Improv for Actors Zoom Meeting
Build confidence and learn proper skills for improvising on set. ...
Improv classes in Los Angeles or online improv classes are an important part of an actor’s training. Improv is an acting tool that has never been as essential as it is in today’s industry. Whether it’s ad libbing in a commercial audition, finding playfulness and substantiating story in rehearsal, or taking creative liberty on set of a film or television show, today’s actor needs to be confident and ready to improv at a moment’s notice.
CASTING DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS, AND MANY DIRECTORS OCCASIONALLY ASK ACTORS TO IMPROVISE CERTAIN PARTS OF DIALOGUE OR ACTIONS WITHIN A SCENE. BUT WITHOUT PROPER IMPROV TRAINING, ACTORS ARE LEFT TO THEIR OWN DEVICES TO BE CREATIVE ARTISTS RATHER THAN INTERPRETIVE ARTISTS. MANY ACTORS FEEL PARTICUlARLY CONFIDENT WITH SCRIPTED MATERIAL, BUT PANIC WHEN ASKED TO MAKE SOMETHING UP ON THE SPOT. THE ABILITY TO BE COMFORTABLE WITH SPONTANEITY AND RISK TAKING HAS BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF ANY ACTOR’S SKILLSET.
THE SKILLS YOU LEARN IN OUR ONLINE IMPROV CLASSES ARE DESIGNED TO HELP YOU THRIVE WHEN IMPROVISING ON SET OR IN AN AUDITION. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A SKETCH COMEDIAN TO IMPROVISE WELL! WE BELIEVE ALL ACTORS CAN HANDLE IMRPOV WITH EXCELLENCE AND EASE WHEN GIVEN THE PROPER TOOLS.
CLASSES TAKE PLACE OVER ZOOM. TO JOIN CLASS YOU WILL NEED A PHONE, IPAD, TABLET, OR COMPUTER WITH INTERNET CONNECTION
THE IMPROV TECHNIQUE TAUGHT AT THE HOWARD FINE ACTING STUDIO FOCUSES ON RELATIONSHIP AND THE TRUTHFUL USE OF SELF. ACTORS WILL LEARN TO FIND EACH CHARACTER WITHIN THEMSELVES AS OPPOSED TO CREATING CHARACTERS BASED ON JUDGEMENTS AND OVER THE TOP CARICATURES. In our improv classes, you will learn how to find yourself in each character and how to “Yes And” with your scene partner. Through different games and exercises, you will gain the necessary tools to fill your toolbox and build the foundation for successfully improvising on the job!
Continue to hone your improv skills in Level 2! In this section, actors will continue to build upon the fundamentals of improvisation through games and exercises, but will also begin to perform short improv scenes within the safety net and framework of guided exercises.
The training wheels come off in Level 3 and actors will begin to perform fully improvised scenes in a multitude of environments, situations, and characters. Upon completion of Level 3, actors will be equipped to improvise on set or in auditions within the context of the script and their character.
I really like it, I’m seeing more auditions requesting actors to have improv skills. Adam is very encouraging and 100% on your side.
Adam facilitates and maintains an incredibly joyful environment in his improv class that feels safe, fun, and free! I cannot wait to keep diving deeper into this training that will continue to aid and support my acting technique and craft.
It gave me permission to explore, and to know that I don’t need to have everything planned, and that I should trust my brain. It’s a fun class.
Improv class with Adam is akin to a cold plunge in the morning… it gets you fully present, really quickly.