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Have you already laid a strong foundation as an actor?
Do you want to acquire the skills necessary for on-camera work as an actor? Making 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
what it takes to be “Camera Smart” and make the 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 use the power of your personal focus for the camera
  • Learn the mental strength needed to work from a place of stillness
  • Learn how to approach a variety of commercial styles and what may be expected in your audition or on the job
  • Learn to delve deeply into dramatic television and film scene work with confidence.

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

Tuition: $395

8 Weeks

Upcoming Classes

Mondays, 6:00p-10:00p

Starts April 29

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

If you have the equivalent experience...

Doug McDade

Doug brings years of award winning theatre and on-camera experience to his work as a teacher and coach.

More about Doug



"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


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