Film School

The Spotlight Film School teaches students the fine art of performing in front of and behind the camera. This skill is a useful tool for all actors and is quite different from stage acting. Participants in the Spotlight Film School will have the opportunity to be part of an actual working production each session.

Enrolling in Spotlight is simple and financial aid is available. To enroll call 859-986-0423.  If you are already enrolled in Spotlight Acting School call 859-661-0600 to register for classes.

2018 Classes

Begining August 21 – November 24, 2018

F101 Basic Film Acting (Ages 7 – Adult)
Saturdays 10:00 am to 11:00 am
All students will get experience both on-camera and in a studio atmosphere. A project-based class where the energy of the students will set the pace for the results. Each class will have a short lecture and hands-on learning section. By the end of the course, students will have experience acting on camera in various different forms. The goal of this course is to give each student a video portfolio to use in their acting careers. At the end of the semester, all parents, friends, and family are invited to a review day where all the content created will be premiered.

F110 Camera Basics (Ages 11 – Adult)
Saturdays 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Students will learn how cameras operate. We will explore video terminology and definitions. This class will involve hands-on activities and scenarios where students will learn to replicate and create videos like those seen today. Each week students will watch examples of pop culture media and learn how their favorite videos and films were made. Students will have chances to let their creativity shine in this 12-week project-based course. At the end of the semester all parents, friends, and family are invited to a review day where all the content created will be premiered.

F201 Intermediate Film Acting – Commercials and Modeling – Ages 11-Adult (Prerequisite F101- Basic Film Acting)
Saturdays 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Using the skills learned in Basic Film Acting, students will be challenged to put what they have learned to the test and how to make it in the commercial and modeling industry on camera.

F210 – Cinematography – Ages 11-Adult (Prerequisite F110 – Camera Basics)
Saturdays 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Diving further into camera operation and use this class shows the fine art of setting up a complete scene and shooting it with one or multiple cameras. Lighting, continuity, angle, and tricks of the trade are all part of this challenging and fun course.


Complete Course Catalog:

12 Week Sessions (3 Months)

F100 Film Acting for Beginners

F101 Basic Film Acting

F110 Camera Basics (11+)

F201 Intermediate Film Acting  – Commercials and Modeling

F210 Cinematography

F301 The Art of Voice Acting

24 Week Sessions (6 Months)

F401 Scene Study

F501 Advanced Film Acting – Sitcoms & Soaps

F601 Advanced Film Acting – Cinematic Drama & Comedy

F701 Advanced Film Acting – Action


Movie Monday

Movie Monday – Join the film school for free admission to a movie chosen from our must-see film catalog each Monday night.  The film will include a presentation and opportunity for discussion.