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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
  • is a digital platform, a place where our students and community members can share their projects

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

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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