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

Our job as screen actors is to tell the story, moment by moment, as clearly and truthfully as we possibly can.

From the particulars of working on set, to building a relationship with the camera, The Moving Frame invites actors to enter into the world of telling stories on screen. 


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 screen acting and focus on building specificity, confidence, and a sense of play.

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 learn about current offerings.


Training Programs & Universities

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


PRIVATE coaching




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 and MFA in directing from Brooklyn College, where she currently 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, 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 regionallyIMDb


"this class blew my mind"

- Dan, Screen Acting Intensive Student

Intensives and Workshops


private Workshops

We conduct ongoing and weekend workshops around the NYC area as our schedule allows.

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: 

Montclair State
Drew University
The Hartt School
The Actors Center
Melbourne, Australia


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