At Straeon, we're always adapting the way we coach classes so that we can better serve you by keeping up with the demands of the real work environment. We spent the past five months creating our new On-Camera Scene Study class, in which you'll learn how to work with the cameras on a real-life set experience as well as online. Auditions and projects have been migrating to the online world, and actors must adapt to the new reality or be left behind. The only way to become an extraordinary storyteller is to practice every day.
Think of Straeon as a gym for actors and the coaches as your personal trainers. Our coaching is tailored to your needs to ensure you keep growing as an actor throughout your career. We also have an incredible network of actors, writers, and directors who are proactive at creating their own work.
Your journey at Straeon won't always be easy. We'll challenge you, we'll push you out of your comfort zone and we'll test the boundaries, but we promise you, it will all be done in a safe, respectful, and trusting environment.
We're looking forward to guiding you on this journey!
- Isabel and Jock
Our On-Camera Scene Study class is co-coached. We have been working together for 15 years, and our co-coaching approach came from our experience co-directing movies and plays. What we noticed early on is that when you have an unbalanced scene and only one coach, the coach usually tends to focus on one actor in order to fix the scene, leaving the other one on the sidelines. That doesn't happen in a co-coached class. We'll naturally focus on both actors, and you'll get the same amount of coaching. The other benefit of co-coaching is getting different perspectives. The co-coaching method has opened our clients' eyes to how many possibilities a scene can have. As a result, they feel more confident to explore the boundaries of the scene rather than trying to "get the scene done the right way." We want our clients to be able to take risks knowing that there's not just one way of playing the scene. It also keeps quite fun for us, the coaches!
If you want to come by one of our classes for free and see it all for yourself, book a free class now! We'd love to have you over and sit down for a chat so we can learn what you're looking for, and hopefully, guide you through your journey as an actor!
- Isabel and Jock.
co-coached by Isabel Lehoux & Jock MacDonald
Self-tapes, online auditions, and camera work have become a reality of the work environment for actors, and it's paramount that you learn how to use technology to your advantage without compromising your acting skills. Our audition workshop is all about preparing you for the real deal! We keep classes as close to the work environment as we possibly can, and our coaching is tailored to your needs to ensure you keep growing as an actor throughout your career. There's only one way to become an extraordinary storyteller, and that involves practice, lots of it! Think of Straeon as a gym for actors and the coaches as your personal trainers! We'll guide you through your unique journey as an actor. We'll protect what's already working for you, and we'll strengthen what needs work. We're about helping you find your own method. We don't waste your time with stuff you don't need.
Each one of you has something unique to offer, and it's crucial that you share it with the world. We'd be honored if you let us be a part of your journey!
We're located at 4020 St-Ambroise Suite 226, Montréal, QC H4C 2C7
What will you learn:
How to explore the sides and use them to your advantage.
How to find the character.
Explore characters way beyond "type-casting".
How to find the dynamic with the other characters in the script.
How to find the story.
How to set up self-tapes.
Learn how to connect with the reader.
Building your self-tape with the coaches.
How to handle callbacks.
How to master online auditions.
Tuesday 6 - 10 PM
Max of 14 students.
Fee: $280.00 Taxes Included.
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