Intro to Acting for the Camera

“I loved the course. The instructor is amazing and their direction has given me the confidence I needed to turn my dream into a reality”

An intensive course devoted to acting for film and television. The class will include audition techniques, the role of commercial spokesperson, specifics of industrial film work, and techniques for approaching film and television scripts. All class work will be filmed as it might be on a real set and then critiqued.

Price: $350.00

Sessions:

Intro to Acting for the Camera, Section 1 - Late Spring
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Price: $350.00
Start Date: 4/18/2019 | End Date: 5/23/2019
Day of the week: Thursday
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Instructor(s): John Judy


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.

 

Intro to Acting for the Camera, Section 2 - Late Spring
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Price: $350.00
Start Date: 4/16/19 | End Date: 5/28/19
Day of the week: Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Instructor(s): Brenna McDonough

No class May 14


Brenna McDonough, actor and author, has 30 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 home town of Chicago. She then worked in Los Angeles and New York before settling in the Washington, DC area. Brenna continues to work in voice-overs 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 her book You Can Work On-Camera is used in several universities including George Washington U. and NCDA. She and husband John Leslie Wolfe are the parents of two children who are actively involved in theatre and on-camera careers of their own.

 
Intro to Acting for the Camera, Section A - Summer
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Price: $350.00
Start Date: 6/18/2019 | End Date: 7/23/2019
Day of the week: Tuesday
Time: 7:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM
Instructor(s): John Judy


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.

 

Intro to Acting for the Camera, Section B - Summer
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Price: $350.00
Start Date: 6/20/2019 | End Date: 8/1/2019
Day of the week: Thursday
Time: 7:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM
Instructor(s): John Judy

No class July 4


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.

 

Intro to Acting for the Camera - Early Fall
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Price: $350.00
Start Date: 9/10/2019 | End Date: 10/22/2019
Day of the week: Tuesday
Time: 7:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM
Instructor(s): Brenna McDonough

No class Oct 8 (Yom Kippur)


 

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.

 

 

Intro to Acting for the Camera, Section A - Late Fall
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Price: $350.00
Start Date: 11/11/2019 | End Date: 12/16/2019
Day of the week: Monday
Time: 7:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM
Instructor(s): John Judy


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.

 

Intro to Acting for the Camera, Section B - Late Fall
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Price: $350.00
Start Date: 11/6/2019 | End Date: 12/18/2019
Day of the week: Wednesday
Time: 7:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM
Instructor(s): John Judy

No class Nov 27 (Thanksgiving weekend)


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.