Acting, like all art, is a form of communication. Actors on film
express the chaotic splendor of human emotion, via their interaction
with each other. Jeremiah Comey's studio offers each student the
opportunity to master the art of being emotionally open on film. He
operates on the same conviction that made Vincent Van Gogh's art so
powerful, which is the idea that brilliant art is the purest expression
of the artist's self. Just as great artists define themselves by their
art, so do brilliant film actors communicate through their quality. Quality is a combination of their individual personality and their talent.
The art of acting requires that you study in order to master the
craft. It is easy to cry when you fight with a lover or watch a
tearjerker. But it is another matter to cry in an audition or in a
scene. You need to be able to expose your true feelings in any situation
that your craft demands. In front of the camera, it can be a nightmare
for the untrained actor to be believable and emotionally honest. Even a
scene as simple as a quiet talk over coffee can be daunting. It is
difficult to shed your inhibitions, but the key to good acting is
providing the audience with the truest sense of who you are. Good acting
is not just a performance, the character or the dialogue- it is the
actor sharing who they are with the world.
Jeremiah Comey's method, the Art of Film Acting, teaches actors how
to achieve and respond to honest emotions on-camera by utilizing
five key principles: Concentration, Acceptance, Not Knowing, Giving & Receiving and Relating. Using
these principles encourages actors to experience rather than indicate
an emotion. Comey's method has been studied by many actors such as Billy Zane, Jackson Rathbone, Mehcad Brooks, Lindsey Shaw, Adrian Paul, Armie Hammer, Kayla Ewell, and Johnny Knoxville. .
The studio is located at the Times Square Center in Studio City,
California. For over 35 years, the Jeremiah Comey Film Acting Studio
has offered professional and aspiring actors a unique film acting
experience. He aims exclusively at capitalizing on the emotional power
in "the Close-Up."
His method and exercises provide the actor with the foundations to
perform in front of the camera. Jeremiah's goal is to support each
actor in achieving his or her creative potential on a professional and
personal level. All class work and exercises are intimate and filmed.