On-Camera Acting Workshops
Professional, practical and affordable coaching and instruction for novice to advanced students, models and actors.
Covid Guidelines - I believe in science and trust that everyone who attends my workshops is vaccinated. Masks, proof of vaccination and negative tests are not required. Scenes and exercises will be done without masks. Do not attend class or coaching sessions if you're sick, have symptoms, test positive or have been exposed. If this environment makes you uncomfortable, let me know immediately and we can discuss.
On Camera Workshops
Are you ready to create realistic scenes with other actors that get the attention
of decision makers and most importantly, the audience?
The majority of individual coaching and workshops are conducted at Bill's acting studio near downtown Minneapolis. The large studio is conveniently located with free parking. Remote coaching and workshops can be arranged.
The following workshops are conducted regularly but not on a consistent schedule.
Upcoming Acting Workshops
Three Sessions - Saturdays - May 6, 13 & 20 10am-NOON
$90 Total Cost for Three Sessions
This workshop focuses on the audition process including slates, first impressions, relating to the camera, gestures, physicality, cold reads & the business of acting. Self-taping instructions and exercises will be included. This is the most requested workshop from local talent agents.
Television Scene Study
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL
Six Sessions - Starting Wednesday, April 5th, 7-9pm.
Total Cost - $180
Dates - 4/5, 4/12, 4/19. 4/26, 5/3 & 5/10
Actors will develop skills to create realistic, authentic comedic and dramatic scenes. They will focus on listening, reacting, blocking and physicality. Improvisation, cold reads and memorized scripts from sitcoms & dramas will be incorporated into the class.
Film Scene Study
Six Sessions - Starting Monday, May 22nd, 7-9pm
$180 Total Cost for Six Sessions
Dates - 5/22, 5/29, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26 & 7/3
This workshop is designed to help actors build their emotional inventory with truthful feelings based on the five main emotions of happiness, sadness, fear, anger and love. Students will complete improvisational exercises, cold reads, and perform and watch actual film scenes. Prior acting training or experience is necessary.
Commercial Acting Techniques
Three Sessions - Saturdays, April 8th, 15th and 22nd 10am-NOON
Total Cost for Three Sessions - $90
This workshop focuses on the craft and techniques used in performing various types of commercials including Real Person, Spokesperson, PSAs, Character, & Non-Speaking Commercials. The workshop includes memorized scripts, cold reading, & improvisation.
The Digital Actor
Four Sessions - Starting Mondays, April 24th, 7-9pm
$210 Total Cost (Limit - Six Actors)
Dates - 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 and 5/15
(This workshop is limited to current or previous acting students)
This four session production workshop is designed for the experienced actor who needs up to three professionally produced scenes for their FILM ACTING REEL. Actors will get personalized short scripts and an mp4 file of their finished reel. Actors will assist each other in scenes including production support. Outside scenes may be incorporated into the final reel.
Six Sessions - Starting Wednesday, June 14th, 7-9pm
$180 Total for Six Sessions
Session Dates - 6/14, 6/21/ 6/28, 7/5, 7/12 and 7/19
Being an on-camera spokesperson is one of the most lucrative gigs in the talent business. This workshop covers teleprompting, earprompting, voice & diction, green screen and basic spokesperson techniques. At the conclusion of the workshop, actors will have a short, professionally produced spokesperson reel.
Youth Scene Study Workshop/Camp
Starts Monday, July 10th - Friday, July 14th 10am-NOON
Dates: 7/10, 7/11, 7/12, 7/13 and 7/14
$125 Total Ages 9-12 years old*
Actors in this workshop will learn on-camera scene basics with both comedic and dramatic scenes. Previous experience preferred but not mandatory.
The workshop includes:
+Memorized Scripts, Improvisation Exercises, Emotional Exercises and a Family & Friends Showcase on Friday, Aug. 13th.
*A slightly younger or older child may be included if appropriate
Advanced Film Scene Study Workshop
THIS IS AN INVITATION ONLY WORKSHOP
THERE IS NO WORKSHOP SCHEDULED AT THIS TIME
$180 Total Cost for Six Sessions
This advanced workshop is only for actors who have completed my basic film scene study workshop. Actors will expand on their emotional inventory through more difficult exercises and scenes. This will include more intense romantic situations and basic instruction on martial arts, fighting and gun handling. Each session is three hours.