We are excited to announce our Session 5 Curriculum!
Shooting On Location Scene Study Class w/ John Gordon
This new offering will allow actors the unique opportunity to shoot a scene outdoors on Tuesday and then 2 days later, talk-back what they shot on Thursday (via Zoom). You will act in 3 scenes over 4 weeks. The extra week will allow for shooting schedule changes due to inclement weather.
** Covid-19 Precaution: John will be assigning scenes that do not require physical intimacy – the partners will be able to maintain 6 feet apart while acting.
Online Scene Study Class w/ John Gordon
Mondays, 1-4pm, September 14- October 26
In these classes, actors will learn their strengths and what they need to work on in front of the camera. Points of emphasis will be: seeking out visceral objectives; the belief that an objective is attainable; finding compelling obstacles through both character and in-depth script analysis; and learning to be comfortable being uncomfortable while working in front of the camera through breath and physical awareness on existing film and television scripts.
*Early Bird Deadline for John's classes is August 28th
Self-Tape Audition Study w/ Shaun McComb
These week-long sessions break apart the self tape audition process from call to submission to find the most effective approaches, practices and execution for you. The goal of the week long course is for the student to become better at self-directing and to feel more confident during the self-tape audition process.
Options for classes:
Week 9 – September 14-20
Week 10 – September 28-October 4
Week 11 – October 19-25
For more details, click here: https://dirtunderneath.com/classes/
Now what about actors? We show up and good for that. With the best of intentions we develop habits, many of them involuntary. Some give us a career, but we wonder why we’re not having as much fun as we used to. We seek spontaneity, but get onstage or to set and perform exactly the way we did at the kitchen counter. We feel this problem is unique to acting. We are unable to see similarities between art forms, only differences. Actors, like every other kind of artist, are growing, changing and need to practice. It’s amazing that we think we don’t need to.
-John Gordon (Artistic Director/Coach)
For more information: https://dirtunderneath.com/