Michelle Hutchison’s On Camera Classes have the right fit for you! From the very young to the mature Michelle offers a variety of options to meet you right where you are and to challenge you to greater heights. Whether you are new to the camera and curious or you are experienced and looking for a refresher course check out the all new classes starting for Fall, 2018! How many times have you walked away from an audition and have no idea as to what happened in the casting room or why you didn’t get the callback or book the job? Michelle’s classes with valuable feedback help to demystify the audition process as her students walk away with a deeper understanding of how they appear on-camera and learn the techniques necessary to improve their auditions and on the set performances. Just take a look at the Testimonials page to hear what other students and colleagues have to say about these informative and fun classes.
Michelle offers private individual coaching. She can assist you if you want to work on a scene for an upcoming audition, finesse your on-camera technique, hone presentation skills, improve your interviews and more. For coaching rates and to reserve a session please contact Michelle at Michelle@MichelleLHutchison.com, or call 612-462-1325.
DISNEY KIDS AND TEENS ACTING WORKSHOP
This all-day dynamic workshop will be led by Hollywood’s Disney director and on-set coach, Walter Pridgen and Twin Cities top acting coach, Michelle Hutchison. Participants will learn the inside scoop into how to audition for film and television projects. Many acting and auditioning skills will be covered such as: How to make bold and memorable choices, How to take the script and make it your own, Improvising with confidence, Recognizing pace, delivery and timing, Finding the funny, Learning techniques to have a dynamic and truthful audition, How to be prepared and never waste an audition, How to trust your instincts and be fearless!All aspects of the acting business will be discussed so come with questions ready to go. Students will work with television and film scripts in a variety of acting exercises and scene work while receiving group and individual coaching. This workshop guarantees to be a fun filled and informative day to learn from two seasoned acting coaches! This special workshop is for one-day only so sign up today as space is limited! Ages 9- 19 years old are welcome to attend. Workshop Schedule: Sunday, October 21, 2018. Time: 9:30am-4:00pm (12:30-1:00pm – lunch break) Workshop Location: Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 5601 West 78th Street, Bloomington, MN 55439. The workshop will take place within the Bloomington Ballroom.
FALL 2018 SCENE STUDY FOR THE CAMERA
NEW POSTING FOR FALL 2018! This all new workshop is designed for the intermediate to advanced adult actor. Students will have the unique opportunity to work together on-camera with a variety of scripts; from television shows, pilots, dramas and sitcoms to feature film material. This class will strengthen the actor’s ability to work together on-camera in an audition scenario, while learning the tricks necessary to go deeper in scene work while on the set. Participants will be paired up weekly with a scene partner in prepared scenes, as well as practicing cold reads for commercials and film auditions. This five week workshop will meet on Sunday afternoons, 1:00pm-4:00pm.Dates: October 28, November 4, 11, 18, December 2. Cost: $365.00
WINTER 2019 KIDS AND TEENS ACTING FOR THE CAMERA CLASS
Want to learn how to audition for film and television on-camera projects? This course is the perfect fit for the young actor to learn the tricks of the trade, such as how to take a script and make it your own, create a character, improvisation, cold reads and more. Class is kept to a minimum size so you will have maximum time on-camera. All students will participate in group exercises and receive individual on-camera coaching, so don’t miss out!Dates: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23. Time: Saturday mornings, 9:30am-12:30pm. Cost: $365.00
ON CAMERA CLASS FOR ADULTS
This popular class will plunge you into the on-camera world of auditioning for commercials, film, and television projects. You will learn how to audition successfully as well as learn all of the inside industry know-how, from agents, casting directors, headshots, resumes, demos, interviews, script analysis, and more! Plus, you will receive one on one feedback and a DVD copy of your work on-camera. This tool is a wonderful opportunity for the new actor to the experienced to see how you appear on-camera and watch your progression each week. This class is a great refresher for the more experienced or for those who are curious and want to see how it all works.
Dates: TBD. Cost: $365.00
JANUARY 2019 WEEKEND INTENSIVE WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS
This weekend intensive workshop is a great fit for those with busy schedules. This class provides the opportunity to practice the art of working on-camera with commercial scripts, industrial film copy, television and film scripts, and interviewing skills. All participants will work individually on-camera while receiving feedback and coaching. A DVD of your work on-camera will be provided. This condensed course will definitely challenge the new actor to the more experienced. Most students walk away with a deeper understanding of the on camera world and how to be successful in it.Dates: Saturday, January 19 (9:30am-3:00pm) and Sunday, January 20 (10:00AM- 3:00PM) Cost: $295.00
ADVANCED ON CAMERA ACTING FOR ADULTS
Due to its overwhelming success, I will be offering a new and exciting Advanced On Camera Workshop. This workshop is geared towards those of you that have taken the Adult On Camera Workshop and are familiar with my teaching style. Whether you have enrolled in one or more workshops you are welcome to enroll in this incredibly exciting class! This class is perfect for those that have been interested in exploring your ability in a deeper approach on-camera. I will be incorporating the well known and highly successful Acting Guideposts into scene work in a new format tailored for you. You will have the opportunity to learn how to make more dynamic choices in your auditions using the Acting Guideposts as your guide. I will lead you in more challenging exercises individually and with fellow students in scene study work and audition scenarios. You will learn how to pull your rawest emotions into a scene as well as define the truest route to the core of the scene and your character.This class will be kept to a minimum size. If you want to enroll please be sure to contact me ASAP to reserve your spot in the workshop. This class is a wonderful challenge, and one you will not want to miss! Dates: Dates to be determined. Cost: $295.00
MASTER CLASS FOR KIDS AND TEENS
This invite only class is geared towards students that have masterfully completed the skills necessary from the Kids and Teens Film and TV Acting Class. This advanced class will meet throughout the year as students will continue to finesse the skill of character development, being present on camera, listening, evolving emotionally, and strengthening the techniques such as cold reads and improvisation. This class is for the serious student, and culminates in a Master Class Summer Film experience in which students assist in the writing of an original film screenplay and participate in it as an actor. A memory that will last a lifetime as these young actors learn the many facets of filmmaking.Dates: Dates to be determined. Cost: $365.00
Classes and coaching are held at the casting office, within the Designer’s Guild building, conveniently located in the warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis. Address is 401 N. 3rd Street, Suite 660, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Click on the location marker for detailed directions.