Saturday, February 17, 2018

Free Actorcise Sunday

Hey All. Here is a last minute invite to a FREE Actorcise tomorrow, Sunday at 2pm.

As always, don't just show up. If we do’t get enough interest, I will cancel
Please email me if you are planning on coming, and wait for confirmation: acted@att.net
I will send you a confirmation tomorrow (Sunday) morning. Make sure you take my phone number for last minute communication (Provided in the confirmation note).

I wanna allow more time for each actor, so I have limited Actorcise to 10 people. 
Therefore, I when you sign up, I need you to be committed to showing up. If you are not sure you can make it, please hold off signing up until you are sure. I will keep a waiting list for last minute cancelations. But if you have signed up and have to drop out last minute, if your spot is not filled by someone on the waiting list, you are on the honor system for payment. You can then send a check or pay via Paypal or Venmo. However, I will certainly try my best to fill your spot :-)

Come have a free workout.

Cheers. Ted 

Actorcise - the practice of cold reading for the camera.
Limited to 10 people
This Sunday February 18th, 2pm - 4pm

Rooney Studio
305 SE 3rd, 4th floor
Portland, OR 97214
(Allow 10 minutes for parking)

Ted's Classes:

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Ted's Spring Classes - One w/Brooke Totman

Here are my spring offerings. In addition, I am thrilled to have Brooke Totman join me in my studio! She will be teaching my weekend On Camera I class. She will also be teaching her own comedy classes at my studio. Brooke is a great comedic actor and teacher, and she will be an excellent compliment to what I offer. I am very proud to be collaborating with her. I am posting Brooke’s bio below, though most of you already know her from her successful Amazon series “The Benefits of Gusbandry”.

On Camera Acting I - 7 classes / 8 weeks (NOTE: April 10th is OFF)
Limited to 12 Actors
Dates: February 27th - April 17th
Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The total cost is $345.

Beginning with improv and easing into scripted scene work, this is a relaxed,
fun approach to getting comfortable in front of the camera. 
The objective of the class is to establish the foundations of a process that emphasizes
simply listening and talking - being "in your skin" - as opposed to in your head. 
This is a great transitional class for theatre actors and an excellent foundational class for new actors.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.

A 100 dollar deposit holds a spot. Refunded only up to 48 hours before the first class. 
The balance ($245) is due by the second class, after which there is no refund.
Mailing address for check payments, below. Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Square payments (3% surcharge) are also accepted.
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**On Camera Acting II - 6 weeks 
Limited to 10 actors
Dates: March 1 - April 5th
Time: Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30pm
The total cost is $245

The class is especially tailored to actors who have already been through the OC I class.
Though this is not a requirement, actors need to have the fundamental abilities that OC I covers.
If I don’t know an actors work, I will need to see something on tape or in person.

Moving beyond "being in your skin" and finding simplicity on camera, here the focus is on 
rehearsal process, the "headspace" of the character,  script analysis, and auditioning. 
Actors are expected to up the ante, as we get into the hard work of acting. 
Know that this class will require more outside time than OC I. 
All work is filmed and (time permitting) viewed and discussed.

A 100 dollar deposit holds a spot. The balance ($145) is due by the second class.
Mailing address for check payments, below. Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Square payments (3% surcharge) are also accepted.
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On Camera Acting I - 7 weeks (With Brooke Totman)
Limited to 10 Actors
Dates: March 3rd - April 14th
Time: Saturdays 11am - 2pm
The total cost is $295.

Beginning with improv and easing into scripted scene work, this is a relaxed,
fun approach to getting comfortable in front of the camera. 
The objective of the class is to establish the foundations of a process that emphasizes
simply listening and talking - being "in your skin" - as opposed to in your head. 
This is a great transitional class for theatre actors and an excellent foundational class for new actors.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.

