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Acting Classes in Los Angeles

 

At Peter Valentino Productions we currently have two acting classes in Los Angeles, Thursdays 7 – 10 PM and Saturdays 2 – 5 PM. Our Filmmaking Workshop meets on Saturdays at 10 AM. We shoot scenes and monologues with the actors from the two acting classes. These scenes started in class as cold readings. We are also bringing in script writers and working towards our own webisode.

 

ACTING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES FOR TV AND FILM

Peter Valentino has his own style of acting instruction. It is based on allowing the natural emotions to come forth. Acting is not pretending, it is being real.

ACTOR DEMO REELS

These days, every serious actor needs an actor demo reel. These should be no more than two minutes in length and ideally should contain 3 to 4 excerpts from scenes you’ve done. Shooting a scene is an important part of your eFducation. You have to know the protocol and how to act with the camera.

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FILMMAKING WORKSHOP

In this workshop, we will be working hands-on with camera, audio equipment, lights, and actors. We will be working on editing using Final Cut Pro 7, Premier Pro and After Effects.  The student will experience taking something from script to final product.

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About

 

” Peter Valentino is an actor, writer, director, producer, musician and teacher living in Hollywood, California. Valentino was born to a novelist/schoolteacher and a test pilot with his PhD. In college, he studied history, music, and acting.”

PETER VALENTINO PRODUCTIONS is a HOLLYWOOD production company dedicated to producing independent films which create social awareness. It was established in 2007 by Peter Valentino.

Peter had numerous bands as a lead singer and guitarist playing at all the local venues in LA while he studied acting. He then moved to New York City and did numerous shows with his bands. He put out two CDs with his band Y, and three CDs with his band Neon Venus. Peter did numerous gigs and events, and toured for the military in 2004 in the Middle East. A documentary of the tour played on MTV. Back from tour, Peter moved to Las Vegas where he founded the Neon Venus Art Theatre. He then started a sister theater in Hollywood, California. Peter has done all forms of acting: stage plays, live improvisation, comedy, television and film. He enjoys teaching acting classes in Los Angeles for film and television. Valentino writes and shoots many short films often using his students as actors. He has three feature films under his belt. Peter is in pre-production on his fourth feature film, soon to be announced. Valentino still uses his broad musical capabilities in the soundtracks of his films.

Our Info

Phone: 323-867-7973  call or text
Email: ptrvalentino@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ptrvalentino
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pvalentinophotography/
Headshot Photography site: http://petervalentinophotography.com/
Address: 534 N. Orange Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Acting Classes

Acting Classes in Los Angeles

Film Scene Study-All Levels

Classes on Saturdays 2PM- 5PM

$120 for 4 weeks

$10 audit

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Acting Classes in Los Angeles, Film Scene Study, with Peter Valentino:

Each actor performs two or three times in class. We supply sides (scripts) from film and television. Scenes are started from cold readings between two actors. The instructor will make comments and then the scene is run again with the new direction. The scene will then evolve to being off-book. You will learn to connect with your emotions and bring them up at will and to live in the moment as that person. The character becomes real, their emotions are real, etc. We teach scene study for film and television. We work a lot on script and character analysis. You will also learn audition skills, monologues, etc. Monologues are important to the Actor. A monologue is the easiest way to show off your acting skills. Agents often need to see a monologue before they will work with you. Each actor should have two monologues: one comedic and one dramatic.

In my class, some actors are working on reels, some are working on monologues for auditions, others are working on Indy short films or television shows. Some come to class to build their confidence for another arena of their lives, say business or social life. Acting is the shortest way to grow out of an old personality of your own and to come to the realization that you are able to change your personality in basic ways. Peter Valentino

Filmmaking Workshop

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Subjects covered in the INDIE FILMMAKERSWORKSHOP
Canon 5D Mark III Camera: Internal operations: F-stop, shutter speed, ISO, focus, white balance, lens choices, tripod and stabilization devices, etc.

Creative Use of the Camera:  Camera angles, camera distance, Depth of Field, lighting choices and cinematography, etc.

Audio for Film: camera audio, Tascam DR-680 field audio recorder, audio level, boom, lavalier microphones, etc.

