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Kelsey J.

118 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Theatre from Missouri Southern State University
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Kelsey J.

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These lessons are for students pursuing a career in commercial/film acting or perhaps interested in what it takes to become an actor. Students will learn the fundamental terminology, a variety of film/commercial acting techniques, and explore different genres of this industry including voice over work. We work on a variety of tv/film monologues, scene work, character development, and developing our craft.

About Kelsey

I love acting so much and I LOVE sharing with all my students everything that I know! I graduated from Missouri Southern State University and received my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Then received my Masters in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Acting from Lindenwood University. I have always been a

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Jefferson C.
Remarkable instructor. Loved the lesson and would advise anyone in search of exceptional skills to sign up with Ms. Kelsey.

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Corey G.
I came out of my lesson with actual tools to use to help with my acting! I can't wait to prep for my next audition. Thank you Kelsey!
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Rachel M.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $75
  • Speaks English, Sign Language (Very basic)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Outstanding Vocal Performance in a Musical (Nomination for "Miss Adelaide" in "Guys And Dolls") from Helen Hayes Theatre Awards
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Rachel M.

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Learn film acting technique that allows you to be truthful every take. Eventually you'll be able to quickly get into character even if you had little time with the material.

About Rachel

**Due to the pandemic, all lessons will now be held on a virtual/online platform until further notice.** Rachel is fully background checked by three different companies and is also fingerprinted. Rachel's private studio is where you not only learn healthy technique, but how to become a self-su

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Zoe
Racheal did a wonderful job helping my daughter with her stage presence.
Sara V.
My 9 yr. old daughter received singing lessons with Rachel. Rachel was SO wonderful, patient, and creative with every session with her. She was constantly coming up with different ways to keep her engaged and was always reassuring her to increase her confidence. She gave great constructive feedback on how my daughter was doing and what she can work on to improve. I give her 5 stars! Thanks so much, Rachel!
Steve
Overall, very impressed. She is direct and doesn't tell you something you want to hear. Her evaluation process is well rounded and planned. She puts together a great curriculum to know what to expect in the coming lessons. Very easy going person and makes you feel completely comfortable at the initial lessons.
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Zach B.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaches students 14 and up
  • Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Theatre from Northwestern University
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Zach B.

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As an actor for 14 years who became an award-winning director and screenwriter, I have a particularly well-rounded perspective on acting. My belief is that anyone can act, if given the right tools, and I have a proven track record -- actors who work with me are presently booking major roles in film and television. My philosophy is that acting is about exploring yourself -- who you really are as a human being -- and having confidence in that unique individual's perspective on the character. We will also use my expertise on the other side of the camera to explore how to work with directors, as well as the writer's viewpoint on the larger story. I look forward to setting your talents loose on the world!

About Zach

My work as an acting coach speaks for itself. Just in the past several months alone, actors I work with have booked their first jobs as a recurring guest star in a primetime television series, a lead in a Lifetime movie, roles on two Netflix drama series, and a major guest star on an Amazon original

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Great guy. Very informative
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Jeremy K.

33 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Awarded "Director's Choice" award from San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • BFA in Drama from New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
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Jeremy K.

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I have been teaching and coaching actors for over 20 years. My students work professionally on stage, TV and film. Within the first few lessons, you will understand how to create a character. Soon, you will have the skills to book a role. I specialize in method acting, but draw upon my experience at The Second City (improvisation) in Chicago and other training I have had. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels; I can't wait to meet you!

About Jeremy

In addition to working professionally an as actor for over 25 years, I graduated from the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I majored in drama. Are you working on a part for a play or film and need assistance? If you are new to act

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Jasmine
I have never taken acting classes before, & Jeremy has made my first experience extremely helpful. He goes into detail with every exercise & is not afraid to let you know how to improve. I have taken his recommendations & advice to heart & am very hopeful to how my skills develop alongside his coaching.
Andrew
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David T.

116 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks english
  • Acting from Ivanna Chubbick Master Class
  • Teaching since 2005
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David T.

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Emmy Award Winner David T. has over 33 years of acting experience in Film, TV and Stage. He is best known World-wide for his role on “The Young and the Restless” where he received 3 Emmy nominations and won his first Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Billy Abbott. He has the experience and training to coach actors who are either beginning their journey with acting or are well experienced actors who are looking to bring more color and light to their work. so they will stand out in front of the casting director & make their tape unique from the rest. Acting is my passion, and I love to share that passion with others so they may reach their dreams of becoming a working actor.

About David

Film credits include Swing Kids with Christian Bail & Robert Shawn Lenard; Pleasantville with Reese Witherspoon & Toby McGuire, Stay Tuned with John Ritter along with Plain Cloths, Stepfather III, Walking Thunder, Roomates, and The Hazing to name a few. Television series roles include “Sessions,�

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Gabriella
very inspiring and makes it a comfortable space to be yourself
Israel G.
Great connection right off the bat!
Took his time asked the right questions and was good on feedback.
Craig K.
I enjoyed the lesson very much he's very professional as well. As kick back I would definitely recommend this guy.
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Jordan W.

83 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Dance from Tessandra Chavez (Emmy winner; Dancing with the Stars)
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Jordan W.

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Gain confidence as you refine your acting presence for film. Learn to analyze your audience, find your voice and project, develop your character, memorize and retain lines, understand beats and rhythm, incorporate body movement, and more.

