Verve Studios

Due to Covid-19, we have adjusted the summer camp schedule. July's camps will be offered as both IN STUDIO and VIA ZOOM. For July classes, please see the Saturday Workouts.
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This half-day camp covers the building blocks of the business preparing the student to be
CAMERA READY for commercials, voice over, hosting, TV and film.
Monday-Friday, July 6-10, 2020
Ages 8-16 | 8:30 am - 12 pm | $175* | IN STUDIO
Ages 8-16 | 1-2:30 pm | $125* | VIA ZOOM

This half-day camp covers the building blocks of character through Improv, Scenes, Monologues
and exercises, preparing the student to be CAMERA READY with monologues and scenes.
Day rate is also available for this camp.
Monday-Friday, July 27-31, 2020
Ages 8-16 | 8:30 am - 12 pm | $175* | IN STUDIO
**currently on a wait list **
Ages 8-16 | 1-2:30 pm | $125* VIA ZOOM | VIA ZOOM
***Registration closed***


During film acting camp, youth actors will not only learn about acting on film, they will act on film! From auditions to wrapping the production, actors go through the entire process of participating in a digital short film, all in an educational, instructional and fun environment. Learn character development, acting skills, camera technique and the differences and similarities between stage and film acting. Each camp is limited to 10 participants; the script is custom written for the students enrolled.

A digital copy of the completed short film will be provided to the student after the conclusion of the camp. A screening of the completed film will be held in July or August; participants will select the day. Verve has been offering this camp for 13 years; 2020 will see the making of the 21nd and 33rd original short films! Amanda Melby and Ashley Faulkner lead the camps and are professional filmmakers and actors. Some of the past films are available for viewing on the Verve Studios' YouTube Channel.

FILM ACTING CAMP (ages 8-16)
Monday-Friday AUGUST 3-7, 2020
8:30 am - 2:30 pm | $420*
*** We originally postponed the Film Acting Camps from June to August hoping that we'd be able to safely hold the camp. But because the design of the camp is making a movie, which involves shared props, equipment, furniture and unmasked scene partners, and because Covid in AZ is not better, we have made the sad, but necessary decision to cancel the camp for 2020. We'll look forward to creating movie magic for our 34th, 35th, and 36th summer camp movies in 2021.***

Verve also offers SATURDAY WORKOUTS, SCHOOL YEAR CLASSES, Audition Taping, Demo Reel Taping and Private Lessons for Youth Actors.

* +$25 registration fee for new students.