Performing in TV Commercials: Practices and Opportunities in the Field

THEATER X 438

For those considering the lucrative field of TV commercials, or those simply seeking to improve communication skills, this course teaches auditioning, recording exercises, and other ways to improve form.

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Winter
Summer
In Person
Starting at $785.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Study acting strategies such as relaxation to improve performance
  • Tape your performances for instructor evaluation and discussion
  • Analyze commercial production from and actor's point of view
  • Understand professional practices such as audition techniques, agency representation, union membership, and more

About this course:

Considering the lucrative field of TV commercials or seeking to improve your confidence in personal or business communications? In this course, participants take part in simulated, recorded auditions for both "slice of life" dialogue and "spokesperson" narrative. To help you attain confidence and awareness, taped performances are sensitively directed and critiqued in class. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview of a commercial's production so auditioning actors understand the through-line of the process, from what advertisers are looking for and the steps to get there. You learn best professional practices for successful audition techniques--whether in person or self-taped submissions--as well as the elements of proper photography, building a strong digital portfolio, agency representation and union membership.

Summer 2024 Schedule

Date & Time
Details
Format
 
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Thursday, Saturday
Future Offering (Opens April 29, 2024 12:00:00 AM)
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Instructor: Shelley Robertson
397883
Fee:
$785.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Notes

No mtg. July 4, 2024. Students record video exercises directly onto their own recording devices and submit files online. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 01, 2024
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Thu Jun 27, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Jul 4, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Jul 11, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Jul 18, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Discussion
Sat Jul 20, 2024
2:00PM PT - 5:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Jul 25, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Aug 1, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Aug 8, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Aug 15, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Aug 22, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Aug 29, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202
Lecture
Thu Sep 5, 2024
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 202

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