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Very affordable Headshots; Video-Recording of Monologues for Demo Reels & Scenes for Audition Submissions. Please inquire at: celik@filmactingbayarea.com

Summer Classes 2014

For Our Young Actors Program Click Here

Location

5515 Doyle Street, Studio-15
Emeryville, CA 94608
cross street: 55th; near Powell Street Exit.
* street parking readily available

Class sizes are limited to 12 students. All class-work is videotaped using digital cameras on thumbdrives. Students receive a complimentary thumbdrive for their own records and review. The classes listed below are for adults (16 and older). The classes we offer for 8-16 year olds are at our Young Actors Program

To enroll, please visit our Enrollment page or call 877-663-4561 (877-ONFILM1).


Acting Essentials (4 weeks - July 6, 13, 20 and August 3rd *no class on July 27th*)

This is the perfect class for beginning to intemediate students who want to gain the basics of what's required to be an actor on film.

This is a great chance to hone your craft, regardless of your experience level. Learn how to analyze scripts, develop characters, and practice the fundamentals of on-camera acting through improvisation, scene study, monologues, and more.

You can take this class on one of the two days shown below:

Class time: Sundays from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm
Instructor: Brian Degan Scott
Tuition: $170 for 4 consecutive classes

NOTE: Class-size is limited to 15 students.

Ready to enroll? Enroll Now
Payment options: Credit/debit card, check, or cash. Financing available through PayPal. Six months to pay balance. Click on PayPal button at the top of the page. Payment plans through FABA also possible.
e-mail: info@filmactingbayarea.com for details.


Film Acting I: Intro to Film Acting (8 weeks - offered at 3 different times)

This class is ongoing and you can join anytime. You will be readily incorporated into the class and start making progress in film acting, from the day you join.

This is the perfect class for beginning film actors. Whether transitioning from stage to screen or starting with little or no acting experience, you'll develop a superior approach to film acting, including extensive on-camera work in class.

With an emphasis on script analysis and character development, this class will ground you to the fundamentals of on-camera acting through scene study, monologues and other exercises.

Your class-work will be regularly recorded with digital cameras on thumbdrives that you will keep for your own records and further viewing.

You can take this class on one of the three days shown below:

Class time: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. This class is ongoing and can be joined any time.
Instructor: Celik Kayalar
Tuition: $340 for 8 consecutive classes (After August 15, tuition $400)

Class time: Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. This class is ongoing and can be joined any time.
Instructor: Celik Kayalar
Tuition: $340 for 8 consecutive classes (After August 15, tuition $400)

Class time: Saturdays, 11:00 pm - 2:00 pm. This class is ongoing and can be joined any time.
Instructor: Celik Kayalar
Tuition: $340 for 8 consecutive classes (After August 15, tuition $400)

NOTE: Class-size is limited to 12 students.

For more info & enrollment, please email Celik Kayalar at celik@filmactingbayarea.com or call 877-663-4561 (877-ONFILM1).

Ready to enroll? Enroll Now
Payment options: Credit/debit card, check, or cash. Financing available through PayPal. Six months to pay balance. Click on PayPal button at the top of the page. Payment plans through FABA also possible.
e-mail: info@filmactingbayarea.com for details.


Film Acting II: Intermediate Level (8 weeks - offered at 3 different times)

In this on-camera scene study class, we concentrate on film production procedures and protocol, including industry standards, vocabulary, jargon, preparation and script breakdown for shooting out of sequence and preparation for the realities of movie making. Class is run like a professional film set, and we will be shooting assorted exercises and scenes.

All your class-work will be recorded with digital cameras on thumbdrives that you will keep for your own records and further viewing. This course will prepare you to be a professional actor on the film set.

During the course of this class, you may be invited to make "guest appearances" or play small, recurrent roles in Celik Kayalar's new WEB SERIES in development at FABA, with no additional tuition cost. Please see Advanced Actors Workshop below.

These are ongoing classes. Space permitting, you can join anytime.

Class time: Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Hester Schell
Prerequisite: "Film Acting I" or equivalent. For approval, please email Celik Kayalar at: celik@filmactingbayarea.com
Tuition: $360 for 8 consecutive classes (After August 15, tuition $400)

Class time: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Instructor: Celia Shuman
Prerequisite: "Film Acting I" or equivalent. For approval, please email Celik Kayalar at: celik@filmactingbayarea.com
Tuition: $360 for 8 consecutive classes (After August 15, tuition $400)

Class time: Wednesdays, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Instructor: Celik Kayalar
Prerequisite: "Film Acting I" or equivalent. For approval, please email Celik Kayalar at: celik@filmactingbayarea.com
Tuition: $360 for 8 consecutive classes (After August 15, tuition $400)

Hester Schell is the author of the highly acclaimed book "Casting Revealed: A Guide for Film Directors" (available at amazon.com).

NOTE: Class-size is limited to 12 students.

