Workshops

The Film Acting Academy of Denver offers several amazing workshops through the year, including local Casting Directors and Casting Directors, Directors, and Coaches from Los Angeles and New Mexico. In addition, we offer workshops on mastering your on-screen presence, intensive on-screen technical skill development, audition prep, and understanding the Hollywood standard for film and television acting (among others).

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS!

Mastering Your On-Screen Presence.
October 21st. 9 am to 1:30 pm. FREE!!
The Bug Theatre – 3654 Navajo St., Denver 80211.

Why does acting in movies and TV look so easy? Because it is! The secret to great “acting” when the camera is rolling is to not “act” at all, but rather to “be” yourself!  Most importantly, working actors know that “presence” is more important the “performance” but most actors choose to overact rather to let the scene happen. Most film and TV actors are simply being themselves when on screen. Beyond that, the difference between acting in front of an audience and acting in front of a camera is about understanding that ‘less is more’ on film. Actors do that by connecting to and listening to their scene partner, surrendering to their environment, realizing that movie acting is almost always a private conversation between scene partners, and by letting the other elements in film do their job! See? Easy!

Space in this class is free (normally $135) but you must e-mail Patrick at patpub62@msn.com to reserve your spot.

SPECIAL FOLLOW-UP WORKSHOPS for SEMINAR ATTENDEES

On-Camera Technical Skills Intensive.
Multiple Dates (see below) $60
Film Acting Academy of Denver – 7625 W. 5th Ave., Unit 105-N, Lakewood, CO 80226

A special follow up workshop for students who took the Mastering Your On-Screen Presence Workshop on Oct. 21st. This workshop focuses on building the technical skill set needed to thrive when the camera rolls. Script will be provided in advance and students must be off book.  Each session is limited to no more than 10 students but does require at least 6 students. Special discount pricing for workshop is $60 (normally $75). And like most of our workshops, we’ll refund your money if you don’t think the workshop was worth your time or money.
October 25 – 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
October 28 – 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
October 28 – 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
November 1st – 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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RECURRING WORKSHOPS

Film Acting Intensive for Kids and Tweens.
First Sundays of the Month
November 5th – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. $60
December 3rd – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. $60
January 7th – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. $60
February 4th – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. $60
The Film Acting Academy of Denver – 7625 W. 5th Ave., Unit 105N, Lakewood 80226

If you’re looking for a great on-camera intensive workshop for your kid or tween actor, but your busy life only allows you to do take a workshop on a weekend and maybe you can only commit (for now) to one or two classes/workshops a month, then this workshop might fit your schedule perfectly. Even better, this workshop will help you understand what the actual on-set work is in major film and television markets (hint: it’s not over-acting), how to to be yourself, and how to exist comfortably and confidently in the moment when the camera rolls. Class size is limited to 10 students (six student minimum). Like most of our workshops, we’ll refund your money of you don’t think the workshop was worth your time or money (no applicable if you don’t show up). To register and pay, please click here:
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Memorize Your Lines Without Memorizing Your Lines.
November 8 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $75
Film Acting Academy of Denver – 7625 W. 5th Ave., Unit 105-N, Lakewood, CO 80226.

Do you have trouble remembering your lines during auditions or while on set? Is fear of forgetting your lines a constant source of stress? Does thinking about your lines get in the way of saying your lines in a natural and organic way? Does it take you hours or even days to learn a small handful of pages? If so to any of these questions, you’re certainly not alone. There are several great techniques out there for learning your lines but most of them demand some level of pro-active memorization. The fact is, you only need to hear, read, see, smell, or touch something three to seven times before it is stored in your memory. The problem, then, isn’t that you don’t know your lines (you do), the problem is you haven’t built in a recall trigger for that stored info. Think of it this way: If you were asked to sing your favorite song from ten years ago, you’d probably say you don’t know the words but if that song suddenly came on the radio, you’d be able to sing along and probably know most, if not all, the words. Learning your lines can be like that. So, if you want to make forgetting your lines a thing of the past and be off book with one to ten pages in about an hour, then take this workshop. It will make your life in the audition room and on set so much easier. This may be the best $75 you ever spend on your career. And like most of our workshops, we’ll refund your money if you don’t think the workshop was worth your time or money. To register and pay, please click here:

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Intro to Teleprompter and Advanced Teleprompter Workshops.
November 12th – $75 for one session, $125 for both.
The Film Acting Academy of Denver – 7625 W. 5th Ave., Unit 105-N, Lakewood, CO 80226.
JUST ADDED! DETAILS COMING SOON!
Introduction to Teleprompter – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Advance Teleprompter – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

And like most of our workshops, we’ll refund your money if you don’t think the workshop was worth your time or money. To register and pay, please click here: LINK COMING SOON! In the meantime, please e-mail Patrick at patpub62@msn.com to reserve a spot.

 

Nail the Audition – Intensive Workshop.
November 18 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $135
Film Acting Academy of Denver – 7625 W. 5th Ave., Unit 105-N, Lakewood, CO 80226.

Need to take your auditions to the “next” level? Ready to be “L.A.” ready? Then this is the workshop you NEED! Maybe you’re thinking about auditioning in other markets for film and t.v. roles. Or maybe you’ve already started auditioning there but you’re not getting noticed.

So what’s keeping your auditions from being great? Well, for starters, you may not understand what exactly “they” are looking for. It might surprise you to know that “they” aren’t looking for big characters with funny hats or accents and “they” certainly don’t want to see your interpretation of the character. Above all, “they” don’t want to feel like you are “acting” at all. “They” want you to be you and “they” want you to bring YOUR confidence and personality into the room with you. It really is THAT simple.

Workshop is limited to 10 people so everyone gets a ton of on-camera work and feedback. Cost is $135. It will be the best $135 you’ve ever spent on your career when it comes to audition prep. And if at the end of the workshop, you think I’ve wasted your time I’ll give you your money back.

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Making the Move from Theatre to Film: A “How To” for Stage Actors.
December 17th – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $135
Film Acting Academy of Denver – 7625 W. 5th Ave., Unit 105-N, Lakewood, CO 80226.

Denver undoubtedly has one of the best local and regional theatre scenes in the country in large part because we have so many truly gifted theatre actors, producers, theater companies, as well as large number of great venues. Many stage actors want to give film and television acting a try (or serious go at it), but don’t really know or understand the differences between theatre and film. Acting for the camera is more than “theater-lite” or simply lowering one’s voice. Film and television requires a unique set of technical abilities and a much more organic approach to saying your lines. In theatre, building character is essential while film and television requires you to be yourself. While both are “technically” acting, the difference in one’s approach is similar to the difference in football and soccer. Can an actor be great at both? Of course, but only if they truly know how and why each demands a different set of skills. Space is very limited so everyone gets plenty of on-camera work. And like most of our workshops, we’ll refund your money if you don’t think the workshop was worth your time or money. To register and pay, please click here:
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