Mulholland Academy

Acting for the Camera

Act for Camera/ Advanced

In today’s film world, you never want to be caught “acting”. To work professionally in the best of the film and television world, you must, for each and every take on film get an audience to believe “you are who you say you are”.

This advanced level of the Mulholland Act for Camera cycle will zero in hard on a foundation for truthfulness and supreme relaxation.  If you have taken the Introduction to Act for Camera already, or if you are a new student with some camera experience, this class is designed to take you deeper into pure act technique, and more challenging on-camera performance. The likelihood that you will walk away from this class with some solid looking material for your show reel is very good indeed. We will review the dynamics of “show reels” – what to do, what not to do, and what the market requires.

Behaving naturalistically, organically under the microscope that is the camera, that is the goal. It is the demand made by film work today. This ethos is the backdrop for all monologue, scene work, and objective-specific camera exercises. Each on camera exercise is utilized as an exercise in pure acting, additionally, the class is a chance for the actor to advance his working understanding of the technical challenges of acting for the camera.

Each week we’ll run through as many challenging shot set-ups as possible. Actors will be assigned multiple scenes to prepare-to bring very ready to class. The primacy of a ruthless script analysis process will be outlined and strongly stressed.  Also, we will examine fundamentals of good audition technique for the camera, and then prepare and “mock” audition the actor for a functional sense of the casting process.

5 hour class meetings.

Dates: Saturdays – Sept 19th to October 24th

Times: 2pm to 7pm

Intensive sessions. 5 hours for each weekly meeting. 6 weeks.

This is an Intermediate/Advanced class

Maximum class size: 9 students

Fee: € 575.

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 Asia, Europe, and the US-many in the Off-off Broadway circuit in New York City. Alex was the Sr Mentor for for 10 years for the full-time act program at the International Academy of Film and Television in Asia, and developed and implemented that program in Belgium, at IAFT Antwerp. Alex has taught at Film Act Paris, at Hakuna Academy in Belgium, and farm in Amsterdam. Read more about Alex Murphy.