Beginning Wednesday, March 29th, StoryAtlas will offer an “Under The Radar” weekly on-camera class at the home of StoryAtlas founder Hunter Lee Hughes. Class will start at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m every Wednesday. The cost is $35 per week ($25 per week for those enrolled in our March or April class cycle). You may take class for one week or as an ongoing workshop, space allowing. Class size: 5-8 actors. Location: West Hollywood.
This course is intended for members of the StoryAtlas studio only, as I will be teaching class from my home and only want vetted, serious actors in my space. My home is in the West Hollywood area, zip code 90046.
How do you become a member? If you’ve already taken a course with StoryAtlas, you are considered a member already. If you have not yet taken a course at StoryAtlas you have two options:
- Attend one of our monthly cycles of acting classes. Take a look at the selection of upcoming classes here.
- Apply directly with StoryAtlas founder Hunter Lee Hughes (referral required). Email a brief statement about you, why you want to take the class and please mention and cc the person who referred you. Email to: Hunter@StoryAtlas.com.
My intention for this class is for us all to bravely confront one of the criticisms of actors that stings the deepest: “What you’re doing and what you think you’re doing….are two different things entirely, and not in your favor.”
Many actors hate watching their own work. But to grow, we sometimes must confront what is and how things appear on camera to make sure that our work is translating for the meaningful opportunities in film and television.
The class format is simple. You will be given material 48 hours in advance of class. Alternately, if you’re taking a StoryAtlas monthly cycle, you may use the material you’re developing in the cycle. We will film you performing the material under circumstances that simulate a callback audition. You will take notes on your experience as an actor and will be provided adjustments and then a re-take. We will watch the on-camera work of all students and see how the work matches up to our notes of our experience. Then, we’ll record another round. If you would like a copy of your on-camera work, there will be a $10 surcharge. The class will run every Wednesday evening with a few exceptions when I’m scheduled to be out of town.
It’s that simple. Improve your on-camera acting through trial and error and by forcing yourself to view your own work. Also, developing a better sense for when you’re “on” and when you’re “off” is extremely helpful as I’ve learned over many years of both acting and directing actors that sometimes we have to make adjustments to our internal sense of truth in order to find success in front of the camera.
You may buy one or more than one class through this product listing. You’ll then receive a list of available dates where spots remain open.
Thank you in advance for only spreading news of this class to qualified, serious actors. My main hesitation in offering such a course is that I feel I will have to teach out of my home in order for it to be both economical and technically viable. So I cannot afford to deal with loose cannons. With actors that are newer in your life, I’d appreciate the referral to the normal StoryAtlas cycles, which will continue to take place at Studio A Dance.