Golden Box (Filmmaking)

The Golden Box class provides the foundation of the Los Angeles Acting Conservatory´s theory and approach to acting and directing. It explores a technical map of tools that the actor and director can use to break-down a script and create character. The class explores all the different techniques from Stella Adler, Stanislavski Uta Hagen, Bobby Lewis, Michael Chekhov, to Grotowski, Meisner, Mike Leigh and Ann Bogart. In understanding the concepts behind the Golden Box, students learn to create powerful and riveting characters, and also understand why certain choices are raw and unique. This class will help directors understand an actor’s process and how to collaborate with them on compelling choices.