Scene Study with Lewis Baumander


Taught by Lewis Baumander

An On-Camera Scene Study Class

 In a fast paced, quick turn around “working with a reader” business, the opportunity to explore and investigate a text and interact with another human being has become lost art. The power of a high definition, 4K close up requires instantaneous and authentic reactions. Only interacting with a real person can help you achieve this. This class is designed to keep you sharp, in shape, and at the top of your game and ready for the heat of the on-set experience.

Each set of partners works on the same scene for the entire 6 weeks allowing for a deeper and more penetrating approach to the work. By extracting context out of the text, and noticing objectives in the words themselves, rather than as a buffet of verbs, the actor will be able to experience themselves in the scene rather than as a fictional character. Character will be discovered from within not invented. Action will grow out of the interaction between the 2 actors rather than from an intellectual menu. Character will grow out of the relationship the actor develops with his/her partner and the text. Rehearsal time outside of class is expected.

Actor pairings are chosen by Lewis prior to the first class, and rehearsals are expected outside of class time.

The first 4 classes take place at the LB Acting Studio where scenes will be rehearsed and initial blocking set.

The remaining 2 classes will take place at Casting Central Film Studio (1444 Dupont).

The scenes will be shot with a single camera, (over the camera shots) with proper lighting, sound, and the use of sets.

Actors will receive the raw footage of their scene at the end of the 6 week session

Fully edited scenes will be made available for an additional $200 edit fee. 

What the lawyers say

*This class is invite only
** The studio owns the rights to footage and will use for promotional purposes as seen fit
*** Edit fee is $200 per scene and is not included in the price of the class.

SEE full class schedule

Summer | June – July 2018

Jun 6 Jun 13 Jun 20 Jun 27 Jul 4 Jul 11

Studio Make-Up Date if the STUDIO needs to cancel a session:  July 18th

Summer | July – August 2018 

Wed Jul 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22 Aug 29

Studio Make-Up Date if the STUDIO needs to cancel a session: Sept 5


  • Thank you so much for this wonderful session!  Emilia loved, loved the acting class and ability to express herself as an actress!  I think she did amazing job and we are so grateful to have a such a wonderful teacher as Marcia to help us grow and give […]

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  • Lewis was my first coach whom I approached when I wanted to start acting. I’m happy to say that after 3 years of working with him, he’s built my confidence and given me the knowledge I need to succeed in this industry. One thing […]

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  • “I have been taking classes at LB Acting Studio for about almost 2 years now. During this time, I have learned and improved so much when I’m auditioning for casting directors. Lewis doesn’t just teach you how to act, he incorporates breathing, staying true […]

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  • “Lewis keeps things simple and workable. Everything he uses is based on what we naturally think and do. I don’t worry about being “wrong” or “right” for a role anymore, I just am. He gave me the confidence to do what I always innately […]

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  • “Lewis Baumander is my go to acting coach, life teacher and friend. The skills he provides for his students are timeless and can be applied to all mediums of film, television and performance. He has expanded my thinking as an actor from eliminating the […]

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  • “We have watched Lewis coach and teach for many years now. He is a consummate professional and seems to make the actors feel at ease as they hone their craft. What is uniquely great about Lewis’ approach is that he helps the actor find […]

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  • “Actors enjoy rigorous workouts: stretching and reaching new heights with Lewis. Function, form, and facts are more than baseline with him. They are the foundation he lays for actors to succeed. Lewis Baumander’s diagnostic and practical approach to training actors is pivotal to the […]

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