesitation

  • Storytelling

  • Engaging with audiences

  • Explore status

  • Stage craft and voice projection

 

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