ANNOUNCING

Screen Acting Intensives
June 2022

 
Explore the world of cinematic storytelling in two unique, on-camera workshops, June 13-17 and June 20-23, with founders of The Moving Frame, Welker White and Damian Young.

The intensives offer immersive explorations into the specific language of what it is to tell visual stories on film and television, with a pair of workshops designed specifically for actors; and a new concurrent workshop for acting teachers made available both in-person and online.
 

WORKSHOPS FOR ACTORS

In-Person in Long Island City, NY
 

June 13-17, 2022
Essentials of the Medium


Reframe your relationship to the camera and the way you work on screen
5-Day Workshop, 10am-5pm  |  $975
 

June 20-23, 2022
Exploring the Shooting of Cinematic Scenes

Enhancing the actor's moment-to-moment work between Action and Cut
4-Day Workshop, 10am-5pm  |  $895

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WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

Available In-Person or Online
 

June 13-23, 2022
Approaches to Teaching Screen Acting

Deepen the foundation of your ‘on camera’ teaching practice
 
Includes concurrent observership of both acting workshops
plus additional pedagogy sessions and curriculum materials
 
Online streaming for teachers with in-room, multi-camera setup
including live feed from the shooting camera
 
9-Day Workshop with Flexible Attendance   |  $975

COVID-19 Safety

Proof of vaccination required to participate in-person.
Workshops will follow the latest public health guidelines regarding masking.
Complete safety protocols will be shared with participants in early June.

Apply Now

These intensives are designed for the professional actor,
those with strong training, and/or for current acting teachers. 

 

Submit Application as an Actor
Submit Application as a Teacher


When applying, please include your headshot and resume; or your teaching CV.
Admission occurs on a rolling basis while spots remain available.
Limited scholarship funding, please inquire about availability.

For inquiries or for more information, please contact
Welker White at teaching@welkerwhite.com
“I've known Welker and Damian for 30 years. They bring rare extensive experience across the spectrum of film and television to bear on a unique approach that inspires actors to develop their own artistic process onscreen. Find a way to work with them!”
— Allison Janney, Academy Award Winner
Armed with a unique, process-oriented approach to working on-screen, teachers and actors Welker White and Damian Young bring intensives to professional artists as well as training programs throughout the United States and abroad.

The Moving Frame has taught at NYU Grad Acting, Brown/Trinity Rep, American Conservatory Theater, Atlantic Acting School, Columbia University, Southern Methodist University, Florida State University, Otterbein, Wesleyan, Emerson, Syracuse, The Actors Center, The Freeman Studio, as well as numerous other institutions.

The Moving Frame's intensives balance the theoretical and the practical, and deepen participants’ understanding of the medium: how onscreen stories are expressed and received, the role of dialogue, tools to break down film scenes, and how the actor and the camera are engaged in a parallel process of storytelling.

Read More About
the Intensives

Essentials of the Medium

June 13-17, 2022

Monday through Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm Daily
For Actors
 
This 5-day Intensive aims to demystify the medium and provide actors with concrete tools to unlock authentic behavior that reads onscreen. Utilizing a unique, process-oriented approach, actors are immersed in the language and grammar of cinematic stories. The intensive begins with a series of original, short-form exercises that are designed to highlight key principles in screen acting. The week progresses to a hands-on exploration of shooting, with actors engaged fully in the collaborative process. Along the way we will examine scripted text and film clips to aid us in laying a firmer foundation from which to build.
 
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Exploring the Shooting of Cinematic Scenes

June 20-23, 2022

Monday through Thursday, 10:00am-5:00pm Daily
For Actors
 
This 4-day Intensive—created especially for the seasoned film/tv actor as well as professional actors who have taken previous Moving Frame workshops—offers a deep-dive into the shooting of cinematic scenes. Over 4 days actors will work in paired scenes, re-visited twice over the course of the week. Aided by a professional cinematographer, we will focus on how to move through coverage with a greater understanding of the process, enabling you to at once identify and fulfill a director’s vision while also exploring how to let go of the inclination to ‘perform’ and allow for a freer, more present, you. The workshop offers a chance to play, explore, and take new risks in a wholly supportive shooting environment.
 
