Young Actors Can
Make This A Summer Of Learning
8, 2006) – What are you doing this summer? Basking in the sun? Taking
a trip to Europe? How about working on your acting craft?
This year, many young actors can take those long, summer months to
focus on learning more about the art of acting and maybe even get
that tan in the process.
Young Actor’s Camp, a
company that caters to kids and teens has an advanced program that
is a sort of “fantasy camp” for actors. For 2-4 weeks, young thespians
go through a core program for acting in film, commercials, along with
doing some improv. Outside the core program, boys and girls can choose
electives to study like learning a new accent, TV and soap-opera acting,
print modeling, or training in comedy. In the evening, students can
also pick from filmmaking, stunt training, or image consulting to
round out their resume.
Most of these summer camps are aimed at the teenage crowd with students
rooming together and meals prepared for them by the staff. Camps usually
run from 2-4 weeks in length while age ranges are from 8-18.
If you’re an actor but you feel you’re a little too old to be going
to summer camp, you can always join the adults taking a workshop in
a foreign land.
One of the most prestigious schools in the United States, the New
York Film Academy www.nyfa.com provides acting programs for both teens
and adults. Their U.S. locations include New York, Princeton University,
Harvard University, Universal Studios in Hollywood, and MGM Studios
in Florida. Locations abroad include Paris, France and Florence, Italy
along with Oxford University in England.
Most of these camps involve instruction in voice, movement, acting
audition techniques, scene study, character building, improvisation,
and performing in front of the camera. Some will even have the actor
perform an acting audition in front of Hollywood agents looking to
sign new talent. Resumes and professional headshots are provided at