Although things have definitely slowed down due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, we are still holding class and having private coaching sessions.
Our ongoing Monday night VO GYMDO (like a karate dojo for voiceover) had no students so I made a quick video about different types of microphones you can use for voiceover and what each of them sounds like. As you'll hear in the video, some options are much better than others. If you'd like to join us for the VO GYMDO, it's only $20/session.
In the Tuesday night Ongoing Advanced Scene Study class we had a discussion about auditioning nerves and ways we could be even more prepared for auditions. My recommendation is to keep focusing on how you want to "change the other person" in the scene and working deeply on SPECIFICITY and SUBTEXT to keep the moments alive. By working on how you are trying to change the other person, you can trick your brain into forgetting that you are acting or doing something to be nervous about, and instead get it to focus on the task at hand. We discussed ways to find the subtext by really looking at the given imaginary circumstances and using our "AS IF" to find ways of giving those moments authenticity.
We then worked on each scene and tried to work on our stillness and tempo during the scenes. You can check out what we did in class BY CLICKING THIS LINK.
We will be having THE CAPTURES METHOD 101 class tomorrow night from 6:30-7:30 pm. It's going to be another drop-in class where we'll explore acting games and exercises that examine the elements of The Captures Method in more detail. It's only $20/session for this fun ongoing class here at WPAC.
Please keep us posted on your activities while we wait out this pandemic. If you'd like to schedule a SKYPE/FACETIME private coaching session in the meantime, you can schedule one through my booking site by CLICKING THIS LINK.
Wayne Pyle is a SAG/AFTRA/AEA actor, acting coach and adventurer living and creating in the Hudson Valley and beyond. His extensive film & tv credits can be seen on IMDb by CLICKING HERE.