A 100 dollar deposit holds a spot. Refunded only up to 48 hours before the first class. 
The balance ($195) is due by the second class, after which there is no refund.
Mailing address for check payments, below. Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Square payments (3% surcharge) are also accepted.
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Rooney Studio (Class Location - NOT payment address)
305 SE 3rd Ave  4th Floor
Portland, OR 97213

Address Payments To:
Ted Rooney
2834 NE 50th Ave.
Portland, OR 97213

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BROOKE TOTMAN
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Brooke is currently starring in the critically acclaimed series, The Benefits of Gusbandryavailable on Amazon Prime.  She is also the coach and director of Big Mother, an ensemble sketch company performing in comedy theaters across Portland. She is thrilled to be joining Rooney acting studios, teaching acting on camera, comedic acting workshops, and sketch comedy classes.

After receiving a degree in Theater performance from the University of Oregon, Brooke Totman moved to L.A. to train at acclaimed sketch and improv company, The Groundlings. Totman became a member of The Groundlings Sunday company alongside Melissa McCarthy, Mitch Silpa, Nat Faxon and Ben Falcone - it's here that her skills for writing sketches and creating unique comedy characters were developed. During its 5th season, Totman joined the cast of the sketch comedy show MadTV, as a featured cast member. Other selected TV credits include: The King of Queens (CBS), Less Than Perfect (ABC), Judging Amy (CBS), Life After First Failure (The CW) and Portlandia (IFC).

Friday, January 5, 2018

Daytime OC I - Still Room

All of my classes this session are full aside from the Wednesday morning On Camera I class. If you wanna join, there is still time (First class is the 10th at 10am), and the discount offer still holds.

Cheers.

Ted
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**Daytime On Camera Acting I - 7 weeks (Limited to 12 actors)
Dates: January 10th - February 21st
Time: Wednesdays 10am - 1pm
The total cost is $345 (275 with the 20% discount)

Beginning with improv and easing into scripted scene work, this is a relaxed,
fun approach to getting comfortable in front of the camera. 
The objective of the class is to establish the foundations of a process that emphasizes
simply listening and talking - being "in your skin" - as opposed to in your head. 
This is a great transitional class for theatre actors and an excellent foundational class for new actors.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Daytime Class Delay: NEW YEAR DISCOUNT!

My Daytime class has a new start day of next Wednesday the 10th.
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If your desire is to try something new this year, think about On Camera One with me. I do guarantee a fun learning process! For a limited time in the New Year, I am offering a discount on my Introduction classes. I am giving 20% off for the Daytime class, and 10% off for the Thursday evening class. Just mention this to me when emailing me to sign up. 

Non-actors should know that this is a excellent class for them. Though serious actors can benefit from foundational on camera principals, much of the acting fundamentals taught in my classes deal with practical things like being a good listener and communicating authentically. If you have a friend or loved one who is wanting to try something new, this class is a great gift. And, if you have been wanting to stretch yourself / get out of your comfort zone, this class is perfect for you. In the context of a safe and supportive atmosphere, you will be overcoming performance anxiety and learning to express yourself with authenticity.

Note that the Wednesday daytime class starts up the second week of January.

Happy New Year!


**Daytime On Camera Acting I - 7 weeks (Limited to 12 actors)
Dates: January 10th - February 21st
Time: Wednesdays 10am - 1pm
The total cost is $345 

Beginning with improv and easing into scripted scene work, this is a relaxed,
fun approach to getting comfortable in front of the camera. 
The objective of the class is to establish the foundations of a process that emphasizes
simply listening and talking - being "in your skin" - as opposed to in your head. 
This is a great transitional class for theatre actors and an excellent foundational class for new actors.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.



A 100 dollar deposit holds a spot. Refunded only up to 48 hours before the first class. 
The balance ($245) is due by the second class, after which there is no refund.
Mailing address for check payments, below. Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Square payments (3% surcharge) are also accepted.
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**Evening On Camera Acting I - 7 weeks (Limited to 12 actors).
Dates: January 4th - February 15th
Time: Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The total cost is $345.

Beginning with improv and easing into scripted scene work, this is a relaxed,
fun approach to getting comfortable in front of the camera. 
The objective of the class is to establish the foundations of a process that emphasizes
simply listening and talking - being "in your skin" - as opposed to in your head. 
This is a great transitional class for theatre actors and an excellent foundational class for new actors.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.

