On Camera Audition Technique/Scene Study Classes
SHOWS, FILMS & COMMERCIALS I have helped actors Book!:
The Sinner, Law & Order: SVU, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Blacklist (2 different actors), Tommy, Succession, Blue Bloods, When They See Us, Bull (2 different actors), Awkwafina is Nora from Queens, Manifest, FBI, Power, Living with Yourself, Existentialism (cancelled pilot), Luncheonette (cancelled pilot), John Wick 3, The Family, The Cathedral, Simchas & Sorrows, The Expediter (short film), Alex (short film), Ahead Xing, Confetti, Plan B, Coming Home (short film), Family Treasure (short film), Morgan & Morgan, AAA & Gadfly along with many more pins, callbacks & accolades from casting directors, agents and managers.
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BIO: Dave Bobb is an On-Camera Acting teacher and Professional Actor & Director with an MFA from The Shakespeare Theater Company's Academy of Classical Acting under Michael Kahn.
As an actor he just debuted on a new HBO series, SUCCESSION. He has worked at principle scale on BLUE BLOODS on CBS, alongside Robert DeNiro in Luc Besson’s THE FAMILY & on DIFFICULT PEOPLE on Hulu. He has wrapped the lead as Mikey in Renaissance Production’s episodic MIKEY is featured in CALLBACK at the 2016 San Sebastian, BFI London, Malaga Film Festival & Brussels International Film Festivals winning best picture at Malaga and grand jury at Brussels, LAST PICKUP at the 2016 Williamsburg International Film Festival, ALLERGIC TO CATS at the 2016 Newark International Film Festival, and in the Grand Prize winner FOREIGN SOUNDS at the Rhode Island Film Festival which first premiered at Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. He just appeared in two episodes of the TV Series THE COBBLESTONE CORRIDOR.
As a director his first film MOSTLY MERRIL premiered at the 2016 Coney Island Film Festival. His second film, SILVER LINING, has been bought for distribution and will be streaming on GAIA. He just sold his first script, Wedding Day, which is now in pre-production and is currently co-writing his first feature film as proof of concept for a series entitled WE KNOW THINGS ARE BAD.
You can view his IMDb page at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4932442/?ref
A $150 deposit is required at the time of booking any block of classes or block of coaching sessions. If this deposit is not made at the time you schedule the block, the slot is still considered available and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. The deposit is non-refundable (your deposit goes towards the total price for your session). If you find you must reschedule your block, a 7 business day notice before the start of the block is required in order to use your deposit or full payment towards rescheduling. You may reschedule your appointment twice. Rescheduling a third time would result in loss of the block. A rescheduled block of classes must occur within a year of the initial deposit, or the deposit will be lost. If you need to reschedule less than 7 business days from the start of class, the deposit and class fee is forfeited and you will be required to pay another deposit of $150 to reschedule. This is non-negotiable so please book the dates out with whomever you need to and make sure that your day is clear. Payment for deposit can be made through Venmo (@David-Bobb).
"I had so much fun in class today. This group of actors, and your approach & dedication to all of us to become the best is inspiring. It really is. You pour your energy and heart into it, and that's just about as special as anything I've experienced. With your continued help I can extract the moment-to-moment context and jump in, having no time to worry about the lines. It led me to have one of the best auditions I ever. I was like a different actor in the room. Calm, collected, present and flexible to adjust." - Nimo Gandhi
"Dave's blend of honest, astute feedback combined with his deep respect of the craft changes everything I thought I knew about acting. His tough-love 'Audition Technique for Camera' class is essential for actors at any stage of their career. His technique is especially effective for theatre actors like myself inexperienced with the nuances of TV and film auditions, as well as for actors who've taken previous on-camera classes yet strive to advance their skill-set and career. Dave's class builds an actor's confidence and allows the actor's authentic self to shine through - the very quality that casting directors look for when selecting actors to submit for auditions and to cast. His class is a 3-in-1: the audition technique itself; an in-depth scene analysis that triggers an actor's authentic responses; and the removal of blocks and habits that allow the actor to freely self-express. Dave's class changes your acting life and therefore the life of the acting you bring into the room." - Jon Spano
“I have learned so much from your classes over the years, I’m sure that’s part of the reason why I’m having some success now. A lot of things I took from your class have been helping me book this year (changing the picture, listening, and being in the present moment). Thanks for always sharing your knowledge and wisdom about acting and the business. It was really a great help.” - Abdul Howard
“I’ve had more growth in the last 8 weeks than I’ve had in any other learning environments. I’ve never had such self awareness before.” - Sarah Marie Miller
