Film/TV Acting Classes

“If you are like me, and you like to get the feeling, when watching a play or film or whatever, not that the actor is performing for you, but that you are being let in on a secret viewing of someone’s most private life…if you want to know what it feels like to do that in your work…then The Barrow Group is your place.  And moreover, what they teach is simple, without ego.”
Jennifer Landon, Three-time Emmy winner

Our film/tv classes are professional classes designed for actors with previous training and experience.  If you are a beginner actor, you must begin with our Beginner Acting Class.

For acceptance into the Film/TV Acting Class I: The Tools student must first set up an account here, and audition.

Film/TV Acting Class I: The Tools

6 weeks, $395
Class size limited to 12 students
View: Film:TV Acting Class I Outline

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Monday, January 6, 2020
Instructor: Christine Campbell
Mondays, 11am-2pm, 6 Weeks, $395

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm, 6 Weeks, $395

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Wednesdays, 2:30pm-5:30pm, 6 Weeks, $395

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm, 6 Weeks, $395

For the first class please have a short, contemporary monologue ready to share. This six-week on-camera course focuses on film and television scripts and specific tools used in the medium. This workshop highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Limited class size allows for significant feedback and on-camera work. Students will review taped work at the end of every class– no videotapes or links will be given out

Film/TV Acting Class II: Audition Prep

6 weeks, $395
Class size limited to 12 students
Pre-requisite: Film/TV Acting Class I
View: Sample Film/TV Acting Class II Outline

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Wednesdays, 2:30-5:30pm, 6 Weeks, $395

Monday, February 24, 2020
Instructor: Christine Campbell
Mondays, 11am-2pm, 6 Weeks, $395

The follow-up to Film/TV Class I, this class focuses on prepared and cold-reading on-camera audition techniques. Students will get experience auditioning for lead, guest star and under-5 roles, using film and television scripts. Students will review taped work at the end of every class. Students will review taped work at the end of every class– no videotapes or links will be given out

Film/TV Acting Class III: On-Going

10 weeks, $525
Class size limited to 12 students
Pre-requisite: Film/TV Acting Class I and II

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This 10 week on-camera course prepares the student for the particular demands and challenges of acting on camera. This class is for students who have completed Film/TV Acting Class I and II, to build upon the Barrow Group tools. Much more focus will be paid to continuity and coverage (i.e. medium shots and close-ups). Students will be given new scenes weekly or bi-weekly to prep for shooting. During weeks that students are not shooting scenes on camera, they will be given sides for cold read auditions. Students will also get the chance to work in other crew positions on various scenes (i.e. art, wardrobe, makeup, script supervision, lighting, etc.). This class also includes exposure to, and hands-on experience in the technical aspects of the behind-the-camera process. The final class will culminate in a viewing of edited scenes and a live editing session of material shot in class.

*No additional video-cameras are allowed in the class other than the one provided.

Film/TV Acting Class III: Lab

10 weeks, $525
Class size limited to 12 students
Pre-requisite: Film/TV Acting Class I and II

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This 10 week on-camera course prepares the via on set experience working with a DP and editor. In the first week students work on monologues followed by 6 week of scene study working on one scene that replicates on set conditions, followed by 2 weeks of observing an editor to gain an understanding of how to avoid mistakes so that your work doesn’t land on the cutting room floor.