This incredible introductory course will have you walking out...er uh... exiting the Zoom room...with everything you need to get started in the entertainment industry—and at a fraction of the cost. Headshots, industry standard resume, 1-on-1 session with an acting coach, plus footage for your acting reel, and a master class covering everything you need to know about getting started, what to expect on set, and who to contact to get hired. This course includes 5 sessions, with all group and coaching sessions occuring online.
NOTE: All in-person portions of this course are individual appointments with a photographer or cinematographer and will NOT include other students. COVID safe practices will be followed and masks requred (except when on camera).
ALSO NOTE: You will select your session 1 class date and during that class, you will also schedule your other sessions.
Here's what to expect from each of these sessions:
Session 1: Getting Started in the Industry (over ZOOM):
Your journey will begin with a 1.5 to 2 hour masterclass teaching you where to find work, how to submit for it, what to bring with you, what to expect on set, and how to get an agent. You will also receive contact information for casting and talent agents. We will wrap up this session with a Q&A from an actual talent agent. This is also where we will schedule sessions 2-5.
Session 2: Professional Headshots (in-person): a professional photographer will take close up and full body shots of you which you will need to submit for work. These files will be edited and you will receive 3-5 digital images. This is an individual appointment and COVID safe practices will be followed. Masks required except when on camera.
Session 3: Resume Writing Workshop (over Zoom): you will work 1-on-1 with one of Katharsis Media’s casting staff members to create a resume of your related world and experience. If you don’t have much experience—don’t worry. A resume also includes any training (like this class!!) as well as your sizes and contact information. This document will be created in google docs and sent to you digitally so you can update it as you gain more experience.
Session 4: Acting Coach (Over ZOOM): Work 1-on-1 with an acting coach on a prepared monologue for your acting reel. You can also select a dialogue piece and a reader will be provided for your film session. Your acting coach will help you unpack the discoveries in the text and give you tips on how to perform your best.
Session 5: Film Slot (in person): You will learn how to slate for the camera (it's ok if you don't know what this is yet--you will learn!) and be introduced to the technical aspects of a live film set. The camera operator and sound designer will ensure you look and sound your best, and your acting coach will make sure you are confident to perform your best. The recorded clips will be edited and sent to you for inclusion in your acting reel.
By the end of this class, you will be prepared to pursue your goal of being a professional actor.
What are you waiting for? Dreams take work--let's get started!!
Industry Basics for Actors
To ensure the safety of all students and staff:
- group classes will meet remotely over ZOOM
For in-person coaching and film appointments:
- temperatures and COVID questionnaire taken prior to entry
- masks are required by all staff and students except when on camera
- social distancing is required
- props, doorknobs, furniture, and frequently touched items sanitized before and after each session and in between takes as needed
- please stay home if you are sick--you may join via Zoom from home if needed
- appointments are restricted to the student (and a legal guardian if the student is a minor), the acting coach, and the camera and sound operators. Please do not bring additional people to your session.
- NOTE: in-person coaching and film sessions will be schedule for AFTER the statewide lockdown.