VIRTUAL CORE CLASSES

Wickline Acting Studio now hosts special events and classes via Zoom so you can engage and learn from the comfort of your own home.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

INTRO TO TELEPROMPTER WORKSHOP

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INSTRUCTOR: Dave Thomas

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $180 (+ $20 Admin Fee) 

DATES:  Wednesdays, June 2nd and June 9th

TIME: 6:00 - approx. 8:00pm

AGE: 18+ 

MAX: 15 Students

About This Class

The ability to work with a teleprompter is an essential skill needed by all actors working on-camera. Teleprompter efficiency is a necessity if you are interested in commercials and corporate work, and an absolute prerequisite to becoming a spokesperson. The good news is that most of the preparation for mastering this skill happens well before you ever look at the teleprompter itself and can easily be done at home!

 

In this two-week workshop, you will be taught how to read a teleprompter naturally by one of the top dynamic professionals in this industry. The smaller class size will allow for individualized focus and plenty of practice using teleprompter technology. You will also learn how to download free software and upload commercial and/or corporate scripts. 

 

Testimonials for Intro to Teleprompter with Dave Thomas

Taking the Teleprompter Skills Workshop with Dave Thomas might be the smartest thing I've done in my 37-year television career. I learned about pacing, hitting the correct words, the definition of a triangle phrase, and how to conduct myself at an audition with confidence.  At the end of two hours, everybody in the class felt empowered.

- Steven K.

Oh my goodness! I had a HUGE breakthrough. Dave encouraged me to embrace my natural voice and once I did, boom! My pacing flowed better, along with my inflections and just my overall approach to bringing the copy to life. He created a fun and engaging experience and I felt super comfortable from the start.

- Unissa F.

I completed the teleprompter class with Dave Thomas yesterday, and I just wanted to tell you: it was a fantastic, worthwhile experience! Dave was insightful, knowledgeable, professional, engaging, and provided extremely useful feedback. In an industry filled with many expensive “training” programs that aren’t particularly helpful, yours stands out. Thank you for the opportunity!

- Desiree P.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

ACTING FOR CAMERA

A Virtual Workshop

Sold Out!

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INSTRUCTOR: Ann Gillette

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $99 (+ $20 Admin Fee)

DATE: Check Back for New Dates (2 Sessions

TIME: 6pm - approx. 8pm

MAX: 8 Students

AGE: 18+ (16-17 may be considered on an individual                         basis - parental permission form required)

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

Acting for the Camera: April 15,22 - SOLD OUT IN ONE DAY
Acting for the Camera: May 6,13 - SOLD OUT IN ONE WEEK

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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. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. 

ACTING FOR CAMERA II
A Virtual Workshop
Sold Out!

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INSTRUCTOR: Ann Gillette

PLATFORM: Zoom

FEE: $99 (+ $20 Admin Fee)

DATE: Check Back for New Dates (2 Sessions

TIME: 6pm - approx. 8pm

MAX: 8 Students

AGE: 18+ (16-17 may be considered on an individual                         basis - parental permission form required)

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

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

Acting for the Camera II: June 3, 10 - SOLD OUT IN HOURS!

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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. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials.