An exclusive place to create!
#1 Top-Rated On-Camera Acting Class in Los Angeles.
FOR SEASONED OR BRAND NEW ACTORS - ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
Separating these acting classes from every other, is that it's taught from a Director's point of view. We will take you through all the real-world stages of:
Directed in a Short Film/ Auditioning Class / Guest Star auditioning / Commercial auditioning / Cold reads / Eyelines / Vocal control / Script breakdowns / Motivated-blocking / Continuity / Text DNA / Hitting marks/ Character building / Active verbs / Lenses & shots / On-camera tricks & tips / The business of acting / Footage for your reel / IMDB credit / Potential red carpet events.
This 8 week intensive training class will be an invaluable tool for any actor,
new or seasoned actors are welcome!
You're doing homework , creating backstories, discovering inner goals and outer goals, relationships and performing new scenes in EVERY class.
We provide ALL script content except for the very first class, where you are expected to bring your own monologue to work on!
There is no sitting around hoping to perform. You will be acting in EVERY class.
Our Shorts have full production/crew/hair & makeup!
Every actor must study somewhere, period. This is that special place for you.
SIGN UP NOW to reserve your spot! Classes always sell out!
WAYMON BOONE was born in NYC and a Hollywood transplant. The son of a 70s Disco singer, Waymon first came roaring on the public scene as the lead singer/guitarist of a alt/rock band. He released albums on Sony Records and toured the globe with stops on The Tonight Show and Late Show along the way.
Later Waymon became a full time director and writer, building his own film studio GENETIC CODE PICTURES. He then wrote and directed his first feature The Devil's In the Details starring Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, Hannibal) which he also sold at Cannes. Throughout 2016 he traveled the world, directing the highly successful documentary The Abundance Factor, filming some of the top entrepreneurs in the business. In 2017 Waymon directed a family drama he co-wrote called My Daddy is in Heaven starring Corbin Bernson (The Punisher, Psych) and Jenn Gotzon (God is not dead, Frost Nixon). He traveled the globe again for the Abunance Factor sequel. He directed the Falling For Angels TV series.
Recently finishing Sunrise in Heaven, another feature film with actors Corbin Bernsen and Dee Wallace (Supernatural, ET)
2020 saw the release of a film he Directed and co-wrote. A horror/thriller, Apparition, starring Kevin Pollak (The Usual Suspects, Marvelous Ms Maisel) and Mena Suvari (American Beauty, American Pie)
In the fall, Waymon will be directing a new action/thriller movie.
Your additional coach
Co-Owner of Studio A. Jake is also an experienced actor and teacher. Working in films, tv and countless commercials, including Superbowl Ads and the new Jessica Alba/Gabriel Union tv show La's Finest.
Something you've never seen before!
Have you ever wondered what it was like to see yourself on the silver screen? They say the camera never lies. Here is where you will learn all of its truth. We are taking your on-camera experience to a whole other level.
You will be learning to explore and master your techniques by working on a massive 16 x 9 foot movie screen and two live cameras! No other acting classes in Los Angeles have this incredible feature. Take the leap.
How we do things...
Two live cameras. Either single shot or split screen.
Projected on a 16x9 foot movie screen. With a high tech audio system for real time playback.
Almost every class will film your performances.
The footage is uploaded and you will receive a link each week.
All building up to an original Short Film script that is shot in the final week.
What Should I Expect?
THE VERY FIRST CLASS.
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BRING YOUR OWN MONOLOGUE TO PERFORM!
A half page or less. Choose something age appropriate and that also speaks to you.
Something you believe you could've been cast in! You will get to work one-on-one with your Director to find the nuances, subtext and the truth in your performance.
We highly recommend that you stay away from any blockbuster or iconic scenes!
There are also plenty of places online to download monologues free of charge that suit you. Put in the work.
Then the next 7 weeks will follow our personalized curriculum as you see yourself come to life on the big screen and two live cameras. Just like on set, actors are also given small lavalier microphones to wear on your lapels to record your audio.
We will provide all of the script content for you. You will then start being paired up with fellow actors to explore your emotional range and connection to the characters while learning to listen along with every technique under the sun to get you there!
By week 6 (for the Shorts class only) an original Short Film script is introduced and rehearsed and workshopped to the final class where you will be on set filming the movie! Cameras/Lights/Crew/Makeup/Action!
AFFORDABLE ACTING CLASSES
Classes are held Tuesdays OR Wednesdays (7pm to 10:30pm)
Free Parking. Food & Drinks provided. Free wifi. All-included.
CLASS IS ONCE A WEEK / 8 WEEKS / $299 per month
NEXT CYCLE IS IN THE FALL 2020