About Me

ABOUT ME

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DAN WEISMAN IS A 35 YEAR HOLLYWOOD PROFESSIONAL

And Now The Acting Coach in Portland who is happy to travel to his clients.   He's The Coach That Comes To You  Offering  Private Sessions, Acting Classes & Workshops in Portland..


MY PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY

Dan Weisman is a Professional Acting Coach from Hollywood to Hawaii to Portland – Teaching eager actors of all ages from an authentic, professional 35 + year career perspective.


  • AN EXPERIENCED ACTING COACH 
  • ACTING CLASSES / PRIVATE COACH
  • KIDS / TEENS / ADULTS  
  •  ON CAMERA AUDITIONING &
  •  PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUE

 

Dan has taught over 1600 workshops & directed over 600 shows. recently moved to Oregon from Maui where, since 2009 he taught classes at The Maui Film Studio, Maui’s best private and public schools and at the University of Hawaii Maui College.


 1977–1980: Founding Cast Member and 1st Associate Director of The L.A. Connection Comedy Theater 

Dan was a founding and  featured original cast member who won ABC TV’s ‘Best New Comedy Group Winners on “America Votes For Tomorrow’s Stars. 


Featured performer on Nationally syndicated TV's  ‘Make Laugh’  As an Improv Comedian Dan performed weekly shows, taught workshops co-starred with fellow cast members on  other nationally televised shows such as 'Superbowl Saturday Night on NBC-TV.  Recent unanimous 1st Round Ballot inductee into LAC Hall of Fame.  

OUR GOALS TOGETHER

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WHY HIRE A PRIVATE COACH?

"IN LIFE, YOU DON'T GET A SECOND CHANCE TO MAKE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION.

 A human being can express only those skills they hold in actual possession.


A focused private coach helps accelerate the possession of vital techniques necessary for individual expression.


 A focused private coach can help increase, open and free through dramatic educative processes a student's ability to grow in their craft, with confidence in their intuitive voices and witness the exciting emergence of their individuality.


I WANT TO HELP YOU BECOME A SELF DIRECTED AND ADAPTABLE ARTIST UPON WHOM THE INDUSTRY CAN RELY. 

 

LETS PRACTICE ON CAMERA THE REAL LIFE PROCESS THAT WILL  HELP YOU ACCOMPLISH YOUR GOALS.


  • From the moment you walk in the door, be in it to win it or don't bother to show up. 
  • So we practice the process; we record the process and stay 100% present throughout the process. 
  • Then, together, you and I watch the replay and evaluate your performance. 
  • Later, after you step away from your work, you watch it again.


PRACTICING RE-TAKES OR 'REDIRECTIONS'

I WILL COACH YOU DURING OUR SESSIONS WITH THE GOAL OF BECOMING AN ACTOR CONFIDENT IN  THEIR ABILITY TO BE FOCUSED AND SKILLED WHEN RE-DIRECTED. 


TO MAKE DIFFERENT CHOICES TAKES PRACTICE AND BUILDS YOUR CONFIDENCE IN YOUR INTUITIVE ABILITIES.  INDUSTRY PROS REALLY LIKE THAT! 


LET’S DEVELOP YOUR SYSTEM TO GROW YOUR TOOLS AS AN ARTIST.

 
 

 
 

MY TEACHING STYLES

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    WE GROW YOUR SKILLS 

     TO CREATE AN EFFECTIVE REEL


It's a jungle out there, and acquiring the best skill sets requires a professional guide you can count on . As an Acting Coach in Portland, my job is to help you grow stronger on  your journey from the audition process through your focused on-camera performance. 

LEARN SOLID APPROACHES  TO APPLY YOUR AUDITIONS:

  1. SLATING TECHNIQUES & INTERVIEWING  because 60% of 1st callbacks result from simply how you enter the room and say 'Hello'.
  2. COLD READING - & LISTENING 
  3. They must be practiced together because 60% of 2nd callbacks are judged by those with skilled cold reading technique and acting choices you make.
  4. REACTIONS ON CAMERA
    because they are as important as spoken dialogue.
  5. BASIC CAMERA TERMINOLOGY
    What is my frame?...Where is my look?  
  6. ON-SET BEHAVIOR - Be a pro with a focused ATTITUDE             
  7. DOs & DON'TS 
  8. REHEARSING
  9. MEMORIZATION METHODS TECHNIQUES OF cold reading and listening! 
  10. Making intuitive acting choices, 

         


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Contact Me

Do you have more questions? Are you interested in acting classes? An acting coach should become a trusted set of eyes who can help you on your journey on how to become an actor or help you apply professional acting techniques & skill sets which you can apply to daily work regimes. Send me a message, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Portland Acting Coach DAN WEISMAN

2536 Northeast 61st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97213, United States

(971) 930-9212 EMAIL: Improvmandan@yahoo.com

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