Scene Study and On Camera

scene study and on camera
“Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: ‘Are your ready?’”
- Johnny Carson

Scene Study is that weekly workout for actors to make sure they are ready when the opportunity arrives. You’ve already trained – now you need to harness those skills to your performance – to every performance!

In the film and television industry, even working actors rarely get to live through an entire scene. Until an actor is at the top of their profession, acting opportunities consist of small vignettes. We all want the opportunity to sink our teeth into a meaty character or a dynamic conflict. After all, that’s why we’re actors.

Scene Study is simply your best opportunity to flex your acting muscles and refine your craft on a consistent basis. Scene Study is the acting class where students take all of their technique and harness it for performance. It is a weekly workout where actors test their performance abilities in a safe and playful environment. Through working on scenes of various genres, the actors discover their strengths and weaknesses with the help of a trained director’s eye. Because class size is restricted to 10 actors, each actor works in every class.

We stress how to:

  • Work specifically, work emotionally and in Los Angeles, work quickly!
  • Every moment must be justified – be smart when breaking down even the simplest script.
  • Know who you are, know how you are unique, and know how to use that in performance.

SCENE STUDY

Elizabeth offers this 13-week class for trained actors every Fall.

If you have not studied at EMAS previously an audition is required.  Submit your headshot and resume to director@emasla.com.  For the audition, please prepare a 1 – 2 minute monologue .  It can be from anything, Shakespeare to Simon, but do something that shows off your abilities.  At the audition Elizabeth will coach and direct you to see if you are a good fit for the class and the class is a good fit for you.

CLASS REQUIREMENTS:

This is not a beginning acting class. It requires that the student already have a number of tools in their acting belt. We require that a student applying for this class have prior training or performance experience. It is a mixed levels class of intermediate to advanced students.
Scene Study meets once a week and students are expected to be prepared for each and every class with a minimum of 3 hours of outside rehearsal. You will always have an acting partner, so your obligation goes beyond yourself to your classmates. The success of the class depends upon the commitment of each student. Class size is limited to 10 to ensure personalized attention and plenty of stage time.

Tuition $590
Submit your headshot and resume

FALL SCENE STUDY

Now auditioning for FALL SCENE STUDY

September 11 - December 11
Fridays 2pm - 5pm

The Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio

Instructors: Jordana Oberman and Elizabeth Mestnik

$595 ($200 deposit required to enroll)

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Fall Advanced Scene Study

Fridays 2pm-5pm Starting September 11, 2015

Admission to this class is by audition/invitation only.

Scene Study at EMAS is a great weekly workout where trained actors* test their performance abilities in a challenging, creative environment.  We cultivate the actor's emotional freedom and character development using personally selected scenes. Actors discover the strengths and weaknesses in their craft while developing new techniques to attack the material.

Please submit an headshot and resume to director@emasla.com to schedule your audition.

13- week class $595

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ON-CAMERA AUDITIONING

Offered in our January Session

With the majority of all auditions for television and film requiring that the actor be put on camera for the casting director to review, today’s working actor must posses a solid camera technique that is specific to the audition format. In this 10-week class

You will learn:

  1. Scene structure:  how to break down a script so you can make choices that are specific, strong and actable.
  2. Understand:
    • How to modify your instrument to the camera so that you work has the most impact.
    • How to use your eyes
    • How to use stillness
    • How to use the “frame” of the camera

This class will give you the tools to work within the most important playing space actors encounter:  the audition close up.

Only serious actors with prior training or experience and a true desire to improve their craft need apply.  Class size is limited to 8.  Each actor works every class, individually, on-camera.

This class is offered in our January session.

Tuition $495
Submit your headshot and resume