[ONLINE] PART 1 CLASS: FILM/TV ACTING & AUDITIONING with Heidi

AUGUST 2020

Find ease acting on camera in a safe and small class.

Exploring truth on camera is both technique and philosophy. Learn to allow your specificity to anchor you, and trust yourself in the moment-to-moment work that follows. *BONUS*: [ONLINE] version includes extra attention to self-tape techniques that will blow your mind with inspiration, plus a detailed look at your own tech setup.

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] MASTER CLASS: GETTING YOU TO SET with Michelle Hurd

AUGUST 2020

GUEST TEACHER | Learn what it takes for actors to go from audition to screen tests to filming.

Develop your love of auditioning by learning from someone who’s gone through it all: background, co-stars, guest stars, series regulars. Work on scenes in class and pick up more ways of viewing your choices and coloring your work as an actor.

Prerequisites: Alumni only
[ONLINE] SELF-TAPE: NAILING THE GENRE with Heidi

JULY/AUGUST 2020

Get audition primed and set-ready by understanding how genre impacts your acting choices. 

Each scene and each project demand different skill sets from actors. Being a working actor is being a flexible, knowledgeable, and prepared actor who can adapt to different genres. 

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] SELF-TAPE: WORKING THE FRAME with Athena Colón

JULY 2020 

STUDIO TEACHER | Make choices inside the camera frame that tell the story. 

This 3-week online class guides you towards using the camera to your advantage! Learn physicality for the camera, work the beats, bring the internal monologue to life, and practice self-tape techniques.

Prerequisites: Open to all
[IN-STUDIO] PART 1 CLASS: FILM/TV ACTING & AUDITIONING with Heidi

DATES TBD: IN-STUDIO CLASSES TEMPORARILY POSTPONED

Find ease acting on camera in a safe and small class.

Exploring truth on camera is both technique and philosophy. Learn to allow your specificity to anchor you, and trust yourself in the moment-to-moment work that follows. 

Prerequisites: Open to all
[IN-STUDIO] PART 2 CLASS: FILM/TV ACTING & AUDITIONING with Heidi

DATES TBD: IN-STUDIO CLASSES TEMPORARILY POSTPONED

Dig deeper and reflect yourself authentically in all of your acting choices.

Forcibly knock down your personal obstacles on camera and learn to reinforce who you naturally are. Uncover where you’re stuck, what inspires you, and what ultimately causes you to book the job.

Prerequisites: Heidi's PART 1
PERSONAL COACHING SERIES with Athena Colón

ONGOING 

STUDIO TEACHER | 1-on-1 Personal Coaching Series: Make on-camera acting choices that reinforce the story. 

This private 3-session sequence guides you towards using the camera to your advantage! Learn physicality for the camera, work the beats, bring the internal monologue to life, and practice self-tape techniques.

Prerequisites: Open to all, including Teens
WORKSHOP: ACTORS AS CREATORS with Heidi & Johnny Sánchez

2020 DATES TBD

For actors who want to take charge.

This is an era in which actors inspire the creation of TV series, films, web series. Your career is in your hands. All you need to do is unlock your creativity and purpose so that your passion and motivation can flow.

Prerequisites: Open to all
[ONLINE] SELF-TAPE: THEATER AND FILM MONOLOGUES with Carly Zien

APRIL 2020

GUEST TEACHER | Learn to take center stage and to consciously shape and craft a speech.

Monologue self-tapes are a popular request for Casting Director generals.

In this class, polish up your theater or film monologues—create arc and dynamics. Learn how to bring your unique self to the work when selecting an audition monologue and preparing to do a big speech on camera. Plus, Carly is an excellent guide for adapting theater auditions to self-tape. 

Prerequisites: Open to all
PRIVATE COACHING FOR CREATORS with Johnny Sánchez

ONGOING

Let’s create! Private one-on-one coaching for actor-creators. 

