TBGfilm – welcome to the digital side of The Barrow Group!

TBGfilm’s Goals

  • to train students how to act on-camera
  • to train students how to direct actors on-camera
  • to train students how to shoot digital films
  • to train students how to edit films
  • to share filmed projects (webseries, shorts, etc) created by our students in class, as well as the work of our community of artists and alumni

TBGfilm Programming

  • on-camera acting classes for beginners, professionals, adults, and children
  • digital filmaking classes
  • screenwriting classes
  • annual 48-hour short film festival
  • tbgfilm.org is a digital platform, a place where our students and community members can share their projects

TBGfilm.org

With our approach, we want audiences to feel as if they are watching real people in real situations, rather than actors acting. This aesthetic lends itself well to film and tv, and many of our students have gone on to have notable success in this medium.

“TBG offers the smartest, least pretentious, simplest and most effective techniques I’ve ever come across.”
Allen Coulter, Director, 7 Primetime Emmy Award nominations

TBGfilm Classes for Adults

Film/TV Acting Class I: The Tools

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

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

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Sold Out
Instructor: K. Lorrel Manning
Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 6 Weeks - no class 11/22, $395

Thursday, November 2, 2017 Sold Out
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 6 Weeks - no class on 11/23, $395

Friday, November 3, 2017
Instructor: Christine Campbell
Fridays, 11am - 2pm, 6 Weeks - no class on 11/24, $395

Sunday, November 5, 2017
Instructor: Christine Campbell
Sundays, 6:30pm-9:30pm, 6 Weeks - no class on 11/26, $395

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Instructor: K. Lorrel Manning
Wednesdays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, 6 Weeks, $395

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Instructor: Stephen Singer
Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 6 Weeks, $395

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

Film/TV Acting Class II: Audition Prep

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

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

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 3 Spots Left
Instructor: K. Lorrel Manning
Wednesdays, 11am - 2pm, 6 Weeks - no class on 11/22, $395

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Instructor: K. Lorrel Manning
Wednesdays, 11am - 2pm, 6 Weeks, $395

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

Filmmaking Workshop

A 12 week filmmaking workshop for any actor who has ever had an idea, an iPhone, and wants to learn how to create their own film.

In this crash course, actors will create their own content by learning how to write, act, direct, and produce their own work. Students will learn the basics of screenwriting, setting up shots, sound, lighting, directing, and editing while using a hands on approach to DIY filmmaking.  Studens will leave this filmmaking class with edited footage of their work and clear next steps.

View: Filmmaking for Actors Course Outline

For this course, students must have their own/access to:

  • Camera – iPhone, iPad, or other camera
  • Computer with editing software
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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Instructor: K. Lorrel Manning
Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm, 12 Weeks, $795

Screenwriting

10 weeks, 3 hours/week, $495

For those who have always wanted to write for the screen but had no idea where and how to start. Over this ten-week course, students will learn, develop and/or strengthen their skills in story structure, character development, and dialogue through writing, reading, and viewing assignments. Your final screenwriting project will be an original, self-contained short screenplay (10-20 pages) which you will write and revise over the course of the class, culminating in an official reading with professional actors from the Barrow Group community.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Instructor: K. Lorrel Manning
Thursdays, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, 10 Weeks, $495

Youth TBGfilm Classes

Tween On-Camera Acting

Weekends, 10 Weeks, $425

*Students must have completed Explorations in Acting Class before registering for this class.

This ten-week on-camera course focuses on film & television and specific tools used in the medium.  Students will work on monologues, scenes, film terms, and understanding how a set works. In this class students have the opportunity to watch playback of their work.

This class teaches our specific approach to storytelling, and introduces students to the same tools that our adult professional actors work with.

What makes The Barrow Group School different from many other studios in NYC is that all of our teachers have gone through an intensive teacher training program with TBG co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock. So when your child takes a class with us, the teacher has trained for years at The Barrow Group in our specific approach.

This class is on-going, and can be taken multiple times.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018
Instructor: Farrah Crane
Thursdays, 4:15pm-5:45pm, 10 Weeks, $425

Teen Film/TV On-Camera Acting Class I: Basics 

Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue from a play, television or film script for the the first class.
In this class, students apply the Barrow Group tools to monologues and scenes in front of the camera and watch playback each week. Students are also introduced to film terms and how a professional set works. 

This class teaches our specific approach to acting , and introduces students to the same tools that our adult professional actors work with.

What makes The Barrow Group School different from many other studios in NYC is that all of our teachers have gone through an intensive teacher training program with TBG co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock. So when your child takes a class with us, the teacher has trained for years at The Barrow Group in our specific approach.

Click here to view the class outline.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018
Instructor: K. Lorrel Manning
Saturdays, 1pm-3pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 2/17, $425

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Instructor:
Thursdays, 4:15pm - 5:45pm, 10 Weeks - no class on 2/22, $425

Teen Film/TV On-Camera Acting Class II: Audition Prep

Students must completed Teen Film/TV I before registering for this class .

The follow-up to Teen Film/TV Class I, students will focus on prepared and cold-reading on-camera audition techniques. Students will 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– no videotapes or links will be given out.

This class is on-going, and can be taken multiple times.

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Two-Week Filmmaking Intensive

The Two-Week Filmmaking Intensive is a crash course intensive in DIY filmmaking:

  • Students will create their own content by learning how to write, act, direct, and produce their own work
  • Students will learn the basics of screenwriting, setting up shots, sound, lighting, directing, and editing
  • Students will leave the class with edited footage of their work and clear next steps to develop their process

Students must provide their own/have access to an iPhone, iPad, or other camera as well as a laptop for editing.

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