In this three-session class, Martin Blank will teach you the basics of acting on camera.
The first class will start off with an overview of how stage and film acting differ, and we’ll quickly drill down to techniques and camera acting craft. Each class member will be assigned film sides to work on in class on their own.
Participants will come away with a strong understanding of exactly what to do in on-camera auditions and on-set work—as well as ways they can continue to build on-camera acting muscle working on their own.
This class is for actors with stage or film experience.
Martin Blank has been an acting coach for three decades. He now coaches in Los Angeles and Washington, DC in person and online. His acting students have had TV roles (and recurring roles) on The Equalizer, God Friended Me, House of Cards, The Wire, Oz, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Homicide: Life on the Street, Veep, Turn, Blindspot, Bones, How to Get Away with Murder, CSI, and The World Wars, and many more, as well as two-character scenes in Hollywood motion pictures with George Clooney, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, and Daniel Day-Lewis. Martin was an acting instructor at the Woolly Mammoth theater school and founding Artistic Director of Theater J. He attended the University of Maryland and the Yale School of Drama.
Mary May (class assistant) holds an MFA in Performing Arts and has trained extensively with Martin. She has acted on stage and in film in DC, and Los Angeles, where she’s LA Class Producer for Martin Blank Studio.
3 Saturdays, Feb 27 - March 13, 4:00 - 7:00 PM