Instructor

Jeff Witzke

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By John Rosenfeld Studios

Please note: Immersion is a requisite for Upload. Please email hello@onlineactingstudio.com for any queries. 

Week One: 
(AEST) Thursday, April 6th: 9am-1pm
(PST) Wednesday, April 5th: 4pm-8pm

Week Two: 
(AEST) Thursday, April 13th: 9am-1pm
(PST) Wednesday, April 12th: 4pm-8pm

Week Three: 
(AEST) Thursday, April 20th: 9am-1pm
(PST) Wednesday, April 19th: 4pm-8pm

Week Four: 
(AEST) Thursday, April 27th: 9am-1pm
(PST) Wednesday, April 26th: 4pm-8pm

Over the course of 4 weeks, this class gives each student a chance to explore how the JRS style works for them by diving into different genres. Each week builds off the one before, as we break down even more skills and perspective needed to be a working actor in Hollywood.

WEEK 1 – AUDITIONS

– Each actor is assigned a Self-Tape audition.

– We watch and explore what works, what doesn’t, and work the material to find the version that makes them POP.

WEEK 2 – UNLOCKING STORY

– After a week of rehearsing a new scene, we analyze it to finding the keys to unlock the characters, stakes and relationships that brings the story to life.

WEEK 3 – WORDS AND P.O.V.

– What better way to learn point of view than with a scene written by Aaron Sorkin.

– We rise to the challenge and intelligence… and learning all those words is just the start!

WEEK 4 – VIDEO PROJECT  (A JRS Exclusive Exercise)

– Picasso said, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.”

.We explore how a detailed review and exploration of someone else’s performance might inform, transform and expand our own. 

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE

– Each week we touch on an aspect of our acting as “commerce” and talk about the categories and castings we find ourselves in and see if we can narrow down not only how the industry “buys” and sees us, but how we see ourselves.

For Intermediate & Advanced actors (18 yrs+). 

Investment

 $408 USD |  4 Weeks 

About Jeff Witzke

JOHN ROSENFELD has been one of the top acting teachers in Los Angeles for many years. He works with a range of actors, from Academy Award-winners like Mahershala Ali and Jared Leto, comedy geniuses like Randall Park, dramatic series leads like Alycia Debnam-Carey and Paige Spara, blockbuster stars like Paula Patton, stand-ups like Eric Andre and Adam, and up-and-coming actors new to Los Angeles. He also helped a young Margot Robbie get her start here, and he is looking forward to partnering with you to help Australians find their footing in LA. 

John understands the transition to acting in Los Angeles comes with a steep learning curve. He received his MFA in Acting from UNC Chapel Hill, where he first began teaching. When he made the move to LA, however, he realized how much he didn’t learn in grad school that was necessary to survive and thrive here. Not only is there a specific acting aesthetic in LA, but the expectations of actors are highly elevated: they must be able to fully understand any text and genre, absorb notes quickly, bring a specific version of the story, all while being present, truthful, and personal. 

Through trial and error, John built his own process and has dedicated his studio to helping actors find theirs. He believes in all methodologies but does not have an allegiance to any specific one. With JRS, he created a place where the method is tailored to the actor, not the other way around.

John’s approach is holistic. His classes not only teach you how to break down a script, think as your character, adjust quickly while making strong choices, and find the process that works best for you, but also explore your individuality as an actor. You’ll learn how you are perceived, how to play into or against type, how to access new points of view quickly, and how to find choices that pop on you specifically. By working on currently casting projects to develop a comprehension of all genres and text, John makes sure you are prepared for the challenges of acting in Los Angeles.In an industry that requires you to do so many things simultaneously, John Rosenfeld Studios gives you the tools to work as effectively and efficiently as possible, with the goal of cultivating the constitution of a happy working actor.

About John Rosenfeld Studios

JOHN ROSENFELD has been one of the top acting teachers in Los Angeles for many years. He works with a range of actors, from Academy Award-winners like Mahershala Ali and Jared Leto, comedy geniuses like Randall Park, dramatic series leads like Alycia Debnam-Carey and Paige Spara, blockbuster stars like Paula Patton, stand-ups like Eric Andre and Adam, and up-and-coming actors new to Los Angeles. He also helped a young Margot Robbie get her start here, and he is looking forward to partnering with you to help Australians find their footing in LA. 

John understands the transition to acting in Los Angeles comes with a steep learning curve. He received his MFA in Acting from UNC Chapel Hill, where he first began teaching. When he made the move to LA, however, he realized how much he didn’t learn in grad school that was necessary to survive and thrive here. Not only is there a specific acting aesthetic in LA, but the expectations of actors are highly elevated: they must be able to fully understand any text and genre, absorb notes quickly, bring a specific version of the story, all while being present, truthful, and personal. 

Through trial and error, John built his own process and has dedicated his studio to helping actors find theirs. He believes in all methodologies but does not have an allegiance to any specific one. With JRS, he created a place where the method is tailored to the actor, not the other way around.

John’s approach is holistic. His classes not only teach you how to break down a script, think as your character, adjust quickly while making strong choices, and find the process that works best for you, but also explore your individuality as an actor. You’ll learn how you are perceived, how to play into or against type, how to access new points of view quickly, and how to find choices that pop on you specifically. By working on currently casting projects to develop a comprehension of all genres and text, John makes sure you are prepared for the challenges of acting in Los Angeles.In an industry that requires you to do so many things simultaneously, John Rosenfeld Studios gives you the tools to work as effectively and efficiently as possible, with the goal of cultivating the constitution of a happy working actor.

UPLOAD

By John Rosenfeld Studios

Investment: $408 USD |  4 Weeks

Frequently Asked..

We accept the following payment methods: Paypal, Visa, Mastercard and Afterpay.

Each class will be defined as Beginner, Intermediate or Professional, for this reason, we do request a self tape or showreel upon booking. This evidence will need to be supplied upon registering-please read the specific class requirements before booking. Any questions please use our contact form and we will reach out to you in a timely manner.

All of our online classes are suitable for fluent English-speaking students only. Each class will be defined as Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced. For this reason, we request a self-tape or showreel upon booking. This evidence will need to be supplied before registering-please read the specific class requirements before booking. Any questions please use our contact form and we will reach out to you in a timely manner.

Our classes are carried out using Zoom so you need to make sure you computer is Zoom compatible and tested- (Voice-Video). Please make sure you have a good fixed internet connection.

All zoom’s are recorded for quality control. If any student misses a class, we will give them a private link to access.

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