Since 2003, Next Actor Films, a SAG signatory company, has been training students of all ages through our training division Next Actor Studio.
It is the only Studio in Texas that teaches Stanislavski Method Acting to adults and teens of different levels, has a solid behind-the-scene training program for filmmaking, screenwriting and editing students, a film production company that allows our students to have a worldwide exposure if cast, and a vibrant international film festival that takes place each October - Niff Houston.
In 2018 itself, we had several movies released on Amazon Prime, and we saw the production of a SAG-AFTRA feature starring Eric Roberts and Kamala Lopez that got completed in 2019. In 2020, a TV series RECAST is being cast and shot.
During Covid19, when everything was shut down, our talented and dedicated students did not stop practicing. They chose to participate in self-tape challenge, while staying home and recording their performances, which are available on our social media and website to be viewed.
Several Next Actor Students have started their acting career by being cast in our shorts and features, that have opened in international film festivals such as Cannes, SXSW, Sundance and National platforms like the Museum of Modern Arts (Moma) and released worldwide via Amazon Prime and Netflix. Acting classes for Adults in Houston Film and TV Acting workshop for adults in Houston
Most importantly, this is the only studio in Houston that aims at enriching our students' vocabulary by tirelessly exposing them to the great works of cinema arts by legendary directors such as Bergman, Kieslowski, Truffaut, Antonioni, Fellini, Fassbender, Ray, Kurosawa and more contemporary like Lanthimos, Farhadi, Jarmusch, Linklater and others.
ON-CAMERA ACTING PROGRAM FOR FILM & TV
BEGINNERS : Students who have zero to very limited experience on-camera, and/or no film acting training.
Class entails Understanding the dos and donts of on-camera acting, technical aspect of film and TV acting, Audition Techniques, Improvisation, Scene and Monologue Study etc. Students learn to breakdown the script, understand pauses and beats, voice inflections and projections, gestures etc.
Students learn to recognize their strength and address their weakness by watching the videos recorded in class and receive constructive feedbacks.
NON-BEGINNERS : Students can move to the Intermediate program at the end of the beginners' class. Intermediate classes are less intense than Non-Beginners classes. Some students can choose the Stanislavsi Method Acting Session if the teacher approves.
Ask your teacher about the correct program for you, based on your class performance.
Class teaches a student to start making choices, utlize psychological and physical instruments, apply the methods to find out what works best, develop alliance with space and partner, learn movement and blocking, work without comfort zone.
INTENSE : Students work with the Method, Intense scripts from film and plays, challenge their instincts and intuitions, work with nuances and emotions, target the removal of all inhibition and work with generosity, trust, confidence and professionalism. This class is highly advanced and students who are not ready, should opt for non-beginners or intemediate classes instead of this one.
STANISLAVSKI METHOD ACTING PROGRAM
We are the only school in Texas where Stanislavski for the Camera is taught. This is a program designed for the serious students who are interested to learn the original method acting system. The program consists of session that teach the art of acting based on the techniques developed by Constantin Stanislavski, that follows the Method of Physical Action, Emotional and Sense Memory to focus on the character and its psychology.
Group and Private Classes available for serious students.
This program is taught in different levels.
Introductory, Beginners, Regular, Intermediate, Non-Beginners, Advanced.
What kind of courses do we focus on?
- Acting for the Camera with Scenes & Monologues
- Audition Technique & Cold Reading
- Commercial Acting
- Voice & Accent Training
- Multiple Camera Setup
- Understanding the Director
- Stanislavski Method Acting
- Shakespeare On-Camera
and much more