ONGOING ON- CAMERA

The Freeman Studio holds on camera and stage acting in equal esteem. We take pride in the quality of our teachers and the class offerings of our On Camera division. These classes consist of weekly sides designed to strengthen each actor's ability to act on camera, as well as to audition effectively. They are offered on a constant, year-long schedule with four-week, renewable cycles. Once an actor is enrolled they may renew their spot as long as they wish.

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$245 per 4-week cycle

Class times listed in EST:

Saturdays 1 to 3pm

Next Cycle:

May 8th

About Welker:

Welker White has worked as an actor and educator for over 30 years. Welker has performed on and off-Broadway, as well as at noted regional theaters. Numerous film and television credits include work with directors Peter Weir, Nora Ephron, Chris Rock, and Ryan Murphy. Welker was most recently seen in her third Martin Scorsese movie, The Irishman, playing Josephine Hoffa opposite Al Pacino’s Jimmy Hoffa. She can currently be seen in the Emmy-winning Bad Education opposite Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney on HBO, and on Netflix in Radha Blank’s acclaimed The 40-Year Old Version. You can read Welker's full bio here.

About the class:

This four week class is designed as a hybrid between a “scene study” class and an “on camera” class, the focus is  on the exploration of cinematic scenes with special emphasis on the close-up. 

The work is a deep-dive into bringing both your full self to the work as well as clarity and vitality to the storytelling. 

Actors will work in pairs on scenes from film and tv scripts. This class is limited to 8 actors.

Vance Barber

$245 per 4-week cycle

Class times listed in EST:

Mondays 11am to 1pm

Tuesdays 11am to 1pm

Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm

**Wednesdays 3 to 7pm

Next Cycle:

May 31st

June 1st

June 1st

June 2nd

**Two groups of 8 actors.

About Vance:

In addition to his teaching at The Freeman Studio, Vance Barber has been associated with noted acting coach and teacher, Bob Krakower since 2012. Vance enjoys a noted reputation as an acting coach. His clients include many successful actors in film and television, who rely on him for their audition preparation. Vance teaches several ongoing acting classes throughout the city. In 2012, Vance started Let's Get Reel, an audition and edit studio he ran out of his guest room in Astoria. From 2013-2018, he was the head on-camera audition teacher at Stonestreet Studio, the Film and TV Conservatory of NYU's Tisch School Drama Department. 

About the class:

Prerequisite of On-Camera Intensive is required (see below). Vance focuses on heightening your auditioning skills and acting technique by utilizing actual sides from recent Film & TV auditions. It gives actors a unique method for breaking down a scene, establishing relationships and using the frame of the camera in creating an environment within the scene. Each actor will work before the camera in every class & monitor playback will be utilized.

 

Classes are limited to 8 students. Class is on a 4-week cycle and meets once a week. Once you are enrolled in the class, you may renew your spot. If you give it up, and wish to rejoin, you will be placed on the wait-list for the next cycle.

 
 
Jessica Cummings

$245 per 4-week cycle

Class times listed in EST:

Tuesdays 2:30 to 4:30pm

Tuesdays 4:45 to 6:45pm

Next Cycle:

May 11th

May 11th

About Jessica:

In addition to being a core member of The Freeman Studio faculty, Jessica Cummings is a noted acting coach and teacher. Jessica is also an accomplished film and television actor, as well as a film producer. Her theatre credits include Broadway, Off-Broadway performances. Jessica has been associated with noted acting coach and teacher, Bob Krakower for the past six years.

 

About the class:

Prerequisite of On-Camera Intensive is required (see below). Jessica focuses on heightening your auditioning skills and acting technique by utilizing actual sides from recent Film & TV auditions. It gives actors a unique method for breaking down a scene, establishing relationships and using the frame of the camera in creating an environment within the scene. Each actor will work before the camera in every class & monitor playback will be utilized.

 

Classes are limited to 8 students. Class is on a 4-week cycle and meets once a week. Once you are enrolled in the class, you may renew your spot. If you give it up, and wish to rejoin, you will be placed on the wait-list for the next cycle.

The On-Camera Intensive

 

Who is it for?

New students, who have not previously taken a prior On-Camera Intensive at The Freeman Studio.

The 2-Day Intensive is the prerequisite for students interested in enrolling in an ongoing on-camera class with Vance or Jessica.

 

What is included?

The On-Camera intensives are taught by either

Vance Barber or Jessica Cummings.

It will focus on heightening your auditioning skills and acting technique, utilizing actual sides from recent Film & TV auditions and on-camera playback.

 

When?

TBA, contingent on current conditions.

 

Cost?

Total cost for the two-day intensive: $325

Payment plans are available.

 

How to Apply?

A maximum of 16 actors will be selected for the On-Camera Intensive. 

To inquire and/or apply, please contact us at: info@thefreemanstudio.com.

79 Leonard St.

New York, NY 10013

info@thefreemanstudio.com