GTO 3987 on Mulholland

GTO 3987 on Mulholland

One-on-one coaching with Stephen on Skype


If you would be interested in taking lessons in the Action/ReAction technique with Stephen, send an email to: cineparis@hotmail.com
  
Here is what Stephen's students are saying about him: 

"I am so inspired after my second class with Stephen Mitchell. Action/Reaction is an amazing technique. It is completely different than anything I took before, and Stephen is such an amazing teacher. He is so dedicated, patient and specific. Everything you ever wanted from a teacher. Definitely taking this course was the best decision!"
Belen Oyola-Rebaza 

"All I can say is that after my 3rd lesson with Stephen Mitchell, I am blown away at how different it is, and how ridiculously fun, and entertaining it is, too.
I confess, when beginning to work on interstitial emotions, I felt like a madman, and that my monologue made no sense, but the more we worked at it, the more I fell in love with it. This is a great class. I can't watch movies the same, anymore."

Jeremy Alan
  
"Wow! Just got Mind F-ed this morning as Stephen was helping me with sides for an audition! No sooner than you think you got this, Stephen throws in a new layer (tonalities) that royally blows your mind. All of a sudden (in real-life use), you see that a simple phrase in a side, can be made to dance like a ballerina, solidifying your character as one complex bad Mother-Father! If you don't get it, you just don't get it! Thanks Stephen!"
Lamont Easter

"Stephen Mitchell Is a wonderful coach and his Action/ReAction sessions leave me feeling empowered like I could take on this journey and not have/feel any inhibitions whatsoever. He genuinely cares and wants to see people succeed. If you're looking to further your acting career and become a true success, definitely take his course." 
Uche Ihenachor 

“The gift of being around and working with Stephen is not only to witness how his brilliant, avant-garde mind works but to also be the beneficiary of his innate filmmaking intelligence.”  
Tom Gurnee, Actor/Writer, author of Moving to L.A. for Acting

"I just got cast in a short movie! I did exactly what stephen taught me to do when I am In an audition and I have a scene . I used the 4 emotions: interest- anger- grief - interest. And the director told me that I did a great job, and days later I got the part.
Definitely this technique is really effective and Stephen is just the best!" 

Belen Oyola-Rebaza 

"Stephen Mitchell is a great teacher for me.   He is intelligent, insightful and perceptive, as well as generous and patient with a great sense of humor. Add to these great qualities that he is full of experiences and knowledge of how to be a great actor and how to maneuver in this business. I feel so grateful to have found him as my teacher!   For such a green person in this media business of being an actress is quite challenging. I know talent gets me to the first meeting or audition. I was going in with a feeling of trepidation and not knowing what to do to best show I can get the job done. I knew I needed professional directions. Now with only three individual sessions, I feel I can perform like an actress with some legitimate schooling, with some know-how.   Stephen's non-judgmental personality gets right into teaching me the mechanics of how to perform right away from the first class. I only recently got into acting because I was approached by casting agents so this is a brand new world to me. I was stunned it only took him about 10 minutes to come up with a branding statement for me as an actress. He was able see what I have been trying to convey to others, the kind of actress I'm most capable of being.   In the next few minutes he even crafted from scratch a monologue! That's a seasoned professional I'd say.   Stephen is generous because I can tell he does not hold any information back when it comes to teaching a person to be a better actor. He has quite a few tricks up his sleeves and he is happy to teach with patience. I say this because I have gone to other acting classes where you know the teacher is not telling you all that they know because they fear their students getting better then they are.   I am so happy my teacher cares about my acting career!"  LouellaVon 

"When Brian Dragonuk sponsored a free webinar with you, another commitment that night, reduced the time I could attend to your last 40 minutes. During which I learned more about marketing myself than I have anywhere, no matter for how long."  Sincerely,  
Margeaux Martine   

