VIRTUAL CORE CLASSES

ACTING FOR THE CAMERA
A Virtual Workshop

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INSTRUCTOR: Ann Gillette

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $99 (+ $20 Admin Fee)

DATE: Thursday, October 27 & Thursday, Nov. 3 (2 Sessions

TIME: 6pm -7:30 pm

MAX: 8 Students (ONLY 3 spots Left!)

AGE: 18+ 

About This Class

This 2-session virtual workshop will introduce the beginning actor, or the theater actor who is making the transition to the on-camera industry, to critical techniques required when auditioning in a virtual/self-submit environment or an in-person studio environment.   Utilizing a variety of scripts from past auditions, participants will work in front of the camera each session to improve their ‘cold-read’ skills while learning how to work with directors and casting directors effectively.  In each exercise, participants will learn tricks of top bookers and how to avoid the bad habits that knock an actor out of the running at an audition. 


This workshop is jam-packed with valuable information and tools that will prepare the actor for a professional audition setting. While being fun and informative, this workshop also boasts a very supportive setting in a small class environment.

Wickline Casting is fortunate to have this stellar instructor to offer such a widely sought and rarely offered course. Scripts will be distributed in advance of each class. Classes will include short breaks.

About Ann Gillette

Ann Gillette has worked in casting and as a producer for over twenty-five years.  She has worked on more than 600 commercial, industrial, television and film projects. 

 

For the past twenty years, Ann has developed a following as one of our region's top acting and media coaches working with actors, celebrities, and corporate executives. She remains a 'first call' for many talent managers and agents who need to prepare their talent for auditions locally as well as in NY and LA. 

 

PROFESSIONAL On-Camera SPOKESPERSON
WORKSHOP

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INSTRUCTOR: Dave Thomas

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $125 (+ $20 Admin Fee) 

DATES: Wednesdays, September 21 & 28

TIME: 6 pm - approx. 8 PM

AGE: 18+ 

MAX: 10 students

About This Class

New! Professional Spokesperson Workshop
Expand your acting skill set as a professional on-camera spokesperson

This 2-week workshop is perfect for the actor who has some experience in booking on-camera speaking roles or live presentations. This will help you hone your on-camera acting skills through Presentation, Blocking for Camera and Movement/Gesture choices. Corporate and commercial work demands an on-camera spokesperson skill. 

80% of the work in this region requires this skill set. 

Week 1:

  • You’ll learn how to personalize a script in your unique way while identifying what message needs to be conveyed. 

  • Actors will learn proper(camera) framing during the first week. This is definitely a challenge with the new normal self-taped or virtual auditions. (A directors biggest complaint is actors need to learn proper framing.)

  • Your presentation will be recorded and shared individually with you via email along with feedback from your teacher Dave Thomas. This will be a valuable  tool in which to build-upon your skill for week 2. 

  • A script will be sent to you to have performance-ready for Week 2

 
Week 2:

  • Students would have the script prepared and ready for their final presentation. 

  • You will learn blocking for the camera as well as using authentic body movement and gestures for camera. 

  • Your final reading will be recorded and shared individually with you via email.

This workshop will have you learn quickly on how to present a professional spokesperson self-tape or a virtual audition. 

Bonus!
Each week your work will be recorded and shared individually with you. This is a valuable learning tool in which to follow your progress. 

About Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas has been working in front of and behind the camera for more than 25 years. Dave is an Emmy Award-Winning, media-savvy, creative thinking, Broadcast Journalist, Educator,  and Business Owner with television, film, and even radio experience. From former Presidents of the United States like Bill Clinton, to famous icons of the music, sports and comedy industries, such as Sir Elton John, Chase Utley and Bonnie Hunt, just to name a few, he has worked with many well known celebrities.

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Testimonials!
 

I just wanted to extend a HUGE thank you to Kathy Wickline Casting and their phenomenal instructor, Dave Thomas. I have applied what I learned to land a lead in an industrial video just recently! I was completely prepared and managed to make a great impression on the producer and director, as well as the client! Your support and instruction definitely came into play that day...THANK YOU SO MUCH!  Olyvia Bollin

I was looking to fill the holes in my performances, and be competent as well as passionate. I didn’t understand why I had such a hard time in auditions. After taking Dave’s class, I understand how to hit words and bring a script to life. I would recommend this class to an actor looking to take their career to the next level.  Alice Wills

Dave’s Spokesperson Class prepares you for your next casting call. You will rise to a higher level and he will make sure you know what to expect and prepare for it. Thank you Dave for another informative and engaging class, and although you presented us with every possible scenario we could encounter, you did it in such a way that made it fun, enjoyable and not overwhelming.  Mark Smith

ACTING FOR CAMERA II
A Virtual Workshop

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INSTRUCTOR: Ann Gillette

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $99 (+ $20 Admin Fee)

DATE: Check back soon!! 

TIME: 6pm - approx. 8pm

MAX: 8 Students

AGE: 18+       Age16-17 may be considered on an individual                                    basis - parental permission form required

PREREQUISITEParticipants must have previously taken Acting for Camera I or another class or coaching session with Ann Gillette.

If sold out, please email us at                                                  with your name and phone number to be put on the waiting list. 

Acting for the Camera February 24, March 10 

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About This Class

This 2-session virtual workshop is a continuation of the curriculum taught in Acting for Camera I with Ann Gillette.  In this session, participants will explore deeper character development and more constructive critique as they continue honing their skills to prepare for any professional audition setting.  

 

In each exercise, participants will learn tricks of top bookers and how to avoid the bad habits that knock an actor out of the running at commercial, tv, or film auditions.  In addition, this session will focus on topics such as working with difficult directors, maximizing your time in front of clients, managing continuity and camera angles, and improving practices for self-recorded auditions. 


Once again, this workshop boasts a very supportive setting in a small class environment (maximum enrollment: 8).  Prerequisite:  Participants must have previously taken Acting for Camera I or another class or coaching session with Ann Gillette. 

Wickline Casting is fortunate to have this stellar instructor to offer such a widely sought and rarely offered course. Scripts will be distributed in advance of each class. Classes will include short breaks.

About Ann Gillette

Ann Gillette has worked in casting and as a producer for over twenty-five years.  She has worked on more than 600 commercial, industrial, television and film projects. 

 

For the past twenty years, Ann has developed a following as one of our region's top acting and media coaches working with actors, celebrities, and corporate executives. She remains a 'first call' for many talent managers and agents who need to prepare their talent for auditions locally as well as in NY and LA.