Decades of experience in all aspects of Motion Picture & Theatre production. Started acting at 7 years old. Have directed actors of all experience levels from non-actors to professional Screen Actors Guild members. Have directed for Facebook, Genentech, Google, Intuit, NASA, Roche, Visa, etc., as well as in Hollywood and New York.
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As I'm at a very experienced level in my career (3 decades), I am finding that the most satisfying aspect of my work is mentoring younger people in various aspects of my profession. Having started out as a child actor, I'm eager to return to my roots and work 1-on-1 with aspiring talent.
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Start with an inventory of your skills, experience, goals & ambitions. Discuss the differences & merits between Method Acting and Traditonal (Technique) Acting. Discuss the differences between acting on stage and for film.
• Inside-out vs. outside-in character development. • Voice training & projection. • Movement. • Dramatic structure. • Blocking. • Improvisation. • Monologue prep. • The Actor's job and the role of the Writer and the Director. • Etc.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Community & professional experience as a stage & film actor from age 7. Experienced Director (producing & directing at the feature film level). Acting and Directing classes at University & Graduate levels. Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater, Motion Pictures & Television from UCLA.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$75.00 / hour.
$50.00 / 1/2 hour.
How did you get started teaching?
Realized in professional career that teaching less experienced workers was the most satisfying aspect of my work at this point in my career.
What types of students have you worked with?
Children, Adults, Amateurs, Professionals.