ABOUT "The Actor Online"
Adam Elder Montanaro is the founder of The Actor Online. For more about him, check out www.adamelder.com!
I created The Actor Online as a place for actors to master all the technical skills they need to advance their careers.
It all started during the pandemic, actually. After COVID hit, my first thought was to give students a safe space to land as their entire model of training shifted online.
Thankfully, we now seem to be looking at the worst of the pandemic in the rear-view mirror. Looking down the road however, one thing is clear: the landscape has changed!
In reality, even before COVID hit, actors were being called to establish a presence online. It had become an expectation that actors have professional websites, social media presence and be able to self tape and submit quality acting material to be considered for local and national auditions.
And that's not all - even mainstream actor resources like Backstage have long recommended actors take things into their own hands and start producing their own content and opportunities.
Over the pandemic, I taught a series of online classes focusing on self-taping and zooming skills. The results were extraordinary. Actors with next to NO filmic experience were able to create stunning self taped monologues and scenes entirely by themselves.
Since then, I have offered a whole range of classes, from self-taping, to storyboarding and writing, to directing and filmmaking.
Over the pandemic, I watched actors go from complete depletion to total empowerment, and it was an absolute joy. Now, as we all march forward into this new world, embracing the technology that has enabled us to become empowered creators, I'm thrilled to still be providing the tools actors need to make that happen!