Scene Study (Master Level)

* The Master Level is for actors who are working regularly in film/tv/theatre or who have studied with JG for at least two terms.

On-Camera Scene Study Class w/ John Gordon

What am I responsible for bringing to my acting and what do I leave to inspiration?

These questions never end, they are different for every actor on every day and it’s a teacher’s job to help an actor with these questions as they prepare to be on set, on stage or in the audition room.

In these classes, actors will learn their strengths and what they need to work on in front of the camera.

Points of emphasis will be:  

  • seeking out visceral objectives
  • the belief that an objective is attainable
  • finding compelling obstacles through both character and in-depth script analysis
  • learning to be comfortable being uncomfortable while working in front of the camera through breath and physical awareness on existing film and television scripts

This is a class for working film and television and theatre actors.

Maximum number of students: 8-10 (depending on Zoom or in-person).

Online classes will be held by video via Zoom conferencing. In-person classes will be held at the studio.

Click here for Class Times.

IN-PERSON One session (6 classes)$500 inc. hst
Early-bird rate$450 inc. hst
Payment can be sent by e-transfer to register@dirtunderneath.com (use password “dirtunderneath”)

I had a very short notice for my Kim’s Convenience audition and immediately called John. He challenged me to dig deeper into the scenes and reminded me to slow down and work moment-to-moment. He gave me the confidence to trust my instincts and truly bring myself to the work.

Nicole Power