Teacher: Shane Connor
Dates: Tuesdays, 5 – 8pm Pacific Time. Starting August 4th, and continuing in an ongoing practice online.
Commitment: This is a weekly ongoing class that meets 4x per month, every month on Zoom.
Ideal for: Advanced actors looking to deepen their relationship to process and preparation in scene and audition work. By application or invitation only. (Makeup + Cancellation Policy)
Cost: $225 US/month for four classes per month (our current reduced rate)
Where: Online via Zoom at this time.
You get good at what you practice.
The On-Camera Scene Study with Shane Connor opens up and examines your relationship to craft and preparation, in turn offering you total freedom to integrate authenticity into your work. Physicality, life, rhythm, and your uniqueness come together organically so you can playfully craft and trust your relationship to the source material, whatever genre it may be. This class gives voice and structure to the often unseen creative work that goes into fully embodying a character within a larger story, be it an audition scene (or a self-tape) or any piece of material you tackle.
Shane brings his extensive, award-winning, real-world acting experience — along with his deep love of the work, characters, and storytelling — to each class. He creates a revitalizing and safe space in which you get to re-forge a connection to your authentic self, to your humanity, and to the story. Whether you are looking to “hack the audition” or invest in your love of the craft, this is the home of your artistic practice. Here you get to practice what you love with mindfulness, heart, and dedication every week.
This class is for actors looking for an in-depth weekly exploration in how to make any material truly active and fully embodied with the power of their unique voice through story.
BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION.
With over 20 years experience in theatre, film, and television around the world, Shane’s wisdom, experience, and passion offers you the unique experience of working with an Industry professional who has been a series regular multiple times, appeared in hundreds of episodes of television, carried lead roles in film, won (and lost) awards, and knows this work and the Industry from all angles. As an actor who also writes and directs, and has taught for decades, Shane’s passion for sharing his knowledge and experience allows you to discover your own most present, specific, and personal work so that you can bring your fierce talent directly into the audition room, and beyond.
The On-Camera Scene Study is the place to experiment, take risks, dive deep- in finding the most meaningful connection to your own powerful voice and to the story you’re telling, and achieve greatness through practice every week.
Everything changes the moment you apply.
Since the work is being done online in the Zoom space, you’ll learn very quickly that being on-camera (on whatever device) allows you to let go of any idea of performing for it and move into being affected by what the camera captures. You’ll work with film and television scripts, audition pieces and full scenes, and are also strongly encouraged to work on original material.
Each week, experience the freedom there is when we replace absolute choices with story, examining the difference between the two. You’ll learn to build the history of what brought you to a scene or line, after which the outcomes are endless.
As you hone your preparation practice, you uncover your secret weapons of creativity, so that your work becomes even more authentic to who you are, more unforgettable to the Industry, and (most importantly) more exciting, vital, and fun for you to perform.
In a LIVE virtual studio, we will look at what has been working for you, enhance that, add to it, and then in a practical, no-bullshit way, look at what hasn’t been working for you. We WILL deal with that, and give you practical, pragmatic, honest solutions, so that whether in the room, self-taping, or on set, you bring… you. This is my commitment to you. Commit to life, everyday life, in the same way, and therein lies your practice, your art.
This class is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking this class.
Shane is passionate, thorough and gentle. His theories have been tested in the cauldron of fast paced, professional film, tv and theatre. They are practical. They work. His script analysis technique is the best I've heard of. It will save you hours and embed the material deeply. He is equally ...Read More
Shane is passionate, thorough and gentle. His theories have been tested in the cauldron of fast paced, professional film, tv and theatre. They are practical. They work. His script analysis technique is the best I've heard of. It will save you hours and embed the material deeply. He is equally comfortable with beginners and experienced professionals. He's not a guru, he's a facilitator. He listens.Read LessKevin Harrington NEIGHBOURS
Working with Shane was incredibly valuable. His industry knowledge and detailed way of working benefits every actor who gets up on the floor. I loved Shane's no nonsense approach, cutting right through to what the work is actually about and how you can best serve the scene as an actor. We had...Read More
Working with Shane was incredibly valuable. His industry knowledge and detailed way of working benefits every actor who gets up on the floor. I loved Shane's no nonsense approach, cutting right through to what the work is actually about and how you can best serve the scene as an actor. We had an awesome time in class and I would absolutely work with Shane again if I had the chance.Read LessJessi Le Brocq SPINNING IN SLOW MOTION
I have worked with Shane Connor in his On Camera class and have been directed by him on set. Shane creates a safe space enabling actors to work from a place of honesty. He leads by example and helps everyone to leave their ego at the door, treating each individual's progress and experience wit...Read More
I have worked with Shane Connor in his On Camera class and have been directed by him on set. Shane creates a safe space enabling actors to work from a place of honesty. He leads by example and helps everyone to leave their ego at the door, treating each individual's progress and experience with patience and respect. While there is no hiding in class, there is no judgement, and therefore: no pressure. Actors feel seen and empowered. Working from this space helps people connect deeply to their own experiences in a healthy way, enabling us to take it away and make it our own. One of the most simple but challenging things he has taught me is to let go of getting it "right," and to revel in being surprised; authentic.Read LessAnthea Greco OFFSPRING