ClassAct Studios
11561 Lake Underhill Rd, Orlando, FL 32825
407.900.1982
 

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December 7, 2019
10 am - 5 pm
Ages 16 and up
Tuition: $170

 

The Real World Voiceover seminar is for actors and other creative artists who already possess performance talent and have a level of commitment to getting into the voiceover business.  It’s a step by step guide to becoming a working voiceover talent.  We’ll show you exactly what you need to set up your home studio as well as cover the following:

  • The 3 steps to becoming a working voice talent

  • The huge opportunities you didn’t know existed

  • The home studio made simple – and cheap!

  • How and where to get voiceover auditions

  • How to make your auditions sound great

  • How to get a great demo

  • Vocal interpretation workout with Lauren

  • How to find your voiceover sweet spot

  • Step by step guide to getting your first gig

  • How easy it is to compete with the “golden throats”

  • The amazing truth about network voices

  • What to charge for your work

  • The real deal with Central FL voiceover agents

  • Private evaluation of your work

And a heck of a lot more!
Class size is very limited to allow for maximum one-on-one attention.  Seats fill up fast.

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REAL WORLD VOICEOVER

WITH DAN WACHS & LAUREN O'QUINN
 

10 am - 5 pm

Ages 14 and up

Tuition: $150

On-camera commercial audition technique and how to maximize YOUR commercial essence!

  • See yourself on camera for multiple auditions (Learn by seeing for yourself what clients see!)

  • The different types of commercial auditions

  • The major players in this market and their preferences

  • What's YOUR essence?  How do clients and casting directors perceive you?

  • How to bring your essence into the room

  • Good clothing/makeup choices for auditions

  • Technical aspects of auditioning and how to make the most of your time in front of the camera

  • What casting directors, clients, AND talent agents are looking for

  • How to make the transition from audition to callback to booking!

Each participant will receive link to their performances from the workshop. This is a great way to continue reviewing and refining your skills long after the workshop has concluded!  
Class size is very limited to allow for maximum one-on-one attention.  Seats fill up fast.

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REEL COMMERCIALS

WITH LAUREN O'QUINN
 

REEL AUDITIONS

10 am - 5 pm

Ages 16 and up

Tuition: $150 

This workshop will break down the art of auditioning for film and television. You'll see yourself on camera multiple times and we'll work on:

  • COLD READS - how to take a script and make it come alive in the audition room when you've only had a few minutes to prepare

  • UNDER 5s - how to take less than 5 lines and make it a full scene

  • TAPED AUDITIONS - the ins and outs of taped auditions and how to get your tape noticed by casting directors

  • How to determine the GENRE of the piece

  • Defining your MOMENT BEFORE 

  • Script breakdown and process

  • Props or no props?

  • How to maximize YOUR ESSENCE so that you shine in the room

  • PLUS a Q & A session!  Get your personal questions answered!

Class size is very limited to allow for maximum one-on-one attention.  Seats fill up fast.

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WITH LAUREN O'QUINN
 

REEL HOSTING 

Ages 18 and up
10 am - 5 pm
Tuition: $150

Take advantage of this one-of-a-kind workshop focusing on all aspects of being a successful spokesperson/host!  Participants will have the opportunity to work with a teleprompter and an earprompter and perfect the necessary skills!

  • COLD READS - how to take a script and make it come alive in the audition room when you've only had a few minutes to prepare

  • UNDER 5s - how to take less than 5 lines and make it a full scene

  • TAPED AUDITIONS - the ins and outs of taped auditions and how to get your tape noticed by casting directors

  • How to determine the GENRE of the piece

  • Defining your MOMENT BEFORE 

  • Script breakdown and process

  • Props or no props?

  • How to maximize YOUR ESSENCE so that you shine in the room

  • PLUS a Q & A session!  Get your personal questions answered!

Class size is very limited to allow for maximum one-on-one attention.  Seats fill up fast.

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WITH LAUREN O'QUINN
 

THE BUSINESS OF ACTING

10 am - 5 pm

No Age Limit 

(Kids under 18 FREE with purchase of Adult ticket)

Tuition:  $125

 

This seminar is tailored to the experienced actor who wants to take their career to the next level AND the beginning actor hungry for industry knowledge.  If you've ever asked yourself (or others) questions like:

  • Why didn't I get called for that audition, but my friend (who's the same type) did?

  • What does "first refusal" really mean?

  • I have 3 agents...why didn't any of them call me?

  • What actually makes a "good" headshot?

  • When I send a taped audition, is anyone really watching it?

  • Why don't I get asked to tape auditions more often?

  • How many different headshots do I need? 

  • Do I really need a reel?

  • What's the correct billing for film?  For tv?  (And no - "principal" isn't correct for either!)

  • How do I know if I have a good reel...or if it's doing more damage than good?

  • What am I supposed to look for when I sign a contract?

  • Should I get an agent in Atlanta?

Then this workshop is for you!  We'll cover those topics and many, many more!  

  • The Actor's Toolkit (Headshots, Resume, Reel - what you need and how to improve it)

  • The Actor/Agent relationship (how to be your agent's GO TO person, how to build trust, what your agent really wants from you, your responsibilities vs their responsibilities, etc.)

  • Correct billing for film, television, commercial, and theatre credits

  • Union vs non-union

  • Multi-listing and if it's for you

  • Tapings - what they mean for the market and how to get your tape noticed!

  • Casting websites - how to maximize your presence

  • Online submissions - what makes a casting director choose your friend and not you

  • Contracts (how to read them, what to look for, how often you're agreeing to things you never meant to)

  • Buyout terms

  • Rate vs. usage (how to know if it's a project worth doing)

  • Industry terms explained (right to work state, in-perpetuity, first refusal, B-roll, etc.)

  • How things really work on the casting side

  • What casting directs can - and can't - do for you

  • Payment times on non-union jobs - who gets paid when

  • How to get copies of your footage

  • PLUS a Q & A session!  Get your personal questions answered!

Class size is very limited to allow for maximum one-on-one attention.  Seats fill up fast.

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WITH LAUREN O'QUINN
 
 

CASTING DIRECTOR

10 - 5 pm
Ages 18 and up

 

Throughout the year, we have experienced, knowledgeable Southeastern Casting Directors join us to share their knowledge! Regular guests include:

  • Lori Wyman, CSA (The Right Stuff, Bloodline, Miami Vice, Charlie's Angels, etc.)

  • Matt Sefick, CSA (Queen of the South, Homeland, Mr. Mercedes, Army Wives, The Passage, etc.)

  • Jen Ingulli (Queen of the South, Homeland, The Passage, The Walking Dead, etc.)

  • Rhavynn Drummer (Tyler Perry Studios official casting director, The Haves and The Have Nots, Step Up: High Water, etc.)

AND MORE! You'll have the opportunity to learn specific auditioning techniques, do's and don'ts of taped vs. in-person auditions, script breakdown and analysis, AND have Q&A's with them about what they look for!

Class size is very limited to allow for maximum one-on-one attention.  Seats fill up fast.
WITH CHRIS BURNS

AUDITIONING FOR TEENS

 
10am - 5pm
Tuition: $159

 

This class is for both the experienced teen actor (Ages 12-17) who wants to take their career to the next level AND the beginning actor hungry for auditioning knowledge. Class will include audition preparation, scene analysis, on-camera audition technique, AND taped auditions on-camera. Class size is limited and seats are given on a first-come, first-served basis! Taught by experienced professional actor, Chris Burns, with a syllabus designed by ClassAct's Artistic Director, Lauren O'Quinn.

Class size is very limited to allow for maximum one-on-one attention.  Seats fill up fast.

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ACT TACTICAL

WITH MATT CLANTON
 
LEVEL ONE
9am - 6pm
Tuition: $159

 

This workshop is for actors who would like to learn safe/proper etiquette for firearms on set and tactical movement for camera for roles involving firearms or hand-to-hand combat.

 

Firearms & Tactics for Camera - Level One

  • Firearms safety/handling for camera to portray various police and military characters (various handguns, M4/AR15, AK47, MP5)

  • The key differences between replica firearms, blank firearms, dummy/resin firearms and how to discuss them with productions

  • Basic room clearing and structure clearing

  • Safety checking for weapons (loading and unloading with props)

  • Gun disarming for camera from Israeli Krav Maga

  • Basic hand-to-hand combat

Class size is very limited to allow for maximum one-on-one attention.  Seats fill up fast.
LEVEL TWO
9am - 6pm
Tuition: $159

 

The focus of this workshop is to expand on the previously learned skills of Level One. Students will do a refresher of the basics, then learn skills for intermediate applications for prop firearms on camera. This workshop is only open to those that have previously completed Firearms & Tactics for Camera - Level One.

 

Firearms & Tactics for Camera - Level Two

  • Refresher of safety, fundamentals, and tactical movement

  • Room/structure clearing with 4-6 teammates including use of ballistic shield

  • One-handed/injured arm reloads for handguns and rifles

  • Tactics for operating in and around vehicles

  • Accessing your firearm in grappling scenes, gun disarm scenes, and various stage combat related scenes

  • Third party protection & bodyguard drills

  • Gunshot reactions for camera

Class size is very limited to allow for maximum one-on-one attention.  Seats fill up fast.

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HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT/KRAV MAGA FOR ON-CAMERA ACTORS

WITH MATT CLANTON
 
9am - 6pm
Tuition: $159

 

No prior training is necessary to attend this course. Students are not required to have previous martial arts experience.

  • Safety basics of fighting for camera and how to use camera angles to maximize safety

  • Understanding various prop weapons used on set made of plastic/rubber/foam/aluminum and how to discuss them with productions

  • Basics of Israeli Krav Maga (Military & Police Hand-to-Hand Combat System commonly used for those character types)

  • Techniques for moving, striking, dodging and blocking

  • Weapons disarming for handguns, rifles, knives, and clubs from Israeli Krav Maga

  • Basics of edged weapons use for camera

  • On-camera reactions to portray injuries and deaths for hand-to-hand combat

Class size is very limited to allow for maximum one-on-one attention.  Seats fill up fast.

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