Taylor Talent Reels School of Acting

From a hands-on / real-world experience approach

Taylor Talent Reels is an Acting College Alternative. A place where we prepare actors for a life of acting but at a fraction of the cost of attending a major university or other performance arts college. How? We are not a traditional college worried about accreditation which means we don't have to follow the rules and mandates when it comes to a certain amount of hours a student needs to accomplish per semester. So we don't have to charge extra for the time and manpower that makes up. Because of this you as an actor will...

 

1) Spend more time acting & auditioning and less time in class

2) Instead of spending thousands on tuition, invest that money back into acting, your career, your own projects.​

3) Start submitting for Acting Roles being cast within your first couple month.

4)  Take only classes you need to successfully become a working actor and have us create a plan designed for you that you can take at your own pace Instead of taking predetermined classes you may or may not be interested in.

Introduction to Acting

This class is designed for beginners with little or no previous acting experience.

Students will learn the fundamental tools to approach acting.

Through individual and group exercises, monologues, improvisations, and scene studies, this workshop eclectic in method helps students develop their acting potential and sharpen their performing skills.

 

Students are expected to write two performance journals after attending professional theatrical performances.

Previous theater study is not required.

Audition Technique

Audition Technique

As an actor, most of your career will be made up of auditioning. Learning the proper way to audition is the single most important aspect of being an actor. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of auditioning, you will learn audition etiquette (what to do in the room) you will learn how to prepare for auditions, you will learn what it is the casting director is looking for, but most importantly you will learn how to stand out and how to book more auditions. 

Scene Study

Through the use of scenes & monologues from TV & film scripts, you will learn the tools that will allow you to personally connect to any material, and maximize your own self expression.

 

Scene Study is instrumental for actors to get experience being directed.

 

Scene Study is that weekly workout for actors to make sure they are ready when the opportunity arrives. For beginning actors, the Scene Study class may also include acting exercises that help them develop their technique.

Understanding Character

This course is designed to teach you the importance of understanding your character(s)

type(s).

 

Learn how to analysis sides / script to breakdown the scene and character.

 

Learn character development, gathering your character materials so that you’ll be better equip at

auditioning as well as acting on camera for film, tv and new media.

 

If you signed up for the full course you will also learn how to create you own characters, develop your own stories,

basic screenwriting and be given the opportunity to produce your own scene(s) for your reel.

Acting on Camera

Provides an introduction to the technique of living truthfully in front of the camera.

 

You explore the fundamental elements of a grounded acting technique as they relate to the level of intimacy the camera demands.

As you practice in front of the camera, you learn to stay open and work freely without hiding or acting for the lens.

You develop the ability to listen and connect truthfully with a partner, letting that interaction guide your impulses.

Business of Acting

Acting is the business that you’re in, your business is being an actor but not every actor just like not every business is positioned for success.

The stats of a normal business show that only about two thirds of business’s survive at least two years and only about half survive five years.

The stats on being a successful actor are even less. The problem is that most actors look at the business of acting but don’t see themselves as their business.

If they did they would take the same steps successful businesses take in order to establish themselves as well as stand out from their competitors.

ONE YEAR ACTING PROGRAM OVERVIEW

What makes ourOur One-Year Acting Program so great is that it starts at the beginning of the month ten months out of the year. This means that each month welcomes a new student body. No need to wait til next year or wait for the start of a new semester. The One-Year Program is comprised of two sixteen-week semesters. Each of the sixteen-week semesters requires intensive time demands and a complete commitment on the part of the student.

 

INTERVIEW WITH TTR ALUM AYDEN RICKER

WHAT MAKES OUR ACTING PROGRAMS UNIQUE?

FOCUSED ON GETTING YOU WORKING

At Taylor Talent Reels our main focus is preparing you for... THE AUDITION! We do that by focusing first on exactly what it is you need to know and have to begin auditioning successfully.  We understand how hard it can be to get in the room and how intimidating it is once you have. We train you for both, by the end of your time here you will be comfortable preparing for and attending any audition.

REAL-WORLD - HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE 

For the creative-minded individual, the best way of learning is hands-on. At Taylor Talent Reels most of your training will be just that. From actually auditioning, to on-camera work. We expose you to actual situations you will face in your career.

TAILORED TO YOU

After you complete your core classes which take place within the first semester, you will have a career consultation with one of our Consultants who will help you create a curriculum going forward designed specifically for the journey you're looking to take as an Actor. Your classes will be specifically focused on subjects that reinforce your choices. e.g. Stunt Training, Voice Over, Etc.

REEL MATERIAL

We bring production value to the shoots that we do with our students, whether it's helping them with original work they've created, to scene development. The material created, our students will be able to use to add to their reels.

INDUSTRY WORKING STAFF

Our Teachers, Consultants and other staff members work in the entertainment industry as Actors, Producers, Directors, Writers, etc. so you are learning from people who not only have been where you are but can help you get to where you want to be.

FILM PRODUCTION

Taylor Talent Reels in addition to being an institution for learning, is also a full fledged production company, creating original productions in-house as well as producing and assisting productions with the creation of other projects. Our students have many opportunities to Act in some of these production. They will be able to use the experience in their resume and footage for their reels.

CERTIFICATE NOT DIPLOMA

We believe that a piece of paper doesn't define your professionalism, qualification or expertise when it comes to the art of acting. Your ability to act comes from your creativity and the work ethic you provide. Therefore we are more focused on helping you develop as an actor and helping you carve your own path. We believe in only spending time developing what it is you'd like to work on, once you've finished your core classes. We also believe that less time paying for our services means more money for you to invest in your career and for this reason, we decided not to become accredited and make you take a certain amount of hours in order to graduate with a piece of paper that won't really help you in the real world but do agree that it is important to document success and milestones so we offer a Certificate of completion and graduation type ceremony on your one year completion.

SEMESTER ONE OVERVIEW

We believe that a piece of paper doesn't define your professionalism, qualification or expertise when it comes to the art of acting. Your ability to act comes from your creativity and the work ethic you provide. Therefore we are more focused on helping you develop as an actor and helping you carve your own path. We believe in only spending time developing what it is you'd like to work on, once you've finished your core classes. We also believe that less time paying for our services means more money for you to invest in your career and for this reason, we decided not to become accredited and make you take a certain amount of hours in order to graduate with a piece of paper that won't really help you in the real world but do agree that it is important to document success and milestones so we offer a Certificate of completion and graduation type ceremony on your one year completion.

LEARNING GOALS

  • Understanding of Acting

  • Understanding of your character type(s)

  • Understanding of Audition Process

  • Comfortable with Auditioning

  • Understanding Auditioning from the aspect of Character

  • Understanding of the 5 basic Objectives

  • Scene Study

  • Script Breakdown

  • Character Development

  • Casting Submission

  • Business of Acting

  • Producing you own content

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PRODUCTION GOALS

  • On Camera Monologues

  • Cinematic Monologues

  • Scene Development

  • Short Film Development

  • Demo Reel

SEMESTER TWO OVERVIEW

Our focus is always on Auditioning so we will be continuing with our Understanding Character and On-Camera Acting Classes. The difference this semester is that your other classes will be of your own design. You will have the opportunity to choose them based on the results from your Career Strategy Consultation

WHERE TO BEGIN

ADMISSIONS

Start by reading our Admissions policies for U.S. and International Students

COURSES

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APPLY

Start the application for the month you'd like to begin.

CONTACT US

Contact us with any questions about our courses, application process, or anything else.

FOR MORE INFO

Call: 323 351 8259