24
Aug
10

FALL Acting Classes at JTA Talent in Charlotte!

NEW On-Camera Acting Classes 

taught by Martin Thompson
at JTA Talent in Charlotte 

Beginning September 12th & 13th, 2010
Registration is now open for the Fall Session of On Camera Acting Classes, beginning September 12th & 13th, 2010 at JTA Talent in Charlotte. Taught by professional actor Martin Thompson, these classes are appropriate for both aspiring actors and professionals who would like to improve their skills. Class registration is limited and will be accepted one week prior to the first class of each session. 

More Info: www.MartinThompson.Net/Acting/Classes.html

For audition and registration – Call Martin Thompson at 704-458-1952. Or email: martinthompson@mindspring.com 

About the Classes:

Acting for the Camera: The Essential Technique

Sundays 5:00 – 7:00PM

September 12th – October 31st, 2010

8 classes Fee: $250

This class provides a very practical and easily accessible method of working for both beginning and experienced actors. Incorporating today’s best and most modern principles of acting, this distinctive Layering Technique has been developed by the instructor to provide a practical working foundation for the actor, and to serve as a solid framework on which to build more complex work. Here the actor will identify his unique responsibilities to the creative process, study the essential tools of his craft, and learn to properly apply those tools towards the creation of reality in front of a camera. Age limit 18 and up.
Acting for the Camera: Advanced Scene Study 

Sundays 7:00 – 9:00PM

September 12th – October 31st, 2010

8 classes Fee: $250

For the more advanced actor, the emphasis of this class is on the practical and creative application of the actor’s technique through advanced scene work. In this class we will explore the unique skills required to be a truly creative actor. Students will discover how to make strong and interesting choices, and how to unlock the pathways that propel a character into dynamic action. Other topics will also include: script and character analysis, audition techniques, rehearsal methods, and specific performance skills for the camera. Students must be prepared to spend time outside of class for rehearsal with their scene partners. Scenes, monologues, and audition material will be taped at each class, and students can receive a copy of their work for use on their reel or website. Instructor’s permission is required for those who have not taken the Technique class. Age Limit 18 and up.

Acting for the Camera: The Master Class 

Mondays 7:00 – 9:00PM

Beginning September 13th, 2010

Fee: $250 for 8 week session, or $145 per month

Designed for the working professional actor, this ongoing class will focus on the practical and creative application of the actor’s technique for the camera. This class will explore the unique skills required to be a truly creative actor, even with the limited rehearsal time and hectic pace of Film and TV. Students will discover how to unlock their own pathways to instantly make strong, interesting, and unique choices which will propel their character into dynamic and truthful behavior. The class will also cover audition techniques, rehearsal methods, script and character analysis, plus the specific adjustments required between the stage and the camera. Scenes, monologues, and audition material will be taped at each class, and students can receive a copy of their work for use on their reel or website. Admission to this class is by invitation or audition only. Age Limit 18 and up.

About the Instructor:

Martin Thompson (AEA-AFTRA-SAG) is an award winning professional actor with over 25 years of credits in Television, Motion Pictures, Commercials, and Industrials, as well as extensive credits on the New York stage and in Regional Theatres across the country. His daytime television work includes recurring roles on The Guiding LightThe Edge of Night, and All My Children. His motion picture credits include SpiesMr. DestinyBilly Bathgate with Dustin Hoffman, and Mandie and the Secret Tunnel with Dean Jones. He is currently appearing in Blood Done Sign My Name, and The New Daughter opposite Kevin Costner. He will soon be seen in Horton Foote’s Main Street with Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn, and Orlando Bloom. And he reprises his role in the “Mandie” sequel, Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure, starring Hayley Mills, which is coming to theaters this Fall.
Thompson has developed a unique and passionate style of teaching – from the actor’s point of view – which provides an extremely strong foundation and technique, while inspiring each student to creative, imaginative, and truthful performance on both the stage and screen. He is highly trained in the methods of Stanislavski, Meisner, Adler, Strasberg, and Lewis, as well as the techniques of the legendary Uta Hagen, with whom he studied at HB Studios in New York.

