FINAL PROJECTS & INDUSTRY INTEGRATION
This semester transforms the pre-production and character development work done in Stonestreet III into a fully realized feature film production, giving students the opportunity to work on a feature film set and learn to navigate its intricacies. Students will also learn to become self-reliant actors, able to steer themselves on their own paths to achieve their career goals and ensure they are bringing their best work to set each day.
Stonestreet III is offered in Fall and Spring for 8 Credit Hours.
Stonestreet IV also offers specialized programs for directors, producers, writers, and designers - and acting students who wish to broaden their experience and job potential behind the scenes - with courses and production experience in addition to or instead of an acting focus. This curriculum is set up on an individual basis and requires an interview with the Artistic Director and/or Managing Director.
FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION & POST-PRODUCTION
Instructors: Alyssa Rallo Bennett, Chris Modoono, Gary Bennett, Guest Directors
Actors, Writers, and Directors work together to fully produce an original feature film, building on the developmental work done during Stonestreet III. The project commences production at the top of the semester and continues through to rehearsal, production, and post-production during the course of the semester. Students will experience what it is like to be an actor on a feature film set, and they will learn to navigate the set's vocabulary and various crew responsibilities, while trusting in their own abilities to bring their characters to life. Feature films take time to create, and as such, this production will take the majority of the semester, requiring time and commitment from each of our students.
Instructors: Ted Sluberski, Zach Galligan, Alyssa Rallo Bennett
This course offers continued individualized one-on-one mentorship for students to work towards their career goals. The path can be a continuation of work done in Stonestreet III with the same mentor, or students can opt to branch out and try new directions.
AUDITION & SHOWCASE
Instructors: Guest Talent Agents, Casting Directors, Managers
Students in Stonestreet IV now possess the tools and skills to prepare and deliver auditions on their own, both for this course and the real world. While they still have the opportunity to meet and audition for guest agents, casting directors, and managers, Stonestreet faculty also now begin making individual student recommendations for talent showcases, television pilots, and independent feature films outside of the school setting.