And The Camera
Intro to on-camera acting
*15% discount available to current students enrolled in our Acting As A Craft program!
|April 14th - June 2nd
|7:00pm - 9:00pm
"The lens has psychic strength. The camera can see beneath the skin."
- Martin Scorsese
Every performer should know that acting for the stage and acting for
the camera are two entirely different skills, and in order to succeed
in this business, it's vital to master both. That's why we're proud to
offer this exciting workshop series that will focus on the art of
acting for film and television. It helps you to act truthfully from
your core -– whether you are performing, cold reading, or auditioning
for film or television. This program teaches how to achieve and respond
with believable and honest emotions before the camera, and it maintains
that the key to a successful performance lies in how the actors relate
to one another and to their circumstances. On-camera time throughout
the workshop - along with readings, exercises, and discussions - gives
actors an accessible resource for practicing the outlined principles
and mastering their craft.
Our On-Camera workshops are designed for actors with various levels of
previous training and experience. As part of this course, we will cover
the concepts of:
-Hitting your marks
-Camera vs. stage
-Discovering your moment
-Exploring a variety of
To ensure the health and safety of our students during the Covid-19
pandemic, space in this program is limited right now to no more than eight participants. Make the decision to be serious
about your career and book a spot for yourself before the workshop is
For refund and cancelation policy, read our F.A.Q.
Edward Dennis Fogell -
training from such renowned institutions and acting coaches as Ted Liss School of Drama/Chicago, Victory Gardens/Chicago, CES/Los
Angeles, Michael Shurtleff/New
York, Geoffrey Conners and David Perry, Royal Academy of Dramatic
arts/London, to name a few. Ed recently completed co-staring in "Word Alive" with Matthew McConhaughey, Reese Witherspoon
and Tom Selleck plus he has
been cast as a series regular in a new Netflix
series to be shot here in Chicago later this year.
Some past television credits include the NBC soap opera "Generations", "Lady Blue", "Crime Stories",
and "Unsolved Mysteries." He
recreated the historic 40s-50s mob figure "Willie Bioff" in "The Projection Racket" for the BBC. Feature film credits also
include "Time Was," the Chicago International Film Festival, Silver
Hugo Award & LA Telly Award winner "It Takes A Lot Of Light To Make
A City," the Chicago
International Film Festival, Silver Award winning "Last Days In
Chicago," the indie gem "Sitting
On The Fence," Co-Starred
in the action feature thriller, "Dead
Air," plus countless stage productions including "Lt. Weinberg" in "A Few Good Men."
Some of you out there in the industrial, audio/visual markets probably
already know Ed, or at least have seen his rugged exterior in many
corporate, training films & commercials for the Motorola Corps, Sears, RCA, National Safety
Council, and national spots for Carnival
Cruise Lines, Kellogg & Miller's Lite Beer, to name
Ed has directed numerous
theatre productions, features & made-for-television films,
including,"Paradise Lost, Paradise Found". "In The Air Tonight" and
"Detective Story", produced, directed and performed in many musical
variety shows through out the United States, which includes the "Arie
Crown theatre," "The Park West" and "Civic Opera House" here in Chicago
and on the international set, musical show revue in Hawaii, Japan,
Korea and the Republic of China. Helped co-found the "Screen Actors
Academy" in La Jolla, CA. Ed frequently serves as a judge and Chairman
of the judges in the "Miss Teenage Illinois," "Miss Illinois" and "Mrs.
Illinois" beauty pageants.
Finally we would also
like to mention that Mr. Fogell is on the board of directors at
Complete Video & Film Productions as well as president of Worldwide
Entertainment. Ed possesses a refreshingly honest, no nonsense approach
to the method, coupled with an unequaled passionate affection for the
actors he coaches and commitment to helping them fulfill their dreams.