Can anybody say why Stan Kirsch doesn't make the top teacher lists on this forum for auditions? A top boutique agent recommended him to me when I was in LA two summers ago. I am probably going to sign up for his boot camp next summer if he will do the interview by phone or skype. Here is a link to bookings on his site that looks pretty impressive to me. http://stankirschstudios.com/category/bookings/
I've never studied with him nor met people who had.
Haha! One of my friends is a teacher there. I did not know that!
I'm going to have to talk to him about it.
Based on the site, I like what I'm reading.
Ah cool! I looked at the FB page and it looks like he has been expanding. Find a roundabout way to ask him if Stan still teaches the boot camp himself if you can. Thanks.
Truth, I see you added Stan to your recommended list. Did you get any scoop from your friend about the goings on there besides what is on the website?
I am also wondering how he stacks up versus Jen Krater. It looks like she has a ten week intensive while Stan has a month long "boot camp" on Saturdays before you do ongoing classes. I also saw a review of Jen's place that suggested a long waiting list.
I like what I see from both for my purposes but it sucks that neither lets you audit.
Jen does a free class every once in a while. When you sign up, demand to work in the email.
Jen Krater is expensive for what she does. There are CHEAPER on camera Meisner classes like Actors Workshop, Steve Eastin, David Kagen, and even Clay Banks who do the SAME thing. Unlike the aforementioned, she makes you do a 3 month commitment so that's at least $900 there.
Her 10 week intensive is basically you take all of the classes offered but at a somewhat bundled/discounted price. I still think it's expensive.
A lot of my friends who attend Stan Kirsch's school and also went through Margie Haber, say they've enjoyed Stan more than Margie for ongoing training. It basically is what the website states. They just find him better at explaining things.
If you do a side by side comparison of students who are working with Jen, Stan seems to produce more.
Ah. What Jen does looked different than those others on their websites. They looked like they shoot everything in closeup while you are sitting at a table while Jen and her husband break it all down into the different shot types as if on a real shoot in one of their classes. Stan does the same thing as part of his ongoing from what I gathered.
It's like I'm classically trained out the yin yang but self taught for the camera from books and doing student films so this is the kind of class I feel like I could use. We are finally getting around to Acting for the Camera in my final semester and I spend half the class biting my lip because it is so basic and even wrong at times.
Jen isn't anything different from the Actors Workshop, Clay Banks, David Kagen, Jeremiah Comey, Steve Eastin, etc. They all do the dual camera thing where each camera is focused on the closeup of the actor while you and the other actor sit in chairs facing each other.
Sounds like I'm in the same boat as gykoren. Is it common to make specific requests for what we wish to work on in class? I'm open to learning new techniques. Yet I've got a small list of things to improve for on-camera.
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