8 Week Beginner Class

ACTING FOR: STAGE, FILM, TV & COMMERCIALS

This 8 week (Meisner/Method) acting class meets Tuesday Evenings in Buffalo and either Wednesday or Thursday Evenings in Rochester. 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Check the CALENDAR for the day in your area.

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Cost & Payment Options

COST: $575.00

Includes: 5 hour DVD Series, Workbook & 2 Monologues taped and directed By Mr. Rossi.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • Down Payment of $275.00 (cash, check or credit card) is due the first night of class. The remaining balance can be paid throughout the remaining 7 weeks.
  • Special Payment Installment Plans are also available.
    Contact Mr. Rossi for details.

CLASS OBJECTIVES: CHILDREN & ADULTS (AGES 10 & UP)

CHILDREN:
Mr. Rossi has taught acting to hundreds of young people in Los Angeles and the Western New York area. His goal is simple. To create a fun and nurturing environment, with positive reinforcement being the main focus. The 8 week course focuses on the following areas. A: Self-Confidence B: Concentration C: Work Ethic D: Listening Skills E: Public Speaking Tools F: Emotional Availability G: Self Awareness & Improvisation Skills.


ADULTS:
Mr. Rossi has taught acting to hundreds of adults in NY, Los Angeles & the Western New York area. In WNY, Frank has taught a wide range of people with full and part-time occupations. (Doctors, Lawyers, Police & Firemen, Nurses, Teachers, Business Owners, Civil Servants, Salesmen, Bankers, Professional Actors, etc.) His goal is simple. To create a fun and nurturing environment, with positive reinforcement being the main focus. The 8 week course focuses on the following areas. A: Self-Confidence B: Concentration C: Work Ethic D: Listening Skills E: Public Speaking F: Emotional Availability F: Self Awareness & Improvisation Skills. This class is a GREAT OUTLET for people with high stress jobs.

Beginner Class:
Upon completion of the course, each actor will receive a digital copy of their comedic and dramatic monologues directed by Mr. Rossi. In addition, each student will receive Frank's nationally acclaimed 5 Hour DVD series, workbook & screenplay, as-well-as direction on acting jobs, agents and casting directors in the immediate area, Pittsburgh, NYC & LA.

Requirements:
Each prospective student is encouraged to audit the advanced class. After observing the quality of the work being done, you will know if Frank Rossi Acting Studios is for you.

Curriculum:
Part I: Emotional Tools of Acting
  • Sense Memory Glossary Terms
  • Sense Memory Exercise
  • Imagination & Substitution
  • Relaxation Exercises
  • Animate & Inanimate Objects
  • Repeat Listening Exercises
Part II: 7 Steps to Building a Character
  • Steps I & II: Read Script, Highlight Character
  • Step III: Script Notes
  • Step IIIA: Breakdowns
  • Step IV: Exercise: On Interviews
  • Step V: Exercise: Online Research
  • Step VI: Exercise: Watch Other Movies
  • Step VII: Literary Regression
Part III: Breaking Down A Scene & Auditioning For Film/TV
  • Breaking Down A Scene
  • Subtext For Film/TV Scenes
  • How To Audition & Gain Advantage On Booking That Job

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