Amy's technique is very basic breaking down the scene stuff. I found that it was a good way to keep in practice, and not get lazy about doing the work, but it works best if you have a strong technique foundation going in.
One complaint: it's marketed as an audition technique class, thus you do not rehearse with your partner beforehand (which I like)... but you do read the scene with a partner, and almost every audition I have had is with a reader. So while it does keep one in practice, it's not really like an audition, in which you are reading opposite someone sitting in a chair who may or may not be giving something to act off of.
Posts: 626 | Location: Hollywood, CA | Registered: August 10, 2005
Go study with her. You don't need any prior training before. She'll teach you the basics.
And I hate classes where rehearsal outside is expected. In film and television, do you call up Tom Cruise to rehearse? NOPE! I don't always know who I'm working with. I just learn my lines, understand what's going on and listen and react to the other actors.
Posts: 2844 | Location: LA,CA | Registered: May 06, 2009
Originally posted by WorldActorDev: Thanks alot Truth!!!
Hey Iceman would it still work good even if I didnt have cold reading training before? I'm asking because I'm on a really tight budget
im 1 of her students and i really enjoy her method. i also agree with truth about the rehearsing. This monday the 26 is costar night and what she does is have us audition for costar roles as if its a real aud to see if you would get the part
Posts: 12 | Location: city of angels | Registered: May 24, 2010
I called her studio a while ago and they told me they don't take beginners unless you are actively auditioning. Also told me I had to take privates in order to get the technique before I could take Amy's cold reading classes, which I never did.
Posts: 202 | Location: LA | Registered: June 04, 2009
If you can, I say put some $ aside and study with Annie or Saxon. I'm in Saxon's class and trust me, the best $575 i have ever spent! I'm amazed actually at how much I'm learning in her class. And real, practical stuff you can utilize immediately. Do yourself a favour and get in her class!
Posts: 107 | Location: Los Angeles | Registered: March 28, 2011