ASC Faculty Member Sarafina Vecchio has been busy directing Young Frankenstein all the way out at Elgin Community College!
ON CAMERA 3
Many working actors are confident in their on-stage craft but want to expand their skill-set and build confidence in front of the camera. In this class, actors will learn how to prep in real audition time for roles in a variety of genres and styles, including procedurals, melodramas, scifi/fantasy, sitcoms, and commercial copy. Audition and business strategies are discussed as well as scene work and playback every week.
This class is ideal for the actor with a BFA or MFA in Theatre with several post-collegiate, professional theatre credits.
Required: A strong theatre background and prior training determined by headshot and resume and/or a placement audition.
(Janelle Snow, Instructor- On Camera 3) "I can't say how much more confident I feel walking into an On-Camera Audition. From wardrobe to sight lines, to navigating emotional vulnerability on screen, I feel so much more confident. Janelle made it clear several times to take risks and be who you are. Hearing things like that helped me to treat auditioning less like a funeral. I also appreciated her reinforcement of an actor's dignity. It is so easy to feel like the scales are being tipped, that we as actors are powerless. It's so empowering to choose not to be, and to feel freedom in the things we have power in! Janelle's attitude, positivity, and enjoyable outlook on the struggles of being an actor helped give me a new perspective."
— Callie Johnson
"Janelle Snow (On Camera 3) is the bomb-diggity! I learned soooo many things; but, the ones that stand out the most for me are: 1- When you are called/contacted for an audition, know that you are walking into the room already loved. 2- So, show up ready to enjoy the play-date. 3- It really doesn't matter if you book the job at that very moment, or perhaps later; it matters that you have FUN doing what you love. 4- If the agent and/or reader acts disinterested in your performance then compel them to hear you....bring life and energy into that room. 5- The audition is like a party; you show up bearing gifts (talent) and ready to play. Don't be discouraged if they didn't need/appreciate that particular gift at that particular time. There will be other parties and you will eventually be the favored gift- just keep showing up! WARNING: Janelle's enthusiasm is CONTAGIOUS!!!"
— JJ Halloway