On-Camera Broadcast Work for TV

On-Camera Broadcast Work for TV

Instructor: Roger Lyons

Four-Week Session: Wednesdays, March 20 – April 10, 2013

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Special Price: $175


This 4-week class is geared toward helping you develop on-camera skills for television and the web. You’ll learn how to sound conversational in front of a camera. From delivering a script to ad-libbing as a host, this workshop will help you develop skills you can use in many areas.

• In the first class, you’ll learn how to connect to the audience through the camera. From practicing eye contact with the camera to learning how to move in-studio while maintaining a strong connection with your audience.

• In the second class, you’ll learn the skills it takes to be an effective, credible commercial spokesperson. We’ll explore how to take the acting judgement you have and directing it toward making the studio camera your best friend.

Thirdly, we’ll focus on hosting. There’s a great deal of work available in infomercial and program hosting for on-air and the web. We’ll explore what you need to know to successfully host and/or co-host.

Finally, you’ll learn how to conduct in-studio interviews. This skill is useful in a variety of TV and internet productions, from infomercials to marketing videos. We’ll focus on ways to prepare for interviews and make them work to their fullest.

Once you’ve mastered these skills, you’ll be ready to tackle your next audition with a broader range of know-how. This workshop will prepare you for an expanded palette of television and web work that will give you a better chance of landing that next job.

As an award-winning writer/producer/director for over 30 years, Roger Lyons is an experienced and multi-talented veteran of New England television. Following successful stints at WBZ, WGBH, Metromedia, WVIT and WHDH, Roger has run his own production company since 2008. His company produces commercials and PSA’s, web videos, documentaries and other video presentations for a variety of sponsors and companies. He is also a seasoned talent coach.

Last year, he received the prestigious Governors Award for the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 2008, he received the Imaginnaire Award from Image Magazine.

Recently, he taught in the Communications Department at Curry College and at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imagining Arts. He has also written 4 feature screenplays and is developing a sitcom pilot.


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