Lighting for Film:daylight, tungsten, Kino Flo lights, gels and diffusion, C-stands, etc.

Shooting with Green Screen: Lighting, Distance, Backlighting, using blue or green

Film Editing: Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe After Effects, audio mixing with ProTools, Izotope RX-5 noise reduction, etc.

Directing: Working with actors, understanding the script, edit-ability, fulfilling your vision, working with a writer, etc.

In this workshop we will be shooting with the Canon 5D Mark III. We have a variety of lenses and you will learn the differences between them and when to use each. We also work with several different lighting systems and shoot daylight or indoor depending on the scene. We will be using professional Sennheiser lavalier mics to pick up the voice of the actors, as well as a boom mic, all being recorded on a Tascam DR-680 field audio recorder.

The students in this workshop will experience using the camera, lights, audio, and final editing on Final Cut Pro 7 and Adobe Premier Pro. Actors for the scenes come form Peter Valentino’s film scene study acting class or from other acting classes. The workshop takes place in a studio which acts as a set for home or office scenes.

Equipment

Demo Reels

ACTOR DEMO REELS and SELF-TAPING

Monologue reel: Location or green screen – $125

2 person film style scene – $200

Professional Self-Taping – $30/half-hour. $50/hour.

Above videos: two actors from class are doing a scene on location at the Studio. These can be edited to favor one or the other.

Monologue actors reel pieces

We will shoot scenes from the acting class when they are ready. Actors in class can also do a monologue reel, such as above, where it is focused on just the one actor with another providing the “shoulder” for an over-the-shoulder shot. This will combine with close-ups to make a professional actors reel piece.

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Films

Sophia
The movie Sophia is about a 13 year old girl who uses her magical powers to become “Sophia,” the rock idol of millions. It was directed by Peter Valentino and Devon Rachelle and produced by Peter Valentino. It has been released and will soon be available at Amazon.com.

Blog

Peter Valentino, November 17, 2015

Acting training is really, at essence, fear reduction training. Because of the fact that we have been punished for so many different behaviors, it sets up the fear patterns in each individual. As a result, you have these knee-jerk reactions to things, where you just get that fear in you. Our general thinking as a people, is very fear oriented in many ways. When two actors get up, they may initially fear each other to some degree, or fear actually being up in front of others. And so we’re working on that in class. We’re creating a space or container to allow people to let go of that. Also, we are utilizing methodologies of releasing fear and just getting to the real self.

And that’s when you’re acting, when you are behaving in the moment without any reference to whether it is OK or not. And all of us can learn this. Spontaneity. It’s a matter of self trust. Knowing yourself enough to allow yourself to be yourself.

It seems that Acting is quite misunderstood. People think of Acting as pretending. It is far more about being real, because it’s about dropping that disguise and being authentic in your behavior. You learn to be real with your emotions and more immediate with your responses to things. You allow yourself to experience life, the life of another, in an unguarded way. This is the quality that allows the actor to let go of worrying about the audience or the camera. Through constant repetition, you learn to create your own imaginary world, and to live with in it.

It is an interesting aspect of acting training that by playing another you come to know yourself better.

Recording Studio

Shaman Smith Recording at PVP is focused on postproduction for film and sessions for singers or singer-songwriters. We primarily use ProTools and Logic Pro programs, plus the RX-5 noise reduction system which greatly enhances the audio on your film. We have a great sounding Neumann U-87 mic for vocals, with the Avalon tube mic preamp for the best professional sound. We have excellent engineers/producers who are veterans of film post-production and music production.

Rate: $40 per hour. Block booking rates are also available.

Call Peter at 323-867-7973 for more information. 

Recording Studio

Rental Space

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Rental Space in HollyWood
This is a multi purpose space, perfect for still photography, film production, classes, workshops, special events, yoga, meditation, conferences, meeting small events and more. This unique space is fully customizable to meet any special request.

Rates:

  • $15 per hour
  • $100 per day
  • Green and Blue Screen included for no extra charge

 Lights Package:

  • Kinoflo
  • Fresnel
  • ​Daylight Fluorescent Floods
  • ​Clip Lights
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