On camera acting classes and workshops in Los Angeles for all levels.
Acting coaches and working actors, Peter Looney (studied with Sanford Meisner) and Julia Huffman (award winning director and television producer) consistently guide actors to successful careers in film and television. It's not necessary to take years of classes before you can become a successful, working actor. The goal of For The Actor Studio is to help Actors quickly discover their unique talent, realize their greatest potential and provide them with the tools necessary to audition and book acting work in today's competitive industry.
*Actors will receive a complimentary DVD copy of their on-camera work after a 4 week cycle.
This is a great class! The teachers provide thoughtful feedback in a respectful, considerate way. The other students are also very inviting and encouraging. I'm not a professional actor, but this was something I've always wanted to do, and it hasn't disappointed.
Pete and Julia are such great teachers. It’s one of the best classes I ever took in LA. They give you attention and take their time with you. The class is well structured and all their advices always very helpful. Just after couple of weeks my on-camera acting got much better. It’s the place to go if you want to grow as an actor and to work on your craft with professional teachers.
Peter and Julia are so great to work with. It doesn’t matter if there’s 12 or 2 students in class on a given night, they will give you the screen time and attention you deserve. I love how they encourage students to play and try new things. Their method has freed me from chronic overthinking when preparing a scene. Their support and knowledge is worth every penny and the class is a blast!
A truly wonderful class with incredible teachers. I went to the class run by Julia and she is such a great teacher. She is smart and pays great attention to the details and subtlety’s of great film acting. Peter, who also teaches, would participate as a student with the rest of the class providing a great scenemate who gives a lot to work off of. And full unpredictablity that will test and treat you in any given scene. This class is well structured and filled with people who really want to be there. And that goes in part to Julia and Peter’s veting. If you’re serious about film acting this is the class to attend. All memorized pieces are recorded which can make for a great resource when cutting a demo reel. The space is small and intimate and I mean that in a good way. If you’re part of the class you will get the attention you want to help you grow as an actor. Can’t say enough great things about this course. If you’re considering taking classes, this would be a top recommendation of mine.
Lucy M Smith
Awesome Class! There are two teachers for the price of one, who are seasoned working actors that both know their craft and the industry very well. When I first came to this class I found auditions challaging and sometimes very intimidating. Now, because I am able to work my craft in a safe supportive enviroment with two teachers who give excellent constructive critiques, my confidence has grown leaps and bounds along with my technique. I now love going out on audtions and have been getting many call backs and also I am beginning to book work.
Peter and Julia are so effective at bringing out an actor’s natural ability, whether they are new or seasoned. Whatever your strengths are or whatever is unique about you, they will help you discover it and use it to your benefit.
I had to pick one date but I actually have attended many classes. This is a great class that helps with the ability to act in the moment. Before this class I would always find myself thinking in the middle of scenes leading to self consciousness. Now I find myself being"lost" in the moment. It's a wonderful feeling!
Steven C. Bennett
I have been working out in various forms of this workshop (NOT a class per se) since the 80's. I found that this workshop keeps the film acting muscles honed during all the lean times we actors experience. If you are a golfer, you know that sessions at the driving range are always needed (even by pro golfers) to keep the body in tune. We are given a 3-5 page scene selected from a library of film scenes to cold read with a partner, each partner is recorded on a DVD for our later review. The following week, we sometimes repeat the scene memorized. We also learn to play each scene with your partner with no preconceived notions of HOW it should be played, but REACT to what you are given by the other actor, within the context of the scene. As an exercise, there is no "true" way to play a scene in a preconceived way. The text is the outline, but the performance should be based on what you get from the other actor for it to be real. A scene can be prepared, but we must allow for the unexpected. That's when the magic happens on camera.
Peter and Julia are amongst the most intuitive and passionate acting couches you will ever encounter. Having the rare ability to develop and finetune the actor's craft and create a very personal experience that will result in new insights, tools, and professional growth.
Amy M Morgan
It is an absolute privilege to study under Peter and Julia. The atmosphere is supportive and pushes you to stretch your acting abilities. They are so giving of their talent, experience and wise council. I cannot say enough good things about my growth as an actor with them. I studied there for eight years and continued to love the support and continual learning. I highly recommend their class.
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