This camp has affected me in a great way. During my stay at SOCAPA I learned so much more about acting, socializing, teamwork and myself than I ever did.
SOCAPA aka “School of creative and performing arts” is divided into several programs: filmmaking, acting and dancing, which all collaborate amongst themselves. I was a part of the acting program, where over a week students usually had three days of acting classes, two days of shooting films and two weekend days.
The acting program was intense and frustrating, but I got a lot of benefit out of it and developed as an actor and as a person. We worked on improvisation, observation exercises, scenes and monologues, voice warmups, etc. I was in fact uncomfortable with doing most of those exercises at first, but so were the other members of this program. It was then that I realized that the exercises deliberately pushed us to take risks and make bold choices. That’s what acting is all about!
In the end of the session, we had to perform our scenes/monologues on stage in front of the whole camp and our parents to show what we have learned.
Concerning the place of accommodation, I believe it was rather comfortable, the campus was big and the dining room provided with a variety of food choices.
Every single day at SOCAPA was memorable in it’s own way, especially the weekends. The most exciting event of all was the tour to Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. studio.
I’m sincerely grateful to my fellow actors for building my confidence up and for their support, to my mentor Kelsey for pushing me to my full potential and to the wonderful kids from the filmmaking program for creating the perfect atmosphere to work in.
I’ve made some unforgettable memories thanks to SOCAPA.