Acting Classes

Scene Study

Lynette McNeill Studio - Scene StudyScene study focuses on the skills needed by the student to develop vivid characters in imaginary circumstances and to do so with truth and deep emotional understanding. By fine tuning these skills, the actor begins to bring his voice to the work with the new abilities he has now gained to express his own artistic choices. The goal is for the actor to know his craft with expanded range and knowledge. Every actor works every class.

One of our super star graduates, Adam Sandler, now a famous Hollywood Actor agrees that Lynette’s 5 star acting classes basically changed his life and career forever!


Improvisation is part of our on-going scene study classes here in Los Angeles. Every acting class starts with specific exercises which are done as improvisations focused on one aspect of the work. These exercises are tailor made for the individual actor to explore new territory with more depth and reality. The goal is to expand the actor’s range with character, relationship, and emotional truth bringing new ease and spontaneity to the work. Every actor works every acting class.

Audition Technique

For our acting classes in Los Angeles, we offer audition techniques in our on-going scene study class. In addition, we now also include On Camera classes every 6 weeks for current students. This is designed to develop special techniques needed in auditions and on camera. Every actor works every class.

On Camera

As part of our on-going classes, we offer at no extra charge, some additional services as part of our pledge to deliver the finest training available.

Every six weeks we offer an On Camera Class to see how each student is progressing with both auditions and work on camera. These classes have been hugely successful as each student is able to sit with Lynette while viewing the monitor to discuss their work. These classes are very rewarding and the students leave invigorated and excited to advance to the next level.

Casting Director Workshops

We have also just started offering our own In House Casting Director Workshops. By bringing in a casting director to do 4 separate workshops exclusively with our students, they are able to address individual problems with the casting director and resolve those areas with new understanding. These workshops are offered at different intervals throughout the year.

Industry Guests

Because we believe it’s important to stay connected with what’s happening in the film and television industry we bring in special guest speakers to do seminars with our students. Some of our speakers have included Academy Award winning producer, Nick Morton; producer/director Grant Heslov; (Grant is co-owner of Smokehouse Pictures with George Clooney) and producer/director Rick Rosenthal, owner of Whitewater Films. Each speaker brings a new voice and a new point of view as to what is needed and wanted from an actor in auditions as well as working on set. These seminars are very effective in pushing the students to actively pursue their goals with great ideas as to how to do so.

Our aim is to bring the best and the brightest in the industry to complement your training. We love to create working actors!

Acting Classes to Improve Your Skills

Acting Classes-Welcome! Let me briefly capsulize for you what these acting classes are all about. These acting classes are all about you! The acting classes were created to train actors like yourself in an atmosphere that is both challenging and stimulating so as to inspire you—the actor—to explore new areas of your talent and creativity while becoming a confident skilled professional.

As a part of your creative growth, be willing to take risks in your work—learn from your successes as well as from your failures. Don’t play it safe—there’s nothing very rewarding that comes from playing it safe. Any artist worth his salt has taken big chances. Think of the wonderful architecture we would have missed if Frank Lloyd Wright hadn’t dared to design such unconventional buildings as the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. And where would modern art be today if artists like Picasso hadn’t broken new ground with Cubism? So if it’s easy or comfortable, you’re not doing as much as you can. There must be an element of danger just to keep us on our toes—to remain alert—ready for anything. It’s that extra edge that makes life exciting and always interesting. Give yourself more to do than less—you can’t go wrong.

How Can You Benefit From Acting Classes?

Another aspect of the acting classes are designed to help you develop your own personal discipline. The more disciplined you are the more you’ll produce, the more you produce the more you’ll learn and the more likely you are to become a working actor. You are expected to be on time, to keep appointments for rehearsals, to bring in well-prepared scenes and to be of good cheer. So leave your personal problems behind when you enter. You are here to refine your skills and have the most creative time possible. Keep the environment clean of your outside upsets and challenge others to do the same. This is your place to thrive as an actor so treat it accordingly and don’t spoil it by lateness, upsets and ill-prepared work.

Now for a word on responsibility. Okay, it’s a word we hear all the time—“Be responsible” or “Take responsibility.” But what does all that mean in your acting classes? The way I see it is really quite simple. It just means willing to be make things happen no matter what gets in your way istead of willing to be a victim of circumstance. Come on now, you know you can control anything you really want to—so just cut out all the other jazz. You’re much more able as person than you think. So don’t look for excuses. Do what you have to do to get the job done.

Improve Your Communication

Going hand in hand with responsibility is communication. Your job as an actor in these acting classes, as in any art form, is involved with communication. Your own personal work and your with with others will be as good as you are able to communicate. So when things aren’t going well with yourself or someone else—communicate. You will find your work as well as your life much easier if you communicate in an honest, direct manner. In this life, there will be times when difficulties must be resolved, whether in class, on a movie set, in the theatre, or at home. And the only device I have found that has been at all effective is communication—not by storming out or parading your emotions or trying to make yourself right—but by simply sitting down and talking it out. And while you’re at it, be willing to listen to the other guy—he may actually have a point. Believe me, If you grasp this one concept, life will go that much smoother.

In Conclusion

As you can see, the teaching encompasses not only assisting you in expanding your talent, but also includes helping you to develop a sense of yourself as a disciplined individual in relationship to your work as an actor and in relationship to your work with others.

So there you have it. If you’ve read this far and you’re still with me, you’re probably ready to launch what may be the adventure of a lifetime. For as you grow to understand human behavior and emotion, you will learn more about yourself and others while possibly gaining some new insights as to why people are the way they are. If all this seems very “important” for acting classes to be addressing, you’re right! It’s some kinda trip to explore what makes a person tick—but that is the task at hand. So get ready to have the time of your life—you’ve just entered a brand new era of acting classes.

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