"Hi Stephen,  Here is my audition recap for you: Actors didn't get the sides until they called your name. Basically would have about 5mins with them. Turns out my character didn't have any lines so no sides for me.   Went in and after usual pleasantries, they asked if I could do a monologue since there weren't any sides. No problem, did the one we worked on last week. Then they asked me to read for another character (much larger part). So I had the sides for about 30 seconds but, and this is HUGE, I felt so much more confident using the techniques we discussed and I practiced with you and I was pleased with my reading, no rushing through, got phrasing etc. so we will see what happens."  
Erin Nordseth  
  
"I had the honor of attending a six week intense acting course with Stephen Mitchell and all I can say is wow!!!  Stephen Mitchell taught me so many valuable (and original) techniques that I was able to implement in auditions immediately! I was more comfortable and confident in the auditions right away.  The tips and techniques that he shared with me are priceless.  Stephen Mitchell is extremely knowledgeable and experienced yet he was down to earth enough to get on my level and assure that I grasped each and every technique… I would highly recommend Stephen Mitchell's six week intensive course to any actor looking to improve their skill set!!!!!!"   
Ashana Jones    

"Wow! This is the word that comes to my mind every time I think about Stephen Mitchell's  "Action/ReAction" classes. What a wonderful way of teaching! What patience! Every minute, every second is enjoyable and gives you confidence. Really wonderful techniques. Stephen helps you to discover your brand and how to work with it. You've got to take these classes; you won't regret it, believe me.  Stephen is bringing to the table something different and I assure you, it works, "no doubt, no doubt" like Key & Peele say! Viva Stephen Mitchell!!! Viva Action/ReAction! Thank you very, very much.  
Junior Rodriguez Molina    

"I've been taking Stephen Mitchell's 6 week Action/Reaction course. Four weeks into the course I had an audition for a short film. In the workshop we were working on performing emotions and using them as interstitials. We had also just talked about using an emotion as an "earring", an emotional show-stopper, to make a point. When I was in a cold read for the short film, I used these techniques and they worked great. In the script, one of my directions was to laugh. So instead of just laughing, I used grief as an interstitial and enthusiasm (laughing) as the earring. Because I did this, it changed the performance and added a deeper meaning to my emotion. Because of this, at the end of my audition the director told me what a powerful performance I gave and I ended up getting the part."  
 Charles Gilbert    

"Stephen Mitchell taught us so much about branding, actions/reactions, emotions and how to work through even impromptu auditions. He has a way of explaining things that even someone new to the business would be able to learn from these techniques.   My daughter now has a monologue, a brand statement, a brand style, she has learned the things she needs to do to make herself a more memorable actor/model. I feel that she can now take charge and have strong audition, with or without my presence.   I recommend this course for anyone that is in the business or is thinking of going in the business, that wants to succeed. You will not find a better teacher than Stephen Mitchell. He is honest, understanding, will take the time to make sure that you are learning what he is teaching you. You will have the opportunity to practice with him and with the other students that are taking the course. If you miss a class, he will make sure that it is made up. He actually works with you, until you get it right for you." 
 Sarah and Barbara-Hope James    

"I have just completed Stephen Mitchell's six-week Branding Seminar. I would be remiss if I did not share with you the following:   Stephen Mitchell's Branding Seminar is phenomenal. If you are serious about putting yourself in the position to get noticed by the people in the film making business, you need to take this seminar, period. In this seminar, Mr. Mitchell will completely change your paradigm about auditions. He will work with you on monologues, using the "Action/ReAction" technique. This technique will truly enlighten and amaze you. Moreover, Mr. Mitchell's smooth and relaxed delivery providing you this essential acting and audition information, removes knee-knocking intimidation and instills you with new confidence. You'll see! It doesn't matter if you have been an actor for 10 years or 10 minutes, you WILL benefit from this seminar. Do yourself and your career a BIG favor, take this seminar. Thank You again Mr. Mitchell."  
 Todd Risby   