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Approaches to Teaching Screen Acting

June 13-23, 2022

Flexible Attendance throughout the 9 Days
For Teachers
 
Welker and Damian are launching a new concurrent workshop for acting teachers available both in-person or online through a multi-camera set up. Teachers can follow along during both workshops as we lead actors through a wide-ranging exploration of cinematic stories through the use of individually recorded exercises; screenplay analysis; large-group exercises that examine the camera and the actor in a parallel process of storytelling; as well as breaking down real-time understanding of how and why scenes are shot the way they are.

Teachers will receive preparatory reading material, video clips, and a live pedagogy session, as well as a curriculum map that outlines the principles that are layered into the work (which may also form the basis of a semester’s worth of ‘On-Camera’ curriculum), in addition to scheduled Q and A sessions with Welker and Damian throughout the two weeks to reflect on the work as it unfolds.
 
For teachers participating online, the full workshop will be streamed using an in-room multi-camera setup that also includes a live direct feed from the shooting camera used during exercises and shooting of scenes. This unique setup allows participants to enter into the work through the camera lens itself. Attendance online is flexible, with participants encouraged to come and go as needed.

What People Have to Say

“I loved everything about this course. Welker and Damian understand better than anyone I’ve met what it means to tell a story onscreen …their ideas are simple and effective and present the actor with invaluable tools to create courageous, passionate work.”
— Maria Dizzia, Tony-Nominated Actor and Teacher (Freeman Studio)

“Oh how I wish I could’ve studied with them when I was starting out…I felt their teaching aspires to raise the level of film acting to Art. They are an inspired team.”
— Malcolm Gets, Tony-Nominated Actor and Teacher (University of Florida)

”Studying with Welker and Damian has been invaluable to me as a professor and a working actor. In a short amount of time, they give you both a wonderful wide angle view of the history of film acting, and then proceed to zoom in to specifics that you can quickly apply to your own teaching. They have inspired me to embrace the smart phone as a brilliant tool to enliven my teaching and to empower my students to take an active role in creating work on the spot to be analyzed in class.

Their teaching is insightful and practical, and in such a clear and generous manner that I leave their seminars feeling like I have tools I can immediately bring into my own classroom. And I know my self-tapes and on-camera auditions have improved since working with them too!"
— Jenny Mercein, Actor, Head of Undergrad Acting, Tulane University

“Welker and Damian, with great encouragement, experience, and skill unpack today's film industry. My work with them has not only transformed my own approach to acting for the camera - it has also invigorated my teaching, making it fresh, clear, and relevant.”
— Abigail Killeen, Actor and Chair of Theater and Dance, Bowdoin College

“Welker and Damian dispel the mystery around acting on screen and empower actors and teachers, whether early in their training or seasoned, with practical tools to take charge of their process. This work is changing the conversation around how we train actors for an ever-evolving industry.  I can't recommend Welker and Damian highly enough.”
— Blake Hackler, Actor and Chair, Head of Acting, Southern Methodist University

Meet Welker & Damian

WELKER WHITE is an actor and educator with deep roots in theater, film and television.  Welker recently completed shooting her fourth film for Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon, as well as a leading role in the independent film Crookedfinger. Other select film credits include The 40-Year Old Version, Bad Education, Goodfellas, Eat Pray Love, Dead Poet’s Society, and The Irishman, opposite Al Pacino. Onstage Welker has originated roles by playwrights Lisa Kron, Craig Lucas, Sam Shepard, Mac Wellman, David Ives, and many others. Welker holds an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College, where she teaches in the MFA Acting program. Welker has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist designation for her teaching. www.welkerwhite.com
DAMIAN YOUNG is a career actor with over 100 credited film and television appearances. His work spans the films of Hal Hartley and cult favorite Nickelodeon’s Pete and Pete, to roles in Ozark, The Comeback, House of Cards, Homeland, and many others. Feature films include Birdman, Catfight, I Care A Lot, and Trial of the Chicago Seven (SAG award winner). Damian has worked extensively in theater, both on and off-Broadway, as well as regionally. IMDb
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