A 100 dollar deposit holds a spot. Refunded only up to 48 hours before the first class. 
The balance ($245) is due by the second class, after which there is no refund.
Mailing address for check payments, below. Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Square payments (3% surcharge) are also accepted.


Rooney Studio (Class Location - NOT payment address)
305 SE 3rd Ave  4th Floor
Portland, OR 97213

Address Payments To:
Ted Rooney
2834 NE 50th Ave.

Portland, OR 97213

Sunday, December 10, 2017

2018 Winter Classes

Hey All. here are my classes for the Winter. My On Camera III for advanced actors is now full.

Ted

**Daytime On Camera Acting I - 7 weeks (Limited to 12 actors)
Dates: January 3rd - February 14th
Time: Wednesdays 10am - 1pm
The total cost is $345 

Beginning with improv and easing into scripted scene work, this is a relaxed,
fun approach to getting comfortable in front of the camera. 
The objective of the class is to establish the foundations of a process that emphasizes
simply listening and talking - being "in your skin" - as opposed to in your head. 
This is a great transitional class for theatre actors and an excellent foundational class for new actors.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.



A 100 dollar deposit holds a spot. Refunded only up to 48 hours before the first class. 
The balance ($245) is due by the second class, after which there is no refund.
Mailing address for check payments, below. Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Square payments (3% surcharge) are also accepted.
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**Evening On Camera Acting I - 7 weeks (Limited to 12 actors).
Dates: January 4th - February 15th
Time: Thursdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The total cost is $345.

Beginning with improv and easing into scripted scene work, this is a relaxed,
fun approach to getting comfortable in front of the camera. 
The objective of the class is to establish the foundations of a process that emphasizes
simply listening and talking - being "in your skin" - as opposed to in your head. 
This is a great transitional class for theatre actors and an excellent foundational class for new actors.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.

A 100 dollar deposit holds a spot. Refunded only up to 48 hours before the first class. 
The balance ($245) is due by the second class, after which there is no refund.
Mailing address for check payments, below. Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Square payments (3% surcharge) are also accepted.
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**On Camera Acting II - 7 weeks 
Dates: January 9th - February 20th
Time: Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30pm
The total cost is $295

The class is especially tailored to actors who have already been through the OC I class.
Though this is not a requirement, actors need to have the fundamental abilities that OC I covers.
If I don’t know an actors work, I will need to see something on tape or in person.

Moving beyond "being in your skin" and finding simplicity on camera, here the focus is on 
rehearsal process, the "headspace" of the character,  script analysis, and auditioning. 
Actors are expected to up the ante, as we get into the hard work of acting. 
Know that this class will require more outside time than OC I. 
All work is filmed and (time permitting) viewed and discussed.

A 100 dollar deposit holds a spot. The balance ($195) is due by the second class.
Mailing address for check payments, below. Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Square payments (3% surcharge) are also accepted.
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FULL**On Camera Acting III - Character Work - 6 weeks 
Dates: January 15th - February 19th
Time: Mondays 6:30 - 9:30pm
The total cost is $210

This class is for either advanced actors or actors who have been through OC I and OC II.
It was designed to be a continuation of those two classes.
Moving beyond yourself in the given circumstances, the focus here is on stretching the actor’s sphere of comfort
both physically and emotionally. Whether it is with an accent, a physiology or a personality,
the goal is to be able to include characters that are not normally considered one’s “type.”
Character work is “owning” those differences - stepping into the shoes of someone unlike oneself.
Techniques in accomplishing this are discussed and practiced in class.
Each actor decides with me how much they want to stretch and with what kind of material.
All work is filmed and (time permitting) viewed and discussed.

