Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Audition Class Change

Due to scheduling difficulties. Ted Rooney's Auditioning and Career Building class is changing from 8 weeks to 4 weeks. This class will begin Saturday October 9th and run the ensuing 4 weeks. This change is reflected in the course description below.
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Friday, September 10, 2010

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4 Fall Classes with Ted Rooney





 Introduction To On Camera Acting (4 weeks, Starting in November)
This is a no nonsense approach to acting on camera. So much of what I needed to know before I began auditioning, I learned while doing. How much more work might I have gotten had I had a class like this before I started?--explaining in simple terms the dos and never ever dos of film and TV acting. We will spend time discussing acting approaches, but much of the work will be focused on the plain and simple techniques of successful on camera work. And as much time as possible will be spent in front of the camera--giving you the much needed experience that will give you a confidence in moving further on in the craft.
  "Being" on Camera (Closed - offered again in the new year)
This class takes a low-key approach to becoming comfortable in front of the camera. By keeping things simple and taking away the pressure to perform, students will look at what it is like to simply be and experience while the camera is rolling. The class will eventually work their way to simple scripted dialogue, on camera techniques, auditioning, and finally on to scene work. This is a good class for seasoned theatre actors who are challenged with the transition to film. It is also appropriate for on camera actors who have never felt comfortable with their work. Theory and technique will be discussed, but as much class time as possible will be spent working/playing in front of the camera. There is nothing like experience. Students are expected to have at least basic acting training. If you are not sure if this class is for you, drop me a note.
  Auditioning and Career Building (4 weeks, Starting in November)  
For actors serious about moving their business forward. Auditioning consistently well is the key to becoming a working actor. Since there is nothing like practice--aside from learning the techniques that will enable them to be consistent--students will be practicing auditioning/interviewing in each class. However, getting work as an actor involves more than just auditioning, so students will also be learning and practicing the tools needed to get them those auditions. The class will be looking at: career objectives and strategy, knowing their selling points, pictures and resumes and reels, networking, keeping up with contacts, getting an agent, appearance, etc.

A note: All classes will take a close look at “under five” auditions--due to the current need in Portland for actors capable of “nailing” the smaller roles in TV and film. 

Other Classes:
I am teaching two other classes around town. I am teaching a theatre scene study class with  Public Playhouse on Wednesday nights starting October 27th. And I am teaching a weekend on camera intensive the first weekend in November at Portland Actor's Conservatory.






Intro On Camera
8 students maximum
TBA
Vanport Square--North Building
5257 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
(N. of Alberta) 97211 (3rd Floor)
Cost: $130 ($120 PATA members)
Contact: Ted Rooney via e-mail:
acted@att.net
323-819-9622
acted@att.net


Being On Camera(Closed)
8 students maximum
8 Mondays October 4 - November 22
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Vanport Square--North Building
5257 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
(N. of Alberta) 97211 (3rd Floor)
Cost: $275 ($250 PATA members)
6 classes for $200 with a $20 PATA discount
Contact: Ted Rooney via e-mail:
acted@att.net
323-819-9622

Auditioning and Career Building
8 students maximum
TBA
Vanport Square--North Building
5257 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. 
(S. of Killingsworth) 97211 (3rd floor)
Cost: $135 (PATA Members $125)
Contact: Ted Rooney via e-mail: