Emmy award-winning actress, director and acclaimed acting coach Elisabeth Noone and nationally recognized voiceover and on-camera coach John Burr offer a rare opportunity to learn essential on-camera skills and techniques.
(Sarasota, FL) New and evolving digital technologies continue to redefine the worlds of business and entertainment. Despite advances in technology, a dynamic on-camera presentation still depends on the actor’s ability to deliver a crisp message with sincere, personal engagement. To meet this need, acclaimed voiceover coach John Burr has teamed up with the celebrated actress and acting coach Elisabeth Noone to present an “On-Camera Performance Workshop,” Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, 6231 Lake Osprey Drive, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota. The cost of this one-day workshop is $395 and space is limited to 10 students. For more information about the workshop and to register, visit www.jboncamera.com. For more information about John Burr Voice Dynamics, call 941-378-0021 or visit www.johnburrvoice.com.
What does it take to project a good image and communicate effectively on camera? John Burr, the founder of John Burr Voice Dynamics, says that confidence is key. “Actors need to feel comfortable in their own skin in front of the camera,” he explains. “This course empowers that by familiarizing students with script analysis, relaxation techniques and ways to adapt one’s voice and body to the interpretation of a script.”
The upcoming workshop will explore the basics of on-camera work, including commercials, corporate messages, film and episodic television. According to Burr, “Students will learn audition techniques, TV and film production terminology, how to analyze and interpret scripts, and how to follow direction.” Burr and Noone will also cover the essentials of marketing, the selection of casting agencies and how to assemble materials for a winning portfolio.
“We offer a warm, supportive atmosphere that enables individuals to test the waters and improve on style, depending on their level of experience,” says Burr. “By the end of this workshop, participants will have the skills to transform themselves into natural, believable, and exciting-to-watch personalities—and each participant will also be given a DVD of his or her individual performance in the session.” Burr adds that the workshop is relevant for skilled and beginning actors, corporate spokespeople, business owners, webcasters, and anyone who wants to learn the basics of video marketing and on-camera performance.
With more than 30 years experience as a musical and theatrical performer and director, and as a professional voice and on-camera trainer and coach, Burr knows what it takes to tell an interesting story, both visually and verbally. He has written and produced scripts in all media, and has directed many nationally known performers. Many of his former students have gone on to narrate and perform on-camera for the Discovery and Learning Channels, the History Channel, the National Geographic Society, and such corporate leaders as Marriott, Xerox and IBM. Already celebrated in this region and in Washington, DC, for his voiceover workshops and training, Burr felt it was the perfect time to expand his teachings into the visual realm of on-camera performance. All he needed was the right collaborator.
Burr found what he was looking for in Elisabeth Noone, the Emmy, Peer and Telly Award-winning actress, director and coach. Trained by legendary acting coaches Lee Strasberg, Kim Stanley and Elaine Aiken, Noone has been a working actor for all of her adult life, with over 2,000 roles to her name, including guest and recurring appearances on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Criminal Minds,” “The Wire,” “Law and Order SVU,” and other shows. She has taught at the prestigious Theatre Lab in Washington, DC, and held private workshops and coaching throughout the Washington, DC area. Noone has worked consistently as a voiceover and on-camera performer in New York City, Los Angles and Washington, DC, and was cited in “Word of Mouth” as one of New York’s 10 leading acting coaches.
“Elisabeth’s incisive style helps students identify the intent of what they read and craft a message that effectively communicates to the camera,” says Burr. “She’s trained established actors, and also creatively adapted her classes for the needs of beginners. She believes that confidence in front of the camera is imperative in the acting profession, no matter what the industry may be. I’m thrilled to be teaching alongside a professional with her level of skill and experience.”
Noone is equally excited about the upcoming workshop. “Over the years, John and I have both seen how acting strengthens social skills, the ability to listen, and self confidence. Whether you seek a professional career or simply want to improve your sociability, seeing yourself through the eye of a camera is a profoundly rewarding and inspirational experience!”
About John Burr Voice Dynamics
John Burr Voice Dynamics, based in Sarasota, FL, offers one-on-one voiceover and on-camera coaching for a range of students—from beginners to professionals. President and founder, John Burr, has 30 years experience as a professional voice coach. Former students have narrated or acted on camera for Discovery Channel, History Channel and National Geographic productions, as well as local, regional and national radio and TV commercials, imaging, politicals, audio books, and character voices for animation and videogames.