Level Up- Specific and Substantial Character Prep

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Date & Time
11/07/2021 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

1st Team Actors Studio
294 Crocker Park Blvd
Westlake, OH 44145

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About this Event

Ready for More! Let’s take it up a notch!
You’ve trained a little bit, had some roles maybe under your belt. But now you got a better opportunity that requires digging in a little more into the story…but how much work do I really need to do? Where do I begin? How do I prepare these meaty roles quickly? The camera sees “knowledge” and knowledge is based on your ability to break down a character and create a full life behind your eyes. I like to use the term “Script Curiosity”. Instead of searching for absolute right answers, you need to learn to find the clues the author gives you and create from those facts, never searching for the right outcome in a scene, in fact never even writing a single note on your page, but preparing to live in “what” you are doing and “why” you are doing it through your imagination and fun personalizations.

Vince Pisani has over 20 years experience as a professional film, television, and stage actor, gaining a reputation as a talented character actor and coach affectionately known as “The Head of the Teddy Bear Mafia.” He has landed recurring roles on such shows as Halt and Catch Fire, The Gifted, Brockmire, SIX, Bigger and Saints and Sinners, as well as appeared on The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Good Behavior, Watchmen, The Act and numerous others. On the big screen he was recently seen in Jumanji 2: The Next Level, TAG, and Office Christmas Party, and will soon appear as a supporting role in The Conjuring 3.

Vince taught ongoing courses in Acting for Film at Creative Studios of Atlanta (5 years), Get Scene Studios (2 and a half years), assisted at Kennesaw State University in the film acting class, and worked as the in-house audition session runner for one of Atlanta’s leading Talent Agencies, Houghton Talent. He has viewed and conducted thousands of auditions and training sessions and currently trains students privately in one on one and small group sessions. He has assisted and session run castings for top commercial and film casting directors in the southeast, and has been the on set acting coach for FOX’s STAR. He’s trained actors of all levels from beginners to series regulars and leads in motion pictures.

As a teacher, he provides a unique knowledge and perspective of actor, agency-rep, and session runner. His students learn a very practical approach to the craft and business of acting.