Teen On-Camera Comedy Course
Teen On-Camera Comedy Course
Created Exclusively for Teen Actors (ages 10-17) instilling first class work ethics, simple, clear understanding of the work.
- Class 1 - Approach & Preparation
- Class 2 - Performance
- Class 3 - Audition & Taping
August 10, 11, 12 (Mon, Tue, Wed), 10am – 2:30pm [SOLD OUT]
TEEN COMEDY COURSE: 3 - Classes
COMEDY COURSE builds on, and continues the work achieved in the DRAMA COURSE and is specifically geared for TEEN ACTORS.
There are additional and unique demands and skills required when playing COMEDY. You must not skip any of the basics learned in DRAMA, but these alone, are not enough to fulfill the additional demands and challenges that playing comedy presents.
“Being believable alone, will never get you a job! You must also make the more insightful choices, ones that best serve the needs and intent of the material.”
Those actors who have done the work in the Drama Course without question will gain MUCH more from what is offered in this COMEDY COURSE. COMEDY builds upon ALL of the principles, tools, and lessons explored and achieved in Drama.
WHAT TO DO FROM THE MOMENT YOU GET THE APPOINTMENT TO THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR ROLE
CLASS IS DESIGNED TO LEAD YOU STEP BY STEP on where to most effectively spend your time and energy.
PREPARATION/HOMEWORK before 1st Class:
- Watch an episode of a single camera scripted television comedy series
- Watch and episode of a multi-camera scripted television comedy series
- Watch a scene from a scripted comedy film.
- Pay attention to “reaction shots” as well as the actors physical life.
Be given scene IN CLASS and be guided step by step what to do. You will be taught very specific tools to use IN CLASS including a most effective process for HOW TO LEARN MATERIAL, which you will do IN CLASS.
In addition to the tools presented and practiced in DRAMA, we will add to our preparation the “RULES OF COMEDY”. These are not made up by Ted. Ted shares with you what every professional in a comedy is and must be aware of, as YOU MUST BE when preparing and delivering Comedic Material. Learn to “…identify the funny, and know how to execute your choices to best serve the comedy in the material.”
Perform the scene OFF BOOK, ON SET, FULL ON. As in real life, you will arrive ready to WORK, meet your scene partner, be directed, and perform the role fully. You will be given adjustments and then apply them. Specific attention to the economy of movement and words: understanding the power of eliminating extraneous sounds, words, and gestures and how to make the comedy simple, clean, clear and strong.
Be TAPED, ONE-ON-ONE for the role. View Playbacks; receive notes and adjustments; and then RE-TAPE, apply the notes and adjustments.
QUICK RECAP & REVIEW AT END OF EACH CLASS:
At the end of each CLASS will be a quick review of what was covered, with insight and reminders on how to “connect the dots”; reinforcing what tools and principles are being presented and how best to apply them.
This Summer’s Program and Courses are very specifically structured and formatted progressively: in order to build upon the lessons learned so each actor walks away with the greatest amount of practical information and skills that can be immediately applied to your work. We guarantee these classes will transform your work. From leading roles to supporting roles.
DRAMA is being taught first. We will establish a clear, simple, and strong foundation and work process to then build upon in the subsequent classes.
Following DRAMA we will tackle the additional challenges presented by playing COMEDY. We highly encourage and suggest that in order to benefit fully from the program, you take the courses in order. This is why we have built in very large discounts for multiple class enrollment. Our goal is to offer you the best work possible at an affordable price.
Pricing and Packages
Three-class Course Fee = $245
(that is 3 classes for a total of $245)
The purchase of any offering comes with free admission to our opening and closing events, PREPARE TO WORK, NOT AUDITION & INDUSTRY LEADING PANEL.
LARGE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE for those enrolling in a Multi-Course Packages:
- Four Course Package - 35% discount [Offer code: 4class]
- Three Course Package - 25% discount [Offer code: 3class]
- Two Course Package - 15% discount [Offer code: 2class]
To use the discounts, simply put the courses you want to take in your cart and apply the appropriate offer code at checkout.