This two-day workshop is for actors of all experience levels who want to learn the fundamentals of acting for the camera. The workshop is packed with invaluable information and is recommended for both absolute beginners and veteran stage actors making the transition from stage to camera work.
Things you’ll learn include:
-Film and camera terminology
-How to hit your mark
-Dealing with the hierarchy of a professional film set
-Preparing for auditions
-Adjusting your performance for the camera.
You’ll find this workshop helpful whether you’re a beginner just learning the basics or a veteran actor looking to revisit the core skills that lead to exceptional film and TV performances. No pre-requisites.
Dates: Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29
Times: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Mosser Casting, 3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
ABOUT RANDY KOVITZ
Randy Kovitz (IMDB) has worked onstage (on and off Broadway and in regional theater) and on both sides of the camera in New York, Los Angeles and in-between for more than 30 years. His work spans years and genres, from Hill Street Blues to Parks and Recreation to The Fault In Our Stars.
Always involved in the national scene, Randy is the rare actor who books roles on network series in L.A. and New York via self tape auditions from Pittsburgh. He recently shot a role in the upcoming Netflix series Z with Christina Ricci and appeared in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest for Barebones Productions, at the New Hazlett Theater. He has been cast in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, which will play in the spring of 2017.
Other work includes the Will Smith film, Concussion and a guest star role in the Kevin Bacon series, The Following. His performance last fall as Otto Frank in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank was lauded by critics and audiences alike.
Behind the camera, he has staged fights with Sean Penn on Saturday Night Live, served as Raul Julia’s double in the fencing scenes in The Addams Family, and doubled for Robert Englund in the horror thriller Kantemir. He also coached actors’ performances for Lifetime’s Any Day Now, Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas and the A&E pilot, Those Who Kill. Most recently he stunt co-ordinated for the WGN series Outsiders.
Randy is also an award-winning director, with recent awards for both his short film Lightweight and 17 Days for Moment Media. His Steeltown Film Factory-award-winning script The Beat Goes On is starting the festival circuit in 2017. He currently teaches Acting for the Camera at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama, where he recently directed a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. He has also taught directing for Point Park University’s Cinema Department. In the past, he has taught and done workshops for the drama programs at the Yale School of Drama, NYU and SUNY Purchase.
Randy is a long-time member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity.
“I just finished the Intro to Camera Acting with Randy Kovitz. It was absolutely fantastic! I have done a couple of commercials, and numerous auditions, and I know I will be much more confident and successful after this workshop. I’m looking forward to studying more with Randy.”
—Ramona Cain, student
“Wanted to share with you that I just landed a supporting role in a feature film. I could not have done it without your help and guidance so I really owe it to you. Thank you for everything. And thanks to Nancy for having your classes!”
—John Furman, former student