Presenter Profile

Jared Januschka

Guest Artist

Jared Januschka graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in 2011, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance and in early 2012 began to produce and direct internet commercials. Within his first year of work, he'd helmed over 30 different ads and won international competitions. Some of his clients included Chevrolet, Coca Cola, Campbell's Soup and Caeser's Palace in Las Vegas. Over the next 2 years he created five short films (The Men of Santa Muerte, See How They Run, Cleveland's Cookie, The Sure Shot and Gostando Dela), while continuing to make commercials. He recently completed his first feature film, Shooting in Vain, that won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Film at the Dances with Films festival located in Hollywood, California.

Jared's Workshops


    Commanding Sides to Win Film Auditions

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , , , ,

    Understanding how to read film scripts for auditions, including tricks of the trade.

    Incorporating an extensive background in auditioning, winning, and casting for film auditions, I intend to share my tricks with students to give them an edge when auditioning for academic and professional films alike. This workshop will combine lecture, discussion, and an "on their feet" approach to internalizing my methods.

    Cut It Out! Adapting Stage Plays for Short Films

    Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced / Acting, , Musical Theatre, , ,

    Adapt a modern play into a screenplay. Learn what the camera cuts from your favorite play.

    In this workshop, I intend to share my tricks for adapting material to create short films. We will talk about short story form, structure, and how to recognize stage material that can work for the screen. By understanding the differences within the two mediums, we can champion both! This workshop will include lecture, discussion, and the practice of learned skills presented within the session.