On-Camera Scene Study I
An intensive course in acting for the screen. Students will rehearse scenes from teleplays and screenplays with special attention to what makes acting work well on camera. Work will be videotaped and playbacks will be analyzed, with an eye toward creating performances that are both more artistically satisfying and more marketable. Some outside rehearsal required.
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.
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.