BEGINNER ACTING CLASSES
This Acting School in Los Angeles encompasses the following acting techniques: Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov, & the Stanislavsky Technique. Students may select from our course offerings and customize their own programs for a well rounded training.
Learn the art of acting in a challenging and inspiring environment.
The studio’s philosophy is that artists can draw upon all different acting
techniques and form a toolbox of their own, their very own Golden Box.
The following are examples of acting classes that can be selected:
The Actor’s Golden Box: Two-Day Intensive Technique Analysis -The Golden Box, a two day acting intensive teaches actors to draw upon all different acting techniques and form a toolbox of their own. Michelle Danner Golden Box technique draws upon Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov & the Stanislavsky Technique.
Scene Study – Scene Study provides the best opportunity for the committed actor to flex their acting muscles, and refine their craft on a consistent basis. Actors are taught the foundations of technique through opening emotional exercises which are used to warm up the actor’s instrument, and introduce the tools that will be applied to their scene work. In this acting class students learn how to use all of their technique, and harness it for performance. Students will explore how to apply a back story to the characters that they are creating, while working on contemporary and classical scenes and monologues. This weekly workout allows actors to test their performance abilities in a safe and playful environment, while discovering their strengths and weaknesses with the help of a trained teacher’s eye. Emphasis is placed on learning to make the best physical, emotional, and vocal choices.
Acting for Film – Working in front of the camera is an art all by itself. You have to risk letting it capture the most secret parts of you. Actors practice in front of the camera with sides from movies and TV shows ranging from comedy, sitcom, romantic comedy, slapstick, dark comedy, and all genres of dramatic writing. *Playback is watched on television and the big screen. Students learn to stamp their signatures on a character with unique choices. This class aims to exercise an ease working in front of the camera and the confidence to perform and to shine in every audition.
Voice and speech – This class focuses on voice and text work with storytelling and solo work techniques. Our unique approach to voice is designed to liberate the natural voice and thereby develop a vocal technique that serves the freedom of human expression, helping actors produce a full-bodied performance. When you access your inner strength, you’ll not only empower your acting skills, but you’ll increase your bookings.
Improvisation – It is no secret that there is an industry demand for skilled improv actors whom are quick on their feet and take risks with confidence. This is an improvisational workout geared towards helping actors find untapped creativity and enhance their skills as a performer. Build scenes, Take risks and find unique choices that are memorable, Develop strong and exciting characters, Get out of your head and open your eyes to new performance possibilities.
Script Analysis– This is a acting class for Writers, Directors, and anyone who is passionate about storytelling. Script analyze and work on scenes from different genres of screenplays, television, and plays such as Match Point, Tootsie, American Beauty, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Little Miss Sunshine, Golden Boy, The Rose Tattoo, Bridesmaids, My Week with Marilyn, and many more.
• Students will work through a thorough comprehension of breaking down story, characters, conflicts, and language from dramatic and comedic scripts.
• There will be in depth discussion of all the tools an actor applies to create their performance.
• The class will help to acquire the tools to break down a story thematically and the discipline to make powerful choices whether you are auditioning for a project or have booked the part.
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Breaking Into the Industry Hollywood- The Business Of Acting
Learn what you need to break through in your career and prepare the tools you need to succeed! An interactive workshop that answers questions such as:
- Getting a headshot and show reel that stands out among hundreds!
- How to get into SAG-AFTRA!
- How to create a resume that gets you called in!
- How to find agents, managers, lawyers and publications!
- How casting works!
- How to develop an individualized strategy for your career!
Acting opportunities for our students
Students study who study for 6 to 12 month have the opportunity to audition for acting parts or work/intern on our latest movies, audition for the various theater productions, and participate in our yearly film festival. These opportunities give students the chance to build their resumes and IMDB credits, through practical training. Below are links to the websites you should check out for more information:
All In Films is an independent film production company. At the helm are Michelle Danner & Alexandra Guarnieri. The mission of All In Films is to produce high-quality, independent movies geared to entertain & spark social commentary. check out the website at www.allinfilms.com. **Through the improvisational classes students have the opportunity to be part of the latest Web Series “Uncensored Hollywood” & gain IMDB credit as well as add professional reel footage.
The Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting School’s philosophy is that artists can draw upon all different acting techniques from Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov, & the Stanislavsky Technique and form a toolbox of their own, their very own Golden Box.
She is a renowned acting coach and works with many A-List Actors privately as well as on set. These include James Franco, Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Zooey Deschanel, Chris Rock, Gerard Butler, Seth MacFarlane, Melanie Brown, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Verne Troyer, Grant Bowler, Kate Del Castillo, Michael Pena, Catherine Bell, Gabrielle Union, Rob Estes, Rick Fox, and Michelle Rodriguez and many others.