COMING SPRING 2016
Maximum ten students per class. ENROLL ANYTIME. Ages 18+
– PERGE™, Brad Milne’s interpretive method to break down material, which results in a deeply compelling, powerful choice-driven, strongly intentioned, and authentic performance.
– The Milne Studio Actor Guide, an online tool which outlines our studio method and approach to the craft, and business, for easy access and study.
– Students new to Milne Studio are introduced to PERGE, our studio script interpretation method through the first homework assignment and first 4-class pack.
– Foundation Training and Script Interpretation
– Cold Reads / Monologues / Scene Study
– Auditioning and the On-Camera Experience
– Digitally recorded monologues and scenes available in your Vimeo video folder. Useful for keeping track of your progress, helping procure a new agent or updating your existing agent.
“I’ve had the pleasure of participating in Brad’s Ongoing Actor Intensives as well as the 48-hour Acting Bootcamp and would highly recommend both! Brad’s wonderful PERGE technique provides a thoughtful method to deconstruct and interpret the material. He then combines bodywork/character improv/scene study to help you find a unique and honest voice/POV for that character. It’s an amazing journey and I am grateful to have found such an inspiring and caring coach in Brad!” Aliya Kanani, Toronto Actress
“I learned more in a month with Brad than I did in years of trying to master the craft! The greatest experience! Thanks for forcing us out of our shells. So happy with how everything turned out, specially my demo!” Sunandini Verma, Toronto Actress
“I think Brad’s acting technique is absolutely brilliant. What I experienced in the last class I had never before. My goal is to have acting as a lifestyle. Not just a hobby or practice but to have it present every day. It’s become my perception of my universe and I want to be present, active listening with goals, relationships 24/7. With this being said, I feel Brad’s teachings are getting me there. The class gave me a high without drinking or drugs. It was the first time I really felt comfortable being extremely uncomfortable living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” Jenna Sedran, Toronto Actress
“This was my first acting class, and I am glad my first was with Brad. I was a bit apprehensive when I enrolled but knew it was the perfect fit the moment I walked in the door. Brad presents a down to earth and professional demeanor in his classes, and his PERGE method is a fantastic building block approach to character and script breakdown in creating an authentic performance. As a retired military officer/pilot and 3 time combat veteran with over 27 years of service I am a no-nonsense, get to the point sort of person and not a big fan of the touchy-feely – Brad had the perfect blend of both! I want my daughters to attend his class even if it’s just for the life experience! Forget the five– Make it 6 STARS!” Robert T. Yarborough – 48 Hour Acting Bootcamp
“I took Brad’s 48 hour Acting boot camp a few weeks ago and I highly recommend it. The preparation, coaching, direction, and shooting of a monologue helped me book the lead roll on a pilot. Brad takes actors to places they had no idea they could reach. Well done! I especially recommend his training for actors who take their careers seriously.” David Flannigan, U.S. Actor.
“Brad is amazing at what he does, which is acting, and helping other actors become better actors. I would highly recommend him to anybody serious with taking their acting careers to the next level. Best acting coach I’ve worked with!” Alex Poncio, U.S. Actor – Grown Ups 2
“Brad is an amazing instructor. I learned so much from his classes and continue to use “Perge.” He brings out the best actor/actress in you. Thank you Brad and team!!” Lisa Valdez – Texas Actress
“I can’t praise for Brad enough and his teachings and techniques. As a professional working in this business for 27 years, in Mexico as well as the US, I’m always looking for improvement. But after so many years working in Radio, Voice Dubbing, TV and commercials, on and off camera, I felt as if something was missing, a sensitivity that I had when I started in theater back in 1982, and I was looking for a way to retrieve that, but I couldn’t. Now, it is said that when the student is ready, the Master appears. And boy did he appear! With Brad I have been able to reach deep down into my soul and find the essence that made me fall in love with acting and become an actor when I was very young, it was always there, but I needed someone with his amazing talent and expertise to see it and help me reach it and go places within myself I couldn’t have imagined. Brad, I can´t thank you enough buddy for helping me rediscover my “old self” and bring it back, a bit dusted and rusty but ready to learn and improve as it was 30 years ago. Thank you so much for reminding me that, in the end, deep inside, we are still kids who love to play pretend…even if we need to get a bit serious from time to time.” Alejandro Vargas Lugo, Actor, Voice Over Artist
“What an amazing experience this was! Great lessons from a great coach! Thank you Brad and all the other students.” Mary Becquet, Texas Actress
“For a long time I resisted the idea of taking acting classes – I felt I had some basic talent and didn’t want to fill my head with a bunch of “theory” and “method.” But when I wanted to take my craft to the next level, I knew I needed to get coaching, and let me tell you – I wish I hadn’t waited so long. Brad has extensive experience in the acting world, and has studied with dozens of the best coaches. It’s clear from the moment you step in that he’s committed to helping each student reach his or her potential. His approach is customizable. What you get is a set of tools that you can use to take your acting to the next level. Since I started using the PERGE technique, there is no doubt that my auditions have been better, I feel more confident about my choices, and my bookings have gone way up. Whatever level actor you may be – from newbie to professional, I highly recommend Brad to help you achieve your acting goals!” Jeff Brody, U.S. Actor
“It’s been awhile since I’d done any acting and having a full-time job on second shift doesn’t make it possible for me to really be involved in performing anymore. I saw the info for the 48 hour bootcamp here and thought it would be perfect to help me get back into performing. I was more than impressed with the structure and professionalism level of the course as well as Brad’s ability and the desire he has to push people to their performing limits to make them better actors and actresses. 5/5, I would recommend this to anyone who is serious about performing, in any manner, and to those who are trying to improve their ability to open up and communicate better with people.” Texas Richard Campa, Texas Actor
“Had the most amazing and fun time in Brad Milne 48 hour acting boot camp. Made 7 new friends, and learned so much about myself as an actor, artist, and human being I truly never knew was inside me. Now bring on an audition so I can get in front of a camera and show ya’ll what I discovered…” Willie Bowen – 48 Hour Acting Bootcamp
“The workshop was amazing! I can’t wait for the next round, I have learned so much. Such an amazing experience.” Stephanie Carlisle, Toronto Actress
“As an aspiring actor it is very important to be able to connect with your coach and feel that his or her best interest is in your success, comfort and accomplishment. Before meeting Brad I had worked with various coaches, but something was always missing, such passion or the willingness to understand my boundaries and pushing me to break them. I have found other people to put the money above everything rather than the needs of the students. Working with Brad helped me bring out emotions that I really was convinced did not exist in me. Through this I was able to break not only personal, but professional barriers. The activities we did leading up to our shoots helped me focus and yet be detached from the emotions I was portraying on screen. I feel blessed and thankful to have met someone with such great work ethic, dedication and positive input in my dreams. I hope to grow in my craft with Brads guidance as all the tools provided by him are essential in understanding and becoming a character.” Sunandini Verma, Toronto Actress
“Being inside the classroom with a handful of gifted actors, including Brad Milne himself, is like traveling to an entirely separate world. Nothing matters but the events that take place inside of you. Brad makes sure each actor goes home with something they didn’t bring with them.” Mason Schuler, Texas Actor
“A brilliant one-day intensive. I learned a lot in such a brief amount of time. I’m looking forward to the next gathering to continue applying what was learned! It was brilliant working with everyone there!” ~ Jordan Stal, Toronto Actor
“Brads One Day Intensive Acting Workshop workshop was absolutely amazing! He helped me overcome so many fears and was very encouraging! I also learned great techniques to help me in the future. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that is interested in acting.”
Saffara Kaefer, Toronto Actress
“Brad is a great teacher and coach. I took his two-day workshop just for the hell of it. I thought I might learn something that would be useful to me in business, but the reason I signed up was that it sounded like an interesting way to spend a weekend. It was totally worth the money, and I’m going to take more of his workshops.” Travis Lippert, Texas/Colorada Filmmaker Actor
“As I have told you before, if it hadn’t been for your acting classes and mentoring of Sydney, she would have never gotten into CalArts!” Pam McDonald (Milne Studio Alumni, Sydney McDonald’s mom)
“It was an absolute pleasure working and learning from you this evening- you’re a master!”
Emma Moody, Denver Actress
“Brad coached Nicholas today for 3 hours and did the self-tape audition for two characters with him. He is truly gifted at getting the best out of the actor. Nicholas loved working with him and learned so much in a gentle and caring environment which helped bring Nicholas to the next level.”
Kerry-Lee Finkle (Milne Studio Student, Nicholas Finkle’s mom)
I used some of the wonderful advice you gave us for a callback today, and I just wanted to say thank you again for the great words of wisdom.
Gyana Bandy, Denver Actress
“I enjoyed the workshop a lot. I took some great notes and will definitely incorporate them into my actor’s toolbox! Thanks, Brad.”
Jennifer Wilde, Denver Actress
“San Antonio has long needed a good acting coach. Brad Milne has proven to take his students to a new level and his students have booked principal roles in Hollywood based feature films”. Tory Christopher, Tory Christopher International (TCI – former Hollywood producer)
“I strongly recommend Brad. Your acting skills will improve. I am going to have my daughter train with him.” Linda Alcazar, Condra Artista Talent Agency
“Brad, I want to take a moment to express my profound gratitude for your training. I told my agent, ‘I could not thank her enough for referring me to your class. My craft transcended because of your direction.’ You are an amazing soul and such a great coach, that my future success will be because of you. Thank You.” Adam Alcazar, Texas Actor
“Brad Milne is more than an acting coach; he is a life coach and a friend. From the moment he meets you, he believes in you and when you work with him, you can’t help but shine.”
Rachel Pineda, Actress/Sports Television Professional, ESPN
“Brad is an energetic and insightful acting coach who is extremely challenging, yet supportive. Through an impressive array of techniques and exercises, he helps us meld the physical and the cerebral, so each actor can find his or her core and fearlessly embrace any role, with brio and authenticity.”
