Listen to Sample 1 Key Principles of Modern Acting: The Heart of Acting is Relaxation:
Listen to Sample 2 Key Principles of Modern Acting: Imagination~Atmosphere~Preparation:
Listen to Sample 3 Key Principles of Modern Acting: Beyond Obvious Technique~Physical Life & Trust:
The aim of the weeklyIntensives & One-On-One programs is to build total and complete confidence in the actor's ability with technique. Strong coaching is at the heart of many successful careers. The focus and excellence of our brand of coaching has proven over time to be the ultimate form for lasting impact. Training provides actors and performers with the unparalleled experience of having a master coach thoroughly custom-tailor a program matching their level of skill, talent & ability.
You can tailor your training to fit your schedule and budget without sacrificing quality, variety and intensity of training. Being exposed to various acting training method is the key to determining which fits you best. Not every great acting teacher of the past 50 years succeeded with everyone they taught. Fine tuning your “own” technique is a must.
Brad started out at the very well respected Boston University School of Theatre Arts where he received his theatre degree. Hollywood was his calling, so he moved to Los Angeles and studied with the famed Don Richardson. When Don Richardson passed away, Brad felt compelled to carry out Don’s legacy.
He began teaching as well as producing films while continuing to have a successful acting career. Brad enjoys teaching the lessons that he uses in his own professional acting career and has a strong passion to pass these tools on to help actors perfect their craft.
July 2009...Brad Heller on the set of "What if" starring John Ratz who played "Cliff" on Cheers and plays voices in all of the Pixar films like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Up, etc...See here with Kevin Sorbo who plays Hercules. Coming soon!
Scene Study & Performance Programs: Film and Television technique, cold reading, in-depth character work, improvisation skills, self-expression and creative freedom for the aspiring professional actor.
There are no rules as to how fast a student can develop. It is entirely left up to him or her depending on the willingness to grow and improve. The program does make it possible to learn according to one's desire and commitment. There are three levels of participation and graduation at the Studio. The program is designed as a complete training ground from beginner to full-time professional including young actors. It is an on-going program and you can enter at anytime. It takes two to four years to cover the full length of the program. Most students are encouraged to participate for at least two years to profit fully from the training. Students enter at various levels.
The classes are taught in a fun, supportive, professional and committed environment. The students at all levels are encouraged and trained to take acting on as a self-realization and artistic path for the long run. The coaching is strong, direct and from the heart. The classes are no substitute for psychology or therapy sessions, and humiliation techniques are never used to get results from students. Instead, the method of delivery is respectful of the individual, graceful, relaxed and entertaining. The coach does not make empty promises of success and stardom, but rather aims at building the actor's confidence through acquiring solid skills and a clear understanding and investment in the craft.