Camera Intensive


3 Week Intensive in the Michael Chekhov Technique
September 5 – 26, 2018 in Hudson (NY)

We are accustomed to hide our feelings… Throughout our lives we are doing counter-exercises; we are doing everything we can to confine our feelings under our skins so that we show nothing and radiate nothing… All is masked; all is hidden. We must exercise … to open ourselves and show to the audience our souls… (Michael Chekhov)

The Course
A three-week Intensive, working with Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique to develop confident performance skills in front of the camera. Work includes text & work with partners. During the course there will be regular opportunities to see one’s own work projected on the screen for review & reflection. In addition to the hands-on learning experience, each actor will leave the Intensive with footage of their own on-camera work, recorded in HD (1080p) with quality audio (48K).

When & Where
September 5 (arrival) – September 26, 2018 (departure)
The Michael Chekhov School is located in the historic City of Hudson (NY), two hours from New York City. Hudson is accessible by train (Amtrak); the closest airports are Albany (NY) and all NYC airports.

Course Description
Morning Sessions are with Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan. Drawing on their experience of more than 40 years with the Michael Chekhov work, both will be focusing on technique, including qualities of movement, sensation, psychological gesture, imaginary body / centers, atmosphere.
Afternoon Sessions are with Ragnar Freidank. Award-winning filmmaker (Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn) & co-director of the DVD series Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique, he will focus on working with each actor’s individual processes in a creative & supportive atmosphere.

Our core faculty are Ted Pugh, Fern Sloan & Ragnar Freidank. Additional faculty include the last living direct student of Michael Chekhov Joanna Merlin, plus other guests. All of our faculty are teachers for MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association. For more information on our faculty, please visit our ‘faculty’ page.

The tuition for the  3-week course is $2100.
 Individual payment plans can be arranged upon request.

We are offering very affordable housing in shared rooms in a beautiful, spacious house in close vicinity to Hudson. The housing cost is $300.

How to Apply
The course is limited to 12 actors. Please use the form below to contact us for details about the admission process. We will reply to your message within 24 hours. If you have not received a reply, please double-check the spelling of your email address.

More Information
If you have additional questions; or you would like more information, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.