Adult Actors | Screenactors Studio

By: Screen Actors  09-12-2011
Keywords: actors, Auditioning Techniques

January 19th – March 8th: (8 sessions). Cost $395 + HST.

Instructor David Simmonds.

For adult actors (15+) who have completed other studio courses or the equivalent.

Studio membership rates apply.

This course is designed for advanced exploration of scene study and acting technique. Working towards higher levels of truth in performance, actors will learn to continuously strengthen as well as develop the instincts required to make strong choices in the creation of a role. Through a combination of theory discussions and scene study, students apply acquired techniques to assigned scene work. Video-taping, playback and dvd clips are used to enhance understanding program content.

January 25th – March 14th (8 sessions) Cost 395 + HST*

*This is STUDIO MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM and eligible for discount for recurring students. Please contact studio for details.

Following Essential Techniques, the studio provides a series of courses for continuing studies. Under the heading of the Working Actor, these courses are constructed to develop a confident approach to any challenge the actor may encounter. It is the beginning of forging a reliable working process. Using contemporary scenes from film and TV, we will examine “What the scene is about” and establish the acceptance of ‘core circumstance’. Various exercises are applied to free the actor from the page and experience the character’s truth. Particular focus is brought to: How a scene is built moment to moment. Substitution and subtext. How the actor prepares. Getting over ‘yourself’ and actioning the text. Verbing. The interpretation of script and story, choice of objective, identification of obstacles, raising the stakes and how to deal with the emotional obligation of the scene

Easy Payment Plan Available.

$100.00 deposit required to secure enrolment.

January 17th – March 6th (8 sessions) Cost 395 + HST

For absolute beginners, intermediate level or stage actors who wish to make the transition to the screen. Essential Techniques is a program for those interested in recognizing and acquiring the skills required to work on camera.

Subject Matter Includes:

  • Script Investigation
  • The Objective Action and Verbing
  • Given Circumstances
  • The Moment Before and After
  • Activities and/or Business
  • Actioning the Text
  • Improvisation
  • Subtext (Layering the character)
  • Agents and Casting Directors
  • Portfolios and Resumes
  • The Meisner Technique/Improvisation
  • Cold Reading
  • Auditioning Techniques
  • Scenes and Monologues
  • Getting off the page and into the moment
  • Telling the story

Maximum 12 people.
Register Early!

Easy Payment Plan Available.

$100.00 deposit required to secure enrolment

Dates will be scheduled for early 2012. (6 sessions). Cost 260 + HST

This 6 week course focuses on auditioning techniques and the business of acting. In addition to developing auditioning techniques with on-camera work and replicating what actors face in real auditions, we also cover headshots, writing an actor’s resume, finding an agent and learning who does what in the film business.

There are tips on networking, following up on auditions and also how to create a demo reel. This is the perfect primer for those (a) Wanting to learn more about how to become a working actor,  (b) Those who are ready to make the leap but aren’t quite sure where to start and (c) Those who want to keep their auditioning techniques polished. This course gives actors the tools needed to make the business work.

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Easy Payment Plan Available.
$100.00 deposit required to secure enrolment.

The subject matter is determined prior to the session. It may be the preparation for an audition or an in-depth focus on essential techniques. Video taping and playback can be used throughout session

Each individual coaching session is for one hour. It includes research and breakdown of script prior to session. For additional materials and services see note below.* **

Cost: $50.00 per hr. + $15.00 studio rental fee (plus HST)

For more extensive individual coaching sessions please contact us for pricing details.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: actors, Auditioning Techniques

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