Acting with the Camera 3

ONLINE CLASSES are offered in 5-week Parts, 1 session per week. Sign up for either Part A or Part B independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10-week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A.

Presented by: Lisa Pelikan – 

Held online via Zoom:

Camera 3: Skill Integration for Film (Essentials)

Geared towards both continuing (prior students of Ms. Pelikan) and beginning (new students of Ms. Pelikan) film actors:

Continuing film actors with some film experience will work at an advanced level. This is an opportunity for the working actor with film experience to stretch, renew and risk. This is the class for actors who are ready to step onto the soundstage and begin filming. We will practice everything you need to own after the director calls, “Action!” Relationships with other characters in the screenplay, your space, the film crew, and above-the-line personnel will become more intentional. How do we become Present on film? How do you create location with a green screen? How does the quiet of the set become your friend? Let’s integrate your imagination, voice, body, and acting techniques to allow your most truthful work to be seen by the intimate eye of the camera lens. Let’s find freedom, joy, and presence in the technical world of film. We will practice the art of bringing-it-all- together. We will incorporate self-filming as an integral component of this course. Actors will experience creating work through the practice of filming themselves, in class and at home. Required: Previous experience working with Ms. Pelikan.

Beginning film actors will start with learning the steps needed to prepare to work on a professional film set. We will focus on your preparation for filming. You will learn the skills you need to have prepared before you step onto the soundstage of a feature film. Everything you need to know prior to the director calling, “Action!” These are the same tools you need to have mastered for an audition or self-tape. You will practice exercises that will allow you to experience finding the ease to move forward into the profession and the Art of film acting. Required: Beginning film actors must set a zoom meeting with Ms. Pelikan prior to their first class. Please email her ( as soon as you have registered and are ready to begin!

Lisa Pelikan brings her years of professional film, television, internet, and theatrical acting experience together with certifications in Fitzmaurice Voicework® and Laban Movement Analysis to hold this course for fellow actors seeking deeper truth in their work and full integration of themselves as artists. Let’s practice Being Present in the moment with all your skills. Let’s bring your imagination, breath, body, voice, spacial- awareness, and acting techniques together for the camera, the director, the camera operator, your fellow actors, and the outside world. In this ongoing class we will create a safe space, learn from our failures, and support each other in taking risks and growing as artists. We will demand respect for the work and each other.

You will receive zoom files of your on-camera footage at no extra charge.

Expected rehearsal time outside of class: 3+ hours/week. Beginning film actors may need additional time. Please be aware that the demands of time for this class will depend on your own commitment to growth as a film artist. Ms. Pelikan will match you in your commitment.

Online Teaching Statement from Instructor Lisa Pelikan: “Holding our class on Zoom is a beautiful opportunity to find a deeper experience of how, and what, the camera sees in close-up. Being Present in the room is very different from Being Present on film.”

*Please review registration prerequisites before enrolling (on the right-hand side of this page on desktop or below on mobile). 

Sign up for either Part A or Part B independently (5 weeks each), or join both for the full 10-week term. You may join Part B without taking Part A:

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