By tapping into what is visceral honest and organic the performance feels natural, talent is revealed by honest choices. I teach a very in-depth process to break down the script and understand the character from a personal Connection. Followed by a very detailed sequence working on the role .
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I loved working at The Tampa Actors School Tues and Sat. I loved to see how my students grow and became brave and vulnerable with their truth.
Kind description of a first impression of yours truly from a Director I worked with...
"Complete honesty here. Vincenzo walks in with this laidback guy in shorts and sunglasses he says he works with at a restaurant. I'm thinking, "There's no way this guy can do it." Then as soon as you transitioned into professional mode I was blown away by your skill. After that rehearsal, sticking around with you as we went over the script and hearing your insight at length about character interpretations and scene meaning, I was like, "This guy is an artistic genius."
My daughter was looking for an introduction to acting and Bruce has been a fantastic coach. He applies his first hand training experience to very realistic and practical exercises (and homework!) that engage and challenge the student. I believe this would be the same experience for even more experienced students. Overall, very impressed with Bruce, his professionalism, and plan to continue classes into the new year.
Pushing me to do better...
My teen daughter attended classes with Bruce for over one year and learned so many valuable acting techniques. Her progression over that time period was amazing. I watched her transition from displaying a very expressive style to a natural organic style. Bruce taught her how to make great choices when portraying diverse characters. Recently she has been cast in lead roles in films and feels Bruce helped her develop the acting skills she needed to book these projects. She hopes to continue lessons with him in the near future. I would highly recommend Bruce as an acting coach/instructor!
The teacher made the lessons stick out in many different ways. He's been able to to give great advice and great examples to really help you understand things like the process and steps you can take to reading a script and the honest feedback and curves he throws during class are also helpful.
I first begin, by really getting the student in touch with their instrument, that is the whole being, voice, energy, passion, body, it's all connected and needs to be tuned into and then aligned with their authentic truth.
I have my Degree in Theater Film and Television from UCLA.
I have also studies with the Great Late Milton Katsalas from the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
There is nothing like on the job training I have been in Movies, TV shows, Reality Shows, Commercials, Print, Runway, you name it I have experience in it and can speak about how to prepare oneself for the experience.
I usually charge $50.00 an hour, typically need two hours to learn all I have to teach. If its only one hour there is a service fee to cover travel expences.
As the creator of the ORGANIC ACTOR PROCESS, I began directing early on in my acting studies and career and naturally found I was also teaching my cast to bring out their best. I love to bring the best out in my fellow actors, and it has just become a natural habit for me. Then over 10 years ago The Tampa Actor's School asked me to head their program, taking on Lead instructor, and to bring my unique process and organic method of teaching to their program.
I have worked with all levels from beginner, and as young as 7 years old to advanced levels and 70+ years old. I have worked with speacial needs students to bring out the experessive truth in them as well.
I was a lead in a Mucisal called ALL SHOOK UP, I played the Roust About, (based off of 28 Elivs songs, I sang 17 of them, and road out on stage on a 1953 harley davidson, with a guitar strapped to my back and wearing blue sued shoes, jumped off and started singing and dancing) But I was so happy to share that stage with two of my acting students who both had major roles as well. They got to see thier teacher using the same process and method I had been teaching them live!
I always suggest that you work with someone that understands the importance of bringing out your natural talents, and to teach you how to authentically discover the choices that will reveal those talents.
Why do you want to be an actor, what are you looking to get out of it? DO you have any experince, if so what have you found to be your challenges. Knowing your weaknesses is a good place to start from.