Summer Camp Spotlight #5

A lot of people have asked us… what exactly will campers do in Acting for Film and TV this Summer? We’ve got answers for you in this installment of Summer Camp Spotlight.

Acting for Film and TV: Take 1 & Take 2

“Lights, Camera, Action!” Students will learn on camera acting and auditioning skills such as slating, using a reader, movement within the frame, and much more! At week’s end, students will have a filmed monologue (Take 1, July 3-7) or filmed scene (Take 2, July 10-14) from a contemporary film or television show that can be used for their digital demo reel. Each week will conclude with a brief showcase of student work followed by a Q&A with professional Film & TV actor Andy Clemence, who will discuss what it takes to be a successful on-screen actor.

If your student has ever wanted to know the nitty-gritty behind getting into screen acting, these sessions are a MUST for them this Summer. Register for either week individually or both to maximize your skills. Make sure you read to the bottom of this post to learn how to save BIG when you register for both weeks. Here are the details:

  • Dates: July 3-7 (Take 1) & July 10-14 (Take 2)
  • Time: 9 am – 3 pm (extended care available from 7 am to 6 pm for an additional fee)
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Tuition: $280 (Take 1), $350 (Take 2), $530 (Take 1 & Take 2)

Helpful Hint: Use code TVBUNDLE to get $100 OFF when you register for both weeks!

About the Instructor

Andy Clemence has been a professional stage, film, and voice actor for 35 years, appearing in lead roles at The Kennedy Center, Ford’s Theatre, American Century Theatre, and Folger Shakespeare Theatre. He has done voice acting in hundreds of audiobooks for Graphic Audio Productions and performed for 15 years with the political comedy troupe The Capitol Steps, portraying President George W. Bush for 8 years all across the U.S. and Off-Broadway. In Hollywood, Andy starred in a number of films for SyFy-Universal including Black Forest  opposite Ben Cross, Super Cyclone opposite Ming-Na, and Rise of the Zombies opposite LaVar Burton and Danny Trejo. He also appeared as the Secretary of Labor on House of Cards, season 3 opposite Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey.

Mr. Clemence holds a BFA degree in Acting from The Catholic University of America. He is represented by Jordan, Gill, and Dornbaum Talent Agency in NYC, and is a life-long member of the Screen Actor’s Guild and Actor’s Equity Association. Many of the youth and adult actors Andy has coached privately have signed with top agents from New York and LA as a result. He also provides Video Audition taping services, on-camera coaching, audition prep, and career & industry consultations. He keeps private lesson studio hours at Drama Learning Center throughout the year. Learn more about Andy here and here.

Check out Andy’s reel, and then register for Acting for Film and TV: Act 1 and Act 2 TODAY!

Black Friday Sneek Peak

We’ve been putting the finishing touches on the deals that we’re offering a week from tomorrow for the largest holiday shopping day of the year and are ready to share them with you all. Get ready!

While anyone registered for a Winter class or workshop will have access to even deeper discounts to public offers, this is what will be available to everyone on Friday, November 25th:

  1. Winter Workshop Series Blowout! $50 off the entire series of School’s Out Workshops from December 27 – February 21. Exciting themes include: Hairspray Day, Moana, and Elena of Avalor!
  2. Winter Break Camp – Deal of the Century! $25 off our day-long workshops held December 27 – 30.
  3. Parents’ Night Out PJ Party Bundle – get two kids registered for one of our famous PJ Parties held in conjunction with Red Branch Theatre Company’s The Happy Elf for only $35!

In addition to qualifying for these spectacular drama savings, anyone registered for a Winter class or workshop by Thanksgiving also gets access to a limited quantity of discounted gift certificates. Spend $50 and get $100 to spend on class or camp registration and tickets. Our VIP Black Friday passholders will also get access to 2-for1 tickets to our Parents’ Night Out PJ Parties, too!

So what are you waiting for? If you’re not registered for a Winter class yet, don’t delay. You’re going to want to be on the list for our most exclusive holiday shopping deals and steals!

New Site and Ticketing System

We’re excited to launch our new website and ticketing and registration system today. Transitioning to a new system and website over the past year has come with a lot– both positive and challenging. At the heart of any administrative changes that we make here at Drama Learning Center, however, is our desire to more efficiently and effectively serve the families who spend their time and talents here so that more of our resources can go towards providing quality arts education to our students. We are pleased to begin a new partnership with Arts People: a ticketing and registration system for performing arts organizations. Our new partnership with AP brings to a close our relationship with our previous ticketing vendor. While there will be a new look to ticketing and registration (including a new layer of security for student registration), a lot will stay the same. We are confident that the things that are changing will help us to better serve you while also improving your patron experience. Over the next several weeks, we will release some blog tutorials to help you get the most out of this new system. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding ticketing or registration, please do not hesitate to call us at 410-997-9352 for troubleshooting. And, of course, mark your calendars for January 1st when we open registration for Spring and Summer 2016. It’s an exciting time at Drama Learning Center, and we’re thrilled that you’re here to share it with us!