Prepare Your Skills With Lights Camera Action!
Designed for a little more experienced acting students, Lights Camera Action! prepares the student for becoming a working actor. Emphasis in class is to build towards completing an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for each student that they can use for professional opportunities or just to show what they are capable of.
Students will be recording their completed projects to Canon Pro video cameras and uploading to YouTube. Parents can use the links from the YouTube videos to let the public, agents or managers see what the student has done. It’s a great way to build a following.
Free your creativity, and feel comfortable in front of the camera or a live audience. LIGHTS, Camera, Action! is designed to teach you all you need to know about on camera acting. Through drama games, scene study, commercials , script writing and other exercises designed to highlight the differences between stage and film performances, you will learn to tailor your work for the camera.
Through more advanced drama games, students practice expression and the ability to convey a mood without speaking. Prodigy students explore mime as a tool to get people to understand them without saying anything.
Teachers give students scenes to work on at home and discuss who each character is in that scene. This process helps the student explore imagination and really understand who the character is. After spending time at home and in class working on the scene on small camera, students will move to High resolution camera work for their final scene read. Their completed scene will go towards their EPK. For students who are already proficient in these skills, we work with them to develop their own characters & scripts. It is extremely helpful in developing ideas and imagination.
With today’s growing focus on animated features, more actors are preparing to do voiceover work. Our course will help students develop their voiceover skill set with animated work and teleprompter reads.
Local Business Commercials
As part of Lights Camera Action! Students who successfully complete scenes will get the opportunity to audition for commercials for local participating businesses. This gives them the opportunity of experiencing what it is like to audition for such roles and if chosen, receive exposure on the Internet or television. It is a great way to gain experience. Want to see a little of what Prodigy Students have done? Check this commercial co-written by one of our Prodigy students for Carvel in East Meadow, New York: