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Acting/Auditions for the Camera:
Techniques in working on-camera in film and television production

Activities:

Workshop participants will examine the subtle differences between stage acting and working before the camera, then will be given an acting assignment which will be filmed in a live situation much like performing on an actual working film set.

Achievement:

Participants will discover how to conduct oneself in an audition for a film acting role, how to “work” with the camera and how to “behave” in a film or television performance.

Instructor:

Ron Holmstrom

Before becoming a fixture in the Alaska entertainment community, Ron worked in Hollywood for many years on stage, in film and in television. Some of his films include the critically acclaimed ‘Pow Wow Highway,’ ‘Christmas with a Capital C’ and the award-winning short, ‘Change.’ He will soon be seen in a plum role, playing Robert Hansen’s attorney Mike Rule in the up-coming, ‘The Frozen Ground,’ starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack. Of his numerous stage appearances, Ron portrayed Robert E. Lee in ACT’s West Coast Premiere of ‘The Killer Angels,’ Pato Dooley in CTC’s production of ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’  and Kit Carson in ‘The Time of Your Life.’

Ron was Artistic Director of Anchorage Community Theatre for three years, taught ‘Acting for the Camera’  for Alaska Theatre of Youth’s program at University of Alaska and has taught workshops and coached actors for many years. He has been responsible for the casting of hundreds of roles in theatre, film and television.

Ron is currently the entertainment reporter for both FOX and ABC television affiliates in Alaska and is the 1st ever Alaska representative of the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. He was recognized by the Anchorage Press as most popular male Alaska television personality.