Fundamentals of Acting for Film - ONLINE


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Thu, Sep 16, 2021 - Oct 21, 2021

5 classes remaining

6:30pm - 8:30pm CDT


Maura K.


8 students

Class Experience

Interested in a career on-camera but are lacking any formal training in acting? This is the class for you. This basic on-camera acting class that will nurture your creativity, allow for organic growth, and give you a strong foundation of acting technique that you can continue to build upon in the Level 1-3 classes.

Who this class is for:

- Anyone who wants to learn how to act

- People curious about acting for film

- Extras who want to book speaking roles

- Models who want to book speaking roles

- Teachers who want to learn acting fundamentals

- Directors who want to learn the language of actors

- Creative types who want to try something new

Through exercises in observation, listening, emotional awareness, and improvisation we build a foundation for you to feel and think as an actor. Students will learn detailed script analysis using intentions, beats, and verbs to put meaning behind the lines you are saying. Each week you will perform scenes on camera using the techniques you are learning while receiving constructive, supportive feedback. It takes courage to get up in front of people and be seen and heard. This is a wonderful starter class to test the waters, feel supported in your creativity, and learn the fundamental skills of being an actor.

**A note on our waitlists: If a class is sold out, we HIGHLY recommend you join the waitlist. Folks on the waitlist get in all the time to classes. Additionally, if we have the demand, we might open up additional sections of a class and the waitlist always gets first dibs on those. Waitlists work!

How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

Reviews for Vagabond School of the Arts

4.9 out of 5

Based on 250 provider ratings

Matt R.

Sep 16, 2021


Creatively encourages outside the box thinking.



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Jeff B.

Sep 16, 2021


Exposure to new ways in thinking. Great teacher, great class.


More space.

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Valerie G.

Sep 13, 2021


It presented new concepts (Viewpoints) with which I had been unfamiliar


Maybe a text to accompany the material

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Location: Vagabond School of The Arts | Instructor: Jonathan Berry

David H.

Sep 12, 2021


All of it. In a weekend I learned a lot in how to navigate a comedy audition and mine the script.


Could be longer, there's so much information and I could spend more time working in front of the camera.

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CeCe R.

Aug 30, 2021


Rich information and it brought clarity to my VoiceOver preparation work.


tough question, .....I think a bigger class might be more beneficial to learn more from others as well as from Ann??

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Meet your Instructor

Maura K.

About Vagabond School of the Arts

Vagabond is more than a school; its a community. The environment that we have cultivated at Vagabond is one of constant encouragement, support, and positive energy. We believe its not enough to simply take the classes aimed at helping you better your craft, one must also be engaging with their community. With classes for ages 3 to 18, exploring their creativity to mastering the techniques essential for a career on-camera, Vagabond has the teachers and the courses to help your child break out of their shell and become a master.