Clay Banks Studio International

Clay Banks Studio International

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Overall Rating: 5 / 5 based on 13  reviews

Clay Banks Studio International
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5

Coach Banks is a stellar teacher on so many levels, providing VERY constructive criticism to all, beginner and advanced acting students alike. Also, he is truly passionate about connecting with each student individually and giving each student the unique tools and feedback he or she needs. The classes are very well rounded, covering cold reading, scene study, character development, on camera technique, ALSO dramatic AND comedic. I couldn't ask for a more comprehensive class or a more supportive and engaging classroom. Coach is a one in a million!!! This class is like a little family and like a great family, always roots for you, pushes you and is there for you--I'm beyond happy here.

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5

Clay brings me back to when I was honoring myself as an actor. He reminds me to not get in my head but work internally first. I love the focused attention he gives EVERY student...a reality check with love. He loves what he does and that comes through so intensely you can't not learn something.

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5

“Clay is extremely detailed, as a acting coach he prepares well in advance to be equipped with the knowledge necessary to train his students. His confidence and credibility on the subject shows in his direction. He adds just enough passion to create an enjoyable learning environment which leaves lasting impressions. Clay is a great coach. I owe everything I know about acting to him. His generosity to help others and his ability to communicate is unprecidented.

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5

Coach Banks has a way of seeing into you and forcing you to challenge yourself. It not only strengthens your creative desire and works the muscles but it also allows you to recognize and work towards overcoming your own emotional blocks. Working each week allows constant feedback and ECU (extreme close up) training teaches you how to compress and connect to your partner. If you are ready to engage yourself and your craft, Coach Banks is an excellent guide and supportive coach.

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5

Since entering Coach Bank's studio 5 weeks ago, I've learned so much about myself as an actor. I'm now understanding what it is to care, and invest in the character and the moment. I've learned to trust my natural instincts...I love working out my emotions in his class and cant wait to see what else Coach has in store for me! He really focuses on each individual. And genuinely wants to push us to be the best actors we can possibly be!

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5

i'm fairly new to the studio, but the experiences i've had so far are great. Coach Banks is a fantastic teacher and very motivating. each student works on camera in every class, and your work is recorded so you can take it home and review it. to anyone wanting to take their acting ability to the next level, i highly recommend CBSI!

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5

I've been going to Clay Banks Studio for about 4 months now and words can't describe the experience. After the first day I knew this studio was like no other and just in the few short months I've been here I've become so much more confident of my acting capabilities. The classes offered are unlike any other acting studio. They fully embrace all aspects of the acting for film process - auditioning, cold reads, scene study, character development, script analysis, and the list goes on.

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5

I have been at CBSI for a year now, and I have only missed 2 classes. I literally look forward to class every week, and being able to watch myself grow (since we get recodings of each class), has been such a big confidence boost for me... it's tough out here in the acting industry, but Coach Banks motivates you to challenge yourself every week, and be the best actor AND person that you can be... more than just a class; a safe place to really exercise the craft of acting!!!

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5

Coach Banks creates an environment that fosters artistic freedom. Coach takes the time to help the actor work on their individual weaknesses and enhance their strengths. Before finding Coach's class, I audited and participated in a number of acting classes. Frankly, the majority of the classes had so many students and were so commercialized, acting became a spectator sport. At the risk of sounding cliché, I want to be in the game and have others pay to watch! In Coach's class, everyone works, every week. Furthermore, you never know what to expect – from audition techniques, cold reads, scene study, and improv exercises – this sort of unknowingness keeps the actor on their toes and constantly takes the actor out of their comfort zone and in turn, "out of their head."There are tons of acting classes in Los Angeles, nonetheless, Coach's no nonsense approach equips the actor with the necessary skills and confidence to compete in a cutthroat market!

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5

Clay Banks has brought out aspects of me that i had no idea existed. His passion is contagious. He creates and environment that allows you to be vulnerable and open up, so that the real training can happen. It's an emotion gymnasium. His coaching inspires and pushes you to greatness. If you're serious and really wanna takes things to the next level, I HIGHLY recommend the private coaching as well.

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5

I am so happy to have found Coach Clay Banks, he is a very passionate and experience coach. He is the real McCoy! My work and technique on camera has grown exponentially. I feel that Clay Banks Studio International offers the tools and support I need to enhance my skills as a real working actor/ artist in this industry.

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5

I've grown tremendously under Clay's careful tutelage. His process will increase your emotional capacity, on-camera presence, and ability to quickly and perceptively interpret text. He meets every actor where they are at, identifying strengths and challenges, and working from there. His care for each of his students is palpable. Students work every week, and his classes are one of the best deals in the city. Check out one of his frequent, free Thursday night workshops!

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5

A Professional, First Class, Acting Studio
(Serious actors...only, please!)

Coach Banks is a professional Performance Coach who conducts his film acting classes (and privates) each week in Studio City. His actors work on-camera in every class and take recorded copies of their work with them for review after each session.

Over the past two decades, Coach Banks has worked (and continues to work) both sides of the camera successfully. As an award winning Director, Producer, Writer, Actor and Coach, he’s able to focus that experience on empowering serious actors to find their own personal success in the industry.

This studio is all about A-Level training and clear business understanding. Coach Banks is not a part-time actor who teaches out of his home. With three professional Studio City locations, and over three decades of professional coaching experience (see full bio at coachbanks.com), Clay is fully equipped to provide you with all that you'll need to move forward with your career and develop further as an artist.

If you’re looking to train seriously, in a professional studio environment...you owe it to yourself to contact Clay Banks Studio Int.

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