Actors need to be working consistently. Unfortunately, most don’t get the chance.
Actor’s Gym affords you the opportunity to gain on-set experience in a safe and supportive environment, while working within a real set environment and with an award-winning crew. You will learn film technique and theory by practicing every week (hitting marks, matching shot size, physical and emotional continuity, etc.), while working scenes from some of the best writing available for the screen.
This is how it works:
- You get your scene 24 hours in advance.
- You show up off-book and prepared.
- We rehearse, block, light, then shoot the scene one close-up per actor.
- The following week you watch the edited scene on the big screen for notes and critique. That same night we shoot new ones. The edited scenes are yours to keep.
This type of immediate turnaround and feedback allows for exponential growth.
DON’T WAIT TO BE WORKING ON SET TO LEARN YOUR CRAFT.
MONDAY NIGHTS, 7:30PM
Classes are $340 per 4-week cycle.
10-WEEK ON-CAMERA INTENSIVE UNLIKE ANY OTHER!
6 ACTORS. 4 DIRECTORS. 12 SHORT FILMS with IMDB CREDITS. 1 KICK-ASS REEL.
“I’ve often heard actors say that casting directors don’t have imaginations. Of course they do. However, they’re not paid to imagine, they’re paid to bring in actors that can do the job.
In no uncertain terms this is a ‘show-me’ business.
So, show them.”
-Luis Robledo, CEO & Founder, CFCA, Inc.
WEEKS 1- 4: ACTOR’S GYM
This workshop will take actors through all the technical film training that is not covered in most acting classes (hitting marks, camera eye, physical & emotional continuity, etc.). Each week, actors will shoot a new scene on a real set, with a real crew. Scenes will be edited, projected on the big screen a week later for notes and critique. By doing it this way, the actor’s growth becomes exponential.
WEEK 3: ORIENTATION
Actors will meet the four filmmakers who will be creating material for them, based on an in-depth questionnaire that each actor is required to fill out. Plot lines and characters are discussed and agreed upon. Let the fun times begin!
WEEK 5: SCRIPTS ARE FINALIZED
Each actor will receive 4 short film screenplays that will be produced during the workshop.
WEEK 7: SCRIPTS ARE REHEARSED
Actors will work on their short screenplays with each respective director. Blocking, props, wardrobe, and such are discussed at this time.
WEEK 8: SHOOTING WEEK
Twelve shorts will be shot over four consecutive days on location, with each director taking a day. The professional crew includes:
-1st & 2nd AC
-Sound mixer/boom operator
-FULL catering & crafty
WEEK 10: SHORTS ARE SCREENED
All the shorts will be screened for the actors and crew. PAR-TAY!
EACH ACTOR WALKS AWAY WITH:
-4 SHORT FILMS
-4 IMDB CREDITS
-A KICK-ASS DEMO REEL
But most of all, an UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE.
ENROLLMENT BY AUDITION ONLY.
Tuition for GYM SHORTS is $3250.
To schedule an audition or for more information: