The Actor And The Camera
Intro to on-camera acting
|April 13th - June 1st
|4:00pm to 6:00pm
"The lens has psychic strength. The camera can see beneath the skin."
- Martin Scorsese
Every performer should know that acting for the stage and acting for
the camera are two entirely different skills, and in order to succeed
in this business, it's vital to master both. That's why we're proud to
offer this exciting class that will focus on the art of on-camera
acting for film and television. It helps you to act truthfully from
your core -– whether you are performing, cold reading, or auditioning
for film or television. This class teaches how to achieve and respond
with believable and honest emotions before the camera, and it maintains
that the key to a successful performance lies in how the actors relate
to one another and to their circumstances. On-camera time throughout
the class - along with readings, exercises, and discussions - gives
actors an accessible resource for practicing the outlined principles
and mastering their craft.
Our On-Camera classes are designed for actors with various levels
previous training and experience. As part of this course, we will cover
the concepts of:
-Hitting your marks
-Camera vs. stage
-Discovering your moment before
-Exploring a variety of camera shots
Space in this class is limited. Make the decision to be serious
about your career and book a spot for yourself before the class is full!
Edward Dennis Fogell - Artistic Director/Instructor
Received his training from such renowned institutions and acting coaches as Ted Liss School of Drama/Chicago, Victory Gardens/Chicago, CES/Los Angeles, Michael Shurtleff/New York, Geoffrey Conners and David Perry, Royal Academy of Dramatic arts/London, to name a few. Ed recently completed co-staring in "Word Alive" with Matthew McConhaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Tom Selleck plus he has been cast as a series regular in a new Netflix series to be shot here in Chicago later this year. Some past television credits include the NBC soap opera "Generations", "Lady Blue", "Crime Stories", and "Unsolved Mysteries." He recreated the historic 40s-50s mob figure "Willie Bioff" in "The Projection Racket" for the BBC. Feature film credits also include "Time Was," the Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Hugo Award & LA Telly Award winner "It Takes A Lot Of Light To Make A City," the Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Award winning "Last Days In Chicago," the indie gem "Sitting On The Fence," Co-Starred in the action feature thriller, "Dead Air," plus countless stage productions including "Lt. Weinberg" in "A Few Good Men."
Some of you out there in the industrial, audio/visual markets probably
already know Ed, or at least have seen his rugged exterior in many
corporate, training films & commercials for the Motorola Corps, Sears, RCA, National Safety Council, and national spots for Carnival Cruise Lines, Kellogg & Miller's Lite Beer, to name few.
Ed has directed numerous
theatre productions, features & made-for-television films,
including,"Paradise Lost, Paradise Found". "In The Air Tonight" and
"Detective Story", produced, directed and performed in many musical
variety shows through out the United States, which includes the "Arie
Crown theatre," "The Park West" and "Civic Opera House" here in Chicago
and on the international set, musical show revue in Hawaii, Japan,
Korea and the Republic of China. Helped co-found the "Screen Actors
Academy" in La Jolla, CA. Ed frequently serves as a judge and Chairman
of the judges in the "Miss Teenage Illinois," "Miss Illinois" and "Mrs.
Illinois" beauty pageants.
Finally we would also
like to mention that Mr. Fogell is on the board of directors at
Complete Video & Film Productions as well as president of Worldwide
Entertainment. Ed possesses a refreshingly honest, no nonsense approach
to the method, coupled with an unequaled passionate affection for his
students and commitment to helping them fulfill their dreams.