ACTING FOR CAMERA
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 pm
12 Student Limit, Ages 16+
Beginning January 19, 2023
The Actor Factory welcomes new instructor Kenneisha Thompson to teach the online version of one of its core classes, Acting for Camera.
On-camera acting is a different beast to stage acting. Learn the important ton-camera acting technique, what is expected of the actor upon arrival on set, and much more. Thompson will take performers that have already taken some kind of acting training, and teach them the rigors of what it takes to work on set. Additionally, she will teach actors will stage experience how to make the transition from theater to film.
Every student will perform each week in this highly participatory class led by an industry pro.
The class will cover all aspects of on-camera acting in six 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.
Kenneisha Thompson has learned to make the transition, having worked previously as an AEA-member theater actor before working in film and television. Her career began as a radio personality for WHOV 88.1 FM. After earning a BA in Journalism & Communications, she continued as a gospel DJ for Heaven 97 KHVN in Dallas, TX. Her previous stage credits include: Two Trains Running (African American Rep. Theater – AART), Company (Jubilee Theatre), Bright Half Life (WaterTower Theatre), King Liz (Amphibian Stage Productions), and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Jubilee Theatre) – where she earned BroadwayWorld.com’s 2014 Best Supporting Actress Award for her role as “Dussie Mae.” Her commercial and TV credits include: La Quinta Inn & Suites, At Home, American Airlines, TXU Energy, Phillips 66, and TNT’s Dallas. She stars as “Velena Williams” in the indie film Cowboy & Indiana, appears in the breakout indie feature A Ghost Story – opposite Rooney Mara and Academy Award winner Cassey Affleck, and is featured in The Old Man and The Gun – starring Robert Redford and Danny Glover. Look for her in the 2020 releases: Hooking Up – opposite Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect I, II, III), and Tasmanian Devil – opposite Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation) and Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (The Chi). Kenneisha has been a National Spokesperson for Long John Silver’s and Eyemart Express. She is also an accomplished voice actor. Her anime and game credits include: “Reyna” (Battleborn), “Lady Aurelia Hammerlock” (Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Borderlands 3), and “Madame Darkness Nox” (Smite). Currently, she plays “Queen Boudica” in the FUNimation anime series Radiant.
Even more than performing, Kenneisha has a REAL passion for sharing her talent with others! She’s taught theater and performance for various non-profit organizations in the DFW metroplex, including: Junior Players, Big Thought Thriving Minds, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, (CATS) Creative Arts Theatre & School, and VBS fine arts camps for The Potter’s House Dallas.
View her complete IMDB credits by clicking here.