On-Camera Acting Class
Tuesdays 7 pm – 9 pm
- Session 1: September 8th – October 27th
- Session 2: November 3rd – December 22nd
At this time, all classes will be offered online via Zoom.
Our on-camera acting class is a great place for actors who already have a strong foundation in the craft of acting.
It is essential for me to create a warm and safe space as we build our confidence with on-camera work. Though we’ll be conducting our class remotely, I promise you that we will be covering a lot more than just theory. You’ll be busy!
Here are just some of the things that we will cover:
- We will create original material, from monologues to scenes for our class material.
- You will learn how to take control of the room during an on-camera audition.
- You will watch yourself on the screen and be encouraged to express what works, what stands out and what leaves an impression.
- You will learn about different frames while shooting and how to use them effectively to tell your story to the audience.
- You will master the art of how to self-tape your audition.
Our philosophy at the Victor Cruz Acting Studio is to encourage students to be fearless and to be the very best within themselves. Our environments are warm and positive. We don’t believe in instilling fear to get the best results. Instead, we share the tools necessary to excel in the craft of acting with clarity and confidence.
On-Camera Acting Session 1
On-Camera Acting Session 2
8 Week On Camera Acting Class
Introduction | Students will create an original monologue and put themselves on tape.
The class will review homework, which will consist of videos from the previous week and discuss. The class will be presented with a PowerPoint of how frames are used on TV and Film. Students will then be given a new prompt to create a second monologue to be taped.
The class will review homework, which will consist of videos from the previous week and discuss. The class will then be presented with information on how to best self-tape an audition. Students will then be given a scene to produce a self-tape and apply the lessons from that class.
The class will review the self-tape from the week before and discuss it. Afterward, we will then dive into the world of commercials.
The students will be assigned a prompt to create a comedic monologue. Students will share material in class and put themselves on tape.
The class will review the comedic monologues from the previous week and be encouraged to create an original two-page scene from that monologue.
The class will review the comedic scenes created on tape. The students will be presented with a list of different genres to choose from and create their final monologues.
The class will present their final filmed pieces, and the class will discuss them. The final session will close on a Q&A.
Who are these acting lessons for?
Our beginner acting lessons are for students coming from all walks of life, those looking to gain insight into what it takes to break into the industry and looking to work on building confidence, strengthening their voice, and presenting ideas with power and clarity.
Student who have taken our beginner lessons are:
- Aspiring actors
- Business Executives & Leaders
- Adults from ages 18 – 70
- Someone interested in becoming an actor
- Public speakers
On Camera Acting Classes
Register today for Session 1 classes:
September 8, 2020 – October 27, 2020
7:00pm – 9:00pm
On Camera Acting Classes
Register today for Session 2 classes:
November 3, 2020 – December 22, 2020
7:00pm – 9:00pm
About the instructor
The Victor Cruz Acting Studio opened up its doors for the first time in New York City during the fall of 2011. The studio offers acting classes, workshops, private coaching and high-quality professional self-tape services to students of all levels. Owner Victor Cruz, set out to create a learning space that was warm, positive and supportive for the actor. When Victor is not teaching at VCAS, he works as a faculty member at HB Studio. He graduated with a B.F.A. from the acting conservatory at SUNY Purchase College. Some of his TV & Film Credits include: The Good Cop (Netflix), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Gotham, Blue Bloods, House Of Cards, The Other Woman with Cameron Diaz, Annie (2014), and West Side Story (2020), directed by Steven Spielberg.