This workshop for actors 18 and older has one goal—to help you do your best work on a film or TV set. Using scenes from real TV shows and films, students will learn techniques to quickly analyze a script, produce a spontaneous, truthful performance, and develop a deep, honest emotional connection to the work.
Scenes are assigned specifically to complement each actor’s unique strong points and to challenge them in areas in need of improvement. But the learning doesn’t stop when class is over. All students get online access to their performances so they can continue to review their work and improve.
Professional film and TV acting involves more than simply performing in front of the camera, however. This workshop addresses other elements of the job, including auditions, on-set etiquette and business considerations.
Classes are limited in size to ensure that all students get plenty of camera time.
Note: To make this workshop more valuable for our students, it takes place in blocks of two sessions.
On Day 1, you will receive, read through and discuss your scene, then work on the scene. Each student will get direction according to their needs and level of experience. You will take the scene home to work and memorize for the next session.
On Day 2—the following week—you will perform your scene for the camera, using in the standard Hollywood shooting protocol. Students will receive a critique and discuss what they accomplished need to do to improve. Students will have online access to their scenes so they can continue to review their work and improve. Students experience the rhythm, demands and structure of a professional set in a workshop environment
Each block of workshops is unique based on the students, the scripts used, and your own needs as an actor. You can maximize your experience by enrolling in all three blocks, or just select one, if that better fits your schedule.
Block 1: Mondays, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28
Block 2: Mondays, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18
7 pm – 10 pm
$130.00 for each block.
$250 for any two blocks (email Randy for the discount code)
Mosser Casting, 3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Maximum 10 students — sign up soon, as this course will fill quickly.
Attention New Students: This workshop is designed for actors with some experience. Before you sign up, let’s determine if this workshop is right for you. Send a resume or bio to [email protected]. Then, after you get approval from Randy, you can register at the link below.
ABOUT RANDY KOVITZ
For more than 30 years, Randy Kovitz [IMDB] has worked both sides of the camera in New York, L.A., and many places in between.
His televisions credits—too numerous to list here—include the classic crime drama Hill Street Blues, Amy Poehler’s hit comedy Parks and Recreation, and the new Amazon series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He will also appear on the CBS mystery-thriller $1, currently filming in Pittsburgh.
Randy’s film career began with a small part in the original Dawn of the Dead. Since then, he’s had roles in Will Smith’s Concussion, the box office smash The Fault in Our Stars, and numerous other films.
As a stunt co-ordinator, Randy has staged fights with Sean Penn on Saturday Night Live, performed elegant fencing routines while doubling Raul Julia in The Addams Family, and staged hillbilly violence on WGN’s The Outsiders.
In addition to directing award-winning short films, Randy teaches Acting for the Camera at Carnegie Mellon University.
Learn more about Randy at randykovitz.com
“I just finished the Intro to Camera Acting with Randy Kovitz. It was absolutely fantastic! I have done a couple of commercials, and numerous auditions, and I know I will be much more confident and successful after this workshop. I’m looking forward to studying more with Randy.”
—Ramona Cain, student
“Wanted to share with you that I just landed a supporting role in a feature film. I could not have done it without your help and guidance so I really owe it to you. Thank you for everything. And thanks to Nancy for having your classes!”
—John Furman, former student