The workshop has generally depended on industry referrals. Your starting level in the field, however, isn’t a major factor. My job is to teach you wherever you start and not to limit my choices only to those of you who are already well established so that your name will look good on my resume. In this I guess I’m like the aforementioned Dick Clayton and Ed Limota in that I enjoy the challenge of starting from scratch. The industry referral bit is because 1. I’m lazy and 2. when I started, aggressive publicity was looked at with the same disgust and scorn as breaking wind in church, and 3. If, after the sanctimonious assurances of how bad you want it and how hard you’ll work, you start screwing up, I have someone I could turn you in to. However, the image you represent on the phone and coming in to meet me are truly of paramount importance. It is why I urge you to come in to audit a class before you make up your mind, and why, when you do, I have you participate actively in that class. We coaches can and do bullshit on the phone and in office meetings. You need to see if that teacher’s CLASSROOM methods are what’s best for you, and it gives the teacher a chance to see where you stand and what is the best way to start you on your learning process.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The workshop recently moved and Vincent Chase is currently serving as the sole instructor.This may change by the end of the current year. However the schedule presently has 5 classes and 15 Private coaching sessions available each week to every regular student, this being based on VC’ belief it is vital to be an active player and not merely fan. The classes are small, usually a maximum of 8, with 3-6 being normal. This allows each student to participate actively in each class he attends. Attached is a current weekly schedule showing the regular class times and those hours when the student my request a one- - one private session. It also designbataaes those hours (MORNINGS, LATE EVENINGS, WEEKENDS AND, CURRENTLY, WEDNESDAYS) when VC is only available for emergency sessions at a higher fee. These privates in terms of regular students are designated mainly for specific work in preparing a role, readying for an interview or audition, for voice and speech needs ( do you need to learn or eliminate an accent or dialect? Are you one of those ab fanatics whose workouts have left your voice 5 notes higher and thinner than it should be? Does misplaced nasality make you sound like The Nanny? ) and for any personal help you might need on areas presented in class but on which you might believe you need more specifics. In terms of these areas, students unable or unwilling to work in a class format however small may opt for private coaching ONLY for the same needs at a different price. HOWEVER I strongly recommend that a privates -only student doesn’t choose to learn acting from scratch with his coach as teacher AND partner. While this works fine on specific assignments it tends to inhibit the student from the necessary Letting Go he must achieve as the character because he knows he’s being judged at the same time as an actor by his coach. It’s the same process that makes so many of us inhibited about doing scenes in class and dreading going on auditions: we hate to be judged! Balance the special attention you may feel you need with the freedom of a class structure where you’re free to make mistakes
U. Mass. : BA and BA in Theater and Education USAF : Head of Special Services Units at Tinker AFB and Cherry Hill AFB in OklahomaaLAN Campbell, Keith Campbell, Kim Carnes Pasadena Playhouse: Student and teacher Directed among others Ruth Buzzi, Dustin Hoffman, Henry Darrow Resident acting coach for MGM for 7 years Resident acting coach for Universal Studios for 3 years Since then, free lance acting, speech and dialect coach in Hollywood and on the road for various film and TV shows Recently, acting coach and trainer for Abercrombie Fitch productions both for print and film In release: Documentary relating start of Entourage and in production, documentary on Vincent Chase In production : Book , “ON THE ART, SALESMANSHIP, AND MISHIGAS OF THE ACTING PROFESSION…AND ME”, Book is edited and now being prepared for publication by Bruce Weber and Abercrombie Fitch, due out in 2011. PARTIAL STUDENT LIST Jake Abel ,Maud Adams Rob Adamson, Keith Allison ,David Alpay, Barbara Anderson, Pamela Anderson, Appolonia,Scott Austin Mary Badham, Sally Baker, Brenda Bakke, Ben Barnes (Lt. . Gov. of Texas), Peter Barton, Frank Beddor, Alphonso Bell, Joel Beeson, Crystal Bernard, Robin Bernard, Kevin Bernhardt, Corbin Bernson ,Daniela Bianchi, Michael Biehn, Steve Bond, Ron Booth, Jordan Brady, James Brolin , Randi Brooks, Rebecca Broussard, Reb Brown, Bruce Bruce, John Buchanan, Red Buttons, Ruth Buzzi. Alan Campbell, Keith Campbell, Kim Carnes, Jim Carrey, John David Carson, Jade Carter, David Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy, Shaun Cassidy, George Chakiris, Richard Chamberlain, Eric Champnella,, David Charvet, Hank Cheyne, David Chokachi, Mark Ciardi, Susan Clark, Brian Patrick Clarke,,Joan Collins, Matt Collins, John Considine, John Cooke, Keith Hirabayashi Cooke, John Corbett, Johnny Dark, Doug Davidson, Brad Davis, Berry de May, Michael Dudikoff, Fred Durst. Josh Evans, Linda Evans Vince Ferragamo,Christina Ferrare, Henry Fonda, Harrison Ford, Josh Flitter. Holly Gagnier, Gina Galllego, Teri Garr, John Gilkey, Tom Green, Liza Greer, Robin Greer, Sasha Grey, Roosevelt Grier, Anthony Griffin, Orion Griffin, Debi Gutierez. Arsenio Hall, George Hamilton, Mariska Hargitay, Kelly Harmon, Mark Harmon, Deborah Harry, David Hartman, Lance Henricksen, Herman’s Hermits, Martin Hewitt, Leann Hunley. Kathy Ireland Al Jarreau, Richard Jeni, Eric Johnson. Alex Karras, Allen Kayser, Steve Kelley, Jay Kerr, Boyd Kestner, Brian Kestner, Bryan Kirkwood, Danny Kirkwood, Heath Kiizzier, Kathy Kuzner. Shia LaBoeuf, Cheryl Ladd, Bert Lahr, Joe Lando, Barbara Leigh, Terry Lester, Wendy Liebman, Claudine Longet, Traci Lords, Greg Louganis, Rob Lowe. Larry Mahan, Lee Majors, Ed Marinaro, Gilles Marini, Chris Marlowe, James Marshall, Boyd Mattson, Chris McDonald, Norm McDonald, Ted McGinley, Scott Michaelson, Yvette Mimieux,S teve Mittleman, Demi Moore, George Morris, Vince Morris, Saleem Muhammed, Pat Muldoon, Maureen Murphy. Mindy Naud, Keith Neubert, Trisha Noble, Shelly Novack. Betty Okino, Matt O’Leary, Roy Orbison, Catherine Oxenberg, Dominic Oliver. Bob Paris, Heather Parkhurtst, Tom Parks, Bill Paxton, Ron Pearson, Janice Pennington, Joe Penny, George Perez, Robie Porter, Matt Powers. Christina Raines, Dack Rambo, Brian Regan, Ernie Reyes Jr., John Riggi, Judith Rio, Melody Rogers, Rick Rossovish, Tim Rossoivich, Betsy Russell. Bob Saget, Stacy Sanchez, Tom Schanley, David Scheinkoff, Tom Selleck, Tom Shadyac, Steven Shellen, John Wesley Shipp, Robin Shou, Kin Shriner, Wil Shriner, Ron Silver, Kimberly Sissons, Forry Smith, Ian Smith, Shelly Smith, William Smith, Linda Sobek, Rick Springfield, Monique St. Pierre, John Stamos, Marcia Strassman, Tisha Sterling, Andrew Stevens, Don Stroud, Jeremy Sumpter, Paul Sunderland, Cynthia Sykes, Joe Michael Terry Bob Urich Paris Vaughn, Jan Michael Vincent. Lyle Waggoner, George Wallace, Patrick Wayne, Jim Weatherly, Chris Whalley, Vanna White, James Wilder, Harland Williams Jonathan Winfrey, Scott Wiper,Karen Witter.