New to LB Acting Studio: with Lewis Baumander

Prerequisites

This is not a class for beginners, but ideal for those actors who find themselves dissatisfied with their current approach and hungry for a fresh, practical, and no-nonsense  way of working. Lewis keeps it simple.

 *This class is a prerequisite to Lewis’ On Camera Class  and many of the other classes at our studio. This class is capped at 20 students

 

  • This class is ideal for actors who have training and audition/on set experience, but have not trained at our studio previously.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you are new to the industry or are curious about being an actor we recommend you take Casting Central’s On-Camera Acting for Beginners

Not sure what class to take? Fill out our general registration form and we will make a class recommendation! Click Here

Description

The New to LB Acting Studio class is where Lewis outlines the philosophy and science of his highly successful approach to acting.  Part lecture, part Q&A with plenty of on camera time, this class will take you through a series of drills and exercises that can be taken away and practiced on your own and with fellow actors.

This class is simple and straight forward: there are no misleading buzzwords or clever theories. You will learn how to do consciously what you do unconsciously. You will come to depend more on your own innate abilities as a human being  rather than an actor dependent on “methods” or “theories” for acting. 

You will learn the power to deploy empathy rather than “trying to relate”.

This class will increase confidence in your ability to memorize, analyze  and become more responsive to direction.

It will enable you to meet the different demands that you are presented with at auditions and while on-set.

This workshop will introduce you to a radically different approach to your acting.

  • Lewis’ approach is based on the science of the brain not outmoded 19th century acting techniques borrowed from the theatre and then adapted for Film /Television.
  • Working with Lewis helps restore the joy to the process and takes the homework feel out of the equation.
  • Lewis offers you with an alternate way to memorize lines and breakdown a script.
  • Lewis gives tips on ways to use Social Media to your advantage, not as a distraction to your prep.
  • Lewis helps banish such outmoded expressions as “the moment before” “be in the moment” and “intentions/obstacles”, “the character”, “the relationship” etc. He provides you with tools you can use instead of intellectual constructs to clutter your brain.

 *Again this class is a prerequisite to Lewis’ On Camera Class  and many of the other classes at our studio.

 

Studio Make Up Date: a date which is reserved in the event that the  STUDIO needs to reschedule a class within the session. Actors are expected to hold this date for possible make-up sessions.

New to LB Acting Studio

SEE full class schedule

CURRENT SESSION

Winter | October – November 2017

Monday  Oct 30  Nov 6  Nov 13  Nov 20

Studio Make up Date in case the STUDIO needs to cancel a class: November 27

Tuesday Oct 31 Nov 7 Nov 14 Nov 21

Studio Make up Date in case the STUDIO needs to cancel a class: November 28

NEW YEAR

Winter | January – February 2018

Tuesday Jan 9 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30

Studio Make up Date in case the STUDIO needs to cancel a class: Feb 20

Winter | March – April 2018

Tuesday Feb 27 Mar 6 Mar 13 Mar 20

Studio Make up Date in case the STUDIO needs to cancel a class:  March 27

Spring | April – May 2018

Tuesday April 17 April 24 May 1 May 8

Studio Make up Date in case the STUDIO needs to cancel a class: May 15

 

  • 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 […]

    Emila Kalinowski

    Read More
  • No matter where you are at in your career, Lewis brings it right back to the grass roots of acting in film…authenticity and honestly is key.

    Marie Ward

    Read More
  • Working with Dialects was excellent. I learned a lot! And not just about dialects, but also about breathing, speech and resonance. Joy is just fabulous! Funny, engaging and extremely knowledgeable.

    Sandra Flores

    Read More
  • 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 […]

    Albert Lapi

    Read More
  • As an old theatre actor finding my way into the wonderful world of television/film/commercials, LB Acting Studio has been perfect for my needs. I have already been able to apply what I’ve learned in class, from the Intro to LB Acting Studio, and most […]

    Wyatt Lamoureux

    Read More
  • “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 […]

    Yun Liu

    Read More
  • “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 […]

    Georgina Reilly

    Read More
  • “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 […]

    Shamier Anderson

    Read More
  • “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 […]

    Jenny Lewis & Sara Kay

    Read More
  • “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 […]

    Norbert Abrams

    Read More

Register for a class at LB Acting Studio today

Register

Sign Up for the LB Acting Studio Newsletter

LB Acting Studio clients can be seen in productions such as...

LBAS studio services provided by