In August 2007, I attended the New York Film Academy's (NYFA) One-Week Acting For Film Workshop at Universal Studios in California. I arrived a day early and spent the afternoon and evening at Disney's California Adventure Park and Disneyland. I spent my week with 10 other actors in series of acting related workshops. On Thursday, we filmed a series of short, silent movies with the students in the One-Week Film Making Workshop.
After I arrived at LAX airport and picked up a rental car, I drove to Disneyland and purchased the 1-Day Park Hopper Ticket so I could visit both Disney's California Adventure Park and Disneyland. I started by going to Disney's California Adventure Park.
Entrance to Disney's California Adventure Park
Disneys Year of A Million Dreams Sign
Lightning McQueen and Mater from the Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios picture Cars
Mike in front of the Sun Wheel, a large ferris wheel
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride on the Hollywood Pictures Backlot section of the park
Mike in front of a backdrop designed to look like a city street.
After my quick run through Disney's California Adventure Park, I went to Disneyland. I only had a few hours, so I couldn't see everything.
Entrance to Disneyland
Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Mike in front of the Disneyland Castle
We spent a full day with the students in the One-Week Film Making Workshop making silent movies on the Universal Studios backlots. Each student picked two or three of the actors to be in their movie. I was in the movies I Saw Her First and Key to Her Heart.
New York Street on Universal Studios Backlot
Filming Key to Her Heart
Cast and crew of Key to Her Heart
Mike in I Saw Her First
Cast of I Saw Her First
James and Edwin filming a scene in their movie
Filming I Saw Her First
Mike, Britany and the Director of I Saw Her First
All of the NYFA Acting Students pose for a picture on the last day of class