HEAR FROM OTHERS
"My son, Josh was looking for a way to build his self confidence with public speaking and found the Shoreline Actors Academy website. He liked what he saw and showed it to me. The site is very informative and spoke to our values as a family and to mine as a life coach. Josh joined the Teen Foundations class and quickly found his passion. I have seen tremendous growth in his confidence in the past nine months.
The instructors have been top notch in creating a stimulating and safe environment for the students to learn and explore. Josh looks forward to class each week and is always well prepared. He is finding his voice and I couldn't be happier as a parent to see him shine.
The dedicated staff and instructors truly make the difference. I would highly recommend Shoreline Actors Academy for anyone looking to discover their true potential."
- Michele C., Parent
"Thank you so much for all your hard work and support. The past 15 weeks have been a life transforming experience for me indeed, and I honestly, I cannot thank you all, enough.
Thank you for your sound advice, and thank you for creating such a relaxed and supportive atmosphere to study the art form in. I look forward very much to continuing my studies at Shoreline in the future."
- Ruan S., Student
This Master Class was a great experience! Nic made the Laban Technique easy to understand and the atmosphere surrounding the class, as an actor, felt very welcoming. It's affected and changed my craft for the better. I can't wait to see where this method takes me. (Master Class: Building Character)
I'd never taken an acting class like this before. Studying the Laban technique under Nic's supervision at Shoreline Studios was a step I am really glad I took. It was an intimate class and working together was rewarding and illuminating. Learning to create character physically and working on different types of movement allowed me to access a different approach to understanding acting, and I am so glad I signed up. I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to delve deeper into embodying characters and getting in touch with their physicality. (Master Class: Building Character)
"I just wanted to send you a big thank you for hooking me up with Morgana for coaching yesterday.
She is phenomenally talented and great to work with. She truly got me shined up for my audition I had today and I am ever grateful! Just wanted you to know."
- Tiffani T., Client
I truly had a blast and learned a ton over the course. It surpassed my expectations and am really happy with the overall experience and content of the work. I really appreciated the way the course was laid out, with on camera work arriving later and a focus on what and how the technique affected the individual occurring each session.
Laban and the annotations will forever be a part of my process moving forward and the opportunities for discovery into specific behaviour(S) are infinitely explorative and illuminating. I specially enjoyed the “Hot Seat” and the experience of acting through it and subsequently participating with others while they were in the “Hot Seat.“
So much of the Laban work feels personal, explorative and active. As a result the class felt like it was always moving towards the “let’s get up and do” mentality. I feel like Nic reads the individual very astutely and was a very collaborative, honest and passionate advocate for developing character from a place of truthful behaviour. He guided and clarified with a mindful energy and was open and honest about his and our work and relationship to the technique.
I took the course with a lean towards advancing my understanding of something I knew nothing about (Laban) and I feel it was well worth the time and energy. It’s applicable to the work immediately which to me was a huge plus. Thanks to you guys so much for organizing and holding this course, it’s something I will recommend freely and can’t speak more highly of the class, Nic and the experience. (Master Class: Building Character)
I'm constantly trying to learn new techniques and add experience to my actor's bag of tricks so this class was perfect. Really, it's impossible to list all the benefits but I'll try to list the big ones.
Micheal introduced me to important camera techniques that only someone with experience can teach. I like that he get's us working with current produced scripts and specifically working my nemesis, cold reading. I look forward to each week and now that the semester is almost over I am definitely signing up again."
“For the utmost in professionalism, attention to detail and quality assurance, Mike Wollin is the only choice to send our actors for their taped auditions.”
“Great space for auditions: easy to find parking, large waiting room, and whatever equipment you need. It worked perfectly for us.”
- Andrew Zeller, Client
“There is nothing like walking into a taping and not having to think about anything but the work you need to do. Mike is one of the most professional and technically sound people I have ever worked with in a taping session. He also goes above and beyond his job with his honesty, caring support and input on the work. I am not the only actor that thinks I’m incredibly lucky to have Mike Wollin Studios in my corner."
