Guest Artist, New York Film Academy
Blake is a graduate of Denver School of the Arts and the University of Northern Colorado's Acting programs. Blake is currently the Associate Director of Recruitment for the New York Film Academy. Additionally, Blake is the founder of 383 Productions, an independent film production company headquartered in New York, NY. Recent projects include an award winning a feature length documentary I Heart Jenny and award winning short film Sunday 1287. Blake also directs plays. Blake's Off-Broadway acting credits include Baylis in Berowne from in the 45th Street Theatre’s annual Shakespeare Festival, and Joe/Syrup in the premiere Dan Savage’s of at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Blake has also worked closely with Oscar and Tony Award Nominee Murray Schisgal on a reading of his new play Other past theatre credits include roles in , and . TV and Film credits include (FX), (web series), and (web series).
Filmmaking: Tools to Create your own Content
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This is a well-rounded filmmaking workshop that emphasizes the tools necessary to create your own content: proper storytelling, equipment overview, set hierarchy, and cinematography. Recent changes in the filmmaking industry have made it an incredibly exciting time for budding filmmakers. This workshop will go over what it takes to be successful in the new age of filmmaking.
Improv and Acting-From Stage to Screen
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Improv and Acting-From Stage to Screen: is a workshop emphasizing acting in theatre, improv, film, television, and commercials. Participants will have the opportunity improv both for the theatre and on-camera. Additionally, participants with be guided through a variety of on-camera exercises and scenes- including given circumstances and close-up exercises. Through the use of a digital camera and television, attendees will have the opportunity to view on-camera performances live. The workshop will also go over the tools of the acting and filmmaking industry necessary to becoming a working actor. The intended audience is for High School and College students who are interested in developing on-camera techniques.