IN LIFE, YOU DON'T GET A SECOND CHANCE
TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION.
SKILL SETS WE WORK ONTOGETHER
The following topics are what you will be working on in front of the camera,
then reviewing your acting choices every class to become, as I repeatedly say:
"A self-directed actor who can also skillfully comprehend
and adapt to redirects instantly."
TOOLS FOR YOUR AUDITIONS:
Slating Techniques and Interviews,
because 60% of 1st callbacks result
from simply how you enter
the room and say 'Hello'.
Cold Reading & Listening
(They must be practiced together)
Because 60% of 2nd call backs
are judged by the skilled
cold reading technique
and acting choices you make.
Reactions On Camera...
because they are as important as dialogue To any viewer.
Running Lines with a Scene Partner
...while ....cold reading and listening!
Making intuitive acting choices
Basic camera knowledge:
What is my frame?...Where is my look? etc
YOUR On-set behavior - [Do's and don'ts]
Learning some basics about how to evaluate your work.
From street theater beginnings to comedy stages in Hollywood to national TV appearances, Dan Weisman brings an authentic 30+ years of professional experience to his coaching. From Hollywood to Hawaii, hundreds of performers, actors and writers like Emmy nominated Daily Show writer Travon Free or new Maui actor Romuauldo Castillo (Hawaii Five-0) have benefited from Dan's insightful approaches. As a founding performer and director with The L.A. Connection, Dan has personally taught well over 1500 workshops and directed over 600 live improv shows. After moving to Maui in 2009, Dan has taught kids, teens and adults from Seabury Hall, to University of Hawaii Maui College to numerous private clients of all stripes. He loves the challenge of helping his students discover their inner artistic voice seeking expression.
I'm MOVING TO PORTLAND Beginning Mid JULY 2017!
For an Appointment Call: 808.345.5548
ACTING ON CAMERA
MY COACHING PHILOSOPHY
PRACTICE YOUR AUDITIONING
PROCESS ON CAMERA
From the moment you walk in the door, be in it to win it or don't bother to show up.
So we practice the process; we tape the process and stay 100% present throughout the process. Then, together, you and I watch the replay and evaluate your performance. Then, I'll transfer it to your thumb drive and later, after you step away from your work, you watch it again.
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