Acting Classes at CBSI

We’re so much more than your typical acting studio. Get ready too unlock your full creative potential and get on with what you’re meant to be!

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Acting Classes at CBSI

We’re so much more than your typical acting studio. Get ready too unlock your full creative potential and get on with what you’re meant to be!

Sign Up Now

Class Offerings

We’ll help get you there faster!

Artist

1 class a week (4 classes a month)

$ 250 (Mixed)

$ 275 (Advanced)

$ 380 (Master)

$ 25 (Class Audit)

Actor

2 classes a week (8 classes a month)

$ 450 (Mixed)

$ 525 (Advanced)

$ 600 (Master)

$ 25 (Class Audit)

Enthusiast

1 class a month (unlimited audits)

$ 225 (Mixed)

$ 275 (Advanced)

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Classes meet every week for approximately 3.5 hours.

All classes are ongoing. Students may enter classes at any time during the month.

Become a part of the CBSI ALUMNI – After year 1, you’ll qualify for amazing benefits and savings!

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Every student enrollment comes with the ‘CBSI Learning Guarantee’ 

If you aren’t experiencing measurable growth in your first month, we’ll return your investment.

Class Offerings

We’ll help get you there faster!

Artist

1 class a week (4 classes a month)

$ 250 (Mixed)

$ 275 (Advanced)

$ 380 (Master)

$ 25 (Class Audit)

Actor

2 classes a week (8 classes a month)

$ 450 (Mixed)

$ 525 (Advanced)

$ 600 (Master)

$ 25 (Class Audit)

Enthusiast

1 class a month (unlimited audits)

$ 225 (Mixed)

$ 275 (Advanced)

Sign Up Now!

Classes meet every week for approximately 3.5 hours.

All classes are ongoing. Students may enter classes at any time during the month.

Become a part of the CBSI ALUMNI – After year 1, you’ll qualify for amazing benefits and savings!

ACCESSING YOUR INNER SUPERHUMAN!

CBSI is a reputable, well-established studio that has produced two Emmy Award-Winners, coached by Master Coach Clay Banks. Unlike many other studios, we do not just focus on only one aspect of the Craft of Acting, we go from audition technique to ready to shoot scenes and character work and tape your audition. Our studio is a zone-empowered center for advanced artistic & creative studies. We implement a split-screen, ECU, on-camera Meisner/Method based process with optional recorded playbacks for further study. All actors work every class!

We believe that an actor should be well rounded in all areas of the craft, and becoming a superhuman along the way. Students may enter classes at any time during the month. All classes are an ongoing that can be cancelled at any time.

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Class Schedule

TUESDAY – Beginner Class – 12:00pm (PST) 

WEDNESDAY – Mixed Level – 12:00pm (PST) 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT – Mixed Level 7:00pm (PST)

THURSDAY DAY Master Class – 12:30pm – 5:00pm (By Invite/Audition Only)

THURSDAY NIGHT – Advanced Level 7:00pm (By Audition Only)

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Class Schedule

WEDNESDAY – Mixed Level – 12:00pm (PST) 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT – Mixed Level 7:00pm (PST)

THURSDAY DAY Master Class – 12:00pm (By Invite/Audition Only)

THURSDAY NIGHT – Advanced Level 7:00pm (By Audition Only)

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Meet Your Coach

Under the guidance of Master Coach, Clay Banks, CBSI has grown to become one of LA’s top, more reptile, well-established on-camera studios! Having already produced two Emmy Award-Winning actors, CBSI continues to turn out well-trained actors who are more than ready for the cameras! As well as empowered individuals who are more prepared for life!

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Meet Your Coach

Coach Clay Banks is an Artist, Entrepreneur, Business Owner Performer/Speaker, Mentor, Activator & Empowerment Coach. His mission, gift, and purpose are succinct. To help guide and empower you in accessing and embracing your own full potential… your inner Superhuman! And believe it, because it’s in there!

