LENA HARRIS ON-CAMERA WORKSHOP
Lena Harris' workshops consist of a basic boot camp for beginners
and an Advanced on-camera technique class; " The Master Class".
Lena teaches actors how to draw on their imagination with emotional preparation,
and the use of Stanislavsky method of using Physical Actions to induce
feelings and emotions. To quote Stanislavsky, "In the doing, the emotion will come"."
Stanislavsky believed that the use of "sense memory" (meaning the actor's private
and/or painful memories to portray a character's emotions) would be detrimental
to the psyche of actors; and that to draw from the imagination
was more valuable to the development of a character.
This is never more apparent than in the case of youthful actors
who by the very nature of their youth have
little frame of reference.
The actors are given their scripts 24 hours prior to class.
During class, the scene is broken down rehearsed, blocked and then
filmed--a system that parallels the
usual audition procedure in the industry.
To quote Fonda St. Paul, personal manager, author/producer and performer,
in the entertainment industry - "Lena teaches the actors specific
techniques that lead to the ability to look at any script, memorize it,
break it down and deliver a stellar performance that results in getting the job.
Because each actor is filmed every week at the Lena Harris On-Camera Workshop,
he or she is able to accumulate finished scenes (original material written by Lena Harris)
and monologues to display to agents and other industry sources around
the world via Lena's state-of-the-art on-line broadcast platform."
- Fonda St. Paul
"FOREVER CHRISTMAS EVE",
"SMILE PRETTY NOW", and "ENCORE! ENCORE!"
are available at amazon.com.
Lena's recent artical for BACKSTAGE:
BACKSTAGE The Actors Resource
By Lena Harris
There are essential differences between acting for the stage and acting for the
There are certain constraints that actors should overcome in front of a camera that are not
We all want to play bigger-than-life characters in bigger-than-life circumstances.
What level should you be at when taking this type of class?
If you have prior acting knowledge, it can certainly be to your advantage; however,
Is this for actors who want to do television, film, or theater?
An on-camera class is a good workout for all actors.
This strengthens the endurance of actors as they apply their techniques -
an abilitythat islauded by the industry.
Written by Lena Harris. (Scene Study Series)
A Smith & Kraus Book
Michael Emerson, producer/director says,
"Lena, from the moment I landed on your website I
found it appealing and engaging and was captivated by your
scenes and your wonderful actors. Great Job!"
- Michael S. Emerson
"I can honestly say that when I came to Los Angeles, I was completely
clueless about finding a reputable acting studio. Luckily for me, a personal manager
mentioned Lena Harris. That one recommendation has truly changed my
life personally and professionally.
Through her first-hand knowledge and mastery of "Meisner Technique", and her
inventive exercises for true emotion, I now have the confidence I needed to succeed
in the entertainment business as a trained professional. Lena will teach you tools that
you can use and sharpen throughout your professional career. If you are ready to learn how
to act truthfully "moment to moment" in a nurturing environment, where YOU are the main
focus, then the Lena Harris On-Camera Workshop is the place for you!"
- Sean King
Sean King's screenplay "Generation Gap" won the
The CAMIE Award for Best Original Screenplay (TV movie).
Sean King imdb - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1975166/
If you would like to join the workshop,
please send a recent photograph
and contact information to
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