Mulholland Academy

Act for Camera Series

Act for Camera  – An Introduction

This introduction exposes the actor to the essential technical considerations that all film actors must contend with-it begins to make clear, with exercises, the differences between stage performance and camera performance. It zeros in on the necessity, on camera, for personalization of text.

Act for Camera – Part 2

This next advanced stage of Act for Camera takes the actor deeper into pure acting demands, shot by shot. It is here that we begin to drill down on listening to the other actor, “actions”, “objectives”, and the “given circumstances” of any moment on film, with exercises and some scene work.

Saturdays: March 23rd – May 18th.
8 Weeks.
4 hours – 3pm to 7pm.
Number of Students: maximum of 10.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced.

Hours: 32      Price: €900

Shooting Scenes for Reels /

with principles of Meisner Technique


Using Meisner text exercises, this class is essentially to zero in on the Meisner principle of “listening” to the other actor. We will jump right into rehearsing and preparing scene work for shoot for camera. Each actor will be featured in at least two scenes with an assigned scene partner, and, we will shoot at least one scene as a group. We will meet as a group for 2 of the 6 weeks to shoot material-during the other four weeks the actors will either be “on set” shooting, or rehearsing on their own with their partners to prepare for their next shoot day. 

Actors need to be ready and able to work a brisk shooting schedule, and make performance choices on their own. Indeed, there will be direction from the mentor on set and where we can fit it in during rehearsal process.
*This class will be made up of actors from the Advanced Meisner class, and additional, outside actors with some experience. New actors who are interested, please submit a brief note of your experience.

Saturdays: May 25th – June 29th.
6 Weeks.
4 hours – 3pm to 7pm.
Number of Students: maximum of 10.
Level: Advanced.

Hours: 24   Price: €700

Teacher: Alex Murphy

Alex-MurphyAlex Murphy is an American actor, director and teacher. He has worked with actors in the USA, Asia and Europe for a number of years. He has been a guest lecturer at Film Act Paris in France, Teaterhøgskolen i Nord-Trøndelag in Norway, Mulholland Academy in Amsterdam, and the International Academy of Film and Television in Antwerp, Belgium, The UP Film Institute at University of the Philippines in Manila, and an And/Action Festival featured mentor in Steinkjer, Norway.   Read more about Alex Murphy.