Directing and Acting for the Camera - Actors, Sep 25 - Nov 13 with John Jacobsen

  This class has reached the maximum number of students. You may add your name to the waiting list for the class by registering here after creating an account. We will notify you if space in the class becomes available. No payment is required at the time of joining the waiting list, but we will ask for you to select your tuition level to speed up your registration should we later be able to register you for the class.
Sept 25 - Nov 13 // Wednesdays 6:00 - 10:00PM

This course is an essential hands-on laboratory for directors and actors who want to work in film and television. All scenes are shot film style on a digital camera in class. Directors will explore every facet of the directorial process, learning what a set is like, how scenes are structured, how to create scene coverage by creating storyboards and shot lists and what the important issues for a director are. This class will teach you to interpret and translate the written ideas of the screenplay into cinematic form and improve your abilities to communicate with actors to elicit their best performance.

Actors will learn to identify the specific demands of the scene beat by beat and how to tailor their performance to the needs of the camera and the director. Instruction emphasizes developing the ability to focus on character and intent while navigating the external distractions of a movie set. Actors will work on a variety of scenes being assigned a new director for each new scene.

This course is extremely helpful, and highly recommended, in preparing for the Film Directing Course offered in the Winter Quarter.

Please note:

  • This class is recommended for actors who have completed Step II: Acting with TextActing for the Camera with John, or equivalent training in scene work.
  • This class requires you to be able to meet with your scene partners and director to rehearse outside of regularly scheduled class time.

Location: 517 Maynard Ave


Deadline to register for this class is Tuesday, September 24 at 5:00pm, pending available space.  Class size is limited to 20 acting students.  

Our discounted tuition price is available to students who demonstrate financial need. When you register, you will have the option of applying. All required information is self-reported and no documentation is required initially; however, we may ask you to verify your income at any time. 

Consistent and timely attendance is essential for all Freehold classes.  If you believe that you will miss more than one session of a class, please check in with the office prior to registering.

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September 25th, 2019 6:00 PM   through   November 13th, 2019 10:00 PM
517 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
United States
Phone: 206-323-7499
Full Course Deposit $ 75.00
Full Course Fee $ 665.00
Discount Course Deposit $ 75.00
Discount Course Fee $ 475.00
Class Information
Course Directing and Acting for the Camera - Actors
Instructor John Jacobsen

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