Acting in Closeup

ONLINE CLASS: Specialized training for aspiring TV and film actors with at least one on-camera class under their belts. The on-line format is perfectly suited for improving your screen acting skills in closeup. Material will include both monologues and scenes with virtual scene partners. Actors will gain confidence, authority, authenticity, and focus through participation and professional evaluation.

Price: $ 300.00
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Online Class requirements (Zoom Meetings): You will need a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a camera (built-in or plug-in), speakers, microphone (or telephone), and a broadband internet connection (1 mbs/sec or greater). Courses will not be recorded. Students must attend during scheduled meeting times.


Acting in Closeup - Summer
Price: $300.00
Start Date: 6/4/2020 | End Date: 7/9/2020
Day of the week: Thursday
Time: 11:00:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM
Instructor(s): Brenna McDonough


Brenna McDonough, actor and author, has 35 years' experience as a successful actor in commercials and corporate videos. She founded her own studio, On-Camera Training, in 1995. Brenna began her career in her hometown of Chicago where she studied with Paul Sills at Second City. She then worked in Los Angeles and New York before settling in the Washington, DC area. Brenna continues to work in voiceovers as well as on-camera, including various feature films shot in the DC area. She has taught her on-camera acting class at New York University and the University of Maryland. She and her husband are co-authors of the book You Can Work On-Camera, which has been used in several universities.  They often work together with corporate media clients, team teaching and private coaching. Brenna is a proud member of SAGAFTRA and the Actors Center.