After completing Chris Game’s six week commercial class, I took his 12 week scene study class. It builds on the commercial class and let’s you dig in a bit deeper. Chris lays out an entire toolbox of things actors can use to accelerate getting into character and making an impact on camera, even in the freeze frame thumbnail casting directors scroll through while selecting potential callbacks.

We started with commercial script that provided the opportunity to play and improvise. We concluded with a scene from HBO’s show, “The Newsroom.” It’s written by Aaron Sorkin, so the writing is tight, the pace is quick and the characters are strong. We did a straight to camera like an audition, a more theatrical take and we ended with a walk and talk complete with additional stimuli designed to test one’s focus.

Fun class. Highly recommend.

For more on Chris and his approach, check out this video:

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