Learning Anew While Teaching My Second Year at the Motion Picture Institute of Michigan
I'm thrilled to start my second year teaching at the Motion Picture Institute within their Film Acting Department.
My course? Film Acting and Production Lab -- complete with a short film that we'll be working on and shooting in class throughout the semester.
I teach what I know -- from all of the on set experience, casting calls, auditions, working and being out of work, as well as applying all of those lovely acting methods I've learned along the way from some of the top acting schools in Manhattan.
But I learn just as much as I teach. I like to think that my students and I are in this together -- It's a journey we take to find out who we are with our craft, our belief systems, where we want to go and how we plan on getting there.
And I work hard to embrace the practice of being grateful while giving all I've got.
You see, in my book, true acting is about staying present in the moment, seeing the world around you, embracing it, and giving of yourself in return.
Can't wait to meet my new students.
Heidi Elizabeth Philipsen-Meissner
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