Actors change the world. Actors are risk takers and through their emotional risks, they allow the rest of us to feel. The actor’s calling is one of the highest – you are showing people their own humanity, our collective humanity, through storytelling.
At Nashville Acting Studio classes provide a space for actors to grow in their ability to tell these stories, through script analysis, emotional preparation and character work. The classes use material from film and television in an intensive scene study format.
In the classes at Nashville Acting Studio you will find a group of actors dedicated to working on their craft. You will also find a community that supports your growth as an actor. Special things happen in our classes – actors change and grow, make discoveries, find themselves exploring what it means to be an artist. It is an extraordinary environment. The energy created is palpable; the relationships created are meaningful.
The Southeast is growing at an exponential rate with film and television opportunities and the market is becoming extremely competitive for actors. In our classes we focus on both the craft of acting and the business of working in this market. The classes will help actors understand the art of working on camera. For actors already working on camera, the classes will help you hone and refine your craft to deepen what you’re already doing and expand your future prospects in the industry.
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Caroline started Nashville Acting Studio in 2008 after being asked by her Belmont University students to continue her Acting for Camera class outside the university. The early focus was on script analysis and emotional preparation.
Over time, Caroline refined her approach to what it is today. We begin with a foundation in script analysis (a detailed Script Analysis Worksheet is provided to all students) and camera appropriateness. Students move on to work on emotional life and vulnerability, covering sadness, fear, anger and happiness. They follow that with working on masculinity/femininity, power, character and comedy.
We have three cameras in every class, which allows our students to work on the craft of storytelling while refining the technical side of actually telling the story on camera and for camera.
We offer a foundational class and advanced classes, all strict scene study and all with on camera work, though only one class is all on camera all the time, working with the three camera concept.
Caroline Locorriere spent five years in Los Angeles working on commercials, independent and studio features and short films. She studied craft for those five years with some of the most respected acting coaches in the world, taking from their teachings and creating her own approach to the craft of acting and the technique of working on camera.
She was the Acting for Camera professor in Belmont University’s Theatre Department, from 2004 to 2012, creating the Acting for Camera class syllabus and course content as well as teaching all level Film Studies. In 2008, she started a private acting studio. The Nashville Acting Studio has ongoing classes where serious actors concentrate on working on their craft. The main techniques focused on are script analysis, camera appropriateness and emotional preparation.
Caroline has coached actors at the studio and privately as well as on television and film sets. She has coached actors that have appeared in The Social Network, In Time, The Collection, Flight Plan, The Identical, CSI: NY, Nashville, Banshee, The Wire, Prison Break, Burn Notice, Pair of Kings, Still the King, Sleepy Hollow, Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Ant Man and many, many more.
Grow Your Craft
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The actors calling is one of the highest.
With IMDB credits including: ABC’s Quantico, The Social Network, In Time, The Collection, Flight Plan, The Identical, CSI: NY, Nashville, Banshee, The Wire, Prison Break, Burn Notice, Pair of Kings, Still the King, Sleepy Hollow, Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Ant Man and many, many more.