For nearly two decades, Thompson has offered professional acting classes, workshops, seminars, and private coaching to actors in both New York and throughout the Southeast. He has taught Master Classes in Acting at North Carolina State University, Master Classes in Film Acting at Davidson College, served as Artist in Residence at Chowan College, and participated in numerous residencies across the state through the NC Arts Council’s Visiting Artists program. Thompson is a proud member of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors Equity Association 

NEW On-Camera Acting Classes 

taught by Martin Thompson
at JTA Talent in Charlotte 

 

Beginning September 12th & 13th, 2010


Registration is now open for the Fall Session of On Camera Acting Classes, beginning September 12th & 13th, 2010 at JTA Talent in Charlotte. Taught by professional actor Martin Thompson, these classes are appropriate for both aspiring actors and professionals who would like to improve their skills. Class registration is limited and will be accepted one week prior to the first class of each session. 

 

More Info: www.MartinThompson.Net/Acting/Classes.html

For audition and registration – Call Martin Thompson at 704-458-1952. 
Or email: martinthompson@mindspring.com 

About the Classes:

Acting for the Camera: The Essential Technique

Sundays 5:00 – 7:00PM

September 12th – October 31st, 2010

8 classes Fee: $250

 

This class provides a very practical and easily accessible method of working for both beginning and experienced actors. Incorporating today’s best and most modern principles of acting, this distinctive Layering Technique has been developed by the instructor to provide a practical working foundation for the actor, and to serve as a solid framework on which to build more complex work. Here the actor will identify his unique responsibilities to the creative process, study the essential tools of his craft, and learn to properly apply those tools towards the creation of reality in front of a camera. Age limit 18 and up.


Acting for the Camera: Advanced Scene Study 

Sundays 7:00 – 9:00PM

September 12th – October 31st, 2010

8 classes Fee: $250

 

For the more advanced actor, the emphasis of this class is on the practical and creative application of the actor’s technique through advanced scene work. In this class we will explore the unique skills required to be a truly creative actor. Students will discover how to make strong and interesting choices, and how to unlock the pathways that propel a character into dynamic action. Other topics will also include: script and character analysis, audition techniques, rehearsal methods, and specific performance skills for the camera. Students must be prepared to spend time outside of class for rehearsal with their scene partners. Scenes, monologues, and audition material will be taped at each class, and students can receive a copy of their work for use on their reel or website. Instructor’s permission is required for those who have not taken the Technique class. Age Limit 18 and up.

 

 

Acting for the Camera: The Master Class 

Mondays 7:00 – 9:00PM

Beginning September 13th, 2010

Fee: $250 for 8 week session, or $145 per month

 

Designed for the working professional actor, this ongoing class will focus on the practical and creative application of the actor’s technique for the camera. This class will explore the unique skills required to be a truly creative actor, even with the limited rehearsal time and hectic pace of Film and TV. Students will discover how to unlock their own pathways to instantly make strong, interesting, and unique choices which will propel their character into dynamic and truthful behavior. The class will also cover audition techniques, rehearsal methods, script and character analysis, plus the specific adjustments required between the stage and the camera. Scenes, monologues, and audition material will be taped at each class, and students can receive a copy of their work for use on their reel or website. Admission to this class is by invitation or audition only. Age Limit 18 and up.


About the Instructor:

Martin Thompson (AEA-AFTRA-SAG) is an award winning professional actor with over 25 years of credits in Television, Motion Pictures, Commercials, and Industrials, as well as extensive credits on the New York stage and in Regional Theatres across the country. His daytime television work includes recurring roles on The Guiding LightThe Edge of Night, and All My Children. His motion picture credits include SpiesMr. DestinyBilly Bathgate with Dustin Hoffman, and Mandie and the Secret Tunnel with Dean Jones. He is currently appearing in Blood Done Sign My Nameand The New Daughter opposite Kevin Costner. He will soon be seen in Horton Foote’s Main Street with Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn, and Orlando Bloom. And he reprises his role in the “Mandie” sequel, Mandie and the Cherokee Treasure, starring Hayley Mills, which is coming to theaters this Fall.


Thompson has developed a unique and passionate style of teaching – from the actor’s point of view – which provides an extremely strong foundation and technique, while inspiring each student to creative, imaginative, and truthful performance on both the stage and screen. He is highly trained in the methods of Stanislavski, Meisner, Adler, Strasberg, and Lewis, as well as the techniques of the legendary Uta Hagen, with whom he studied at HB Studios in New York.

For nearly two decades, Thompson has offered professional acting classes, workshops, seminars, and private coaching to actors in both New York and throughout the Southeast. He has taught Master Classes in Acting at North Carolina State University, Master Classes in Film Acting at Davidson College, served as Artist in Residence at Chowan College, and participated in numerous residencies across the state through the NC Arts Council’s Visiting Artists program. Thompson is a proud member of Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Actors Equity Association

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