Nicole Gellman Acting & Film Production Courses

Nicole Gellman Acting & Film Production Courses

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About this pro

Of note, Nicole holds 2 Degrees from the University of Michigan in Film & TV Production as well as a BFA in acting. Shortly after graduating, Nicole founded and ran a Summer Film School for youth ages 9-17, where she taught all steps of the filmmaking process (i.e. screenwriting, production design, filmming, editing). 

Nicole loves passing down the skills and secrets of filmmaking, and the tools for creative expression. Filmmaking promotes problem solving skills, creating writing, team work, technoloigal know-how, and imagination!

The Filmmaking course will include lessons of each filmmaking step:

1. Screenwriting (Complete a short script)

2. Production Design

3. Cinemagraphy

4. Editing (Final Cut Pro X) 

Students may take all topics or focus on whichever they prefer. 

*Students will need to take initiative to Film their projects. Otherwise we will edit stock footage. 

Acting courses will include:

1. Monologues

2. Character Study

3. Scene Study

4. Auditioning

5. How to break into the business of acting

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Los Angeles, CA 90035
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I work remotely with private students over Zoom, or similar programs on a weekly basis, or until courses are complete. 


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

I hold a B.A. from the University of Michigan's Film and TV Production programs & a B.F.A from the University fo Michigan's Acting program. 


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

A students may take all subjects including Screenwriting, Production Design, Cinematography and Editing (+Acting if wanted) as a package course with 2 weeks on each subject

OR

They may choose to take each subject more in-depth up to 4 weeks.


How did you get started teaching?

  In 2013, I started and ran a successful Summer Film School for youth ages 9-17, where I taught every step of the filmmaking process -- from screenwriting to editing the final project! I ran the school until 2016 (at which point we grew from an original 20 to 200 youth) when I decided it was time for a change. The school still exits in a physical location, but I have moved away from the area, and hope to continue teaching online as I continue to my career in film production. 


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

"What are my goals?"


Lessons offered

Child Acting Lessons Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Film Schools Filmmaking Classes Screenwriting Classes Acting Classes Video Production Classes