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Adult On Camera


To apply for this in-person class, proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, including booster, is required. Make sure to upload a pdf of your card before submitting your application. 

**Note: after you hit APPLY you will receive a confirmation email; make sure to read carefully and fill out our required VACCINATION INFO FORM. 

Please review our Health & Safety page for more information on uploading your Vaccination Card and current C.D.C. guidelines.

Have you already laid a  foundation as an actor?
Do you want to acquire the skills necessary for on-camera work as an actor? Do you wannt to make the transition from stage to screen? This class is designed for you.

Become the actor who is in control of how the camera sees you. Learn
to make technical adjustments necessary to excel in on-camera auditions and work. Use what you learn to be in command of your performance!

  • Learn how to approach a variety of commercial styles and what may be expected in your audition or on the job
  • Learn how to attack co-star (functionary) roles
  • Learn to delve deeply into dramatic television and film scene work with confidence.
  • Learn the mental strength needed to work from a place of stillness

Required: Core Program levels 1-3 or equivalent training- determined by headshot and resume.

Tuition: $395

8 Weeks

Upcoming Classes

Mondays, 6:00p-9:30p

Starts February 21

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...

Jessica Dean Turner

With an MA from NYU in educational theatre, Jessica also brings her extensive theatre and on camera experience to ASC!

More about Jessica Dean

Thursdays, 6:00p-9:30p

Starts February 24

This class has a pre-requisite: LEVEL 3 SCENE STUDY: IN PERSON.

If you have the equivalent experience...

Sarah Charipar

Sarah brings her camera expertise and her extensive teaching credentials to ASC!

More about Sarah




 Everything worked well in the on-line class. Doug (McDade-On-Camera I) catered to the needs of each student to get the best out of them.

— Donald Thomas

Doug (McDade - On Camera 1 Online) always hit such a tricky balance of giving honest feedback but doing so in a way that was encouraging and provided a healthy, fun class environment. I've learned more from him in this class that went above and beyond my expectations.

— Alexandria Ross

"In On Camera 1 with Doug McDade, I learned the power of stillness and emoting through the eyes. This is an essential class for anyone that aspires to work in tv/film!"

— JJ Halloway

"Taking individual time shows that Doug cares about students learning and this means a lot and makes class worth it!" (Doug McDade, Instructor - On Camera 1)

— Robin Denk

"From day 1, I learned new things instantly. It was such a comfortable surrounding. Doug (Doug McDade, Instructor - Camera 1) really took his lessons and developed them through class, making everything understandable and easy to put onto the screen. It was such a great learning experience; I can’t wait to take more!"

— Camera 1 Student

"Doug (Doug McDade, Instructor - Camera 1) made amazing adjustments that pulled me towards some of my best work. He wasn't afraid to speak plainly and I respect that, It made me work harder. Doug kept pushing for our best and was very patient and intuitive to the different level of the class. He is fun, informative, knowledgeable, and made Tuesday the highlight of my week."

— Timothy Steinmetz


On Camera Program Online

Intro to On Camera: Online

Look Who's Working!


David Town shot a Co-Star on the premiere of "Hunters" season 2, which streams this spring on Amazon Prime.