AWS Advanced Class Blog

AWS Advanced Class Blog2018-06-07T06:00:52+00:00

Welcome to the Blog for the AWS Advanced Class!

This blog is to keep the Advanced AWS Acting Students up to date on everything pertaining to class and other related events. We recap what we learned in class, elaborate a bit, and give you the chance to dive a little deeper!

1608, 2018

8/15/2018: AWS Advanced Class Recap: Crossing the Streep…

By |August 16th, 2018|Advanced Acting Blog|

Greetings! We covered a lot of ground on the 15th, as we did our final in-class prep work for the This Is Us shoot on the 22nd. We began with the Coach's Notes, and segue'd quickly into our second Actor Spotlight: the stunningly impressive Meryl Streep. One of you wrote on The List of Awesome Performances that we should look at Streep and her work in The [...]

908, 2018

8/8/2018: AWS Advanced Class Recap: Hanks for the Memories…

By |August 9th, 2018|Advanced Acting Blog|

Greetings! Interesting class on the 8th! We covered a lot of ground. We began with the Coach's Notes, as per usual, and then segued into our first Character Spotlight: a focus on Tom Hanks and his preparation for the role of Forrest Gump (1994 dir. R. Zemekis). This film was midway through one of Hanks' amazing success runs, which went from 1993 to 1995. Sleepless in Seattle (1993 [...]

208, 2018

8/1/2018: AWS Advanced Class Recap: Finding Your Voice

By |August 2nd, 2018|Advanced Acting Blog|

Greetings, AWS elite! Man, what a class on the first! We covered a lot of ground... We started with our swift, thorough reading of the Coach's Notes, and moved right into our review of the Breaking Bad scenes we filmed last week. We discussed your impressions, surprises, continuity, and the benefits/drawbacks of coaching during filming (as opposed to after the fact). As seems to [...]

2607, 2018

7/25/2018: AWS Advanced Class Recap: Breaking Class!

By |July 26th, 2018|Advanced Acting Blog|

Greetings! Another film night on Wednesday evening, as we set some Breaking Bad scenes to film. We began class with a reading of the Coach's Notes, welcoming the newest coach to the AWS staff, local award-winning actress and coach Yolanda Franklin. We also acknowledged those among us who have booked jobs of late. Next, we watched the Group Therapy scenes from last week, discussing what [...]

1907, 2018

7/18/2018: AWS Advanced Class Recap: Continuity and Group Therapy!

By |July 19th, 2018|Advanced Acting Blog|

Greetings, Advanced Ones! (And greetings to whomever else might be lurking here!) We had an interesting and unusual class on Wednesday! Unusual, in that we experimented with our scene work - and I think it was a success! We began class by watching the three completed scene videos from last week's Boardwalk Empire class shoot. We watched the videos, and discussed them at some [...]

1207, 2018

7/11/2018: AWS Advanced Class Recap: On Lying and Running

By |July 12th, 2018|Advanced Acting Blog|

Greetings, y'all! Had such a fun time last class filming with you all - I hope you enjoyed it as well. Here's a recap of what happened... We began class (as is our custom) by reviewing the Coach's Notes, and acknowledging those among us who are working on projects of late. We also briefly covered the fact that AWS is evolving as [...]