AWS Advanced Class Blog

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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!

3008, 2018

8/29/2018: Advanced Class Recap: How Much YOU?

By |August 30th, 2018|Advanced Acting Blog|

Hello advanced ones! So we ended August with a bang. Class was a whirlwind of activity, and it ended way too soon for my tastes... We started with the Ceremonial Reading of the Coach's Notes, which included a reference to the upcoming Agent Showcase (date to be determined), and what you can do to prepare for it, should you wish to try catching [...]

2308, 2018

8/22/2018: AWS Advanced Class Recap: This Was Us!

By |August 23rd, 2018|Advanced Acting Blog|

Greetings, Advanced Ones! So we did it! We filmed our This Is Us scenes. We started an hour earlier than usual, and finished a little later than normal, but we got all six scenes in the can. I'm super proud of each of you. The performances ranged from super-solid to downright awesome. There wasn't a sub-par performance in the bunch. I brought in a [...]

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 [...]