LEARN THE BEST ACTING TECHNIQUES FORFILM ACTING & AUDITIONING.
The Michelle Danner Acting Studio’s philosophy is that artists can draw upon all different acting techniques and form an individual toolbox, their own Golden Box. We will help you to develop your own “Golden Box” of techniques and tools that you can use when approaching a role or a scene, whether it be for film, television, or theater. The Acting School’s acting techniques are based on Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov & the Stanislavsky Technique.
The Golden Box, taught by Michelle Danner, is a two-day in depth interactive lecture that breaks down the technical map used at The Michelle Danner acting school. Michelle Danner’s acting technique & philosophy called “The Golden Box” is based on the Meisner Technique, Lee Strasberg’s Method, Stella Adler, Stanislavski’s System, Uta Hagen, and the Chekhov technique. In this seminar you will learn to draw upon all different acting techniques to create you very own Golden Box.
The Golden Box will teach you how to get out of your head, follow your impulses, and begin to live completely in the moment. By finding your own unique emotional triggers, you will learn to access your full range of feelings and emotions at a moment’s notice.
Learn how to create vivid, fleshed out, and interesting characters through an intense and emotional workshop with lectures and technique exercises. Michelle teaches a technique that is effective for actors of various skill levels. Actors around the world have found success studying with Michelle because she takes the emphasis off the dogmatic method and helps actors discover their own creativity.
The class focuses on answering the following questions:
Why are some choices more powerful than others?
How does one deliver a raw unforgettable performance?
What specific tools can be applied to film, television, and stage work?
How does one develop a personal story from scratch and discover material for a one woman/man show, screenplay, short or novel?
The class will be supported by film clips. There are discussions and analyses of performances by Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Dean and many others.
Exercises include learning how to build provocative and complex backstories by opening up your instrument emotionally and finding triggers and psychological gestures in your work. This class has served as more than an acting seminar as past participants have discovered profound truths about themselves as artists.
Michelle Danner is an international film director & acting coach. Her student list includes James Franco, Seth MacFarlane, Salma Hayek, Henry Cavill, Zooey Deschanel, Gerard Butler, Chris Rock, Chris Martin, Penelope Cruz, Michael Pena, Michelle Rodriguez, Kate Del Castillo and many others. Michelle trained with Stella Adler and Uta Hagen. She teaches internationally in Europe, Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai, and New York. She was voted favorite acting coach by Backstage readers. She’s also directed Hello Herman, starring Norman Reedus from the Walking Dead. The film opened nationwide with simultaneous availability on VOD in 100 million homes and premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival and won the award for Socially Relevant Film at the Monaco Charity Film Festival. Her production company, All in Films, produced her latest film The Bandit Hound which was released in 2016 and is in development for several upcoming projects: The Bandit Hound 2, and The Will To. Michelle’s book The Golden Box will be released in 2017. Trailers for her films can be viewed at www.allinfilms.com.
“Everyone should go through this phenomenal journey. I recently took the class “Golden Box” with Michelle Danner. I had the best experience of my life! I recommend every person to take this acting class! Golden Box is not just an acting class you need in order to be a great actor, but it also helps you be a great human being. It teaches you humility. Michelle taught us how to use our triggers to benefit us when acting. We cried, we laughed, we were angry, and happy. It will inspire you and motivate you to be the best actor you can be. I am so happy I took this class and I will definitely take it again.” – Marylu
“Fantastic and great acting technique class for any actor wanting to go deeply into character analysis and learning to use their emotion at will! Michelle Danner will give you: a tool box every actor needs with dozens of exercises, hundreds of useful tips, great friendly and conversational atmosphere and thousands of smart words and thoughts. This acting technique class was well worth my time. She is a respected top acting coach and you can see why after taking this 2 day intensive. Michelle showed the actors in the class so many advanced and special ways of working on developing characters, and learning to go deeper emotionally and on finding literally ANY emotion to be used in developing in dept multi layered characters. Both days passed so fast, that it was sad when it ended.” – Alex D.
“In my opinion the best acting workshop and school in Los Angeles has to be the Golden Box taught by Michelle Danner. She will teach you how to apply in a practical way her powerful acting technique to the craft of acting especially when approaching film and television. Michelle’s technique has allowed me to feel confident in the audition room because for the first time I feel like I know what I’m doing. And the proof is in the pudding because I’m getting great feedback and callbacks for juicy guest star roles!” – Lizbeth O.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Golden Box. Within two days, I learned so many essentials techniques that are vital to my growth as an actor. Michelle’s knowledge on acting made me realize that my goals are attainable and there are tangible steps I can take to broaden my skill set. I think one of the most valuable things I learned from this acting class and something every actor should know is that if you do an ‘actor’s workout’ everyday, you will see results.” – Malika S.