Mulholland Academy

Acting for the Camera

Acting for the Camera: An Introduction

Classes will review essential camera-technique concepts, then leap briskly into camera exercises designed to get you familiar with the technical challenges of on-camera performance.

We will also review and exercise seminal Stanislavsky technique. First and foremost, this is an acting class.  Importantly, each session will lead you to relentlessly script analyze, and then personalize every working moment of camera time. To be precise, well read, and very, very relaxed, shot by shot-that is the goal. Actors will be assigned monologues and scenes in advance, and structured, rapid fire improvisations on camera that ask the actor to work on impulse, instinct.    

Each and every class all actors will work on camera.

Your digital footage be transferred to you after each and every class.


13th – 17th January 2021.

Wednesday to Sunday. 1pm to 6pm.

5 day Intensive.

Students: 8 maximum

PRICE: € 550.

Teacher: Alex Murphy


This class will be taught by Alex Murphy. As an actor, Alex has performed in film and television in the US, Europe, and in Asia. He has performed in over 40 plays in the US, Europe, and Asia – much of his work in the Off-Off Broadway circuit in New York City. Alex is a lifetime member of New York City’s prestigious ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE. Alex held the post of Senior Mentor during a  near 10 year tenure for the full-time act program at the International Academy of Film and Television in Asia. He also developed and implemented this program in Belgium, at IAFT Antwerp. He has guest lectured at Film Act Paris in France, FAAAM, here in Amsterdam, Teaterhøgskolen i Nord-Trøndelag in Norway, Hakuna Academy in Antwerp, The UP Film Institute at University of the Philippines in Manila, and, as a Featured Lecturer at the And/Action Festival in Steinkjer, Norway for three seasons.

Alex has taught at Mulholland Academy for several years and has served as the Academy’s Program designer, One-year Diploma Course Coordinator, and as Creative Director. Read more about Alex Murphy.