ABC Acting for the Camera with Kacie Devaney

ABC Acting for the Camera with Kacie Devaney


Mondays, 19h00-22h00


Acting: Learn the essentials of what it takes to be authentic on camera. How to move others emotionally and move beyond what’s in front of you, beyond the surface. Find deeper meanings and truths on camera and learn how to captivate your audience and be in the moment. Master the art of listening and understand its importance when acting for film. Discover how on camera, less is always more. Challenge yourself to go deeper into your craft as both a film and stage actor and master the skills needed to make thought-provoking and bold choices.

Body: What are your physical reactions as an actor? Do you have a nervous twitch of the mouth, touch your face, tap your foot, or scratch your right arm? Learn how to break these bad habits with innovative movement exercises and acting games geared towards relaxing you in front of the camera and making your gestures honest and believable.

Camera: Understand the realities of what it takes to act on-camera. Where to look.  The length it can take to shoot one scene. The etiquette when on a set.  How to, “stay on your mark.” The importance of the eyes and what to do with them. Additionally, grasp the importance of, tone, pacing, and the art of conversation for acting for film.

In this semester course, you will develop the vital skills needed for acting for film and TV. Through scene study, monologue work, and film and script analysis- (text and subtext), you will acquire the tools necessary to be a confident and believable actor. You will break bad physical habits picked up on the camera by engaging in original movement exercises and theatre and film games lead by Kacie. You will gain valuable information about the business side of acting for film and TV and what it takes to book gigs. You will walk away from Kacie’s class with the material you need to be a genuine and successful actor for film and TV. Each student will have ample time in front of the camera. Semester ends with a recording of each student’s selected monologue. Students will have access to their polished and edited filmed monologue to use for their professional acting portfolios and websites.

Kacie Devaney is a playwright, film and stage actress, singer-songwriter, dancer, and choreographer from New York City. Recently, her full-length play, The Great Forgotten, was turned into a pilot and is being prospected by various television and film production companies in both the USA and Europe. Kacie has worked and continues to work closely with Broadway and Hollywood film actors, directors, writers, dancers, and producers. Her original works have been featured all over New York City including illustrious film and theatre festivals such as, The New York City International Fringe Festival, The  Down Town Urban Arts Festival, The Mid-town International Festival,  Gibney Dance Center,  Jennifer Muller’s “The Works”, Elisa Monte, The Mark Morris Dance Center, The HERE arts center, The Robert Moss Theatre, The Tank Theatre, The Alchemical Theatre, the TADA theatre, and The Producers Club. Her pilot for film and tv, as well as her plays and dance pieces, have been nominated for, “best production,” “best story” and “best choreography.” Kacie is the founder of the production company, Kreation, and she is the co-founder of the creative agency, Road 13. 

“Kacie is the best teacher I had during my whole life. She made me believe in myself. She is kind and sensitive. She listens to students and pay attention to what they are saying. My experience with Kacie will be remembered because she was my first acting teacher, she pushed me to a certain level and I watched myself grow as an actor thanks to her. She makes you work with a big smile and big dreams. She has a genuine care for everybody and I admire her creativity and her way of thinking. Her enthusiasm is contagious. She is inspirational. I cannot recommend her enough.” – Lille, ABC Acting 2018

“I took Kacie’s ABC Acting for the Camera course with BAW and I have to say that Kacie has been a truly wonderful teacher, mentor and friend. She has a way of making her students feel completely comfortable so that we were able to express ourselves, loosen-up and just have fun! Not only did we have some great laugh’s in her class, but I grew so much as an actor because of her mentoring, honest feedback and encouragement. She saw something in me that I wasn’t quite ready to see in myself and she helped me to believe in my abilities and not doubt myself and for that I am truly grateful. – Angelina Iva Avei, ABC Acting 2018-2019
“I am brand new to acting and went out and did my first film audition for a student film of ECAIR school and received a callback. Thanks to BAW and Kacie’s amazing teaching skills I have done well in an audition. I couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you! – Helene Khindria, ABC Acting 2018-2019


This course is open to beginners. No experience is required.


Option 1: Enroll for the new Beginner Film Acting Certificate Program which includes the weekly Beginner Film Acting class and the weekly ABC Acting for the Camera. (350€ monthly)*. Click here.

Option 2:  Enroll for full year of classes (1600€ total or ten monthly payments of 160€)*.

Option 3: Enroll for individual semesters (890€ total or five monthly payments of 178€)*.

*Annual registration fee (30€) and semester production fee (150€) are not included in price. The registration fee covers office expenses and insurance and is paid once in the school year. The production fee covers all filming and editing costs during the semester and is paid per semester. Before making tuition payment for the class, please complete both the Registration Form and Registration Payment Form. Forms are provided by administrator after confirmation of acceptance into the class and are due one week in advance of class start date.

***Possibilité de prise en charge Afdas et Mutuelle Audiens Intermittents du Spectacle***

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