Acting – Filmmaking – ESL Programs
Our 48 week program offers a well-rounded array of classes that will provide the foundation needed to achieve a certain standard of acting. The acting philosophy of the Los Angeles Acting Conservatory is that artists can draw on all different acting techniques and form their very own tool box. The Golden Box class covers a summary of the different techniques in acting known as the Method, taught by Stanislavski and then Lee Strasberg in the United States, the Meisner Technique, the Stella Adler Technique, and the Highlights of such teachers as Michael Chekhov and Bobby Lewis and Jerzy Grotowski. All of these techniques will have those methodologies taught in in-depth through classical and contemporary Scene Study, On-Camera work, Improvisation, Voice and Speech, Musical Theatre and the Business of Acting. The result is that students will acquire the knowledge and practice in those different areas that will in turn give them the confidence and skill to pursue careers as actors.
Students will acquire in this filmmaking program the knowledge and the skills through this fundamental training to become a director. Learning the history of American Cinema, studying the classics and thinking about the stories they need to tell. Our aspiring filmmakers will brainstorm with working professionals on how to formulate them.
One thing is to watch, analyse and learn and another is to do – very early on our students will know what it is like to shoot a short movie that they wrote from scratch. They will acquire the techniques to talk to actors and to get them to deliver powerful performances. The result is that they will learn all aspects of filmmaking in a hands on approach to shooting and will be confident pitching their ideas and understanding what really goes on set and behind the camera.
The Level 1 12- week intensive is designed to help students achieve competence in natural conversation and improve writing and reading competency. The curriculum teaches conversation skills, writing, grammar, voice and speech, reading comprehension and vocabulary enhancement. This program is designed for any individual with foundational knowledge of the English language already in place that are seeking to improve their skills in a professional capacity and setting by utilizing methods that will help them in their day to day living.
Students will be prepared to perform fluently in English, including speaking, conversing, reading, and writing. The desired result is for all students in this program to feel confident in the English language and to comfortably interact in day to day American culture by being introduced to a wide array of techniques and tools. They will be taught by a Faculty proficient in English with appropriate degree and/or commensurate professional experience and/or Qualifications in TOEFL.
Our two year acting program offers more advanced classes, having students implement all the skills they have learned in Acting Program I. Acting II offers actors a playground to take their work to a higher level in our theaters by working on classical material such as Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Moliere, and contemporary playwrights such as Edward Albee, Arthur Miller Eugene O’Neil, Pinter, and Tom Stoppard. The Film Classes will have a focus on preparing the students to do screen tests and being on a Sound Stage or on location. Voice and Speech will offer a continued work on how to have a practical use of drills to be used in the professional field and finally in our fourth quarter through being in an Production on stage or getting hands on experience of being on film. The students will get to work professionally and practically incorporate the Tool Box they have been taught and go from being a student of Acting to an artist. Our students will acquire the knowledge of doing versus intellectualizing the concepts learned. The results is that our programs will prepare the future generation of actors to feel with their imagination and passion the clarity, the confidence of being the storytellers of tomorrow.
12 Week Filmmaking Intensive will give aspiring directors a foundation on how to analyze a script and inspire their actors on set. If it’s not on the page it’s not on the screen. To be able to learn the fundamental rules of screenwriting and direct actors to bring them to life is a great workout.
The result in this 12 weeks program is that directors will feel comfortable talking and giving adjustments to actors. A journey that is crucial in Filmmaking.
The Level 2 12-week intensive is designed to help students continue to achieve competence in the spoken and written English language by focusing on understanding various American accents (Standard, Texan, Louisiana, Southern, Boston and Brooklyn), becoming familiar with popular idioms, phrases and expressions and studying industry specific writing, vocabulary and communications. This program is designed for any individual with foundational knowledge of the English language already in place that are seeking to improve their skills in a professional capacity and setting by utilizing methods that will help them in their day to day living.
This intensive program is designed for anyone who is pursuing a career in the theatre or film arts, such as actors, screenwriters, producers and directors. Students will be prepared to perform in plays and scripts in the English language, and to speak, read and write in the context of a work environment in the industry of American theatre and film. Students will be instructed in how to build a resume, conduct themselves during industry business meetings, perform during an interview and understand specific needs of the theatre and film industry. This program focuses on practical and proficient use of the English language. They will be taught by a Faculty proficient in English with appropriate degree and/or commensurate professional experience and/or Qualifications in TOEFL.
12 Week Acting Intensive will give students an intense program where they will learn the basic tools that will give them a foundation as actors.
They will work the muscles of an actor, understand technical tools, how to break down a script and create a character and apply those techniques to contemporary and classical work in Scene Study class and in Front of the Camera. This Intensive also prepares you for strategy as the students understand the steps that need to be taken to get auditions and do well in them.
The result the program will achieve is that an actor will get the beginning on how to do the work and apply the craft of acting to Stage, TV and Film work.
Acting – Filmmaking – ESL Programs
Nestled between a café, salon, retail shops, and a popular restaurant, Edgemar Center for the Arts is the anchor of the Edgemar complex on Main Street in Santa Monica. A couple blocks away from the beach, near the 10 freeway, the Los Angeles Acting Conservatory (LAAC) is housed in its own state-of-the-art building, which includes two theater spaces as well as an art gallery. There is plenty of free street parking on 4thStreet, two blocks from the studio.
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