A 100 dollar deposit holds a spot. The balance ($110) is due by the second class.
Mailing address for check payments, below. Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Square payments (3% surcharge) are also accepted.
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Rooney Studio (Class Location - NOT payment address)
305 SE 3rd Ave  4th Floor
Portland, OR 97213

Address Payments To:
Ted Rooney
2834 NE 50th Ave.
Portland, OR 97213

Monday, November 6, 2017

OC I One spot left

I still have one spot in my OC I class starting tomorrow night  Ted Rooney
**Evening On Camera Acting I - 7 weeks (Limited to 12 actors).
Dates: November 7 - December 19th
Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The total cost is $345 (I have one $200 scholarship of a student cannot afford the class)
A $100 dollar deposit holds a spot. Refunded only up to 48 hours before the first class.
The balance ($245) is due by the second class, after which there is no refund.
Mailing address for check (preferred) payments, below. Venmo works, too: 323-819-9622.
For Paypal, ask for my account address. Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge
Square payments (3% surcharge) are also accepted.
Beginning with improv and easing into scripted scene work, this is a relaxed,
fun approach to getting comfortable in front of the camera.
The objective of the class is to establish the foundations of a process that emphasizes
simply listening and talking - being "in your skin" - as opposed to in your head.
This is a great transitional class for theatre actors and an excellent foundational class for new actors.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.
305 SE 3rd, 4th floor
acted@at.net

Sunday, October 8, 2017

New Fall OC I CLasses

This Fall, I will be teaching and Daytime and an Evening OC I class, plus a Thursday evening OC II class

**On Camera Acting II - 6 weeks (No Class Thanksgiving Week)
Dates: November 2th - December 14th
Time: Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30pm
The total cost is $260
Moving beyond "being in your skin" and finding simplicity on camera, here the focus is on script analysis,
the "headspace" of the character, rehearsal process and auditioning.
Actors are expected to up the ante, as we get into the hard work of acting.
Know that this one will require more of your time outside of class.
The class is especially tailored to actors who have already been through the On Camera I class.
Though this is not a requirement, actors need to have fundamental abilities that OC I covers.
All work is filmed and (time permitting) viewed and discussed.
A $100 dollar deposit holds a spot. The balance ($160) is due by the second class.
Mailing address for check payments, below. Paypal payments accepted (My Paypal address:
twrooney@pacbell.net. Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
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**Evening On Camera Acting I - 7 weeks (Limited to 12 actors).
Dates: November 7 - December 19th
Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The total cost is $345
A $100 dollar deposit holds a spot. Refunded only up to 48 hours before the first class.
The balance ($245) is due by the second class, after which there is no refund.
Mailing address for check (preferred) payments, below. Venmo works, too: 323-819-9622.
For Paypal, ask for my account address. Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge
Square payments (3% surcharge) are also accepted.
Beginning with improv and easing into scripted scene work, this is a relaxed,
fun approach to getting comfortable in front of the camera.
The objective of the class is to establish the foundations of a process that emphasizes
simply listening and talking - being "in your skin" - as opposed to in your head.
This is a great transitional class for theatre actors and an excellent foundational class for new actors.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.
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**Daytime On Camera Acting I - 7 weeks (Limited to 12 actors).
Dates: October 26th - December 14th
Time: Thursdays 10am - 1pm
The total cost is $345
A $100 dollar deposit holds a spot. Refunded only up to 48 hours before the first class.
The balance ($245) is due by the second class, after which there is no refund.
Mailing address for check (preferred) payments, below. Venmo works, too: 323-819-9622.
For Paypal, ask for my account address. Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge
Square payments (3% surcharge) are also accepted.
Beginning with improv and easing into scripted scene work, this is a relaxed,
fun approach to getting comfortable in front of the camera.
The objective of the class is to establish the foundations of a process that emphasizes
simply listening and talking - being "in your skin" - as opposed to in your head.
This is a great transitional class for theatre actors and an excellent foundational class for new actors.
All work is filmed, reviewed and discussed - time permitting.
Blanche/Rooney Studio (Class Location - NOT payment address)
305 SE 3rd Ave 4th Floor
Portland, OR 97213
Address Payments To:
Ted Rooney
2834 NE 50th Ave.
Portland, OR 97213