... you need a productive support system. No matter where you live and work as an actor, there will always be "pockets" of artists who settle for mediocrity in their work and have come to believe "this is as good as it gets". You should seek to surround yourself with those who are a few steps ahead, who are driven by their passion, who aspire to greatness and inspire others to do the same. DSSW is not the "end-all-be-all" of your training; we're just here to keep you from settling for less, and prepare you for the next level.
... you must be willing to play without a safety net. Learn to step out of your comfort zone. Learn how to fall down, laugh and pick yourself up. Be willing to fail. Sometimes, falling back a few steps means you get another chance, but with a running start. Sometimes in class, our students really suck ...and it's a good thing.
... In the business of Acting, you are your own product, your own service. Like any other product or service, you have to keep up with the development of YOU; always improving your skills and adapting to new strategies.
... that as acting coaches, we need to work harder than our students, harder than other coaches, and strive to be the best at what we do. We cannot expect our students to be at their best if we are not at ours. Set your bar high and that is where we'll start.
Colorado's Top Acting Studio for TV/Film Professionals
ACTING FOR TV AND FILM: HERE'S THE REALITY...
Most Professional Directors simply do not direct the actors on set like they used to. An actor has to be able to self evaluate their performances, be on the same page as the director, and are expected to know what to do when they arrive on set, which means they must completely understand how a story (screenplay) is brought to life on screen.
We don't teach acting, we train actors to prepare for the real professional world of acting, by creating a realistic TV/Film environment for them to work. Our acting workshops and programs are designed to give the professional actor a real-life audition experience, on-set training, and demo reel material to use for their acting career. All scenes performed by our students are custom written for them. When a student advances, they become a part of an ensemble, participating in their own "short film" experience.
You have the Talent. You have the Passion. You have a Dream. Good... NOW WHAT?
- Fine-tune your AUDITION SKILLS with VIDEO TAPED REVIEW
- Explore, Play, and get up to PERFORM IN EVERY WORKSHOP
- Learn to MEMORIZE YOUR LINES FAST
- Perform only ORIGINAL MATERIAL custom-written for YOU
- Receive ON-CAMERA, ON-SET Training
- GET QUALITY FOOTAGE FOR YOUR DEMO REEL