We Have Been Prepared to Adapt Our Classes & Coaching for the Internet since 2003
The Corona Virus is slowly and steadily adding more victims every day. New York City and its many enclosed areas that are necessary to function present a unique problem. It is hard to accomplished anything in our business without using subways and buses, going to auditions, rehearsals and the theater to perform or keep current on what is new and keep up your training with coaching and classes.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
Making Sure Acting Lions can keep up with their Classes, Coaching & Auditions
USING SKYPE FOR CLASSES
Penny Templeton Studio has been looking to the future by coaching and teaching over the internet since 2003.
• We did our first internet coaching in 2003 with an actor shooting in Australia, using software one of our students adapted to keep the video from having to buffer.
• After Hurricane Sandy in 2012 many of our actors could not get into mid-town Manhattan for several weeks. We very successfully added attending class online as an option. Actors were able to attend class and do all 3 parts of class: Acting Barre, Cold Audition and Scene Study.
• When winter storms hampered transportation, actors joined class from their home on their computer.
HOW CLASSES WILL WORK ON SKYPE
1. We can set up separate GROUPS for each Class using your SKYPE NAME
2. Penny or Hank can “Ring” each group for a VIDEO CALL at the start time for each class.
3. If you are late, you can join the class [group] at any time.
4. A Studio Camera will be connected to Skype to broadcast the actors attending in person and Penny or Hank.
5. Everyone will be able to see everyone in the class whether in person or on their computer
6. Full screen options allow the class to focus on the actors performing or doing an exercise.
7. For Scene Study we can aim the camera on person attending class in the studio and make their SKYPE partner Full Screen. Everyone will be able to watch the actors do the scene and see and hear Penny or Hank’s adjustments.
COACHING ON SKYPE
• We have offered private coaching on-line since 2003.
• We already do audition coaching and self-tapes several times a week using Skype.
• We have our 5, 10, and 15-hour Discount Coaching Cards available
• The actor will attach their video camera to their computer
• Set SKYPE use that as the active camera and microphone for the session.
• We can coach the actor in normal fashion. [All SKYPE sessions can be recorded on the computer]
• Penny or Hank can be the coach and reader
• The actor can record the audition on an SD card in the camera.
• They can then upload & send the audition straight to the Casting Director.
• If the audition & Slate need to be edited, Hank can edit and upload to VIMEO the audition and forward it to up to 2 people plus the actor