"I truly feel like I learn something new every class. Marcus seems to know exactly how to work with people with all levels of experience."jmDirectors, Producers and CD's look for and love actors with improv training. Basic improv will make you more confident, give you greater creativity, and help you stay in the present moment. Once properly trained, actors are free to make choices from a place of confidence in the audition environment. Untrained, our choices come from a place of fear. The latter usually results in overcompensating, throwing our scene partner under the bus, going blank, or all three at the same time! In this workshop you will learn how much fear of failure effects our performance, discover simple tools to stay grounded and connected to our scene partners, and you ' ll learn how to think on your feet. Lastly, Marcus will run through some improvised audition scenes to get you ready to land that next commercial or corporate gig."I've taken all his workshops (some twice) and always come away with something great. If you get a chance to work with him, DO IT!" erin d.Course of 1 class. Wednesday November 7th. 7-10pm. $90.00
The SF Acting Academy is a professional On Camera workshop school. Our mission: prepare actors to audition and work in the Bay Area acting market and connect those actors to the industry. Our comprehensive on-camera program includes Commercial – Voice Over- Acting Fundamentals – Audition Techniques and offers classes for actors of all ages and all experience levels. The San Francisco Acting Academy was founded in 2001 in collaboration with top casting professionals, actors and teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is our goal to provide the space for both new and experienced actors to hone their on camera skills and to make them more competitive in the SFBA market by connecting our school to the industry. Over the years we have accomplished this in several ways: We offer a variety of classes geared to prepare actors for the demands of auditioning and working in the challenging Bay Area Market. Our instructors are the best in the business; not only accomplished working actors and teachers, but casting session directors, television and radio producers and theater directors. They bring a unique perspective from both sides of the performance and the casting process. Our class sizes are kept to a minimum, giving each student ample time in front of the camera and mic. All of our classes are held at Das Studio, home to Greg Cohen, Kristen Beck and Beau Bonneau Casting. Classes are taught using state of the art camera equipment and casting software, giving each actor a taste of the real world auditioning environment. And each student will have the opportunity to watch their progress on tape.