In his latest YouTube Video, Coach Clay Banks covers 3 Reasons Why Your Film Acting Class Should Be On-Camera.
First off, and most obvious, if you’re an actor in LA, you’re primarily working in an on-camera medium. Unless you’re pursuing a career exclusively in theatre, your ultimate aim (as an industry actor) is to work in Film and TV. It would only make sense for you to train in the same medium.
Secondly, you can look back at your work. When you’re working in an on-camera studio, there’s the immediate (subjective) feedback you receive from the Coach, but the training doesn’t just stop there. When you watch your work later (via video recordings), you’ll also be able to take a more objective look at yourself.
A good on-camera studio will send your HD footage home with you each week for you to watch. This way you can continue to improve your close-up work and discover endless things about yourself. Having your work taped, and being able to take an objective look back on it as you grow is an extremely valuable resource.
Last, but definitely not least, is body movement. Basic blocking and physicality are very different on camera than on stage. Working out your physicality in a close up on-camera scenario is very important. You have to sense the camera, move with the camera, and at times… dance with the camera.
As an on-camera actor, you take the camera with you wherever you go. Knowing just how you look while doing that will assist you in being more believable and ultimately more marketable.
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