About the Studio
A Note from Warner
After years of using standard acting methods in my own work, I experienced first-hand the damaging psychological effects of methods that required me to use my own personal history for “inspiration.”
And it became increasingly clear that these “old school” methods of acting, originally developed for theater, came up short when it comes to working in film and television.
“You do NOT have to be tortured to be an artist.”
I spent countless hours studying how emotions are formed in the brain. Where, how and why they are stored – and how they affect us. I had a profound want and need to understand others, to embrace the character’s life on a deeply emotional and almost physiological level. I wanted to walk as the character walks, talk as she talks, think as she thinks and react as she reacts. And I wanted something that would work on the master shot AND also hours later when my coverage came around.
That reliability is the beauty of this technique. There are so many things that we cannot control in this crazy and wonderful business of ours, but one thing that we can control, is our craft. And ultimately, craft, is what separates the good actors, from the great actors.
Let’s. Choose. Great.
I wish you great success on this journey and utter joy in embracing others lives.
The Warner Loughlin Technique empowers the actor to create rich, nuanced and unique characters. Discover powerful ways to unlock your creativity in a psychologically safe way, and rediscover the passion and joy in your work.
Shooting out of sequence, multiple takes, working in extreme close-up or with multiple cameras were not requirements when the craft of acting was created; and while the medium has evolved, most techniques for actors, have not. Many schools of acting still teach skills that apply mainly to theater rather than television and film.
Is all your theater training for naught? Not at all. Simply put, Warner’s innovative approach empowers you and serves you from audition to set. Actors in film, TV, and stage – beginners and award-winners alike – find this Technique effective, deeply meaningful, extremely powerful and very importantly, psychologically safe.
Comedy is written with an inherent musicality and once you learn the notes, it can be easy to play. But just as there are certain “rules of comedy,” every actor is different. Comedy cannot be taught in a cookie-cutter-one-size-fits-all way. Your comedy is unique to YOU! Honing in on your particular brand is KEY to booking work.
Warner’s “character first” approach to comedy allows actors to make the role their own before putting the technical elements into place, creating an inspired take on the character that no other actor can offer.
“Being an actor is the most amazing job I can think of. Creating, developing, and living another person’s life while keeping your own self and psyche healthy and protected is not only possible, it is essential to anyone who wants longevity in this business. I want actors to focus on the big picture – I’m not talking about a career that lasts 6 years, I’m talking about a career that lasts sixty!”
Our supportive environment will give you wings, not weights. Our Techniques will allow you to go deeper into character and access the full potential of your creativity. Our instructors will guide your path with sharp insight and a nurturing spirit.
Our classes reflect the real world. Each week actors prepare a new scene for class using Warner’s Techniques and come “ready to shoot” as if they’ve booked the job. No Outside Rehearsal. We believe training any other way does not serve you.
Our goal is to ignite your creativity and make you self-sufficient so you don’t have to look outside yourself to know you’ve done your absolute best.
This Studio is your creative playground. Use it as such!