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Popular Film Acting Teachers Near Santa Monica

James R.

Los Angeles, CA
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Zhan W.

Los Angeles, CA
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Tanya A.

Los Angeles, CA
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James R. Los Angeles, CA

"James helped me so much coaching me through my audition. He helped me understand how to break down my scene and make very specific choices when delivering the lines. I found him to be a perfect balance of critical and encouraging."
First audit of class free!
As an actor you need two sets of skills: auditioning and on set. These are your base and have to be practiced constantly to succeed.. If you need to practice on a scene for an audition, a workshop, or just brush up on cold read skills I can help. We as actors speak a different language and I make sure to communicate effectively to help your performance.
What sets my lessons apart you'll be learning from a real working actor. You'll be able to learn from someone with over 2,500 set hours, someone who's been there and knows what it's like and also has the teaching experience to create a great classroom environment. I have great training to back it all up as a graduate of the Acting for the Screen from the Colorado Film School

About James

Studied at the Colorado Film School in Denver where I graduated there Acting for the Screen Program and received my certificate in Acting. I focused on film & TV acting under Galina Boulgakova. I acted in over 100 films and studied every aspect of film from history to editing. When I graduated I was represented by agents and managers working on independent films like the feature 476 AD which just came out and the short film Crustacean Crisis which won several awards at film festivals. - Experienced in a range of acting roles, genres and formats - Worked on both sides of the camera - Assisted in producing and casting for the Colorado Film School Open Auditions - Professionally represented Theatrically & Commercially - Adapatable teaching style Everyone learns differently and ...

Zhan W. Los Angeles, CA

Working on camera; self awareness; awareness of time; focus and openness

About Zhan

I have been a Acting/Vocal Production teacher in China in past 6 years, I received my Master's degree in Acting from The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China and Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston, M.A, the subjects of my teaching include: audition techniques, basic acting techniques, voice production and singing, movements and introduction to theater. I believe Acting is not only an artistic experience but also a deeply personal and emotional experience as well, it will take you to places where you can discover about who you are and what you are capable of. it will open doors for you in the future that to come. *** Lesson Details *** There will be a free evaluation session in the beginning, the lessons will be planed after the ...

Tanya A. Los Angeles, CA

All levels. Audition technique.

About Tanya

I have taught all ages, K-12 as well as adults into their 80's.


Toka M. June 13, 2014
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Laurel M.

Culver City, CA
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Michael C.

Los Angeles, CA
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Andrew E.

Valley Village, CA
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Laurel M. Culver City, CA

Using a camera, actors will learn basic on camera techniques for several forms of coverage, including close ups, over the shoulder and medium shots, handheld and long shots.

I've served as an actor and award winning director, and taught camera acting to beginners for seven years.

About Laurel

Fun, warm, very experienced teacher of film and stage work. For over fifteen years, I've served as a lead teacher for Tony award winning and nationally recognized professional regional theaters. I created the first movie making class for the Seattle Children's Theater, and I've taught acting, writing and improvisation for 'kids' up to aged 80. I have won several awards for my scripts, as well as a short film I wrote and directed, and am a member of the Writer's Guild of America, West, in Los Angeles. I believe the deepest learning happens when students are having fun AND feel challenged. I work to ensure that all of my classes and private lessons are fun and engaging, so that students forget it's a "lesson," and instead, jump in with their full creative self. Street Cred: I ...

Michael C. Los Angeles, CA

About Michael

Attended The Juilliard School's Drama Division where I received my BFA in Acting. Trained extensively in Voice and Speech, Dialects, Movement- (Masks, Clown, Character Creation, Stage Combat), Scene Study, Shakespeare and the Classics, Alexander Technique, Heightened Text, and Text Analysis. Since graduating I've worked in regional theater, film & TV, and voice over and animation. My most recent work includes the reoccurring role of "Gator" on TNT's The Last Ship. I have a passion for teaching students of all ages and skill levels and can't wait to meet you! I can coach privately or with a group!

Andrew E. Valley Village, CA

Whether it's prepping for an audition, or simply honing your craft for future work, I will help you get to that next level. My philosophy is simple: As actors, we have to learn to get out of our own way. I have come in contact with so many actors in this town who overthink and over-analyze the art of acting. While it does take great discipline and work-ethic to make it as an actor, we have to get out of our heads. Once you conquer that, you're on the right road for success!

About Andrew

Hi! My name is Andrew E. I am from Las Vegas, Nevada (yes people actually live there), and I currently reside in Valley Village, CA. I have been playing basketball since I was young enough to hold one, and I grew up playing in elementary leagues, middle school, JV and Varsity teams at Faith Lutheran H.S. in Vegas, where I was a starter at the Nevada State Championship in 2005. I also have a Bachelors in Theatre Arts from Concordia University, Irvine with an emphasis in Acting and Directing. I am currently out in LA to pursue film and voice acting, but I also have a strong passion to teach. I developed a desire to give back all the knowledge and training I have received to a younger generation. Whether you're just starting out, or just wanting some practice, I would love you work with ...

Film Acting With TakeLessons

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Whether you are a beginner Film acting student, intermediate Film acting student, or advanced Film acting student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Film acting skills. Your choices for a Santa Monica Film acting instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Film acting instructor's specialties are listed on their profile, along with helpful details ...

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