ADVANCED PRODUCTION & INDUSTRY INTEGRATION
This curriculum uses the tools generated in Stonestreet I and sharpened in Stonestreet II to hone students' knowledge of the business side of the entertainment industry. Students learn how events behind the scenes affect their ability and quality of work on screen. The semester also includes regular one-on-one meetings and workshops with faculty and industry professionals to guide each student towards his or her specialized career path.
Stonestreet III is offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer II for 8 Credit Hours.
Stonestreet III 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.
DEVELOPING A FEATURE FILM
Instructors: Stonestreet Faculty and Staff, Guest Directors
A highly personalized semester that involves students in the development and production of a feature film. Students work in multiple capacities that engage them as actors, directors, producers, writers and as a production team depending on their interests and needs. There are many factors that contribute to the production of a film, and it is important for all actors to understand how each step in pre-production pairs with their own character creation before production even begins. Actual production of this feature film occurs in Stonestreet IV.
ACTOR AS EDITOR - MAKING A REEL
Instructors: Chris Modoono, Bornila Chatterjee
In this course, students learn about the editor's eye - what do editors look for when making their cuts? Students then take this knowledge and apply it to the creation of their own personal reels, a valuable tool for any actor to have for the industry, containing the professional work they created in Stonestreet I and II.
Instructors: Ted Sluberski, Zach Galligan, Alyssa Rallo Bennett
Instructors work with students individually, to identify and work towards each student's specific and personal career goals. This class is tailored to fit each student's needs and desires, and might include the creation of internships, a review of work done thus far, a post-graduation plan, or any number of other projects.
COLLABORATION WITH TSOA (GOLDBERG AND KANBAR)
Instructors: Alyssa Rallo Bennett, Chris Modoono, Guest Instructors
Students work on projects developed with both the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing and Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, further integrating their experience with colleagues in complimentary areas of the industry and as a way of further implementing their goals. This collaboration results in the production of original short films, which are submitted to the festival circuit, used in actor reels, and showcased on www.stonestreetactors.com. For more information on this collaborative class, see the "NYU Collaborations" section.
AUDITION & SHOWCASE
Instructors: Guest Talent Agents, Casting Directors, Managers
This class is monitored by Ted Sluberski and Zach Galligan. It allows the actor to build upon the audition technique foundations laid in Stonestreet I and II, so they can effectively move into preparing and delivering auditions independently of the classroom setting. In addition to meeting new agents and casting directors students now have the opportunity to audition for managers, honing their business and self-marketing skills.