About Jordan

***ALL LESSONS AVAILABLE ONLINE!*** Learn to move and improve, gain confidence, get in shape, and have fun doing so! Whether you are a beginner or just looking to refine your existing process and skills, I'm here to help you reach your goals!--It's what I do, and I love it (= I am an educa

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Jordan is very kind, and gives wonderful advice.
Pedro
Always wanted to learn how to dance tap. Found Jordan and it has been fun learning via online! Great lessons all around, can't wait to continue my lessons with her.
Marwan
She is so easy to work with

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing film acting teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream film acting teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Film Acting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute film acting lessons is $85. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $165 per hour.
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"My first time with him was great"
Shavon
Took Film Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Was very nice and patient with me, can't wait for next lesson!"
Keith
Took Film Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"Jeremy has gone above and beyond to get to know who my son is as a person in order to direct his instruction. Jeremy took the time to research my son's potential high school so as to prepare for the interview and audition process. Most importantly Jeremy has approached his lessons as an opportunity for my son to explore what creative talents he may have as well as giving him a chance to do the things he enjoys most. AND Jeremy gives parents feedback! Real, honest, actionable feedback. I have been very impressed."
Jennifer DePardo
Took Film Acting lessons from Jeremy K.
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"First class was excellent. Very down to earth and personable. Can’t wait to do more!"
Dylan
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"She took her time teaching me. she is very knowledgeable in techniques!"
Stephan
Took Film Acting lessons from Jennifer V.
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"James is a wonderful film acting teacher. He taught me the importance of self-confidence and postivity. I have a new-found positive outlook on acting, thanks to James. Now I can act in anything and I know I can do it. I recommend going to James for learning about any type of acting. His stories will charm and inspire you"
Rabbi W.
Took Film Acting lessons from James W.
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"David is knowledgeable and fun! He answered all of our questions and took extra time to go to know us!"
Alexis
Took Film Acting lessons from David T.
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"Kailee enjoyed the lesson w/ Kelsey immensely! She was very inspired and looking forward to the next lesson."
Kailee
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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"From 0 to 100! Thanks so much, for pushing me over the edge and breaking everything down :) Bis bald"
Cornelia
Took Film Acting lessons from Christian C.
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"It went well for my first acting class. I never had experience with this area before. Kelsey is nice and tries to make you feel comfortable . She is very knowledgeable"
iris
Took Film Acting lessons from Kelsey J.
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Private Film Acting Lessons Near You

Some of the most famous actors and actresses are well-known because of their roles in film. In film acting, you have the ability to reach a much larger audience and participate in the creation of art that'll last forever and be enjoyed by generations to come. 

While a love of cinema inspires many to act, others find their passion for acting in the school theater. As a result, students learn to act for a theater audience, rather than for a camera. Although it might seem like a subtle difference, stage acting is quite different from film acting. Those who aspire to land parts in commercials, television shows, or films need to practice acting on a set with an audience that's on the other side of a camera. 

Why Learn to Act and Study Film Acting?

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gh into the industry, then film acting can provide you with one of the most lucrative careers in acting. You'll have opportunities to appear in commercials, audition for roles on television sitcoms or dramas, or even star in a full-length feature. If you dream of being in front of a camera, rather than on stage, then film acting lessons are essential.

In film acting, your audience has a much closer perspective on your performance than what's experienced in stage acting. As a result, it's essential that film actors learn how to control all of their subtler actions and expressions during a scene because everything is visible to the audience. Film acting classes will help you learn how to perform with subtle, realistic expressions and gestures that feel natural to a close-up audience. 

The Best Way to Learn Film Acting and What You'll Study in Lessons

Of course, you can find plenty of free film acting classes and tutorials online, but the best way to learn is by studying with a private film acting teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive your tutor's undivided attention and the kind of personalized instruction that simply isn't available in online videos or larger class settings. You'll improve quickly with immediate feedback, while learning at the pace that's comfortable for you. 

Plus, every private acting lesson is different. Teachers customize each class with the student's interests, previous experience, and preferred learning styles in mind. For example, film acting lessons for adults differ greatly in terms of teaching style and course content from film acting classes for children. You'll stay motivated and interested, while you work on the types of scenes and characters that most interest you. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Film Acting

If you have little or no experience with film acting, then beginner lessons are for you. In these classes, your film acting tutor will introduce you to the basics of acting for a camera. You'll be introduced to a variety of acting techniques and strategies to improve your performance. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Learn to relax and ignore the camera
  • Learn how to hit your marks
  • Introduction to on-set lingo

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Film Acting

If you've had a little experience with film acting, but would like to expand your range of talents, then intermediate lessons are for you. In these classes, you'll learn new techniques and challenge yourself to perform increasingly complex characters and roles. Your teacher might choose to cover some of the following topics:

  • Work on subtle expressions and emotions
  • Learn how to act naturally while acting
  • Letting the camera come to you

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Film Acting

If you're already quite experienced in film acting, then advanced lessons are for you. In these courses, you'll have the opportunity to work with a professional film acting instructor to improve your technique, hone your skills, and even prepare for a challenging role. Subjects covered in advanced lessons depending greatly on the student's individual interests and goals, but your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Access your emotions for entering hot scenes cold
  • Audition coaching
  • Performance preparation

How to Find a Film Acting Tutor Near You

If you want to step in front of a camera, a private teacher can help you do so with skill. Luckily, TakeLessons makes it easy to find a private film acting teacher. A quick search will direct you to a long list of highly qualified and experienced teachers who offer lessons online and in-person to students of all ages and abilities. Before choosing a teacher, we recommend reading through several profiles and reviews left by other acting students. 

The price of film acting classes varies, but TakeLessons teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many private tutors to choose from, you'll have no trouble finding someone who fits your budget and schedule. Plus, you'll find that investing in private acting classes pays off fast, as you learn new techniques, gain confidence, and improve your film acting talent after just a few lessons!