 "This seminar is deep!"   
Amy Xaysanapaualin    

"It's like coming home and rediscovering the you you left behind."   
Toni Cafaro    

"Your brand won't limit you. Your brand can take you anywhere." 
 Nyalief Gathouth   

"You think you know, but you have no idea. What you think is right is wrong."   
Helen Shelden    

"The little bit of branding and consultation I've received from you is priceless! Stephen has the ability to succinctly help you define your brand and offers from his expertise the most efficient, practical steps to take in show business."   
Marguerite Baca    

“I would say that there is not an actor or actress alive that shouldn’t take Mr. Mitchell’s knowledge to heart. He obviously cares for people to understand this.”   
 Sarah Marie Mayne 
  
“Your secret weapon. Discover and uncover the you.”    
Wendy Wang 
  
“Inspirational, informative and thought provoking. I feel like it gives me an advantage—already more prepared, better understanding and confident.”   
J.R. Reynolds 
  
“Way worth it, man!”  
Patricia Lytle 
  
“An ‘out of the box’ insight of the industry from the inside!”   
Renée Carroll 
  
“I originally started working with Stephen as an actress, but he very quickly decided that I needed to learn writing, producing and directing. I protested, at first, but boy am I glad he insisted. Under his guidance and mentorship I learned everything I use today in my career as a filmmaker. To date, I have had two films go out worldwide on the festival circuit that I wrote, produced and directed, both of which won numerous awards and accolades and the second of which was in the pool to be nominated for an Academy Award in 2011. I currently have two more films that are just starting their festival journeys, along with several projects in development. Stephen's approach combines real-world practicalities with proven techniques, so you're not just learning a methodology taught from a book or a classroom, you're learning practical, useful tools that you can immediately apply to your own work.” 
Kathi Carey, Actress/Writer/Producer/Director  
  
“Stephen taught us to take whatever situations that others might label 'big problems' or 'disasters' and work them into the narrative so that the project would ALWAYS finish on time and with story-line integrity. 
  
One of my favorite moments occurred on a cold January afternoon. A mild throat irritation escalated to a SEVERE case of laryngitis on my way to the studio. I arrived on set without a voice. Stephen was directing the show and took my condition in stride. 'This is not a problem' he said and promptly adjusted the scene so that whispered dialogue became the new and essential ingredient of our action. No one seeing that scene today would suspect that I couldn't speak. 
 
We who had the privilege of being a part of the New Hollywood System left with invaluable tools for use in film and television as well as the consummate professional's attitude and capability. We could put a finished film together in a week or a full half-hour for television in a day. It was exhilarating, enriching, enlightening and ennobling. 
Anyone lucky enough to participate in Stephen's webinar will come away with a piece of this magic, which has a value beyond estimation.”  
J.T. Grimm. Actor/Writer  
  
“I had the opportunity to work with Stephen on EW: Drive! and really enjoyed the way he approached directing. His natural ease behind the camera put all of us in front of it at ease while driving some very expensive classic supercars. Stephen knows how to bring out the best in a moment and let the performer's personality shine through, while highlighting the important points in the storyline. I think I speak for all of us involved when I say that I look forward to filming the next episode with him!”  
Kira Gurnee,  Actress/Producer/Director  
  
“Stephen Mitchell is a lover of cinema . From my chats with Stephen, I have learned so much about the magic of cinema, especially about the subliminal on the screen and breaking down scenes that make audience members swoon--from acting, directing, producing and writing. He has enriched me with breakdowns on blocking, cinematography, actors actions and reactions, to branding and why is important and how to connect with as many constitute groups in the audience as possible. Stephen is an encyclopedia about movies, from old Hollywood to the new and beyond, mixed with interesting stories about the industry and the stars themselves! Take a webinar with Stephen and you will walk away much wiser and entertained!”  
Rachael Wegener, Actress/Producer/Director  
 

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