To help all of our Acting Lions during this Covid-19 We have also lowered our Coaching prices for both a one hour session of Coaching as well as our discount Coaching Package, because we know Private Coaching to work on material, prepare for and audition and self-tape audition has always been a large part of our business and a need for many actors.
ALL Our Private Coaching is now on ZOOM
Actors have been working with private coaches since the craft of acting was created. The best artists are always looking for ways to get better and keep growing in their craft. To keep that one on one personal contact, Penny Templeton has been the pioneer in online coaching. She was the first acting coach to go online, coaching actors using MSN’s original Visual chat program and the actor’s voices on the phone to keep everything in sync before highspeed internet became the norm. We have continued by coaching actors all over the United States and the world first on SKYPE and now on Zoom.
ZOOM has opened a whole new world with its virtual backgrounds, greenscreen, and recording options. It is changing our industry every day in exciting ways. This where actors will be auditioning for film, television, and believe it or not, theatre from now on. [McCorkle Casting is doing the next Regional Theater EPA’s using ZOOM] Actors must be prepared with the right tools and the ability to use them. Teaching, framing and eyelines for Zoom acting is now a part of all our classes & coaching.
We have instructions for ZOOM including tutorials on all our class & coaching pages.
Actors must also have a HOME STUDIO as of NOW!
You do not have to break the bank
- COMPUTER or PAD: Capable of using the full range of ZOOM options including Virtual Backgrounds
- HD WEB CAM: [if the one in the computer is not at least 1080×720 HD]
Webcams cost $25 to $200 depending on features, [It must be HD at least 1080×720]
- GOOD LIGHTING: Umbrella light kits can be gotten for under $75 and simple clip lights with white parchment paper will work
- GOOD SOUND: Lavalier mics can be purchased online for under $25 Note. If you only have one port for a head set with a mic, you will need speakers and an adapter that has inputs for mic and speakers or headset [ Some mics come with an adapter]
- GREEN SCREEN: A flat greenscreen background is a must. Actual greenscreen cloth will run $9.95 to $50 depending on size If you don’t have a flat wall to pin it to, you may need to get a green screen with a stand (under $100). You can also find green table cloths at Party City and green paper about 24″x30″ at Michaels to make your own greenscreen
NOTE. The links to equipment are for informational purposes only. No recommendation or guarantee is implied.