You are ready to kick your project into high gear. Yes! And I would love to support and work with you between my own projects that I’m excited to be producing and writing. 

Prerequisites: Open to all
FILM CLUB LONDON INTENSIVE [PART 1] with Yasen Atour

2020 DATES TBD

GUEST TEACHER | An intensive 5-day bootcamp to develop your screencraft and cultivate your artistic freedom.

Demystify acting on camera. Practice clear tools to quickly access and deliver what you need in the audition room and on set.

Prerequisites: Open to all
SHAKESPEARE ON CAMERA with Rob Clare

2020 DATES TBD

GUEST TEACHER | Specificity, Complexity, Ownership, Truth

Apply Shakespeare’s specificity to screen work. When we explore layers, conflicts, and open possibilities within a given text, creativity opens up and spontaneity flows.

Prerequisites: Alumni only
AUTHENTIC ACCENTS IN 48 HOURS: PILOT SEASON EDITION with Eliza Simpson

2020 DATES TBD

GUEST TEACHER | Eliminate the sweats from last-minute auditions that call for accents—learn how to prepare an audition-proof accent. Watch her video tips below!

Receive personal, one-on-one dialect coaching from Eliza Simpson. She’ll then simulate a casting room so you can test drive your new audition-proof accent skills in front of the camera with a preselected scene.

Prerequisites: Open to all
MASTER CLASS: BEING BRAVE ON CAMERA with Heidi

2020 DATES TBD

A 2-day master class with Heidi that pushes you to take big risks in your auditions and to overhaul the preparation habits that hold you back on camera.

In this class, we work on (re)settling your ease on camera, (re)building your confidence in the audition room, paying attention to details in your audition prep, and owning your strengths in  roles.

Prerequisites: Open to all
FILM CLUB LONDON INTENSIVE [PART 2] with Yasen Atour

2020 DATES TBD

GUEST TEACHER | An intensive 5-day bootcamp to test your set-ready skills as an actor. 

Work with partners on different scenes and develop your on-set relationship with the camera. Demystify casting and marketing.

Prerequisites: Film Club London Intensive [PART 1]
HOW TO BOOK & SURVIVE A CO-STAR with Athena Colón

2020 DATES TBD

STUDIO TEACHER | Short scenes, lots to do.

Demystify co-star roles and prepare the “under-5” audition with confidence. Whether you’re new to co-stars or seasoned but hitting a ceiling, learn and practice the key skills needed to survive and thrive in these fast-moving scenarios.

Prerequisites: Open to all
CREATING SAFE INTIMACY ON SET

2020 DATES TBD

GUEST TEACHER | Learn the basics of intimacy coordination and how to create a safe and consensual working environment on any set.

Break down the basics of intimacy coordination: consent, communication, context, choreography, and closure. Practice exercises in class to learn concrete tools and procedures for any rehearsal or performance setting.

Prerequisites: Open to all
CREATORS CIRCLE with Johnny Sánchez

2020 DATES TBD

A coaching group for actor-creators to continue building momentum for independent projects.

It takes a village. Your short, feature, play, or webisode is your baby. As a creator, you need a family—the “village”—that you can go to when you need to be reminded of where your North Star—your purpose—lies. The Creators Circle is that village.

Prerequisites: Actors as Creators
OWN IT (FROM AUDITION TO SET) with Athena Colón

2020 DATES TBD

STUDIO TEACHER | Learn to own the character, all the way from audition to set.

Practice techniques to make each audition rich with specificity. You’ll get equipped with tools and learn how to transfer and use these tools on set in higher stakes scenarios.

Prerequisites: Open to all
LOS ANGELES: ON-CAMERA ACTING & AUDITIONING INTENSIVE with Heidi

2020 DATES TBD

Find ease acting on camera in a safe and small class. 

Exploring truth on camera is both technique and philosophy. Learn to allow your specificity to anchor you, and trust yourself in the moment-to-moment work that follows.

Prerequisites: Open to all