"Dave, just had my audition. It was one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life. Seemed like everything fell into place. I can’t thank you enough." Updated: I just wanted to let you know that the response I got on set from the director and crew was really positive. Even one of the other actors asked me where I trained. I don’t think I would have been able to handle all that dialogue, emotion and pressure a few years ago. You have helped me so much." - William Day
"I got a callback for the CBS casting initiative! Thanks so much for your help. I'm pretty certain it wouldn't have happened without it." -Marc DeLaCruz
"Dave’s class exceeds what you’d expect from an acting class. With each session you end up learning so much about who you are as a person, and that translates not only on camera, but also beyond the classroom. I’m constantly drawing comparisons from what we’ve discussed in class to what’s happening in my personal life—and it has effected how I understand and navigate life’s obstacles. I can honestly say I feel more confident, grounded and authentically myself since taking his class, and that shows up in my work on camera. Thanks Dave!" - Lauren Dalal
"Dave's class taught me how to simplify the complex work in acting through solidifying whats most important, which has allowed everything else to fall into place. It's invigorating, refreshing, and brings a whole new meaning to my work!" - Michiko Sasaki
"You’re doing a great job as a teacher/colleague and I am grateful to be in your class. I really appreciate you, your jokes, your intense desire for us to thrive, your authentic showing up in class." -Dana Block
"I've really enjoyed participating in your class these past two blocks! The knowledge I have gained is substantial, I have seen concepts manifest themselves in my performance, and I'm more easily identifying when I've missed the mark in particular situations. I have found your specific critiques incredibly helpful and constructive, and I'm excited to continue to grow in the fall block." - Mitchell List
"I just booked an episode in a new Netflix series! I know it is in part the class you teach and I will be back! Cheers to you!" - Leasen Almquist
"I wish I knew you before when I was auditioning all the time. I think I could have booked more with your coaching." - Karen Chmielnicki
“Thank you for being a kick ass teacher. I so appreciate your approach, and am looking forward to continuing the journey and getting deeper into the work.” - Joey Sponseller
"There’s something that starts changing fundamentally within you when you start his class. And that transpires in your work on camera especially if are as nervous as I usually am in that inorganic audition room. I can even use that now to my advantage, and I’m not conscious about being me! Thanks Dave, love working / breaking down scenes with you and seeing them in a whole new light." - Sweta Keswani
"I took Dave’s class last Fall and I booked my first commercial after. I am inspired now more than I have EVER been. The challenges are no longer a source of fear for me, but a source of curiosity and desire to create more shifts." - Meleza Morris
"Thanks again for the self tape session, it helped a lot, and it also got me fired up again. It reminded me I have a path that still awaits me in the world of acting." - John Zion
"Thank you for all you've done to help me grow as an actor and a person. You are appreciated and loved." - Desi Stock
“I wasn’t sure how the Zoom classes would work out, but it was a really fun block. Thank you for making it a great class as always, and for all of your helpful insights and guidance." - Erin McMahon
"Thank you for your coaching. It was a relief to have the story so specifically. It gave me more confidence and was more fun and easier while still being specific. Thank you so much Dave!" - Cathy Finlay
"Thank you for our session.... I really feel like I am growing as an actress each time I get to work with you. 🙃" - Stephanie Flanagan
“After the first scene the CD said, "That's what the tone is" and after the second scene she said "You nailed it" and that she liked my expression at the end. Onward and upward. Thanks again!” - Sagar Patel
"Thanks for all that you gave me at our session last week. It was invaluable information. I will see you soon. Your coaching is excellent." - Randy Schein
"Ever since I took your class I have been getting more auditions. Thank you so much." - Jeremie Carlson
"Dave is an incredibly insightful acting teacher. He has helped me get out of my head and emotionally connect with the script. Breakthroughs in his class are recurring and tremendous." - Noah Damer
“You are an exceptional teacher. I always love the content we cover in class from the script to our own personal lives and the blocks that we put up that hinder our growth and success.” - Maria Chookolingo
"You inspire me with how you teach each of us uniquely. You recognize our strengths and weaknesses and get the knowledge of the craft across in ways we can understand. It is fantastic.” - Nikoletta Thoma
"What I like about you is that you actually really care about your students and that you want them to progress, learn and do better. Thank you for not just being a teacher, but for caring." - Tamyko Vassel
"Your classes have helped so much. I feel way more confident in myself when it comes to my acting." -Dominique Reyes-Ivory
"I did some kick ass work at an audition today; I KNOW my work with you has carried over. " - Kam Metcalf