Our son Lukas did a week of Summer Acting Camp and not only did he have a great experience, so did we as parents. Kim took several hours out of her busy schedule to give me free, detailed information and advice on acting and casting involving children. We were very impressed with the generous and friendly service we received. Thank you!
- Marian DG, Parent
Nice! Best ever! We're an independent film crew and needed to rent workspace for our project. The folks at Shoreline are some of the nicest and funniest people we've had the pleasure of working with. Our tight budget and strict schedule had our team working long 15 hour days but it wasn't too bad because Shoreline felt like a home away from home. Being that it's a workspace for actors also, you were always surrounded by other creative people. The Shoreline team also went above and beyond to help out our crew AND our project when we began shooting. Great location as well. We can't thank them enough. I would highly recommend Shoreline for a work and office space.
"Best school, best teachers! Very professional but friendly."
- Katherine D., Parent
Best service and experience! Would recommend to anyone in need of video services and studio rentals.
- Milad Krami, Client
In a city full of options, Shoreline is the ONLY choice for our productions. Friendly and accommodating staff, fair prices, and they're always willing to work within your budget. Highly recommend.
"Michael’s energy is amazing, he is always enthusiastic about the industry and about trying new things. Ever since I started working with him I am way more confident going into auditions and making them my own. He has helped me get comfortable with trying original choices and being confident in my ability to change things up. I have booked so much more! Michael has been a great help boosting my confidence in myself and I will definitely continue to work with him to increase my abilities as an actor, and recommend him to anyone! "
Christina, I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the experience yesterday. You made it so easy and comfortable for me, especially with my lack of experience with drama. Thank you also for your input on how to run the auditions as well as your opinion on some of the actors. Super helpful.
The audition link is fabulous - easy to navigate, save, etc.
Lastly, thanks for giving me a discount on the rental for my little indie.
All in all, an awesome experience working with Shoreline!
- C. Parke, Casting Dir.
CURIOUS CAT PRODUCTIONS
"When you need an audition taping done right, done fast, and presented in the most professional manner, Mike is the go-to guy! Not only does he do everything possible to accommodate appointments including weekends and after hours in urgent situations, he has a wonderful inviting demeanor and is always willing to provide any insight and work with the actor to create the best audition possible. I have and will continue to highly recommend his services."
“The staff are wonderful. The instructors are real working actors and are very good teachers. Highly recommended."
- Percy L., Parent
I just wanted to let you know that Brooklyn was at another acting school for 6 months and said she learnt more from her one class yesterday than she did in the whole 6 months at the last one. Thank you so much!!!!
- Velvet H., Parent
"Hey Actor's Lab! Just wanted to say thank you for the great 'Stunt Workshop' you put on today! Peter Kent and John Funk are real professionals. As an actor, I have so much more to work with now!" (Stunt Lab)
- Vincent D., Student
Hey guys, I just wanted to thank you again for being the amazing human beings that you are!! I had one of the best two days of my life and its all thanks to you guys! Thank you for everything! I CAN NOT wait to come back. Looking forward to working with you guys in the near future. (Casting)
- Arshia Navabi, Casting Dir.
SHIRAZI PRODUCTIONS INC.
"It was a blast! I have way more confidence on set now. Barry and Jon know their stuff. Thanks Shoreline for bringing another great workshop" (Tactical Training)
- Kyle T., Student
"Colton loves his time at the Studio, it’s one of the few activities that he’s always excited for.
There’s an actor that works part time at a wine shop we frequently visit, the actor and Colton have a good rapport. Last week Colton had an audition and this actor at the shop asks him about the audition. Colton replies “well it was a basic audition, you know, I said my slate…” OK, umm… “slate”??? Love that he knows the lingo and has loads more confidence than when he started in September."
- Stepanie W., Parent
“I recently got a couple demo reels recorded with Shoreline Studios. Mike, Steven, and Kim were fantastic, helpful, and professional along with the rest of the friendly staff members. These guys are experts in the industry."