Acting For Film & Stage By Rhodes Short

Acting For Film & Stage By Rhodes Short

4 employees
7 years in business

About this pro

Producing and casting my own productions allows me to use students that are honing thier craft as an Actor. I have over 30 years as an Actor/ Producer of Low budget Productions in Los Angeles, California. I am Patient and use IMPROV games to strengthen an actors Persona. I have passion and experience for acting and have been train by some of the best in Hollywood, some I still call my friend and we still network together. I work with the actor to strengthen thier audition skills and to give performances that are unique and personal only to the individual student. We will work on authenticity in every scene for every role.

Love watching actors grow. 

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Bannister, MI 48807
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like to ask a student why they want to act. Ask them to cold read a script for me. I request a rehearsed monolgue, have the student perform that monologue for me so I can get an idea of what level of performance we need to work on. watching a Monologue from a student, I can get a better Idea of thier strengths and weaknesses. This usually gives me a good direction on what I should work on with the individual student.For some it might be cold reading a script for an audition, for others it's a character choice and still for others it can just be taking the time within a scene, to have special, powerful moments that make each performance stand out. I have over 30 years in Hollywood as a Stand-up Comic, Writer, Actor, Producer. Wrote a one man show , Wrote, directed and produced a Movie on Amazon, and currently working on a series for Amazon.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have 30 year of acting for stage , screen and TV , in Hollywood, California. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

45 a lesson, with 4 weeks at 150 per month. 

How did you get started teaching?

I was approached by actors who saw the shows I have directed and produced. It seems to me a natural progression when I am not producing shows or directing my own projects.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with inexperienced all the way up to professionals who just need some coaching.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I and my crew were nominated and won a award at The Telly Awards this in 2020.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would say look for a teacher that loves acting more than loves the pay. That has passion to bring the student to high levels of performance. Someone committed to a successful career in The business. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are their strengths and weaknesses.  what specifically makes them seek a acting coach and lastly, why do they want to take classes. 

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Film Acting Classes