Jan. 20, 2020 - 6 PM to 9 PM HT

521 Ala Moana Blvd. 2nd Floor Conference Room – The Homer Maxey Center Honolulu, HI 96813

Pricing: Current SAG-AFTRA members - $10 (Please bring your digital or physical SAG-AFTRA card to class); non-union - $40

This workshop will answer questions like: How do I book the job? How do I avoid being “too big for camera”? What are the common traps actors fall into on set?  How do I get more "face time" (close-ups)? What’s the best way to learn dialogue for acting on camera? How do I reliably “fill up with emotion”? And, what can I do to increase my chances of getting upgraded from a co-star to a recurring role? (and any other questions you may have!)

We’ll examine the differences between types of shots (Master/OTS/MCU/CU, etc.), when each is used, AND how you should adjust your acting for each. You’ll learn what “Active Listening” is, how to do it, and why directors consistently hire actors who do. You’ll learn the best way to memorize dialogue for work on-camera as well as tips to help you focus on set (harder than you may think), and how to take adjustments from directors. We’ll do exercises that actually make it easier for you to do consistently good work on camera.

Methods of instruction to include:

  • Lecture/Q&A
  • On camera exercises 
  • Physical exercises

To RSVP, click here.

Questions? Please contact mericia.palmaelmore@sagaftra.org.


A map of the location can be found here.

Look for a street called “Channel St.” coming off Ala Moana Blvd. Turn “Makai” on Channel and then take the FIRST RIGHT after the parking lot. It’s easy to miss this right turn so look for a sign that says “HOMER A. MAXEY”! Drive past the sign and follow the road until it ends. Park and enter the glass doors. We’re upstairs.

About the Instructor:
Scott Rogers served as acting coach for 20th Century Fox Studios under a multi-year, exclusive contract, coaching actors for television projects and has coached principal actors, for more than 4000 hours on the sets of national television shows and motion pictures. He has produced, cast, and/or directed more than 100 professional union productions and he’s written, directed, and produced dozens of TV commercials. He was the full-time, on-set, acting coach for the Fox TV series North Shore and was previously the full-time acting coach for the hit TV show Baywatch. Rogers has coached/taught/directed hundreds of working actors, including Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Pat Morita (Karate Kid), Brooke Burns (Dog Eat Dog), Dominic Purcell (Prison Break), Donna Mills (Knot's Landing), Catherine Oxenberg, Susan Blakesley, Richard Kline and many, many others.

Rogers' clients include series regulars and guest stars on shows like LOST, Hawaii Five-0, Friday Night Lights, Grimm, Portlandia, The Librarians and actors appearing in Indiana Jones & the Crystal Skull, 50 First Dates, ER, Pearl Harbor, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Rundown, Tears of the Sun, Blue Crush, Lilo & Stitch and many more. Rogers is a 35+ year union member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, where he sits on the Local (12 years) and National (10 years) Boards and serves on several national committees including the National Executive Committee (a first for a Hawai’i member!). He chairs the SAG-AFTRA Hawai’i Local Conservatory and also chairs the SAG-AFTRA National Conservatory Committee, charged with providing support for the training of professional actors across the country. He’s taught acting to hundreds of actors, in classes from Los Angeles to Florida, from Seattle to San Francisco, from Washington D.C. to Guam (yes, Guam!). He has auditioned more than 15,000 actors for various productions and his clients appear on television, film and on Broadway daily.
For more info on the instructor visit: www.ScottRogersStudios.com

This event is only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing — no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members, please bring your membership card or digital card from the app (paid through April 30, 2020) for admittance.

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