We received a Certificate of Honor Award
from City of San Francisco Supervisors
for our service to youth in 2016.
AN EDUCATIONAL AND FUN PROGRAM
WHERE CHILDREN EXPAND THEIR CREATIVITY.
Email Judy Berlin at email@example.com
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, is wings. ~Johaan Wolfgang Von Goethe
ABOUT Kids On Camera
FOR 36 YEARS Kids on Camera has been nurturing the next generation of leaders and actors. Our purpose is to give youngsters, ages 4-18, the confidence and communication skills they need to achieve success in the performing arts for stage, film or TV, voiceover, modeling and for school presentations. This is achieved within a safe, nurturing and creative environment. Take a look at the memorable feedback from parents and students on our mailbag page.
We are overwhelmed by possessions we own but do not treasure. It is time to reassess what really matters. Investing in the education of our children will last a lifetime.
ONE-DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
& DAY CAMP
San Francisco & Marin, Ages 4-18
San Francisco ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS
$150 - $260, Take one or both
Saturday June 24 Ages 7-18
Film & TV Series Acting & Audition Skills
w/ Hollywood Casting Director, Joey Paul Jensen
12:30-5:30P. $260 Pre Pay.
Joey has cast over 70 films & 16 live action animated series for family networks. Learn to take direction, interact with partners and work with pro film scripts. An educational cold script reading experience. Students must read at grade level. Parents join students, Judy and Joey at 4:45P for a review. Enroll limit, 18. Click for details on a new page. Click for Policy Page & Registration form.
Sunday Jun 25 Ages 4-7, 10:30A-1PM – Ages 8-18, 1:30-4:30P
TV Acting, Audition Skills & Improv w/ Judy Berlin, Founder/Director,
$150 Pre Pay, Enroll limit 12 per group
Performance skills on-camera. Age appropriate scripts and improv. Build confidence and have fun. Learn to take direction and use your imagination. Parents join students for feedback the last 30 min of class. Click for Policy Page & Registration form.
MARIN WEEKLONG DAY CAMP
in ROSS @ ROSS RECREATION
JUNE 26-30, AGES 5-9
TV Scripts, Physical Comedy, Voiceover & Improv
$375 - 9A-1:00P- Enroll limit 16
30 min north of the GG Bridge
Enroll only @ www.rossrecreation.org on line or via phone
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Ross School - 9 Lagunitas Rd
Ross Office Hours 10A-4P, 415-453-6020 Mon- Thurs
Interact w/ partners w/dialogues, physical comedy bits & improv. Voiceover lesson too. Improve confidence. All skill levels welcome. Parents attend review w/ live improv Fri. from 11:00A-1:00P.
ARIZONA FALL PROGRAMS in Tucson announced in mid-July
Two locations announced. From $90 - $150
One-Day Workshops and/or After School Serie
Ages 4-7, 8-13, 12-18
Comedy, TV Commercials, Scene Study, Film Acting & Improv
One location @ Jewish Community Center 3800 E. River Rd.
Information with Aimee Gillard at (520) 299-3000 x256, email@example.com or visit tucsonjcc.org
FALL PENDING PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA
Announced in August.
After school or weekend one-day workshops.
MORE ABOUT KIDS ON CAMERA
IT IS GRATIFYING
to have created a program that helps others. OUR FOCUS IS ON FUN
... as our students learn TV/film acting and audition skills. Open to all skill levels; this training is designed by award winning educators. A non-competitive nurturing atmosphere is provided in which students develop their creativity. Previous training is not required. Video feedback allows students to evaluate their skills and take pride in their accomplishments.
... watching our students share their creativity and trust in their using their imagination as they learn to make choices. They bring our scripts to life as they add their originality, nuances, and expressive range into their performances.
ABOUT JUDY BERLIN & HER STAFF
Experienced educators, pro actors and directors designed a unique curriculum. I have been a credentialed teacher for over 36 years and have performed on stage, as a voiceover, vocalist, and casting director. I was a voice on Sesame Street for 12 years. (SEE Judy Berlin's BIO)
THE WHOLE FAMILY
... gets involved as they are invited to a review to receive video feedback and evaluations. A nurturing atmosphere encourages our students to take risks.
WE OFFER a well-rounded curriculum designed for every skill level... from beginning to advanced. Each student's creativity is channeled into productive activities. Honest and constructive evaluations are provided.
Parents receive feedback at our ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS, CAMPS and TV SERIES. Parents gain knowledge about the entertainment industry in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Arizona. Our high student return rate shows us that our students are receiving the experiences they seek. We are also sensitive to the needs of children with learning differences. If this is applicable, please be sure to inform us of their special needs.
have become class presidents, TV news anchors, national speech tournament winners, lead actors on stage, in films, TV Series as voiceovers, and in commercials. Alumni, Bridgit Mendler is the star of the Disney Series, GOOD LUCK CHARLIE, Philip Garcia was cast on the SCANDAL and CRIMINAL MINDS TV series; John Morris is the voice of Andy in TOY STORY, and Justin Whalin won an Emmy for a CBS movie when he was age 19.
(See more on SUCCESS STORIES)
WHERE TO START in CALIFORNIA
San Francisco & Marin in June
One Day Workshops in San Francisco and
Weeklong day camp details are below for Marin in Ross.
WEEKLONG DAY CAMP DETAILS in MARIN in ROSS
Ages 5-9 June 26-30 9AM-1:00P
TV Scripts, Physical Comedy, Voiceover and Improvisation
Enroll only at www.rossrecreation.org
Ross Office Hours M-TH, 9A-4PM, 415-453-6020
A TYPICAL DAY CAMP WEEK in ROSS
Camp is designed for fun and making friends! Speech and physical warm-ups start off each day followed by rehearsals, improv and physical comedy. Small class size ensures individual attention (10-16) Trust is built as the instructor gets to know the needs of each student. Activities build on one another. Short scripts are emailed 3 to 4 days before camp for review and passed out on Monday. Snacks and outdoor breaks ensure comfort. Daily Plans: Rehearsals, comedy and improv are the focus on Mon and Tues. Performances are captured on camera on Wed. Improv and physical comedy continue Thurs. and Fri. Parents attend a review and live improv peformances on Friday from 11A-1:00PM
Also see OUR PURPOSE
WEEKEND ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS
WORKSHOPS offer enrichment in specific area.
June fees $150-260.
Guest coaches and casting directors are from San Francisco and Los Angeles.
I'm always searching for new ways to enhance our students acting skills and at the same time, help them get exposure to top coaches and directors. The curriculum prepares youngsters for real world auditions. Hear it straight from the pros as they have a pulse on today's market. These guests also educate our parents about the entertainment industry. (SEE POLICY PAGE for how to enroll)
ABOUT OUR WEEKEND LOCATION in San Francisco
at the state of the art Jewish Community Center in Presidio Heights. 3200 California St is near Laurel Village Shops on California. THE CENTER OFFERS FEATURES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. Enjoy a stress free environment with a delicious snack bar and deli; a fitness center, swimming pool, and an outdoor playground to enjoy while your children attend class. Large comfortable classrooms accelerate our student's learning curve. Enjoy a fine neighborhood filled with restaurants, Target, Best Buy, Trader Joes, Peets and Starbucks, Walgreens and book and clothing stores. This center is a true community and cultural center welcoming all people of all nationalities and faiths. Use of the fitness center or pool is approximately $24 for day use. FREE SUNDAY PARKING LOT just 2 blocks from our site. Parking lot is behind the stores on California St. at Laurel Village Shops. Indoor parking at our site is $4.00 hr. Street meters are free on Sunday and Mon-Sat. the meters take quarters every 15 minutes. (See MAP/DIRECTIONS, PARKING, BART & MUNI and at www.jccsf.org)
Also see OUR PURPOSE and about the LOCATION for San Francisco in June, and tucsonjcc.org
ABOUT OUR TALENT SHOWCASES
in SAN FRANCISCO
Our workshops and/or weekly series prepare our students for this event.
The showcases give our students the opportunity to meet talent agents and film and casting directors. Following the showcase, students interviewed with talent agents. Talent agency representation leads to future auditions. Students attend from 10-20 auditions annually in San Francisco.
Eligibility to participate was individually evaluated and participation was optional.
Your look may get you invited to an audition, but having familiarity with the audition process, the ability to handle cold script readings and comfort on camera, will get you cast! We have a working relationship with film directors, casting directors, and talent agents in San Francisco, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Agents encourage actors to learn the skills that our programs provide. (See TALENT SHOWCASE PAGE)
WE RECEIVE CASTING REQUESTS to help our CALIFORNIA and ARIZONA TALENT Filmmakers and casting directors from Tucson and Phoenix, AZ, the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles call upon us when they are in search of talent for stage or film roles. Inquiries are received when a pilot or film is being shot. We also receive requests for dancers and singers. We are a resource to students at the Academy of Art Univ., SF State U, and San Francisco and Berkeley Digital Film School for their graduate films and media projects. We want to connect our Tucson students to castings and opportunities in Phoenix and Los Angeles.
STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES INCLUDE
Drew Paxman (12) is a voiceover for Hallmark Cards; Ethan DiSalvio, (14) was cast on HENRY DANGER on NICK and THE MIDDLE TV series. Ethan was a voice in Monsters University and for Leapfrog Toys. Bridgit Mendler is Teddy on Disney's GOOD LUCK CHARLIE. Phillip Garcia, (30) was cast on SCANDAL and on CRIMINAL MINDS TV series in 2016 & 2017. Rebecca White was cast on HOMELAND TV series in 2017 starring Claire Danes. Directors from PIXAR Films attended our Talent Showcase and discovered Krista Fettke. Krista was a co-star in the Pixar Film, Play by Play. John Morris is the voice of Andy in TOY STORY 1, 2 and 3. Toy Story 4 is due in 2019. Isabella Peregrina was a voiceover in the film: Journey 2-Mysterious Island and The Polar Express. Shoshanna Bush started with us at age 7 and became a popular Mervyns model for several years. At age 21 in 2009, she signed a 3-film contract with Paramount. Anthony Robinson, had a lead role in the Animal Planet Film, HERCULES SAVES CHRISTMAS. At the 33rd Annual Young Artist Awards in 2012 Anthony was a Young Artist Award Nominee for Outstanding Performance as a Leading Young Actor in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special. (See more SUCCESS STORIES)
GRATITUDE & RECOGNITION!
I am grateful as I reflect on the wonderful students, families, and staff members that I have had the privilege to work with.
The support from Bay Area and Los Angeles talent agents, casting directors, TV producers, directors and filmmakers has helped to make Kids on Camera what it is today.
THANKS to the media industry for their features
about us on TV and radio in San Francisco.
Thanks also to Ch 11 news on Daybreak in Tucson, AZ as they featured us in January 2017. Michael Finney, Reporter Ch. 7 SEVEN ON YOUR SIDE (KGO TV in S.F), featured a story about us in 1998 and 2009. Michael spoke of our honesty and high quality program when he said, Kids on Camera is the right place to go. More thanks go to Evening Magazine, (KPIX TV), the hosts of People are Talking, Anne Frasier and Ross McGowan, (KPIX TV), Mornings on 2, (KTVU TV), the producers at (KRON TV), and KGO Radio.
Thanks also to our many locations over 36 years
such at Ross, Piedmont & Hillsborough, Saint Marks School, Saint Raphael School, Redwoods Presbyterian Church in Larkspur, Zion Lutheran School, Marin Horizon, Mercy High, Marin Primary, Seven Hills School. We take pride and honor our many staff members, David Rosenthal, John Litten, Deborah Eliezer, Ezra Stanely, Mary Dilts, Paul Collins, Sharon Huff, Laurie Keith, TJ Metz, Zoe Galvez, Heidi Abbott, Terri DeBono, Cassidy Brown, Trish Saunders, Thessaly Lerner, Douglas Leach, Cliff Mayotte, Paoli Lacy, Susan Lorraine, Beulah Stanley, Christina Lewis, Douglas Kassel, Gray Barker, Sabrina Fitzsimmons, Greg Shiver, Michael Axtell, Holly Dorff, Nancy Gold, and Cynthia Toronto. We also value our interns in California, Isabel, Nina, Caylyn, Alison and Tess.
MEMORABLE FEEDBACK FROM PARENTS
Judy runs a fantastic program and the kids really have fun, gain confidence and develop acting skills that will be helpful in whatever they decide to do.
Judy Freeman GYMBOREE Executive, California
I've been extremely impressed with your honesty and insight! Kids on Camera truly is the best in preparing audition and camera-ready kids. My son became more confident and improved as a public speaker. You also provide exposure to industry professionals.
Tonia Hsieh, Producer/Karma Pictures, California, East Bay
Your program is a great blend of integrity, genuine concern and affection for the children, professionalism, and FUN.
Mrs. Patti Slepika, Los Angeles
Through a well thought out curriculum Kids on Camera teaches their students that they can overcome their self doubts and accomplish goals while projecting a confident image of themselves.
Robyn King, Antioch, CA
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