Ready to enroll? Enroll Now
Payment options: Credit/debit card, check, or cash. Financing available through PayPal. Six months to pay balance. Click on PayPal button at the top of the page. Payment plans through FABA also possible.
e-mail: info@filmactingbayarea.com for details.


Advanced Film Acting (8 weeks - offered at 2 different times)

This on-camera advanced class focuses on the skills a working actor needs to get the job, thrive and survive on the film-set.

The unique structure of the class allows working actors the opportunity to explore a wide ranging menu of valuable skills and gain practical tools. The ongoing schedule invites the benefit of a community of actors who can create as an ensemble over the long term. Whether you want to stretch as an actor, make the transition from stage to film, or simply to work out and keep your skills in top form, this class offers the advanced actor a fun, nurturing and challenging home.

During the course of this class, you may be invited, periodically, to make "guest appearances" and/or play small, recurrent roles in Celik Kayalar's new WEB SERIES in development at FABA, with no extra cost in your tuition. Please see Advanced Workshop below

These are ongoing classes. Space permitting, you can join anytime.

Class time: Mondays, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Instructor: Celia Shuman
Prerequisite: Approval by Celik Kayalar at celik@filmactingbayarea.com
Tuition: $380 for 8 consecutive classes (After August 15, tuition $400)
NOTE: Class-size is limited to 12 students.

Class time: Saturdays, 2:30pm - 5:00pm. Will start on September 21 then become ongoing.
Space permitting, you can join anytime.
Instructor: Hester Schell
Prerequisite: Approval by Celik Kayalar at: celik@filmactingbayarea.com
Tuition: $380 for 8 consecutive classes (After August 15, tuition $400)
NOTE: Class-size is limited to 10 students.

Our Advanced Classes are prerequisite for our unique Industry Showcase Class, which is offered once a year and provides our Students the unprecedented opportunity to meet and sign with the top Talent Agents in the Bay Area. The selection and invitation to the Industry Showcase Class is by Celik Kayalar.

Ready to enroll? Enroll Now
Payment options: Credit/debit card, check, or cash. Financing available through PayPal. Six months to pay balance. Click on PayPal button at the top of the page. Payment plans through FABA also possible.
e-mail: info@filmactingbayarea.com for details.


Advanced Acting for Film & TV (8 weeks)

This on-camera class is run like a film-set. We workshop 4 different scenes per student during these 8 weeks, towards a superior performance. Students themselves choose the scenes they'd like to work on ahead of time and submit them to Celik Kayalar via email.

These are preferentially 2-Actor scenes of 2 to 4 pages long, in standard script format. They can be chosen from little- or well-known Movies, TV-Shows or Plays.

Various sites on the Internet are good, free sources for these script choices. You can start by googling: free scripts

All class-work will be video-taped with digital cameras on thumbdrives for the students to keep for their own records and further review.

During the course of this class, you may be invited, periodically, to make "guest appearances" and/or play small, recurrent roles in Celik's new WEB SERIES at FABA, with no extra cost in your tuition. Please see Advanced Workshop below

Start Date: This is an on-going class. Space permitting, you can join anytime.
Class time: Mondays, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Instructor: Celik Kayalar
Prerequisite: Approval by Celik Kayalar at celik@filmactingbayarea.com
Tuition: $360 for 8 consecutive classes (After August 15, tuition $400)
NOTE: Class-size is limited to 10 students.

Advanced Classes at FABA are prerequisite for our unique Industry Showcase Class, which is offered once a year and provides our Students the unprecedented opportunity to meet and sign with the top Talent Agents in the Bay Area. The selection and invitation to the Industry Showcase Class is by Celik Kayalar.

Ready to enroll? Enroll Now
Payment options: Credit/debit card, check, or cash. Financing available through PayPal. Six months to pay balance. Click on PayPal button at the top of the page. Payment plans through FABA also possible.
e-mail: info@filmactingbayarea.com for details.


Advanced Actors Workshop: Shooting Webisodes towards Feature-Length Films

THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULL.

The Web Series in development will be posted on the YouTube, very soon. The advanced-students enrolled in the Workshop constitute the "Main Cast" of the Series.

Celik Kayalar will regularly invite students enrolled in other FABA Classes such as "Film Acting II" (Wednesdays or Saturdays) and "Advanced" (Mondays or Saturdays) to make "guest appearances" in various episodes of the Web Series. These appearances will have the potential to turn into "Main Cast Roles", over time.

Class time: Sundays, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Instructor & Director of the Web Series:Celik Kayalar


Improvisation Skills for Film Actors (8 weeks)

This on-camera class is for all levels - beginning to advanced.

The screenplay will never die, however the actor's need for on-camera improvisation skills is very much alive and growing. Filmmakers are increasingly incorporating improvisation into their process. making it a crucial tool for today's actors to have in their hip pocket.

Explore the physical, emotional, and storytelling aspects of this craft through exercises and scene work as we navigate the various ways improvisation is used in filmmaking. "You will laugh. You will cry. You will go out into the world a better actor!".