June Griffin García, U.S. Actress
“Brad Milne is more than an acting coach; he’s a motivator, friend, mentor, counselor, and innovator. He’s a genius when it comes to assessing what his students bring to the acting table–he then uses that assessment in pushing the right buttons to bring to surface the artist within each of us. He takes his craft very seriously, yet he knows how to have fun in the process. He is a coach among coaches. If you’re serious about acting, and want to not only get better at your acting craft but want to master it, then Brad’s San Antonio Film Academy is the place for you.”
Michael J Rodriguez, Actor, CFP®, CPM®, CRPC, FLMI
“Brad may very well be one of the most passionate and knowledgeable acting teacher to ever offer his incite in the Movie Industry….. If your really “serious” about doing film take his class!”
M. Allen Documentaries
“I was looking for a coach to help me with my professional business development. I have always been shy and uncertain in front of large groups of people, and no amount of corporate training and book reading was helping the problem. At last, I was fortunate to find Brad Milne – a terrific, passionate, dedicated and patient teacher – who is helping me to discover what it really means to communicate effectively. My first business presentation under his coaching was very successful, and I am looking forward to learning more from Brad. This is the best investment I made in myself. I am on a very exciting journey to discovering my true potential. You should try it – you wont’ be able to go back to your old self.”
Jenia S. Director at USAA
“Brad Milne’s unique coaching style has provided my two children with valuable advanced acting techniques they can use for both audition and performance in film and theatre. His personal attention and professional guidance to train and enhance each of their individual acting styles has made a profound difference in their abilities as young actors. Their approach to new material, the audition process and performance on a film set has greatly improved since working with Brad. His passion for theatre training is inspiring and it is exciting to witness children and even adults thriving in such a motivated and caring environment.” Tracey Maurer, Producer
“Brad Milne’s passion for the art of acting makes him one of the most outstanding acting coaches in Texas! I heartily recommend his classes and feel we are most fortunate to have an acting coach of his caliber!” Diana Sneckner, Avant Agency
“Brad Milne is one of the most dynamic teachers I’ve seen in my twenty years in the business”
Priscilla Condra, Condra Artista Agency
“With Brad’s expertise we are successfully building and deploying a video library that helps us educate, brand, market, sell, recruit, train and update our customer base, field reps and dealers around the globe” Steve Villoira, CEO of MediaPOINTE
“We’re excited to be working with Brad as we expand the MediaPOINTE video library with updates and a planned slate of assorted infomercials, training and technical videos through 2010. Our overall response to the video series from venue owners, dealers, independent reps and customers has been outstanding.” Bill Warnick, MediaPOINTE Marketing Director
“Brad is one of the most consummate and professional actors I’ve worked with. His character focus is outstanding, it drives the movie.” Bob Carter, Writer-Director, “Dead in the Head”
“The first thing the campers said to me was ‘you gotta use him next year’. I find your passion evident in your enthusiastic lessons and after the buzz from the campers.”
Nichelle Rodriguez, Director, UCLA Actors Camp
“I don’t think I would have gotten any acting job without Brad’s training.” Bob Perrill, Actor
“His tips and advice were wonderful.” “Outstanding!”
Texas Nonprofit Theatres Annual Youth Conference
“On the toughest of days during the tightest of scheduling Brad was always there for us. He is a dedicated professional and tireless worker who always brought a stellar performance to the scene. I look forward to working with Brad on the next one. And the next.” Jay Lee, Writer-Director, “The Slaughter” and Sony Pictures “Zombie Strippers!
“Brad came in to do a cameo role and brought so much professionalism, he elevated the entire project. He’s our ace in the hole.” Dominic Ross, Director, R.E.M.
“Milne gives a vivid, stirring performance, expertly playing both the dark and light moments.” Nocturne: D.L. Martin, Express-News
“The greatest compliment I can give any actor is that he is a total professional both as an artist and as a salesmen of his talents. I rate Brad Milne at the top of the list in each category.” Vincent Chase, Vincent Chase Workshop
“Our new on-camera spokesperson Brad Milne delivers our message perfectly, resulting in excellent phone-in leads for our sales team.” Light Silver, CEO, Tax Incorporated
“I had one of those hunches about Brad, the same kind I had about Barbara Streisand, Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. And sure enough he has worked like a demon and is coming through. Ready for big roles now.” Michael Shurtleff, Author of “Audition”
“Milne’s performance powers the play, and its a good one: His Yank is raw and hard to forget.” The Hairy Ape: D.L. Martin, Express-News
“Brad has played leads in four of five movies for us. His relentless dedication to the craft has turned him into one of our favorite character lead actors. We recently cast him in a sixth film.” Jalal Merhi, Film One Movies
“Milne sharply conveys how conflicted and frightened Louis is over Prior’s disease, adding dimension to the part.” Angels in America: D.L. Martin, Express-News
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