Covid has taught us that being creative and efficient at home is key! Whether you’re hosting videos on your own YouTube channel or recording your own podcast with your microphone, you want to be camera- or radio-ready at any age and speak clearly and energetically for a curious audience. This class is great for those students who have big personalities and like the spotlight but maybe aren’t necessarily actors, or want to take a break from playing roles. All students should have an idea in mind when they start the class, and everyone will work on hosting for both video and audio. Our teacher Mark J. Parker co-hosts, produces, and edits his podcast, and has helped businesses create podcasts and hosting videos, so he will guide students through the right techniques and topics, and give tips on microphones, cameras, backdrops, lights, and editing so you can do it all on your own.
Mark J. Parker is an acting coach, independent filmmaker, casting director, digital content creator, podcast host, and SAG-AFTRA actor. Mark has worked on many films and TV shows in various capacities throughout the years, from broadcast series “Ugly Betty” and “30 Rock” to cable shows like “Celebrity Close Calls.” He cast 7 seasons of the ABC hidden camera series “What Would You Do?” at ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions in NYC. Additionally, he’s cast improv-based/soft-scripted TV specials, limited series, and reality series for broadcast, cable, and streaming networks since 2010, along with scripted independent films and video projects. After 40 North American film festival acceptances, his short film “Sticks” is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video, and his next short “Family History” will be finished and screening later this year. He co-hosts and produces the entertainment podcast “Add This To Your List,” and his most recent stage credits include: The Laramie Project (Clocktower Players, Irvington, NY), You Can’t Take It With You (St. Jean’s Players, NYC), Night of the Living Dead Live! (interACT Theatre Productions, NJ), and Dog Sees God (AlphaNYC Theater Co., NYC). He graduated from Fordham University and received a certificate in Producing from NYU’s School of Professional Studies.