Serving the Film and Television Industry in New England
Time: February 28, 2012 at 6pm to April 3, 2012 at 9pm
Location: Boston Casting
Street: 129 Braintree St
Website or Map: http://mediaperformanceinstit…
Phone: 617-254-1001 ext 4
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Boston Casting's Media Performance Institute
Latest Activity: Jan 30, 2012
Acting for Commercials
Instructor: Ann Baker
Next Six Week Session: Tuesdays, February 28 - April 3, 2012
(6:00pm - 9:00pm)
With the number of national and local commercials cast here at Boston Casting, there is a great need for quality commercial actors. Acting for commercials is a specific skill. Producers, directors, and agencies are always looking for that “new face” with a great, authentic (real-person) delivery. In this course you will learn how to interpret copy, how to deliver it and how to change your manner of delivery from script to script. You will practice a variety of commercial scripts and take home a record of your progress and development along with a final commercial presentation on VHS tape. We will also address marketing yourself, the finer points of head shots and resumes, and what the audition process involves. (Please bring a notebook and pen to class)
Working in film, television, and theatrical communities, Ann Baker is a seasoned casting director with over 30 years of experience. For 11 years she ran her own full-service organization, Ann Baker Casting, where she cast the PBS series Jean Shepard’s America, PBS award-winning Concealed Enemies, and Spencer for Hire as well as many movies of the week, feature films, and national and international commercials. She is a recognized leader in the development of the industrial film market and has worked with producers from Digital, General Electric, Raytheon, and the AMA. Ann specializes in Presentation Coaching as well as beginner and advanced on camera commercial technique.
Recent students write:
“Ann’s class is phenomenal. As a direct result of Ann’s coaching, feedback, and incredible expertise I now have 4 agents in New York. Run, don’t walk and sign up for Ann’s class. Ann rocks!” -Susan L.
“I need to tell you that with all the classes I’ve taken, Ann’s was the only one where each week each person clearly improved over the week before. I’m not making this up!” -Mary S.
“The Acting for Commercials class is the most effective, inspiring class I have attended, Ann’s passion and expertise made something that was potentially intimidating into child’s play. Thanks for all the advice, support and encouragement!” -Venus T.
REGISTRATION: To register for any of our classes, please visit our website or contact Andrew Fitch at the extension below.