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, 2019! 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 also 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.
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
FALL 2019 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.
Dates: Sunday, October 20, 2019. Time: 9:30am-4:00pm (12:30-1:00pm – lunch break)
Location: Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, 5601 West 78th Street, Bloomington, MN 55439. The workshop will take place within the Bloomington Ballroom. Cost: $285.00. Scroll to bottom of page to Register Here!
FALL 2019 SCENE STUDY FOR THE CAMERA
NEW POSTING FOR FALL 2019! 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: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, off 20, 27. Cost: $365.00. Scroll to bottom of page to Register Here!
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: Saturday’s, January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22. Time: 9:30am-12:30pm. Cost: $365.00. Scroll to bottom of page to Register Here!
ACTING FOR THE CAMERA AND VOICEOVER CLASS
This NEW and unique class will plunge you into the on-camera world of auditioning for commercials and industrials AND introduce you to the craft of radio and television commercial voiceover work. This blended course is a perfect fit for the beginner to learn the methods and techniques necessary to work in the industry, and for the more experienced as a refresher to improve your auditioning skills! You will learn how to audition successfully on-camera with television scripts while receiving individual coaching. Plus, you will work on the mic with radio and television scripts to learn how you sound and how to interpret a script. Students will receive a copy of your on-camera and voiceover work to review at home. This tool is a wonderful opportunity to see how you appear on-camera and how you sound to witness your progression each week. This new class will prove to be a fabulous opportunity to experience the world of on-camera acting and voice work, all in one class!
All levels of experience encouraged to attend, ages 16 and over welcome.
Dates: Sunday’s, November 10, 17, off 24, December 1, 8. Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm. Cost: $300.00. Scroll to bottom of page to Register Here!
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 11 & Sunday, January 12, 2020. Time: 9:30am-3:30pm. Cost: $295.00. Scroll to bottom of page to Register Here!
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 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
ADULT ON CAMERA BOOTCAMP!
NEW FOR 2020! Are you ready to take your acting to the next level? This all NEW exciting offering is for those serious about learning the professional techniques of how to immerse fully into character for the camera. Students dive into a deeper understanding of vocal quality, emotional work, improvisation, body language, and making strong and powerful choices. Drawing from film and television scripts, actors perform individually and with fellow actors in scene work. Students learn how to overcome fear, refine the craft and build confidence to book the job! All actors will be recorded to take home and review. Class is kept to a minimum size so you will have maximum time on-camera so sign up soon!
Dates: Sunday’s, January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23. Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm. Cost: $365.00.
Classes and coaching are held at the Lynn Blumenthal 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.
All registrations will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis. Registration for classes is only available online. However, if you wish to pay via cash or money order that can be arranged.
To reserve a spot in a workshop please contact Michelle. Your spot in the workshop will not be confirmed until payment is received. Please see below for payment options.
All online registrations require a full payment via PayPal with a major credit card. A $5 handling charge will be added to credit card payments. Once you click on the REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES HERE button, please select the class or workshop, click on the “Add to Cart..” button and then proceed to the shopping card in the upper right corner and check out. You will receive an e-mail confirmation for your order and registration.
If your class is filled to capacity your name will be placed on a wait list. Please be sure to register as soon as possible as classes fill up quickly and they are kept to a minimum size for maximum time on-camera.
Final payments constitute a final sale, no refunds or cancellations. Missed classes will be considered on a case-by-case basis, please talk to Michelle regarding your conflict.