The Actors Group Studio



                                                                   On Camera Audition/Acting Class

​                                                              On-camera Class - email for session dates

Tuesdays 7:00 pm to 11:00pm

Thursday at 12:00pm to 4:00 pm

Saturday 10:00pm to 2:00pm

All classes are taught by Penny L. Moore. All new actors are asked to make a 2 month commitment.

The fee for new actors is  $300.00 for 8 weeks and payment will be split into 2 payments.  150.00 first day of class and 150.00 on 5th week of class. Discount avail for TAG members.

After your first 8 week class you then go on month to month basis

  • All work is geared for television and film

  • All classes are geared toward bettering your audition skills

  • On camera techniques

  • Cold reading

  • Will work on camera every class and review performance

  • Will work on all genres of material from sit-com to feature films to commercials

  • Video link of your work will be provided monthly or downloaded to thumb drive after each class

  • Classes for beginners through season veterans

  • Learn who you are as an actor what your selling and how to sell it

  • Will have in depth lectures on the Business of acting

           

The Audition is everything and in today’s fast paced world the majority of all auditions for TV pilots and television episodic are on camera auditions.  Modern Technology has changed and as actors we must keep up with that change.  Before we could go in live with producers in the room and have a feel of the room but now that’s rare for episodic.  Usually it’s one opportunity the 1st audition is the only audition and it’s put on tape and producers, directors and network execs are seeing your performance on their computer screens and their smart phones. Pilot’s first audition is on camera and to get to that all valuable 2nd audition you must conquer the 1st taped audition.    I have designed this class to better help the actor “own” the taped audition. 


Each actor works every class, individually, on-camera. Each week Penny will personally hand pick scenes specifically designed to improve the skills of each individual student. Every student works every class with one goal in mind – TO BOOK THE JOB. The scenes are handed out at the start of class and each student individually prepares their scene as if it were a real audition.  The first class you will only work 1 time on camera after that you will work a minimum of 2 times a class on camera.  You will be given a cold read each class and you will take that material home and bring back for next week.  Previous training and professional experience in the industry and/or theatre is preferred. Class size is limited to 8 actors. Each actor works every class, individually, on-camera.


Process

The process we use has evolved to help actors develop and refine themselves as truthful, sensitive instruments through which their talent flows.  This is an intuitive approach that gets actors out of their head and into their body, coming from what they feel, not what they think they should be feeling. Everyone is respected for their uniqueness and is worked with on a personal level to address their particular needs.

Each week we work with cold reading.  This is an exercise to teach actors to focus, listen and respond truthfully, in the moment.  The cold read scene is taken away and memorized flat and is unrehearsed.  The idea is to keep the instrument open and to allow the same kind of spontaneity and freedom achieved in the cold read. 


"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift. The rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift."

- Albert Einstein

"Our doubts are traitors that make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt."

- William Shakespeare


   The TAG Studio

                                        2813 W. Magnolia Blvd.

                                        Burbank,  Ca  91505

Private Coaching

PRIVATE COACHING is offered for the actor getting ready for an audition, as well as the actor who wishes to take a private class and get more one on one instruction than you would in a group class.  Whichever you choose you will receive personalized coaching on every aspect of the audition or individual needs.

Because your coach is a working actor and has many personal connections with the people you will be reading for you will not only get invaluable information on the role your reading for and how to best present yourself but also personal preferences of the casting director, assistant and associate.  Penny prides herself on knowing every television show on the air and gives the actor invaluable information on the style and tone of the show to help your audition be dead on.

CAREER CONSULTATION – Penny has spent her entire career in Los Angeles giving advice to fellow actors and has fought the request that she offer career consultation.  She has given in because every day she finds actors whose career direction could change in an instance with just the correct information.

 

As no two actors are the same no career consultation will ever be the same.  It will be catered to the needs and level of each individual.  It will include but will not be limited to a look at an actor’s entire business package – resume, headshots, reel, web sites etc.  She will look at how you see yourself as an actor and how the industry sees you as an actor.  Will go over what material best displays your talent and how to best be seen in the industry to move your career to the next level.

Are you just beginning in this adventure?  Penny has a huge knowledge of the best services out there that cater to actors to what web sites to be on to who has the best deal on reproduction of photos.  Do you have a reel do you need a reel?  Are you union or non-union?  Do you need to be in the union do you not?  If I’m not union how do I become union?  Do you need agents in other markets?  Do you need an agent and a manager?  Can you get seen without having representation?  Who are the good agents and managers?  Who are the best photographers in town?  What are the best survival jobs in town?

Not a beginner but a veteran that wants to expand their market.  Want to produce your own play or your own one person show.  Penny has produced single handedly over 20 full length productions in Los Angeles that she self-financed as well as self-produced.  Learn how to be in control of your art SELF PRODUCE.

Scheduling a CAREER CONSULTATION is the quickest way to get a handle on where you're at in your career and what you can do about it.

                                               Penny's Philisophy

Penny's goal in her class's are to help all actors learn to "Get out of their own way," thus letting their true talents shine through.  Actors want the "pursuit" of acting to be more difficult than it needs to be. To this, she strives to help actors find who they really are, which in turn aids them to sell their talent and become the actor they've always dreamt of becoming.  This class is not set up for an actor to stretch outside the box, but instead to learn who you are and to realize that the one thing that is unique to you and not to the other actor sitting next to you is YOU!   

Penny has a director's eye.  When she is given praise as a director her favorite response is "I'm the laziest director in the business... I'm just a great casting director.  It's all in the casting."  As a director, she finds the actor who is the role and then sits back and gets out of the actor's way.  Her class is set up very much the same way.  She spends days picking out just the right material to make her actors shine.  No one class is the same just as no one actor is the same.

All material in class will be provided by the teacher and will be geared toward film and television.  All sides and scripts will be from current shows that the student could easily be cast in.  Material will range from one hour primetime drama to daytime drama, from one hour procedural shows to half hour sitcoms (both one camera & 5 camera shows).  Sides will include co-star, one day guest star, top of show guest star to series regular.  Feature film sides will run the gamut from leads to supporting to day players.  The goal is to get everyone comfortable with all types of material and eventually have the ability, in a short time period, to make the character they're reading for their own... which of course increases an actor's chance of booking a job.

And out from knowing how to book a role comes knowing "the business" and ultimately being prepared to own the business.  Every class (session?) will include a lecture and discussion on the business aspects of an actor's career and each week every actor will discuss their goals for the upcoming week and what they are going to do to achieve those goals. Classes meet once a week and actors are guaranteed to work in each class.


Address: 2813 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank,  CA  91505

Phone: (818) 300-2885

Email: workshops@Tagstudio.org

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