Acting in Commercials and Industrials
“I really enjoyed that it had a strong focus on both technical aspects and acting skills; I would certainly recommend this class to others."
If you've ever seen a corporate training video (think of the pre-flight instructions you see on passenger planes) then you've seen an industrial film. You may not know the actors' names, but they're making a living with their talent. In this class students will learn to apply the same tools one brings to a three-act play to a 30-second commercial or a three-minute instructional video. Students will go through the process of cold-reading scripts for auditions as well as shooting their performances and reviewing them on TV afterwards. The goal of this class is to get students proficient at the types of material that provide a substantial amount of the paid acting work in the DC-Baltimore market.
Online Class: Our Late Fall classes will take place entirely online via Zoom. Classes require live participation at the scheduled times using your own device. Zoom is most effective when used on a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Students using a cellphone to access class are likely to experience reduced functionality that may limit their ability to participate fully in class. Please review the technical requirements necessary to take part in an online class before enrolling. If these requirements pose any difficulties for you, please let us know.
Financial Aid: In an effort to make more classes financially accessible to students during the COVID-19 crisis, we are offering more financial aid than ever. If attending our courses at this time at full price would be difficult for you, please apply for assistance by November 2, 2020.
No class Nov 26 (Thanksgiving)
John Judy is a DC area actor-writer-director who has performed on stages here as well as in Los Angeles and Chicago. His more notable credits include House of Cards, Homicide: Life on the Street and writing and performing in over 150 original sketch shows at the IO West Theatre in Hollywood. In DC John has taught at Imagination Stage (formerly BAPA), the Rockville Jewish Community Center and the Smithsonian Associates Summer Program. John's most recent projects include HBO's Veep, National Geographic Channel's Killing Kennedy, Lovely Molly, a supernatural thriller from the creators of The Blair Witch Project, and the on-going role of the Detective in Murder Mystery USA's touring company.