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Acting for the Camera Workshop

 

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA WORKSHOP

Students will learn acting techniques for on-camera work in films, commercials, and web series; as well as auditions tips and a look into the business of show business! Students will work individually and in small groups on provided and devised scripts. Work will be recorded and students will receive a copy of their camera class performance. (Note: Adult guidance and technology support may be required for younger students)

 

 

Ages:  8 – 14  OR  12– 18
Dates:  June 22 – 26  |  July 13 – 17  |  July 20 – 24 (M, W, F Only)
Times:  See below
Tuition:  $125
Location:  Zoom (Details provided in Welcome Letter)

 

Sample Daily Schedule
Each day will include one snack break.

Monday
On-Camera Acting Techniques
Script Selection
Script/Scene Work

 

Wednesday
Acting Coaching
Audition Workshop (Ages 7 – 11)
Film Industry Seminar (Ages 7 – 11)
Audition & Film Industry Seminar (Ages 12– 18)
Acting in New Media Workshop (Ages 12– 18)
Rehearsal

 

Friday
Acting Coaching
Rehearsal
Recording of Final Presentation

 

Requirements

 

Ages 8 – 14  |   10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

June 22 – 26

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July 13 – 17

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July 20 – 24

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Ages 12– 18  | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

June 22 – 26

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July 13 – 17


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July 20 – 24

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PROGRAM FACULTY


 


Kevin Murray
Read about Professor. Murray

Kevin Murray currently serves as the Interim Director of the School of Theater at George Mason University. As an actor, he is best known for his appearances in feature films “Aftermath” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and “Runaway Bride” with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, and will appear in the upcoming limited Showtime series “The Good Lord Bird” with Ethan Hawke later this year. Additional appearances include “House of Cards” on Netflix, “Veep” and “The Wire” on HBO, “Homicide” on NBC, and numerous independent films. Professor Murray is also a teacher, acting coach, and arts education advocate. He has appeared in scores of plays and in his past life as Managing Director of Mason’s resident theater company, Theater of the First Amendment, has championed new work in both theater and film. Each summer, he teaches on-camera acting techniques to children of all ages as a staff member of Acting for Young People, the theater component of the Mason Community Arts Academy, and is a board member for both organizations. He enjoys sharing his experiences and knowledge of the film and theater industries with his students.

 

 

 

 

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