Getting Started in TV and Film
“I love that it is a safe space to be expressive and learn.''
This class will cover the ins and outs of all aspects of the film industry in the DC area, including commercials, corporate videos, indie and feature films, and where to look for auditions, jobs and performance opportunities. Class will include mastering the mystery of the self-tape audition. Students will work on-camera for weeks 5 and 6 for playback and evaluation.
Online Class: Our Early Fall 2020 adult semester 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.
Note: The class dates have changed since originally posted.
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.