Auditor Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Screen Actors System Auditor Challenge Winners, John Manison and Stephanie Panisello!

John Manison
John Manison

 

The Screen Actors System Auditor Challenge has been won by members, John Manison and Stephanie Panisello. They had the highest amount of auditors sign up for class and are now on-going students, congrats!  They are going on the journey with us to become the best film actors in the industry. Not only did John and Stephanie win a free 4 week cycle of acting class, they will also star in an original short, shot by director and coach Ryan R. Williams. The short will be filmed at  Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

 

The Ranch has been used to film  numerous movies and television shows since the early days of cinema. From 1992 to 1997, Paramount Ranch was used as the setting for the television show, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, so it’s the perfect location to shoot, seeing as how it’s going to be a “Western”.  The short, entitled Bertram and Nettie will be set in 1890 in a post apocalyptic western town.

Stephanie Panisello
Stephanie Panisello

We’re set to shoot on the 27th of this month and today in preparation, Ryan and John took a little trip to Western Costume in Hollywood.  The warehouse supplies costumes and costuming supplies to the film and TV industry. It’s one of the oldest businesses in the industry, the company outdates any studio or production company currently in operation.

 

 

 

 

The Stand Off Short Film

The Stand Off Screen Actors System Wednesday Day Class Reel Shoot.

James Lake and Suzanne LaChasse in The Stand Off Short Film.
James Lake and Suzanne LaChasse in The Stand Off Short Film.

Thanks to the Wed day class for all your focus that day. Your clips look fantastic. All of last months clips are looking outstanding, I am a big fan of our new Blackmagic Cinema Camera. World class. Ambitious shoots to come for everyone in Screen Actors System!

The Stand Off is one of the clips from the Wednesday Day class shoot with James Lake and Suzanne LaChasse, they are both taking multiple classes and it shows. To be able to keep your cool in all that chaos and come out on top, shows an enormous about of professionalism. They use the System and it works for them.

For all you night class folks who are jealous of the level of coverage we get to shoot in day class, just know this…you are free to take it in addition to your night class for an additional $100 dollars per month. If you are looking to expand your reel, I would definitely do that.

 

Screen Actors System Blackmagic Camera

Screen Actors System Blackmagic Camera

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Rig

Say hello to Screen Actors System’s new little friend, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. This is the new rig we will be shooting reels and in-class exercises on. Finally a camera that is manageable in class and shoots in a full cinema format! And I am super excited about the new DaVinci color correction system that I got to go along with it. THAT is a huge game changer. Same system that Hollywood uses and now, Screen Actors System has it!

 Here’s the description from Blackmagic’s website…

“Elegant, sophisticated and jam packed with the latest digital cinema technology, Blackmagic Cinema Camera gives your work that timeless feature film look! Blackmagic Cinema Camera features an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range for a true digital film camera. You get a built-in SSD recorder, popular open standard uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, compatibility with quality EF or Passive Micro Four Thirds lenses, LCD touchscreen monitoring plus metadata entry, all packed into an exciting hand held design! There are two exciting models to choose from depending on the lens mount you prefer!”

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagiccinemacamera

DaVinci Resolve Color Correction System

DaVinci Resolve Color System

“Invented in partnership with Hollywood studios, DaVinci has been the standard in post production for over 30 years. DaVinci Resolve is the real time grading system that’s been used worldwide on more feature films, episodic television productions, commercials, independent films and music videos than any other. DaVinci color correction is the difference that makes high end work so breathtaking!”

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/color