UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: Personalization On-Camera with Marilyn McIntyre


The camera is the most intimate acting partner that you will ever have. It sees into your soul, and captures every fleeting thought or emotion.


In this class, actors will:

  • Work exclusively on camera, in medium to extreme close-ups
  • Be on tape 5-6 times throughout the course, and
  • Review playbacks of their work
  • Learn the psychology of distance and space, and whatchanges when the camera is present
  • Learn the psychology of the close-up and how it relates toaudience
  • Gain skills which help the actor connect the craft to the camera
On- Camera Personalization


Check out what students have to say about Up Close and Personal!

July 19, 2018

Chris Pardal


“Taking ‘Up Close & Personal’ with Marilyn McIntyre gave me the confidence in my technique to know how to prepare myself for deeply emotional scenes on camera, in a close up. A must for every actor!”

– Chris Pardal


July 8, 2018

Ryan Adams


“Marilyn McIntyre’s Up-Close & Personal class is a game changer for any actor that is serious about their craft! It’s amazing to see the techniques taught in the class played back to you so you can see them working for yourself. Then we discussed what we saw and were able to make adjustments. I learned so much and grew a tremendous amount over the three day intensive.”

– Ryan Quinn Adams



July 6, 2018

Sarah Carson


“I took Marilyn McIntyre’s On Camera Personalization 3 day workshop called “Up Close & Personal” that was given at the Howard Fine Studio in June of 2018.  I had previously taken Marilyn’s Personalization class (not on camera) somewhat before.  The footage recorded of the various exercises over those three days show that my acting noticeably improved in that three day period.  Marilyn is an actor’s teacher, very sympathetic to what all actors go through, but she still tells it straight in order to give the actor honest feedback.  I couldn’t recommend this workshop more.”

– Sarah



July 6, 2018

Elina Kay


“Amazing class and beautiful people. The best way to spend the weekend is to do something you love, and I’m glad I spent 3 days working hard in the intensive on camera class with Marilyn McIntyre, who is, by the way, one of the best coaches I’ve had! She really put me in touch with myself and created a safe space to be vulnerable. I’m very grateful that I got to be a part of such a wonderful experience.

Thank you so much for the class!!”

– E. K.



June 24, 2018

Janet Craig


What an amazing weekend!

Thank you all for the special time.

– Janet C

Limited to 8 spots!

Call (323) 965-1488 to register!

3 Day Intensive!

Next Sessions Offered:

January 25th, 26th & 27th

Friday 7pm-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm







Payments must be made online once student is registered. If you wish to register, please contact info@howardfine.com for access to our registration system.


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All payments must be made before the start of the first class. Students may not attend class or put up work in class until payment is received. We do not sell partial courses or single classes, and we do not pro-rate class fees based on attendance, including for classes missed for any reason. No refunds or credits will be issued for classes not taken. Payments are not per-class, but rather per-course.


All enrollment and payments are handled via our website. By enrolling at our studio, you agree to the Terms & Conditions of our online student portal. Some classes require administrator approval, additional restrictions may apply. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, particularly and especially those who do not adhere to our payment policies and who attempt to attend class without paying.

Absence make-ups are at the sole discretion of the teacher. These classes, however, may not be refunded, credited, or pro-rated. We do not sell partial or pro-rated courses.

No refunds or credits will be issued for classes not taken.