The Moving Frame


There is no big, there is no small, there's no too much or too little. There is only what the camera sees and doesn't see

The Moving Frame helps actors build a framework for themselves in order to gain greater access to truth and freedom in their work.

Through a unique, process-oriented approach to the form, we provide actors with concrete tools to unlock authentic behavior that reads onscreen.

From learning how to prepare more effectively, to understanding the parallel process of how the actor and the camera work together to tell the story, The Moving Frame invites actors to enter into the world of cinematic storytelling.


Creating an environment where acting in front of a camera is an expansive experience of discovery


Sharing Decades of experience to change the way you work

We bring to our teaching what we’ve learned from long careers working in film and television.

We dispel myths around acting on screen and focus on building specificity, confidence, and a sense of play.

We guide actors, through a variety of pathways, to a deeper understanding of the filmed medium so that they may better identify universal truths in effective screen performances- including their own.

We aid actors in locating where the character lives in them, in order that they may reveal and share an authentic human experience.

We provide actors with concrete tools to enrich and enliven their work, in order to gain a sense of ownership over their own artistic experience.






Discover truth and freedom in your work on screen. Click to hear about current and future classes.


Training Programs & Universities

The Moving Frame customizes screen acting intensives for training programs and artistic communities here and abroad.


PRIVATE coaching

We love helping actors to bring themselves more fully to their work in auditions, on screen, or on stage.




Welker White

Photo Credit: Xanthe Elbrick

Photo Credit: Xanthe Elbrick

is an actor with deep roots in theatre, film, and television. Most recently Welker completed shooting her third film with Martin Scorsese, The Irishman, opposite Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. On stage Welker has performed on and off-Broadway as well as regionally, originating roles by playwrights Lisa Kron, John Patrick Shanley, Craig Lucas, Mac Wellman, David Ives, Keith Reddin, and many others.  Welker holds an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College, where she teaches in the MFA Acting program.  WEBSITE

Damian Young

Photo Credit: Xanthe Elbrick

Photo Credit: Xanthe Elbrick

is a career actor with over 100 credited film and television appearances. His  work spans the films of Hal Hartley and cult favorite Nickelodeon's Pete and Pete, to roles in films such as Birdman, Catfight, Wonderstruck, and Ocean's 8. His recent work includes a series regular on HBO’s The Comeback, and recurring roles on House of Cards, Ozark, Homeland, and The Good Wife.  Damian has worked extensively in theatre, both on and off-Broadway, as well as regionally.  IMDb


"this class blew my mind"

- Dan, MFA Screen Acting Intensive STUDENT


"They bring rare extensive experience across the spectrum of film and television to bear on a unique approach that inspires actors to develop and own their process onscreen."

- Allison Janney, Emmy, Oscar, Golden Globe winner

Intensives and Workshops


private Workshops

THE MOVING FRAME will be conducting workshops this Summer at PICKEREL PIE LOFT. Read about the workshops in NEWS.

Part of a theater company? An artistic community? Have a group of actor friends?



We can design a workshop for any program's needs

Our Approach

We believe the training of actors in all mediums deserves to be process-oriented, rooted in an understanding of the medium’s history and language as well as its artistic intent.

We deepen the actor’s comprehension of, and appreciation for, visual and behavioral storytelling.

We reframe the filmmaking process as a creative opportunity for the actor rather than a logistical challenge.

We aid the actor in building acumen for the technical aspects of the form, in order to maximize the possibility for freedom and truth in their work.

Interested in setting up a workshop with The Moving Frame? 


What's New?




Read Welker's article in HowlRound on the need to prepare actors in training programs to work on film.

The Moving Frame has brought screen acting intensives to training programs and artistic communities both here and abroad, including: 

NYU Grad Acting
Brown/Trinity MFA
The Actors Center

Bowdoin College
Columbia Grad Acting
FSU/Asolo Conservatory
The Freeman Studio
Drew University
The Hartt School/U of Hartford Montclair State U.
Tepper Semester
The Atlantic Conservatory
16th Street Studio Australia
ATHE Conference

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