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Class Content

Unlike many other studios, our focus is not just on acting. Oh, it most certainly is about acting… however, it’s also on you as a unique individual! That’s just what happens when your acting coach is also a life & business empowerment coach! When we focus on acting, it’s not just one aspect of acting. We develop full-spectrum actors in the Art, Craft, & Technicalities of the craft!
We begin with you the actor as a person, giving you the understanding and insight into what it means to be not only a human being — but a Superhuman being! Then we move into every area of the craft. Audition Technique, Scene Study, Memorization, Script Analysis, Character Development and so, so much more! (see class info)
Our studio is a zone-empowered center for advanced artistic & creative studies. We literally pull out the artist genus within you and teach them to soar! We implement a split-screen, ECU, on-camera Meisner/Method-based process with optional recorded playbacks for further study. AND… All of our actors work several times in every class!

A Zone-Empowered center

We believe that an actor should be well-rounded in all areas of the craft and life! With place emphasis on the individual growing in Spirit, Soul, Body, Community, and Wallet! We show you how to literally become a Superhuman in life and business!

We also make it simple to enroll and easy to study with us. Students may enter classes at any time during the month. All classes are ongoing and enrollment can be canceled at any time.

Our objective is simple and it’s clear!

We’re here to help you to become the best possible version of yourself!

More than just an Acting Studio!

  • CBSI has experienced over 2 decades of positive student testimonials stating they personally received ‘Life-Changing Results’!
  • We have contributed to 1000’s of bookings!
  • We have had over 10,00 compliments… and still counting!
  • 2 actors have won their Emmy Awards while studying at CBSI!
  • We conquer Nerves, Anxiety, Fear, Depression, and Negativity!
  • We’ve been responsible for at least 1 marriage… that we know of.
  • We’ve also been responsible for at least 2 kids… that we know of.

WHAT’S SO DIFFERENT ABOUT CBSI MIXED-LEVEL
ON-CAMERA CLASSES?

All of our actors work in all of our sessions all of the time! We keep you going and get you there fast!

All of OUR CLASSES ARE ON-CAMERA(S)! We use a lot of them!

YOU’LL RECEIVE RECORDED FILES OF ALL OF YOUR WORK. Great for additional study!

YOU’LL EXPERIENCE FULL-PROCESS, ORGANIC TRAINING IN THESE AREAS OF THE CRAFT:

Ice Cold Reading • Power Cold Reading • Fast-Adhesive Memorization • Building Believable Characters • Scene Study & Super Script Analysis • Turning Scripts and Cryptic Copy into Stories

What we cover in our Classes

Advanced Class

The CBSI Advanced Level Classes offer next level understanding of all things acting.  In this advancement course, you will take the next step in your creative development not just as an actor, but as a human being.

What to expect:

Fewer Students  • More On-Camera Time • More Personal Coaching Time

Master Class

The Master Class Intensive is very different from any other class we offer as it’s intended for the serious, professional working actor who’s willing to do the work necessary for maximum personal growth potential

What to expect:

Small Class  • Advanced Reads • More Personal Time

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Class Audits

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Private Coaching

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Class Etiquitte

Show up to every Thursday class… 15 minutes early. • Read the entire script. • Do your scene and character research. • Rehearse with your scene partner outside of class. • KNOW YOUR LINES. • Fully develop your characters. • Wardrobe your characters. • Prop pieces when needed. • Stay for the duration of the class. • Support your fellow actors. • Cooperate with CBSI studio guidelines and procedures. • Have 3 Monologues ready to go and additional Monologues in various stages of development. • Respond to ALL CBSI emails, texts and phone calls. • Continue to read entire screenplays, teleplays, and plays outside of class. • Study films and quality television series. • Bring in material you’d like to work in class (existing and transcribed). • Stay for the duration of the class (auditions & paid acting work exempt). • Maintain a positive, professional, empowered attitude and mindset