Industry Eye

Industry Eye

5.0 (21)
5 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

Hi, I'm Adam P. Murphy, and welcome to "Industry Eye"! After 30 years of acting, 20 as a voice-over artist and over 2 as a comedian, I developed a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and coaching which focuses on acquiring and strengthening skills, and prepares artists for longevity in the industry. The key is to get you "unblocked", so that your creative voice and instrument are working seamlessly and effortlessly together. It's also a whole lot of fun and I've helped a number of students book jobs, acquire representation, even develop comedy routines. Basically, I'm the guy I wish I had met when I first started in the biz!

Areas I cover (English):

Breaking down sides, scenes, monologues, ad copy, etc.

Defining character relationships, intentions and objectives

Making strong choices that serve both story and character

Auditioning on camera, including self-tapes

Acting for commercials, film, TV and theater

Cold reading

Method acting, repetition and discovering nuance

Voice-over (all types)

Improvisation, both dramatic and comedic

Creating original, three-dimensional characters

Finding and freeing the natural voice for stage, screen, voice-over, public speaking and more

Choosing headshots, crafting cover letters, newsletters, resumes, websites and more

Punching up dialogue or comedy bits

There's no greater feeling to me than watching a student have a breakthrough. I see teaching as a way to create a legacy for myself, and nothing has ever meant more. I put the growth and success of my students above all, and work with them one on one as much as possible to push them along their individual journeys.

www.linkedin.com/in/adampmurphy/

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Brooklyn, NY 11222
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21 Reviews

5.0

  • Roni Banerjee

    Love it! It’s great and a lot of insight I feel like a stronger actor whenever I get the chance to work with Industry Eye

  • Corinne Phillips

    Adam's coaching has done wonders for my awareness of the ways I use my voice and how much more variation I can leverage. I started working with him specifically for the purposes of voiceover work but over time I began to see how his instruction also benefitted my public speaking. A added advantage I wasn't expecting!

  • Krista G

    Adam is great! He takes to give you industry experience tips as well as working on taking a part a script and connecting with it. I feel like I have learned a lot in the time working together!

  • Nya

    Very helpful. Focused on exploring and understanding the inner character.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Students book either a paid first session or free evaluation and sample session and we go from there. I will will help pinpoint your strengths and the skills you need to develop in order to get to where you want to be.


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

Graduated from Trinity College (CT) with a BA in Theater

Studied acting, VO's, improvisation and stand-up with a variety of instructors in NYC over my 20+ years here as a professional performing artist.


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

I charge $45 for a single hour one-on-one. Discounted price is $225 for 6 hours (buy 5, get 1 free), which may be broken up as desired (1 hr. minimum per session). Let's work! I am results-oriented and as generous as possible with my time and expertise.


How did you get started teaching?

I realized I had a lot of skills to share that I had been keeping to myself, which I accumulated through many years of study and practice.


What types of students have you worked with?

I work with brand new actors, voice-over artists and comedians, as well as seasoned actors, voice-over artists and comedians looking to add skills and transition into other areas.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I saw a screening of "Dolemite is my Name" at the DGA Theater in NYC, with 3 of the stars present (including Eddie Murphy) on a Q & A panel moderated by Spike Lee, and both the film and talk-back inspired me tremendously to keep plugging away, never give up, and trust both the universe and myself.


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

Don't prejudge or assume too much. Listen and trust the process. 


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

Where do you honestly see yourself in the industry? The more specific your goals, the faster you will acheive them.


Lessons offered

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