Kids Commercial Workshop

Please enjoy this sample video from the last Kids Commercial Workshop.
http://youtu.be/2uqSes-a8-Q

More on-camera classes and workshops for kids and adults available at www.heathersnowclark.com/schedule

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to Ethan Rosero!

Ethan Rosero recently booked the role of Alex in the Independent film, “Times like These,” produced in Queens, New York.  Ethan will play the son of a woman in an abusive relationship who convinces his mother to leave her husband.  Congratulations, Ethan!

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ACTING LESSONS

“In the language of an actor, to know is synonymous with to feel.” ~ Stanislavski

Being an actor is not simply about memorizing and speaking the words on a page.  An actor must be able to insert themselves into the given circumstances of a script and make it real for themselves.  When they speak, the words they say must come from that place in them that knows.  When you truly know the content of what you are saying, we will see that meaning living in you; it will be in your eyes, in your expression, in the way your hands gesture, in your voice.

“Acting is not about showing, it is about knowing.” ~ Meisner

As actors, we work from specifics.  It is specific information that makes us think and feel.

As an instructor, I provide my students with the tools and technique to be able to break down any script and personalize material in order to find yourself in the role.  Whether you are new to acting and want to learn a new skill, or are looking to brush up on your technique in order to book more work, I can help.

Contact Heather Snow Clark at (919) 247-1587 or Heather@heathersnowclark.com to set up a private lesson or register for a group class or workshop.

I look forward to working with you!

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NEW YEAR- NEW LOCATION

Happy Holidays and Warmest Wishes for a FANTASTIC 2013 from the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting!

Please note that as of January 1, 2013, ALL classes will be held in Raleigh, near the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Ebenezer Church Road.  Please contact us for more information or the specific address where classes will be held.

I look forward to working with you all in the upcoming year!

Best wishes,
Heather Snow Clark
(919) 247-1587

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PRIVATE ACTING COACHING

My name is Heather Snow Clark and I am an acting coach based in Raleigh, North Carolina. I have my MFA from the New School for Drama, BFA from East Carolina University, and am a lifetime member of the Actors Studio.  I offer private acting lessons, dialect coaching, group acting classes, and industry coaching to beginners, professionals, children and adults. Private sessions are great for beginners just starting out, preparing for an audition, or if you wish to brush-up your skills.  My goal is to give you personal attention and guidance to help you reach your full potential as actors.

To book a session, call (919) 247-1587 or email Heather@heathersnowclark.com
For your convenience, payments may be made online via paypal.

Happy Holidays from the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting!

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Contact Number Change

As of Friday, September 28th, Heather Snow Clark may be reached at (919) 247-1587. If you wish to register for a class, or schedule a private lesson, please contact her at the new, LOCAL number.

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Justification

It is an actor’s job to breathe life into the words on a page and make the characters come alive for an audience.

In life, we always know why we say what we say and do what we do.  Our actions and our words are justified.  When playing a character, it is not enough to simply memorize the words.  You have to know why you say each word.  Otherwise, why would you speak?

To personalize the experience of a character and understand their motivations for saying what they say and doing what they do, ask yourself: “what would have to happen to have the same experience AS IF it happened to you?”  For example, a character is saying goodbye to someone they love and seeing that person for the last five minutes of their life.  The actor must ask themselves what would have to happen to them to have that same experience?  Think of a person you cannot live without.  Where would that final five minute meeting take place?  Set the encounter in a place they love.  See that place in detail; the sights, sounds, smells, etc.

Justification is an invented, concrete fact.  When playing a role, you must know where you are and why you are doing what you are doing.  By “knowing,” I mean the knowledge comes from somewhere inside you.  We work from the truth of ourselves always.

Final Note:
Acting is not about showing, it is about knowing.

For information on classes or private coaching, contact Heather Snow Clark at (718) 344-6766 or Heather@heathersnowclark.com

 

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Professionalism in Acting

I teach a lot of students, beginners and professionals alike, about acting.  The number one thing I feel every new actor must drill into their head is professionalism.  Professionalism is the easiest way to separate yourself from the pack.  Professionalism is about consistency.  If people know they can count on you, it could be the difference between you booking another job with the same people or not booking it.  Commitment is everything to an actor; to your craft, to the role, to the production, etc.

One of your biggest assets as an actor is professionalism.  You show professionalism through your actions and attitudes.  Always be courteous and respectful to anyone you meet.  You never know when you might work with them again.

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Unique Workshop Opportunity

Acting in Daytime Television Workshop
with special guest instructor
ALAN P. NEEDLEMAN
3-time Emmy Award Winner

Ever wondered what it is like to work on a daytime drama? 
Would you like to better understand the playing styles required by a script?
Looking to boost your skills in on-camera technique?

The Heather Snow Clark School of Acting proudly presents the Acting in Daytime Television Workshop, led by 3-time Emmy Award winner Alan P. Needleman.  This 4-hour workshop offers students the opportunity to experience the life of a daytime television actor; from blocking (learning choreographed movements) through the filming of a scene.  Skills emphasized are character development, believability and overall effectiveness of a scene.  Each student’s performance will be video taped with feedback provided by Alan.  Learn about the Do’s and Don’ts of acting on a Soap set and much more!

Date:          Sunday, March 4th
Time:         1pm – 5pm
Cost:          $99
Contact:     Heather Snow Clark
(718) 344-6766
Heather@heathersnowclark.com
www.heathersnowclark.com

About Alan P. Needleman:
Mr. Needleman is a veteran of daytime dramas and a Directors Guild of America Member.  This 3-time Emmy Award winner and 8-time Director’s Guild of America winner started at ABC in 1975 as a studio supervisor.   From 1992-2011, he served as the Head Stage Manager for ABC’s “One Life to Live”.  On “One Life to Live,” he was responsible for the cueing of talent, as well as staging of supporting cast members for background purposes.  He also served as the direct liaison between director and talent; conveying performance notes to the cast.

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The Resource Guide for Actors

At the Heather Snow Clark School of Acting, we provide the training you need to help you book any job…whether you have 10 minutes or overnight to prepare. We have also helped individuals with character development and script analysis work for plays and films they have been cast in. Our goal is to guide, support and motivate any individual in their exploration of the world of acting.

We know that pursuing acting, whether as a hobby or career, involves other areas in addition to training. We have compiled a list of reputable businesses in the area that offer services to help your career.

Headshot Photography
Adam Wamsley       (336) 406-5553
http://adamwamsley.smugmug.com/

Make-Up Artistry
Joanne Maye    (919) 740-9213
http://www.joannemaye.com/

Contessa Black    (347) 418-8802
agiftedspirit@yahoo.com

Editing (Reels)
Claiborne Clark    (919) 489-5234
claiborne.clark@gmail.com

Representation
Talent One
Anne Greene
www.talentone.net

Please contact us with any questions about acting, training or the industry in general.  We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

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