Monday, June 22, 2020, 6pm ET / 3pm PT

This event is in the past.

The Future Is Now.

Mastering the technical skills needed for Zoom and Green Screen acting just became the most important thing actors need to focus on. The techniques for acting in front of your computer on zoom overlap with the specific skills actors must develop for acting on green screen.


This online special event is brought to Actors connection by our friends at Penny Templeton Studio.


  • In this class you will learn to blend the important aspects of your acting skills such as: Imagination, Visualization, Substitutions, Environment, Specificity, Strong choices and Grounding.
  • With the technical aspects of: Eye Lines, Filling the Frame, Sharing with the camera, and most importantly, Matching the size of your performance to the special effects. 


All Active Participants MUST Have:

  • COMPUTER or PAD able to utilize the features of ZOOM’s Virtual Backgrounds.  
  • Green Screen [cloth or pop-up] (PARTY CITY Green 5x7 tablecloth $9.99). Virtual Backgrounds do not work well without an actual Green Screen behind the actor.
  • ACTING TRAINING.  Participating actors should be well trained in the craft of acting. 



In this class :

  • The scenes will be provided one week before the class.
  • The actors must have their scene fully prepared and memorized. The scenes will be blocked and rehearsed in class with both Green Screen acting & Zoom skills.  
  • Scenes will be double-cast, and each scene will be rehearsed and recorded on Zoom. 

ABOUT PENNY TEMPLETON   Acting Teacher, Coach, Director, Author; Penny Templeton’s over 30 years of artistry is the culmination of four generations of theatre actresses. She embraced her legacy and began performing and studying under such masters as Paul Sorvino and Wynn Handman. Highlights of acting her career include starring in Joyce Carol Oates’ “I Stand Before You Naked” at the American Place Theatre, and as Paul Sorvino’s wife in “All the King’s Men” at American Stage Company.                                                                                                                  

She opened Penny Templeton Studio in Manhattan in 1994. Ms. Templeton was selected by Columbia University to teach ‘Acting for the Camera’ as part of its MFA program. Her book on the craft, business, and art of acting, ACTING LIONS has been referred to as “The Actor’s Bible” and received rave reviews in the industry. Ms. Templeton regularly teaches and coaches actors for Theatre, Film and Television throughout the United States, and all over the world via Skype and Zoom. In addition to appearing in over 100 Broadway shows, her actors have performed over 125 series regular roles on both primetime and major cable networks. She was a finalist Judge for the New York Film Festival, Emmys, and Cable Ace Awards. Her unique teaching methods and techniques have garnered awareness and recognition from the press as well as industry peers. She has appeared as an expert commentator on the craft of acting on ABC news as well as broadcast media outlets in the US, Great Britain, Canada, and Australia. Her pioneering work in teaching specific techniques for Green Screen Acting have garnered her international attention. In 2016, The Wall Street Journal highlighted her On- Camera teaching techniques in its article on the importance of Green Screen in today's films.


ABOUT HANK SCHOB: Among other things, as well as being Co-Owner of Penny Templeton Studio, Hank Schob teaches Camera Technique, Green Screen, Zoom and coaches privately for actors.  A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Hank immediately began working on stage. His many years of theatre experience include the hit Off-Broadway show Your Own Thing, Regional Theatre, and National Tours with stars such as Richard Gere in Awake and Sing, Jose Ferrer in Cyrano, and John Raitt in Shenandoah.  He was nominated for a Carbonal Award  in the Leading Actor category for his portrayal of Billy Flynn in Chicago.  Mr. Schob has also been featured in the films Cadillac Man, Heading for Broadway and Fame. His TV credits include roles on All My Children, Ryan’s Hope, Kojak, and Law & Order. He has also appeared on Good Morning America as an expert commentator on acting. He was casting director for the feature film Paragon Cortex. Oh, and he is married to Penny.


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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 or casting director.