Film Audition Intensive
with Adrienne Stern, CD,Adrienne Stern Casting
Thursday, May 23rd at 6:30pm
Here's your opportunity to work ON-CAMERA with one of NY's top Film Casting Directors who is currently casting SIX feature/indie films including: The Enigma of Benito Cereno, Electric City, The First, Shoedog, Extra Innings, and Margarita With A Straw. Click here for additional info
Thursday, October 18, 2012
DEVELOPING YOUR FILM/TV DEMO REEL-5 Week ON-CAMERA Class with Eve Battaglia, CD and Michael Stever, Filmmaker
Other upcoming events with this guest:
Thursday, July 11, 2013 · 4 Week AC SHOWCASE with Eve Battaglia, CSA, Casting Director, Eve Battaglia Casting
One of the best ways to get material for your demo are to do student and indie films as well as getting the experience and resume credit. However, sometimes getting your materials back from these projects is almost impossible and often when you do get it back the quality is so bad you can't use it.
So what do you do?
In this 5 week class, you'll have the opportunity to work ON SET and acquire usable footage to help develop and SHOWCASE your on-camera demo reel. Film casting director Eve Battaglia will work with you on two contrasting short film/tv scenes that will be shot on location with filmmaker and editor Michael Stever.
In the first class, you'll meet with Eve and Michael where you will be cast into two scenes. Scenes and partners will be determined according to each actors needs. In your next two classes you'll work to perfect both scenes with Eve. Your final two classes will be spent shooting on location with Michael. Within 6 weeks after completing this class there will be a screening of all completed scenes where you will receive your fully edited material in order to post on your website or add to your current demo reel.
This class is also PERFECT for those actors who have already been compiling material for a film/TV demo, but are missing certain types of roles. Actors may also bring in scene ideas for this class. Actors may also register as pairs to take this class.
Similar programs in LA and NY run $2,000-$3,000 and up!
Limited to 10 actors.
"DO IT, people! Fun class! Good times! :-) Thanks for an awesome class with fabulous results!"
"Thank you Michael!!! OMG! You did a great job! I cant wait to chop it up and use it for my reel. Please tell Eve thank you for the wonderful material and thank you all for believing in me and your kind words."
"Your class, from start to finished scenes, was a wonderful experience for me. It was amazing to see Michael at work creating all those shoots in cool locations in such a compressed time line and budget. I loved being on set and I was impressed by the other reels you shot. And I just absolutely love Eve, too. You guys are doing great things with this reel class!"
"I just wanted to express how grateful I am for having taken the "Building Your Reel" class. The scenes were perfect roles for me and I added them to my reel right away! I even was able to take it to LA Connection with me, having an agent take a look. Working with Michael as well was such a treat. He was very professional on set and made me look good on camera!! Thank you again!"
"It was a great on the job learning experience! Working with Michael Stever on set was extremely edifying and enlightening! It made me that much more aware of everything around me as the actor and the focus that I need to maintain. I can't wait to see the edited versions of everyone's scene work at the screening. This class is a great tool for actors building their careers!"
"Both Eve and Michael were wonderful. They took their time in working with us and making sure we turned out the best possible work. I'm very pleased and loved the experience. Worth every penny!"
"I love Eve and Michael! It was great to work through and refine the scenes before shooting. Eve and Michael gave excellent and specific direction. Eve, given her experience, knows exactly where to guide you as an actor."
"I really enjoyed the class. The strengths were the good quality and quick turn around of the video. It was a very valuable experience-a lot of value for the time and money. I've also been getting seen by a lot more casting directors because of my videos and I BOOKED a principal role in HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA directly."
"Eve was wonderful with choosing material! I had a lot of fun and got good results. Thank you!"
"I appreciated the fact that we had a lot of input regarding scene selection. Eve and Michael were wonderful to work with. I also liked the format of the class. I thought that the energy/environment of the class was positive and encouraging. It was also fun!"
One of NY's top indie film casting directors, EVE BATTAGLIA is known for casting the Oscar nominated TransAmerica. She also cast Sorry Haters, Another Gay Movie, Home starring Marcia Gay Harden, The Last International Playboy, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Poker Club, Searching for Bobby D and many others. Eve is also the East Coast Casting Director for the prestigious Sundance Film Director's Lab.
Please click this link to view Eve's full IMDB listing here.
MICHAEL STEVER is a full time freelance director, film maker, camera man and writer - shooting and editing High Def mini-DV projects all over NYC. His first independently produced film, 'Saturday Nightmares; The Ultimate Horror Expo Of All Time!' screened in New York City in Oct, 2010 to solid reviews, and is now available on DVD. He also just finished shooting the indie film 'Checking In' on the Jersey Shore. Stever worked for nearly three years as UPM on the critically acclaimed, 'Broadway: The Golden Age' and has served as the 'Official' camera man for The Drama Desk Awards in NYC. Recent clients include Vanessa Redgrave, Debbie Reynolds & her induction into The Friars Club, Broadway vets Mary Bond Davis as well as Judy McLane at West Bank Cafe's Laurie Beechman Theatre, musical virtuoso Janice Martin, the Screen Actors Guild's BookPals group, Barnes & Noble, & PlayBill magazine columnist Ellis Nassour. Having added the title of 'Executive Producer' to his resume, Michael also co-produced 'How To Get And Keep An Agent' for Actors Connection; New York City's premiere Instructional 'hub' for those seeking careers in Entertainment. Last year, he bacame signatory with The Screen Actors' Guild for what will be his first indie feature, 'Ghosts Of Zion.'
Please click this link to view Michael's full IMDB listing here.
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The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent.