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WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
Sunday March 4 Voiceover Looping for Films with Casting Director
Ages 6-18

Sunday, March 4
TV/FILM ACTING
w/ Casting Director

Ages 5-8 & 9-18

Summer Workshops
Dates announced in March
Ages 4-7 & 8-18

 
SUMMER DAY CAMPS

Weeklong Day Camp
Announced mid-February
Marin, E. Bay or San Francisco
Ages 5-8 & 9-13


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ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS, SUMMER DAY CAMPS
& AFTER-SCHOOL SERIES

Tucson, Tubac or Green Valley
Announced in March


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Last updated:
02-13-2018

JUDY SAYS

   

Kids on Camera 2018 –
37th Year!

SPRING & SUMMER UPDATES
SUNDAY MARCH 4 WORKSHOPS
in SAN FRANCISCO, AGES 5-18
TWO ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS
with CASTING DIRCTORS
Voiceover Looping for Film Age 6-18 and/or
TV/Film Acting Age 5-8 & 9-18


SUMMER IN CALIFORNIA
MARIN & SAN FRANCISCO, JUNE OR JULY
WEEKLONG DAY CAMPS & WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

Marin Day Camp @ Ross Recreation in June
posted on-line soon
June 25-29, Ages 5-8, 9AM-1PM, Mon-Fri, $375
TV Acting, Physical Comedy, Improv & Fun
Enroll @ www.rossrecreation.org


Class in progress


OUR PROGRAMS
... are EDUCATIONAL, FUN and we EMPOWER our students. 
Our students learn TV/film acting and audition skills for stage, TV, film and voiceover. A non-competitive nurturing atmosphere is provided in which students develop creativity, explore their imagination, build confidence, enhance communication skills and make friends. Open to all skill levels. Previous training is not required. Video feedback allows students to evaluate their skills and take pride in their accomplishments.

We received a Certificate of Honor Award from City of San Francisco Supervisors for our service to youth in 2016.

HAVING FAMILIARITY WITH THE AUDITION PROCESS, gaining comfort on-camera and having the ability to take direction and handle cold script readings helps young actors to get cast on stage, for TV, films, as models and for voice over. Your look may get you invited to an audition, but having familiarity with the audition process will get you cast!

HOW WE HELP OUR STUDENTS GET AUDITIONS & MEET TALENT AGENTS.
We have a working relationship with film directors, casting directors, and talent agents. Agents encourage actors to learn the skills that our programs provide. AFTER we experience students in our workshops or camps and if a student is interested in getting interviews with talent agents, contact us to help you. If we feel your child is ready for to meet agents for auditions we will assist you to get an interview.

Questions? Email Judy Berlin @ info@kids-on-camera.com
See how to enroll on line and pay via pay pal below. Judy lives part-time near Tucson and returns to San Francisco throughout the year.


MEMORABLE QUOTES!

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.

There are two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, is wings. Johaan Wolfgang Von Goethe


OUR PURPOSE

FOR 37 YEARS we have been nurturing the next generation of leaders and actors. It is gratifying to have created a program that helps others. 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, TV, voiceover, modeling and school presentations. This is achieved in a safe, nurturing and creative environment. Take a look at the memorable feedback from parents and students on our mailbag page. Scroll down for more about our purpose, history, spring one-day workshops and summer plans.


CALIFORNIA PROGRAMS

SUNDAY MARCH 4 in SAN FRANCISCO
TWO ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS with CASTING DIRCTORS
Voiceover Looping for Film Age 6-18 and/or TV/Film Acting Age 5-8 & 9-18


VOICEOVER Looping for Films
w/ Hollywood Casting Director, Holly Dorff for Ages 6-18
Holly's credits include Only the Brave, Polar Express, Toy Story
Holly cast 96 kids, ages 5-18, for Jurassic World

Open to Beginners and all skill levels.

Sunday, March 4, 10AM-12:30P - $175 - Enroll limit 14

LEARN what happens on a looping stage, what the terms mean, why you need a strong voice, how improv plays a role. Holly works at Pixar Films in the East Bay and Skywalker Ranch in Marin and in Los Angeles. She searches for voiceovers. This is educational and can lead to getting cast. Holly cast 3 workshop students ages 6-10 in TOY STORY 3. One teen was cast in JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND.
PARENTS attend at 12:00P as students demonstrate what they learned.
HOLLY has cast 50 films. As a child she was cast in many commercials. She attended the American Film Institute and the Producers Program.


TV/FILM ACTING & AUDITION SKILLS
w/ HOLLYWOOD CASTING DIRECTOR & MANAGER, LINDA DEFILIPPO for AGES 5-18
IS FILLING FAST
LEARN audition skills with pro Commercials and Dialogues from DISNEY & NICKELODEON.
OPEN to all skill levels.

Sunday, March 4, Ages 5-8, 10:30A-12:30P, $150, Enroll limit 8
Sunday, March 4, Ages 9-18, 1:00- 6:00P, $240, Enroll limit 18

Linda's youth clients have been cast on TV Series Modern Family, Fresh off the Boat, The Middle, Disney's Lion Guard, the Film, La La Land, and commercials for McDonalds, Fisher Price, and Toyota.
Kids on Camera Bay Area student clients include Ethan DiSalvio, guest roles on ABC Series The Middle; Nickelodeon's Henry Danger. Gillian and Angeline Espina are regulars on Dreamworks TV series, Life Hack. Angelina Whaler on Nickelodeon's Blaze and Harvey Beaks.

LEARN Interview skills, to take direction and gain performance skills for on-camera and interact with partners. Students improve cold script readings w/ age appropriate scripts.
ALL AGES RECEIVE a short script via email, 3-6 days before March 4 to memorize before the workshop to perform on camera. A second script is passed out at the workshop.
CASTINGS: This workshop could lead to auditions as Linda searches for new talent. Following her workshop in Nov. 2017 she invited 10 students to interview for auditions. PARENTS ATTEND a Q & A last part of class for feedback. Learn about the audition process and how a child can audition from home on tape and via internet with less need to travel to LA.
NEW FEATURE for PARENTS and AGE 9-18 Live performances and cold script readings so when parents join from 5:00-6:00P they gain a greater experience of their child's skiils.
AGE 5-8 Work w/ age appropriate scripts and have fun. Parents join last 30 min for feedback.

ABOUT LINDA: As a manager for over 20 years she works w/ top talent agents & TV and film directors. She started in Long Island NY in 1994. In 2001 Los Angeles became home base. She was a world Champion Roller Figure Skater. Her clients ages 4-30 appear on the Disney Series Mighty Med, Stevens Universe & Star VS Forces of Evil. Learn more at DCtalentstars.com


HOW TO ENROLL ON LINE FOR MARCH 4th
& PRE PAY VIA PAY PAL

CLICK to learn How to Enroll on-line on Policy Page and Registration From
PRE-PAY via PAY PAL with VISA, MC. Discover, American Express and more cc cards


ARIZONA PROGRAMS PENDING SUMMER and FALL

WORKSHOPS, DAY CAMPS, AFTER SCHOOL SERIES
Physical Comedy, Film Acting, TV Commercials, Audition Skills & Voiceover
Tucson, Green Valley & Tubac

I WELCOME SUGGESTIONS FOR LOCATIONS & CONTACTS in ARIZONA. Performance skills on-camera. Build confidence and have fun. Learn to take direction and use your imagination. Parents join students for feedback at the class.


MORE ABOUT KIDS ON CAMERA

I ENJOY
watching our students share their creativity and trust their imagination. They bring our scripts to life as they apply their imaginations and expressive range into their performances. Our students learn TV/film acting and audition skills. Open to all skill levels. This training is designed by award winning educators. A nurturing atmosphere is provided in which students develop their creativity. Previous training is not required. Video feedback allows students to take pride in their accomplishments.

ABOUT JUDY BERLIN & STAFF
Experienced educators, casting directors, pro actors and film directors have designed our unique curriculum. I have been a credentialed teacher for over 37 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 YEAR ROUND and SUMMER CAMPS. Parents gain knowledge about the industry in California 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.

OUR STUDENTS have become class presidents, TV news anchors, speech tournament winners, lead actors on stage, in films, TV Series as voiceovers, and in commercials. Alumni, Bridgit Mendler was the star of the Disney Series, GOOD LUCK CHARLIE, Philip Garcia was cast on CRIMINAL MINDS TV series; Rebecca White was cast on HOMELAND. John Morris is the voice of Andy in TOY STORY 1, 2 and 3 and Justin Whalin won an Emmy for a CBS movie at age 19. 
(See more SUCCESS STORIES)


WHERE TO START

In 2018 year round we offer...
one-day weekend workshops in San Francisco.
Summer weeklong day camps in Marin and
one-day weekend workshops in San Francisco.

Marin Day Camp @ Ross Recreation in June
posted on-line soon
June 25-29, Ages 5-8, 9AM-1PM, Mon-Fri, $375
TV Acting, Physical Comedy, Improv & Fun
Enroll @ www.rossrecreation.org

Details below...


WEEKEND ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS in SF

Workshops offer enrichment in specific areas. Fees from $150-240.
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.

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 St.
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 PARKING TIPS
Street meters are free on Sundays. A lot is 2 blocks from our site is behind the stores on California St. at Laurel Village Shops. Indoor parking lot at our site is $4.50 hr. 
(See MAP/DIRECTIONS, PARKING, BART & MUNI and at www.jccsf.org)

WE RECEIVE CASTING REQUESTS to help our CALIFORNIA and ARIZONA TALENT Filmmakers and directors call upon us when they are in search of talent for stage, TV, voiceover or film. Inquiries are received when a pilot or film is being shot. We also receive requests for dancers and singers. We have been a resource to the Academy of Art Univ., SF State U, and San Francisco and Berkeley Digital Film School for their graduate films and media projects. We aim to connect our students to casting opportunities.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES INCLUDE...
Drew Paxman (14) is a voiceover for Hallmark Cards; Michael Catalano was the voice of Charlie Brown in the original cartoon series; Gillian and Angeline Espina, have regular roles on Dreamworks TV series, Life Hack; Ethan DiSalvio, (14) was cast on HENRY DANGER on NICK and THE MIDDLE. Ethan was a voice in Monsters University and for Leapfrog Toys. Bridgit Mendler was Teddy on Disney's GOOD LUCK CHARLIE. Phillip Garcia, (32) was cast on SCANDAL and on CRIMINAL MINDS TV series in 2016 & 2017. Rebecca White was cast on HOMELAND TV series in 2017 which stars Claire Danes. PIXAR Films discovered Krista Fettke at Kids on Camera. 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 Journey 2-Mysterious Island and The Polar Express films. 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. (See more SUCCESS STORIES)


SUMMER PROGRAMS in CALIFORNIA

in JUNE OR JULY in Marin & San Francisco
Weeklong day camps and One-Day Weekend workshops


MARIN DAY CAMP @ Ross Recreation
DAY CAMP ACTIVITIES: TV Acting, Physical Comedy, & Improv
June 25-29, Ages 5-8, 9AM-1:00PM, $375 at Ross Recreation.
Enroll at www.rossrecreation.org

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 5-10 days before camp for review and passed out at camp 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 or Thurs. Improv and physical comedy continues daily. Parents attend a review with live comedy and improv performances on Friday from 11A-1:00PM or from 1:30-3PM.


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 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 locations such at Ross Recreation, Piedmont & Hillsborough Rec, 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 Stanley, Mary Dilts, Texas Holly, 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

Your program is a great blend of integrity, genuine concern and affection for the children, professionalism, and FUN.
Mrs. Patti Slepika, Los Angeles

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

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

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


JOB OPENINGS in California and Arizona

...for CAMERA OPERATORS and PAID TEEN INTERNSHIPS for age 15 and older for camps and workshops. TO APPLY see intern application on our website.


I WELCOME SUGGESTIONS FOR LOCATIONS

in ARIZONA and in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and MARIN COUNTY.

Send your questions and suggestions via email to info@kids-on-camera.com