ACTING FOR CAMERA
$395 for 6 Week Session
12 Student Limit
Beginning October 25, 2022
Camera acting is a different beast to stage acting. Learn on-camera acting technique, what is expected of the actor upon arrival on set, and much more.
Join popular Factory instructor Leesa Neidel, as she offers her class Acting for Camera at The Factory in a 6-week session on Tuesday nights.
With her gentle, intuitive and constructive approach, she will bring every actor to the next level of their craft. Learn her approach to the craft, and the adjustments that need to be made for the camera, in six easy installments.
Leesa Neidel is a former schoolteacher who began her pursuit of acting just 7 years ago, immersing herself with constant study of the craft in multiple classes and workshops from top industry instructors. She quickly build an impressive resume, booking her first principal role in a SAG-AFTRA film in less than a year. In the summer of 2021, she saw herself on the big screen twice, in roles in the Tom McCarthy film STILLWATER, opposite Matt Damon, and 13 MINUTES, in scenes with az Vega and Thora Birch.
View her complete IMDB credits by clicking here.
The class will cover all aspects of on-camera acting in eight specific lessons. The many exercises will include hitting marks, continuity, eyeline, adjusting performance for the shot, and many more. The procedures of acting in a major film will also be covered, from the time the actor is cast, following the actor through wrap. Call sheets, contracts, pre-call expectations, the hierarchy of the set, how to read one-liner and Day out of Days schedules and more will be covered.
But most importantly, participants will be filmed in several on-set scenarios in a very active and upbeat classroom setting. Playback will be evaluated each week in class, followed by constructive critique from Ryan.
"I feel like so much emphasis is placed on changing parts of ourselves to fit a role," Ryan said. "I believe it all starts with honoring exactly who you are. When you are infallibly yourself, you connect to something so much bigger, and it’s irresistible. I am over the moon to be teaching at The Actor Factory, because it’s the place where I finally learned that being myself was enough. The moment you believe that, the rest will follow."
The class is open to beginning or advanced actors aged 17 and up.