Start Date: April 8, 2014.
Class time: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (8 classes. Next class schedule TBA)
Instructor: Celia Shuman
Prerequisite: Approval by Celik Kayalar at celik@filmactingbayarea.com
Tuition: $360 for 8 classes (After August 15, tuition $400)

NOTE: Class-size is limited to 14 students.

Ready to enroll? Enroll Now
Payment options: Credit/debit card, check, or cash. Financing available through PayPal. Six months to pay balance. Click on PayPal button at the top of the page. Payment plans through FABA also possible.
e-mail: info@filmactingbayarea.com for details.


Marketing & Career Management for Actors (4 weeks)

The best advise and information available for how to become a working actor from an expert industry insider: Hester Schell

What makes a great demo reel & headshot? What are the local resources for finding an agent and what to do once you get one? What's your casting type & age range? How do you join the union?

Essential insights into markets and marketing tools; web sites; branding; and setting up your business books.

How do you market yourself as a working actor and potentially make a living?

Start date: July 26, 2014
Class time: Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (4 classes on July 26, Aug 2, 9, 16)
Instructor: Hester Schell
Prerequisite: Approval by Celik Kayalar at: celik@filmactingbayarea.com
Tuition: $180 (After August 15, tuition $200)

Hester Schell is the author of the highly acclaimed book "Casting Revealed: A Guide for Film Directors" (available at amazon.com).

Ready to enroll? Enroll Now
Payment options: Credit/debit card, check, or cash. Financing available through PayPal. Six months to pay balance. Click on PayPal button at the top of the page. Payment plans through FABA also possible.
e-mail: info@filmactingbayarea.com for details.

NOTE: You can now get your professional Headshot and Demo Reel (for Sceme's & Monologues of your choosing) done at FABA at a very affordable price. Celik Kayalar will coach you during the actual video-taping of your performances towards making them more effective. Enrollment in the class above will provide significant discounts for these additional Headshot and Demo Reel services. Please inquire further at: celik@filmactingbayarea.com


LA@FABA: Actors Workshop with LA Casting Directors (6 weeks)

Quotes from previous Workshops

LA@FABA helped me hone my film/TV auditions skills, while introducing me to some of the busiest casting directors in LA. I had a lot of fun and highly recommend it!
Candice Holdorf, FABA Actor/Acting-Student

I found the LA@FABA Workshop to be a great way to get feedback from LA Casting Directors without having to go to LA. The teleconference system worked well. It was good to have the variety of casting directors lined up.
Greg Cala, FABA Actor/Acting Student

The introduction to the business and the access to these well known LA Casting Directors was incredibly valuable. They gave us a true taste of what going out on auditions would be like, what to expect, and tips on how to succeed on our path as film & tv actors.
Jennifer Bareilles, FABA Actor/Acting-Student

Workshop Description

Each week, you'll be in the telepresence of notable Los Angeles film and tv Casting Directors, working with them on scenes and getting their feedback and instructions. There will also be a highly informative Question & Answer session with each one of them, providing you invaluable insights into the LA film and tv markets. The Casting Directors may also comment on your Headshots & Resumes towards making them more effective and professional.

This unique opportunity is made possible by our new high-definition technology that links LA to FABA in real time, putting you in the virtual presence of the Casting Directors.

The names of the four LA Casting Directors, their IMDb links and the dates they will be teaching are listed below.

Disclaimer: This class is not a job or casting interview. The participation of an Industry Professional (Casting Director) is in no way a promise of employment. It does not attempt to procure employment for the actors/acting-students enrolled - it is strictly for educational and training purposes.

Start date: TBD (You can join on Week 3 or 5 for the remainder of the workshop with a pro-rated tuition. Please inquire.)
Class time: Mondays, 7:00pm - 10:00pm (6 classes)
Facilitator at FABA: Celik Kayalar
Tuition: $300

Enrollment: Space in this workshop is very limited. To be selected to participate, please email your resume and a brief statement (50 words or less) as to why you'd like to enroll, to Celik Kayalar at: celik@filmactingbayarea.com.

Schedule:

WEEK 1 & 2 (Casting Director TBD)

WEEK 3 & 4 (Casting Director TBD)

WEEK 5 & 6 (Casting Director TBD)

Photos to illustrate the workshop format:

LA Casting Director in her office in Los Angeles

LA Casting Director in her office in Los Angeles, high-speed connected to two of our students in the LA@FABA Workshop in Emeryville.

Students in the workshop in Emeryville

Same students in the workshop in Emeryville, high-speed connected to the Casting Director in Los Angeles. The image and voice of the Casting Director will be both on the tv-screen and on the large screen in the classroom, the latter for the benefit of the rest of the class in the audience.

Ready to enroll? Enroll Now
Payment options: Credit/debit card, check, or cash. Financing available through PayPal. Six months to pay balance. Click on PayPal button at the top of the page. Payment plans through FABA also possible.
e-mail: info@filmactingbayarea.com for details.