Monday, June 17, 2013

Report: On-Camera Acting Course with Charles Carroll and Tony Plana

HOLA (through its HOLAfábrica series of workshops and seminars) just completed a hughly successful On-Camera Acting course taught by Charles Carroll and Tony Plana. It ran for eight sessions, twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) for four weeks starting on May 21, 2013 and ending on June 14, 2013. The workshop took place at the rehearsal room of the Fantastic Experimental Latino Theater (FELT), located in the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (home to HOLA). Students were paired up with scene partners and they would rehearse and present their scenes to be filmed, whereupon they were later reviewed and critiqued by the workshop leaders.

Some of the feedback from the students is below.

"I was bowled over by [the workshop]. It was better than I expected. I learned so much."
• "The moderators were professional, helpful and friendly. Tony and Charles work great as a team– their contrasting approaches to coaching us gave me a fuller and richer perspective and understanding."
• "Great value!"

• "Even though I paid more because I wasn't already affiliated with HOLA, the price was still very affordable and well worth it."
• "It was an effective workshop."
• "Tony and Charles were very passionate about teaching this class."

• "I have learned a lot from Charles and Tony. I learned a lot from this course."
• "So much useful information. Mind blown at least three times."
• "I learned a lot from my own feedback as well as [those of] my classmates."
• "Very satisfied." Great teachers. Terrific sharing of their knowledge and experience."

• "The on-camera work was painfully revealing. Charles and Tony didn't hold back– but they had concrete solutions to my problems."
• "[They] spoke of [doing another] course [in the future]. Consider me registered now!"

One of the most beneficial [classes] in my career.
• Since working with you in the last month, I've booked work in the print, commercial and theatrical levels. Although this is an on camera class, your teachings apply to auditioning in all facets of show business.

[All photos in this blog by Alphabeta Photography and Betty Cutié.]

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