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Film Acting Class for all levels

Saturdays, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM, Thursdays 7 PM - 10 PM --- Tuesdays Complete On-Camera Course 7-10 PM

Located at: Peter Valentino Productions, 534 North Orange Dr., Los Angeles (Hollywood), 90036

323-867-7973

$100 for 4 classes, $30 for an individual class, $10 audit (observation and partial participation)

Come explore the Art of film acting with instructor Peter Valentino. This 3-hour weekly workshop provides an opportunity for aspiring and working Actors to hone their skills and their ability to get booked. This requires enhancing the Imagination and learning to immerse yourself fully in the world of the character. Instruction is based on the work of Stanislavsky, Stella Adler and Uta Hagen, with some Meisner and other New York teachers thrown in the brew. This is mixed with learning essential Improv skills, which can be used for the creation of drama as well as for comedy. Class begins with some improvisation exercises which encourage actors to work together in a supportive ensemble. We also cover cold reading, scene study, and monologues. Students learn through on-stage performance as well as through observing the work of others.

Cold reading is an essential skill to master for auditions. In cold reading practice, actors learn to make immediate choices about their character, and to fully engage with their scene partner and to develop relationship.

Scene study is the main portion of our training. In class, students perform with a scene partner. Our abundant scripts (sides) are mostly 2-person scenes from film or television. Original scripts are also available. Students are encouraged to work on their scene together outside of class, in whatever way possible and to bring it back with the instructor’s comments embodied. Once the scene is polished, we will often film it. This provides experience being on-camera and working with a crew.

Scripts for scene study are provided in class, but students are also welcome to bring in scripts they wish to work on.

Monologues can serve as focused individual practice. You will be developing a character and inventing the person they are speaking to. Monologues are sometimes used in the auditioning process to see how deep the actor can go with a memorized, polished piece. Every actor in class is encouraged to develop at least one monologue that can be polished and kept in their repertoire for auditions.

We have a book full of monologues.

Plus: We have Audition Training, On-Camera

Peter Valentino has been a working actor, instructor of acting and music, writer, director, and producer for over 20 years. Because of having shot extensively with actors, Valentino has the Director's eye when he is looking at your work. Peter began his professional training in Los Angeles with Donald Petrie (Director of Miss Congeniality, Grumpy Old Men, and many others), and with Barry Pearl (from the movie Grease).

In New York City, Valentino was educated in the New York style of Acting, which included very deep forays into the world of Stanislavsky, and the people he influenced: Adler, Meisner, Strasberg, and Uta Hagen. Additionally, Peter was a member of the improv group “The Flying Monkeys,” which performed frequently at the famous “Don't Tell Mama’s” in Manhattan.

Valentino has owned and operated two working theaters, in Las Vegas and in Hollywood, where he performed, directed and taught. Currently, The Peter Valentino Acting Studio has an awesome teaching space plus numerous great locations where we shoot shorts, feature films and create Actor Demo Reels for our students.

For more information, you can always contact Peter by phone or text at: 323-867-7973.

Upcoming events (5)

ONLINE Film Acting Class for all levels, on ZOOM, with Peter Valentino

Film Acting Class for all skill levels Wednesdays 7:00-9:30 PM, located ONLINE on ZOOM (you get the link when you RSVP) [masked] text for more info, or email: [masked] $15 per class, paypal, venmo, etc. Come explore the art of film acting with instructor Peter Valentino. This 2-hour weekly online workshop provides an opportunity for aspiring Actors. -IMPROVISATIONS is an important tool used to enhance the actor's imagination and develop the ability to be in the moment within a character, and think on one's feet. -COLD READING is an essential skill to master for auditions, and builds on the skills of improvisation. -SCENE STUDY is the main portion of our training. In class students practice with a scene partner on 2-person scenes from films. Scripts for scene study are provided in class, but students are also welcome to bring in scripts they wish to work on. -MONOLOGUES can serve as focused individual practice developing a character and are frequently used in the auditioning process to see how deep the actor can go with a memorized, polished piece.

Film Acting Class for all levels, Hollywood, with Peter Valentino

Peter Valentino Productions

Film Acting Class for all skill levels Saturdays 2:00-5:00, located at: Peter Valentino Productions, 534 North Orange Drive, Los Angeles (Hollywood), 90036 [masked] $30 per class, $10 Introductory Rate for your first class Come explore the art of film acting with instructor Peter Valentino. This 3-hour weekly workshop provides an opportunity for aspiring Actors. -IMPROVISATIONS is an important tool used to enhance the actor's imagination and develop the ability to be in the moment within a character, and think on one's feet. -COLD READING is an essential skill to master for auditions, and builds on the skills of improvisation. -SCENE STUDY is the main portion of our training. In class students practice with a scene partner on 2-person scenes from films. Scripts for scene study are provided in class, but students are also welcome to bring in scripts they wish to work on. -MONOLOGUES can serve as focused individual practice developing a character and are frequently used in the auditioning process to see how deep the actor can go with a memorized, polished piece. *FYI: Parking is south of Rosewood on Orange Dr. or on other close by streets *Watch-out for signs that say 2 hours

ONLINE Film Acting Class for all levels, on ZOOM, with Peter Valentino

Film Acting Class for all skill levels Wednesdays 7:00-9:30 PM, located ONLINE on ZOOM (you get the link when you RSVP) [masked] text for more info, or email: [masked] $15 per class, paypal, venmo, etc. Come explore the art of film acting with instructor Peter Valentino. This 2-hour weekly online workshop provides an opportunity for aspiring Actors. -IMPROVISATIONS is an important tool used to enhance the actor's imagination and develop the ability to be in the moment within a character, and think on one's feet. -COLD READING is an essential skill to master for auditions, and builds on the skills of improvisation. -SCENE STUDY is the main portion of our training. In class students practice with a scene partner on 2-person scenes from films. Scripts for scene study are provided in class, but students are also welcome to bring in scripts they wish to work on. -MONOLOGUES can serve as focused individual practice developing a character and are frequently used in the auditioning process to see how deep the actor can go with a memorized, polished piece.

Film Acting Class for all levels, Hollywood, with Peter Valentino

Peter Valentino Productions

Film Acting Class for all skill levels Saturdays 2:00-5:00, located at: Peter Valentino Productions, 534 North Orange Drive, Los Angeles (Hollywood), 90036 [masked] $30 per class, $10 Introductory Rate for your first class Come explore the art of film acting with instructor Peter Valentino. This 3-hour weekly workshop provides an opportunity for aspiring Actors. -IMPROVISATIONS is an important tool used to enhance the actor's imagination and develop the ability to be in the moment within a character, and think on one's feet. -COLD READING is an essential skill to master for auditions, and builds on the skills of improvisation. -SCENE STUDY is the main portion of our training. In class students practice with a scene partner on 2-person scenes from films. Scripts for scene study are provided in class, but students are also welcome to bring in scripts they wish to work on. -MONOLOGUES can serve as focused individual practice developing a character and are frequently used in the auditioning process to see how deep the actor can go with a memorized, polished piece. *FYI: Parking is south of Rosewood on Orange Dr. or on other close by streets *Watch-out for signs that say 2 hours

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