YOUTH CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Limited to 10 students.   Video feedback.  Real, practical, honest.    Maximum personal attention.


4 week YOUTH TV AND FILM INTENSIVE with Blair Baker (ages 8-13)

A challenging on-camera acting "gym" for actors ages 8-13, with a focus on helping young actors get more comfortable, confident, and natural on-camera.   All actors will be assigned current tv scenes, will work on-camera each week, and will be coached through the process of script analysis, making choices, focusing on the story, memorization, improvisation, and listening.  Actors will work on-camera with Blair to become truthful in their work, natural in their delivery, confident in front of the camera, and have a clear sense of approaching scripts in the current tv and film market.  All actors receive a video of their work each week for further development.  Limited to 10 students.

$260

Sundays 10:30am-12:30pm

January 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4

**SOLD OUT**

NEXT SESSION:  Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11


One day "TV PILOT PREP Intensive" with Matt Newton 

For professional young actors with tv/film representation and training, this popular one day workshop comes highly recommended by agents and managers.    Limited to 10 serious students in each session, students will be assigned both a comedy and drama script, and Matt will coach them to bring their scripts to life and enhance their audition skills in an ultra competitive pilot season setting.  This is an exclusive "real world" workshop for serious young actors who want to book jobs, learn to make strong choices with little prep time, learn to bring their personality to the script, and learn how to audition for different genres, whether it be one hour drama, half hour single camera comedy, or multi-camera comedy.     Actors will learn to make strong choices, to break down a script quickly, memorization skills, and how to connect to a script in a short amount of time (usually pilot scripts are sent the night before).   All students receive a video of their work after class, as well as a written critique.  At the end of class Matt will invite all the parents in for a demonstration on self-taping, including best affordable lighting, sound, editing software, and slating.

$150.    We have a strict 48 hour cancellation policy.  If you cancel within 48 hours of the class, no refunds will be issued.  

January 20th - **SOLD OUT**

Ages 9-12:  sign up for waitlist

Ages 13-16:  sign up for waitlist


NEXT SESSION:  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24th

Ages 9-12:   11-1:30pm

Ages 13-16:  2-5PM

If you are new to the studio, please email pic, res, agent info to info@mnactingstudio.com.  No audition necessary, but you must have representation and Matt must accept you based on your experience and materials.  


4 week ADVANCED TEEN ON-CAMERA ACTING with Bryan Manley Davis

4 week challenging on-camera class for actors ages 13-17 who want to enhance their on-camera work in a small group setting.  Must have strong acting experience to attend, or be referred by an agency.  Limited to 10 students, this class will cover everything from auditioning, to script analysis, to working with different camera setups, and ultimately to find truth, honesty and connection in the text, and how to translate to the camera.   We will be assigning challenging scenes each week which are to be memorized for each class.  All parents receive a video each week for further review and learning.  

January 27, feb 3, 10, 17

12-2pm

$260


The On-Camera Experience (Summer Program) with Matt Newton

July 9-13, 2018

This one of a kind, intense, immensely popular weeklong on-camera experience is limited to 12 trained, professional young actors (ages 10-14) who want to work exclusively with Matt on all aspects of tv and film in a small group setting.  Offered once a year, by audition or referral only, Matt works personally with each actor, covering everything from auditioning, to role prep, to working on set.   On the final day, Matt brings in an industry guest to offer another perspective on the business.  This summer camp is for the young motivated actor who wants to be pushed, challenged, and enhance their on-camera acting and audition technique with one of the most respected tv and film coaches in the business.    All actors will work on-camera every day, and parents will receive a video with personal feedback at the end of the session.   

Topics covered include:

  • Auditioning for comedy vs. drama in the current TV market
  • The tv and film casting process
  • Playing against type
  • Cold-reading
  • Memorization skills with little prep time
  • Script analysis (beats, moments, tone)
  • Character development (behavior, point of view, relationship)
  • Improvisation
  • Working "on set" with different camera angles, marks (students will get to direct scenes)
  • Audition etiquette

10-4:30pm (half hour in house lunch break every day)

$1100 ($999 before March 1st)

*Actors who want to be considered must email their headshot, resume, agent info, and demo to info@mnactingstudio.com.  Please do not sign up for the waitlist until you have been accepted.   Matt will notify actors of their acceptance into the program.