There are numerous acting classes in Los Angeles that provide outlets for performers, but it seems as if there is only one that is specifically designed to give actors the necessary training for grabbing parts in Hollywood A-Picture films and that is the Screen Actors System. The system is helmed by director and cinematographer Ryan R. Williams who bases his teachings in simplicity and his view from working behind the camera.
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Ryan R. Williams’ approach to on-camera acting is radical in its simplicity. “I come at acting from a very practical, real-world position,” says the director-cinematographer, who was asked three years ago to teach a conservatory for the Screen Actors Guild while shooting a feature film. Intimidated and uncertain, Williams made a decision that would lead to the creation of his now-popular classes: “I just brought in the camera we were using to film the movie and decided to talk about the things that bother me about actors.”
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