Katherine Black is with Penny Templeton and 2 others. March 18 at 4:03 PM “What To do on Social Distance from the CoronaVirus? Moving the class from studio to online! Oh man what an experience just doing it at home and not worrying about not studying your acting craft during the crises. Thanks Penny Templeton!! You really did it!!”
We just completed our first full week of classes and coaching on-line, and everything went better than we could have anticipated. There were some glitches here and there but we had expected that there might be a few, so everyone was prepared and rolled with whatever happened. It was a learning experience for all of us. By the last class, Hank’s Thursday night Acting Technique class, everything went off without as glitch.
We can’t thank our Acting Lions enough for being so supportive. Not one actor dropped out and everyone was blessed with the patience it took to get though this first week in a brand new world. We even had actors come back to class and new actors enroll, now that they can fully take part in class without having to leave their home.
In the first class of the week, The Advanced On-Camera Class we faced the biggest challenge. It was the first class of a new 8-week session. This class is very hands on as we talk about, and demonstrate some of the more advanced concepts of blocking and working inside the “Frame”. Fortunately Hank figured out how to share videos with the class using using Skype. He spent the afternoon re-editing a video we made in 2008 to use as a visual aid.
On Wednesday Penny’s two 4 hour Master Classes went off without a glitch. The cooperation of everyone in each class was wonderful. Everyone could share in every moment and record parts or all of the class. The actors could even do their scenes together as we watched them side by side on split screen.
In between both Penny and Hank have been busy coaching actors for auditions. It appears working on-line is here to stay.
How to Take Class or Coach On-Line
After Downloading and setting up you SKYPE account email CLASSES@PennyTempletonStudio.com and sens us your Skype Name and the class you are joining. You will be added to hat CLASS GROUP. At the designated start time for your class Penny Hank will call the entire class and you just “JOIN” the call.
What if I am late? Not a problem. When you sign in to Skype an option will appear to JOIN THE CALL. Click on that and you will be able to see and hear everyone in the class.
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