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Available as an upgrade for owners of the Digital Cinema Training Course, the new Actor's Training Guide will strive to grow a work-and-prep ethic in you, help you learn your craft, illustrate how to find and interview an acting coach, and build a reputation that will serve you for years. Taught by Stephen Heu, who's led an acting and teaching career for over 40 years.


  • Grow a work-and-prep ethic and learn your craft.
  • Explore the process of film acting, with your Acting Instructor and Coach, Stephen Heu.
  • Prepare, rehearse and perform a scene from Mr. Heu's unpublished script titled "THE CAMERA".
  • Find & interview an acting coach, and build a reputation that will serve you for years.
  • Stephen will help you understand how to prepare the "wholeness" of a role prior to filming.
  • When you have worked and discovered and explored your character, you'll be prepared for whatever scene, whatever contingency as best as you can be.
  • If you know how to prepare your character in such a way that you make it easy for the director, the DP and all the other actors, you'll inspire everyone.
Subjects covered in the Lesson segment

The Audition; the Sides; the Look; the Script; the Process; exploring the Character; finding Identity; Believability and the Organic Performance; the Struggle; Impressions and the Seasons; Subtext, content underneath the spoken dialog; Empathy, Living the moment; Inspiring other actors; Slowing down; Exercises; How to not abandon the character; Working on lessons; Honing our craft; The actor's goals and the audience's goals; Loaning emotions to a character; Catharsis; Dealing with separation anxiety; Stage and Film acting differences.

Subjects covered in the Performance segment

Holding the last look; Slowing down, taking a beat; Matching other actors' level; Retrieve then speak; Controlling the words; Proper breathing; Right to speak; To edit, criticize, or judge an actor; Stretching the emotion; Muscle for Continuing; Looking at an actor as part of the whole script, as part of your own emotional process; Involving the character; Intuition; Learning the process of rehearsal and abandoning the script; Find where your gifts are and utilize them to the fullest; Sharpening your tools; Understanding the process and the script, internalizing the information and LIVING the characters; using blocking to convey emotion.


  • 1080p HD Blu-ray Disc and 480p SD DVD disc
  • BONUS: Fully searchable handbook as a downloadable document.
  • BONUS: Audio interviews on DVD-ROM section of both discs.
  • BONUS: Handbook, Study Guide, Transcript, and Script (as pdf files)