We have Switched from Skype to ZOOM
We Have Addressed the Security Issues with ZOOM
The Covid-19 Virus has challenged us to provide the best possible classes online and provide online security for our Acting Lions in Class. We have carefully made sure that our classes and coaching will maintain the privacy necessary for an acting class and the best possible security for the recorded scene work. We chose to override the default options for our classes and assured your privacy and the privacy of the scene work recordings.
ALL Classes & Coaching at PTS are Now 100% LIVE on ZOOM
INSTRUCTIONS for Using ZOOM
For best results Download ZOOM to your computer. [the computer version offers options that enhance the Online Class experience.]
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HOW TO USE ZOOM FOR CLASS
- You will receive an Email message Inviting you to Join a Meeting about15 minutes prior to the start of class.
- When you join a MEETING [Class] you will be admitted to the “WAITING ROOM”
- When Class starts, you will be allowed to enter the meeting one at a time. This method will keep out hackers.
- You may view the class in either GALLERY VIEW [everyone on the screen] or SPEAKER VIEW [Only the person speaking appears on your screen.
- Click on your picture to access Mute & Unmute option
RECORDING SCENE WORK
- ONLY Penny or Hank can record all or part of class. [This Maximizes security]
- Set your computer to VIRTUAL BACKGROUND using the photo you have been sent for the scene.
- When doing the scene PIN the VIDEO image of your scene partner to your screen.
- With this option all you will see is your scene partner.
- Everyone else MUTE your computers so your image can’t appear.
We will RECORD the Scenes
- Your scenes are already secure.
- We don’t allow you to record your scene to maintain security.
- We record the scenes and save them to our computer [Not the cloud where it can be pirated]
- Then we trim them and create one video for each class
- The Video is Uploaded to VIMEO and Password Protected
- This video cannot be downloaded or embedded anywhere, so it should be secure.
- The original videos from ZOOM are deleted.
- The only people that can see you video are Penny, Hank & your classmates.