B.T.A. Acting Classes Sponsored By JCL Productions

B.T.A. Acting Classes Sponsored By JCL Productions

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8 years in business

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The classes are taught by a Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Actor; who has written and directed three feature films.   The students are taugt from the many perspectives of filmmaking.  The class teaches the students how to interact with a director on set, as well as understand the perspective and intention of the writer.

Multiple Acting techniques such as:  Meisner, Adler, Hagen, and Strasberg!

These classes also include live set experience, through being cast in a short film.  

For more information, see our website:  www. Break-through-acting.com

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Woodbridge, VA 22193
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The student will complete the registration and personal data form to get to know each student's background.

They will also receive the class syllabus, and my bio.

I would like to really get to know each student, in order to customize a program just for them.  Every actor is different. They have very distinct talents and gifts.

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

Cynthia  is an award-winning writer, producer, and director.  She began studying acting over 35 years ago.  After studying acting in LA, her love for the arts expanded to writing, directing and producting. 

Cindy has written and directed five theatre productions, and three feature films, for which she has won multiple awards for directing, writing, and producing.  

She is currently a candidate for a Masters Degree in Film Arts and Television at Regent University; with an emphasis on script-writing.

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

BTA Acting:

          $25 - per two hour session

to include warm-up  exercises; improvisations;                  various acting techniques; working with script sides;performing monologues; and acting on camera

BTA "Reel" Acting:  

           $35 per two hour sesson   plus $100 per acting reel 

All of the above, including:  acting reel made from filmed monologues and scenes during class time.

BTA Apprentice                              

      $45 per two-hour sesson, plus $150.00 per reel

Includes 1st and 2d programs plus: a professional actor's reel, made from in-class scenes and short film.  You may also elect to have other acting projects included in the reel, as long as the footage is accessible thru our editing program.               

How did you get started teaching?

I have always been an "actor's director" on set.  My passion has always been to get the best performance possible from the actor, but also to impart the revelation and process of story-telling, through powerful acting.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with theatre actors, which includes the chorus, principles, and leads.  

In film, I have worked with extras, principles, and leads. 

In class, I have worked with novices to very experienced actors who already have professional acting careers  established.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Our first film, THE BASEMENT, was particularly gratifying, in that most of the people involved were novices.  The performances from these people was spell-binding.  Some went on to win acting awards, and have gone on to professional acting careers.

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

Be committed!  You get what you put into anything you do.  Keep the passion going by studying, consistency, and discipline.  Don't give up, and continue to sharpen the gift that has been given to you.

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

The first question is to ask yourself; "why do you want to be actor?"

The answer to this question will give you some insight in what you expect from your instructor/coach.

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