Thursday, June 14, 2018

Free On Camera Acting Class!

Try one of my On Camera Acting Classes for free. If you have thought about taking an on camera acting class, but are not ready to commit to several, come see what it is like at the first of my On Camera I classes. Brooke Totman will be teaching the class, and I will be there for the first one, as well. There are several spots still available, and any spots that are not taking by paying students, can be taken by auditors. This is on a first come first Serve basis. Please don’t show up without confirmation that you have a spot ;-)

If you are still interested in joining the class as a paying student, there is are a few spots open. This is a great fun way of approaching acting and Brooke is simply the best (more on her below).

Email me, Ted (acted@att.net) or Megan - as indicated in the breakdown.

**On Camera Acting I (with Brooke Totman)
7 weeks 
Limited to 10 Actors
Dates: June 23rd - August 4th
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 - or those who are just curious.
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.
Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo (free) via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Credit Card Square payments (add 3% surcharge) are also accepted.
To register or for questions contact Megan at megangotz@gmail.com


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

Brooke Totman is an actor, writer, director and acting instructor, teaching at the Rooney/Totman studios in Portland, OR.
After receiving a degree in theater performance, Brooke moved to Los Angeles to train at acclaimed sketch and improv company, the Groundlings. Totman became a member of the Groundlings Sunday company - writing and performing sketch comedy for a live audience on a weekly basis. During it's 5th season,Totman joined the sketch comedy show MadTV, as a featured cast member. Other selected TV and stage credits include: The King of Queens (CBS), Less Than Perfect (ABC), Judging Amy (CBS), Life After First Failure (The CW), Portlandia (IFC), Detroit (Portland Playhouse), Sisters of Mercy (Portland Center Stage), Bath Night (Shaking the Tree Theater), and Ferraro/Totman (Defunkt Theater).  
Brooke is currently starring in the critically acclaimed series, The Benefits of Gusbandry on Amazon. She is also founder of the Sketch Comedy company, NIGHT BUS, a character-driven ensemble celebrating the weird and wonderful. Brooke writes and acts in the company and also serves as it's director.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Last Minute Discount

Hey All. There is still room in my OC I Class that starts tomorrow night (Tuesday the 5th).
We wanna get it filled, so I will make two offers. One is for a 15% last minute discount. Claim it by mentioning the word: “Summer.” The other offer is a free audit of the first class. If you are interested in the class, but not sure, you can come and participate - or just watch - and decide for yourself without any obligation up front. Even if you just come for the one class, I promise you a fun and educational experience. If you do decide to join the class it will be at the discounted rate.

This class was set up to help theatre folks make the adjustment to the camera, as well as introduce acting to the absolute beginner. I have even had a couple advanced on camera actors benefit from the class by revisiting the basics.

**On Camera Acting I (with Ted Rooney)
7 week course
Limited to 12 Actors
Dates: June 5th - July 17th
Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The total cost is $345 (before 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.

A 100 dollar deposit holds a spot. Refunded only up to 48 hours before the first class. 
The balance  is due by the second class, after which there is no refund.
Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo (free) via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Credit Card Square payments (add 3% surcharge) are also accepted.
To register or for questions contact Megan at megangotz@gmail.com 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Audit Spots Available in On Camera I

If you have been interested in my On Camera I class, but you are not ready to commit, come to our first class this Tuesday night and see what it is like. There are a couple empty seats, so I would like to open them up to visitors. There is no obligation, of course, but if you wanna join after your visit, there is still room. If wanna come visit, please don’t just show up. Let me know, and I will send you the class information.

Cheers. Ted

**On Camera Acting I (with Ted Rooney)
7 week course
Limited to 12 Actors
Dates: June 5th - July 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.
Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo (free) via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Credit Card Square payments (add 3% surcharge) are also accepted.
To register or for questions contact Megan at megangotz@gmail.com 

http://pdxacted.blogspot.com/

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

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Actorcise Sunday

There will be a Sunday afternoon, May 27th, at 1:30pm Actorcise at Rooney-Totman Studio - hosted by Kate Mentesana.

As always, don't just show up. If we don't get enough interest, we will cancel.
Please email Kate (mentesanak@gmail.com) if you are planning on coming, and wait for confirmation Saturday evening.
Make sure you take Kate's phone number for last minute communication (provided after you sign up).

I wanna allow time for each actor, so I have limited Actorcise to 10 people. 
Therefore, 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
Kate 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. However, I will certainly try my best to fill your spot ;-)

Come workout!
Ted

Actorcise - The practice of cold reading.
Host: Kate Mentesana
Limited to 10 people
Cost: $10 - Just bring it with you.

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

Ted's Classes:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Upcoming Summer Classes

Here is my next round of classes including the Saturday OC I class taught by Brooke Totman.

**On Camera Acting I (with Ted Rooney)
7 week course
Limited to 12 Actors
Dates: June 5th - July 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.
Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo (free) via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Credit Card Square payments (add 3% surcharge) are also accepted.
To register or for questions contact Megan at megangotz@gmail.com 
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**On Camera Acting II (With Ted)
Limited to 10 actors
Dates: June 13th - July 18th
Time: Wednesdays 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.
Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo (free) via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Credit Card Square payments (add 3% surcharge) are also accepted.
To register or for questions contact Megan at megangotz@gmail.com 
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**On Camera Acting I (With Brooke Totman)
7 weeks 
Limited to 10 Actors
Dates: June 23rd - August 4th
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.
Venmo and Paypal work. Venmo (free) via: 323-819-9622.
Paypal address: twrooney@pacbell.net (Choose Friends or Family to avoid surcharge).
Credit Card Square payments (add 3% surcharge) are also accepted.
To register or for questions contact Megan at megangotz@gmail.com 

More About Brooke: https://www.brooketotman.com/

Rooney Studio (Class Location - NOT payment address)

Monday, April 30, 2018

15% Off On Camera I

Hey All. There is still room in my OC I Class with Brooke Totman that starts this Saturday.
We wanna get it filled, so I will make two offers. One is for a 15% last minute discount. The other offer is a free audit of the first class, this Saturday. If you are interested in the class, but now sure, you can come and participate - or just watch - and decide for yourself without any obligation up front. Even if you just come for the one class, I promise you a fun and educational experience. If you do decide to join th eclass it will be at the discounted rate.
For your information, Brooke is teaching the same class that I designed 8 years ago and have been refining ever since. She has trained under me and even uses the same terminology I use. Each class follows the same format I have used. The only thing different with Brooke is that she is funnier and more interesting than me 
This class was set up to help theatre folks make the adjustment to the camera, as well as introduce acting to the absolute beginner. I have even had a couple advanced on camera actors benefit from the class by revisiting the basics.
**On Camera Acting I (With Brooke Totman)
7 weeks
Limited to 10 Actors
Dates: May 5th - June 16th
Time: Saturdays 11am - 2pm
The total cost is $295 (250 with 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.
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.
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 - Totman Studio (Class Location - NOT payment address)
305 SE 3rd Ave 4th Floor
Portland, OR 97213

Thursday, April 26, 2018

OC I With Brooke

Still spots available. This is an excellent fun way to try on camera acting with a great teacher and actor!
**On Camera Acting I (With Brooke Totman)
7 weeks
Limited to 10 Actors
Dates: May 5th - June 16th
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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Brooke's Classes: https://www.brooketotman.com/

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