Welcome to The Watson Academy!

 

The Watson Academy is a kid-focused Film and Acting center located in the heart of Smyrna, Ga., located just 3 miles east of Cumberland Mall.  The various programs offered at The Watson Academy are specifically designed for young people who have a desire to learn the ins and outs of acting for television, film and in commercials. 

Our mission is to provide kids with all of the essentials they'll need to pursue filmmaking and/or acting as a professional career or hobby.

PROGRAM FEATURES

 - Maximum of 12 in-person students total in each program

 - Socially distanced class settings

 - 2x daily surface & equipment sanitizing/disinfecting

 - Direct interaction with & training by Michelle Watson

 - We offer dynamic programs catered to the skill level of each individual student in a variety of subject matters including: video techniques, acting, editing, sound recording, drone photography, studio photography, lighting, directing, monologues, acting for commercials, voice-over, film scene study and more!

 - Interactive activities including On-Camera Test Tapings and Short Films

 - Additional Skills Taught: Confidence Building, Audition Etiquette, Headshots and more! 

Our Schedule

 

Each of our class sessions are progressive, however each session is designed so that students can choose any or all of the sessions that we offer without missing a beat!

 

  • Center Opens: 9:00am M-F

  • Camp Hours: 10am to 6pm

  • Ages: 6 thru 16

 
Session & Schedules
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Acting Classes | In-person classes

 

This hands-on training will teach students the fundamentals of acting for TV, Film, voice-over recording, and the creative and technical demands of telling a story thru the camera.

Every Saturday (12:00pm for Pre-Teens)

Every Saturday (1:30pm for Teens)

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After-School Film Club |

Sept. 1 thru Dec. 15

Jan 3 thru May 20

 

This after-school program will teach students the fundamentals of filmmaking, photography, acting and the creative and technical demands of telling a story thru the use of moving images. Students will learn how to direct, produce, and edit their own videos. 

Every Monday & Wednesday (3:00pm to 6:00pm)

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Kids Film Making & Acting Camp |

June 28 thru July 2

Sept 27 thru Oct 1

Nov 22 thru Nov 26

Dec 27 thru Dec 31

 

This hands-on training will teach students the fundamentals of filmmaking, acting and the creative and technical demands of telling a story thru the use of moving images. Students will learn how to direct, produce, and edit their own videos.

Weekdays (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Kids Film Camp is powered by The Watson Academy - 1640 Roswell Street SE, Smyrna, Ga. 30080  -  (678) 929-8289