Programs | Screenactors Studio

By: Screen Actors  09-12-2011
Keywords: special event, Actor, Feature Films


DREW WALKER: CASTING DIRECTOR
Auditioning for T.V. Commercials

For Drew’s workshop there will a couple of short scripts
to prepare that will be handed out prior to workshop.

ADULT SESSIONS 16 +: Saturday November 12th;
Adults. 10 am.- 1 pm. Cost 75 + hst.

YOUNG ACTOR SESSIONS: Saturday November 12th
Ages 10 – 16. 2-5 p.m. Cost 75 + hst.


Adult Sessions Saturday November 12th;
Times 10 – 1 p.m.
Cost 75 + 9.00 hst = 84

Young Actor Sessions: Saturday* November 12th
Times 2- 5 p.m.
Cost 75 + 9.00 hst = 84

The subject matter covered in this workshop includes: Talking to the Camera, Dialogue Scripts. The Biz, The Agents and Casting, Getting an audition. Signing In, Reading The Script, The Studio, Slating, Playing to Camera. Working with product. The Face. Working in groups and a lot more… Drew has been the casting director for major commercials including Labatts, Future Shop, MacDonalds, Honda, Campbell’s Soups, Time-Warner, A & W, Winners, Honda, Tim Horton’s and dozens more:

Drew Walker Casting. Visit Drew’s work on Youtube
www.youtube.com/drewthomaswalker
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The Actors Voice with Gabrielle Levin

Sunday November 13th. 10 – 5 p.m. Cost 90 + hst

The one day workshop will include individual speech assessments, ‘rooting the voice’ to breath articulation with resonance exercises and techniques for speaking on film. American standard dialect and vocal tricks for commercials and animation will also be addressed
Subject matter will include:
• Individual vocal assessment
• Correct breathing technique – “Rooting the Voice”
• Freeing the ‘natural voice’
• Vocal focus, placement and projection
• Clarity and effective articulation
• Connecting with your viewers/listeners
• Pitch, Dynamic Range, Flexibility, Pacing & Variety
• Increasing Vocal Power, Endurance and Stamina
• Improved Vocal Quality -Texture and Tone
• Improved Physical Ease
• Vocal health
• Daily voice warm-ups
• Addressing vocal faults
• Losing and using regional dialects

Gabrielle’s bio can be found under The Instructors

Animation V.O. Workshop w. Jan Rabson

Sunday November 27th. Times: 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Cost 140 + hst.

This special event one-day workshop offers the opportunity to work with Jan Rabson. A partial list of credits for his character voice work on animation feature films includes: ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’, ‘Cars’, ‘Ice Age 2’, ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘Monsters Inc’. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, ‘A Bug’s Life’, ‘Shrek 2’, ‘Toy Story 1, 2 & 3’, ‘Horton Hears A Who’, ‘Up and the anime classic ‘Akira’.

Jan was also part of The Johnny Carson Mighty Art Players for The Tonight Show and hired by Universal Studios for many years.

National V.O. Commercials: McDonalds, Chevrolet, Hellman’s Mayonnaise, Pepsi. Taco-Bell, Pampers, Budweiser, L.A Gear, Ford Motors, and many, many more. Jan also teaches comedy improvisation and v.o. at colleges and universities around North America. Plus a list of credits working on screen as an actor can be found on his website: http://www.pagesixteen.com/jan.html

In this workshop, everyone rehearses, directs, produces and performs v.o. characters from real animation scripts. So that the participant can get to feel what it is like on ‘both sides of the glass’,as an actor, producer, client, casting director and voice director.and to be part of a real ‘animation’ v.o. session

Open to ages 12 + – 80!

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Fearless Monologues: One Day Workshop:
Sunday Dec. 4th (10 – 5 p.m). Cost: 90 + hst .
Instructor. Jeni Gunn.

In this dynamic workshop, Actors will supply a monologue (please see below for monologue criteria) of their choice. During the workshop, we will address key aspects of the monologue from the self-casting process, rehearsing, producing and finally…performance.

Here are a few of the topics covered:
• A good monologue never stands alone, but rather is a reply, or response to an event. Discover the emotional cues of the monologue- both in the unspoken “moment before” and after- that motivates the text.
• 15 things that will kill your monologue, and how to avoid them!
• This is a solo; therefore you are the only instrument available in making this piece your own. Learn criteria on how to discern if a piece is in your “range” and how to play it fully.
• Preparation, preparation, preparation. 10 effective strategies to attack your monologue!
• Monologues every Actor should flee from.
• Honor the intention of the text.

Fearless Monologues will benefit Actors just starting out, as well as fill in the blanks and deepen the process of the previously trained Actor. Each Actor will have the opportunity to approach their monologue from several angles, using different tools, and with this experience- will complete the class confidant he can tame any monologue he chooses!

Monologue Criteria for the purposes of this class:
• Maximum 2 minutes in length.
• Sourced from a contemporary film or theatre production. No poetry, spoken word, stand-up, handwritten, or cobbled together ‘speeches’ will be accepted.
• No blatantly offensive material without supporting artistic merit. Use your judgement, please.
• Please avoid any piece requiring a distinct dialect, unless you are already fluent in that dialect. Time constraints prevent us from addressing the additional requirements that mastering dialect presents.
• Age appropriate.
• The most important quality is your connection with the text on an emotional level. Ideally, the writing should move you, provoke your soul and inspire your passion to tell a story that must be told!

Term One: JANUARY 7th – MARCH 10th (10 Sessions)
Term Two: MARCH 31st – JUNE 16th (10 Sessions)*
*No classes will be held April 7th or May 19th

Programs for Beginner, Continuing Studies and Advanced levels
Saturdays: Ages 8-11. (10 a.m. -12.30 p.m).
Saturdays: Ages 12 -15 & Advanced. (1.30 – 4 p.m).

Taught by working actors and filmmakers, The Young Actors Conservatory offers a series of courses from the entry absolute beginner level through the intermediate stages and continuing studies skills for the advanced working actor. Students can learn from basic to advanced on-camera acting and auditioning techniques designed to develop the skills needed to approach a career in film and television or just simply enjoy discovering what it would mean to be a working actor. It develops confidence and communication skills in the young person and allows them to explore their potential in a safe and encouraging environment. Information about our studio and instructors can be found on our website: www.screenactors.ca

We should also point out there is not a definitive ‘ladder’ process offered here. Young actors learn at different rates and sometimes the required understanding of the individual at whatever age level will accelerate or need to have more time to address the subject matter. At the Screen Actor’s Studio we encourage the parent to discuss this subject with us so that the young actor can understand they are building a strong foundation before moving to another group. We may feel it is in their best interests to repeat the level they are attending. This is most often recommended in the young 8 – 12 age group.

N.B. There is a snack break in all sessions and we would remind parents to avoid snacks that might trigger allergies. (i.e. peanut allergies)

Cost: 300 + 36 HST = 336.00 . Maximum 12 students per class.

Payment plan available. 4 x p.d. cheques 84.00. or Visa

Sunday November 27th. Times: 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Times: 9.30 – 5.30. (Limited enrollment)

Cost 140 + 12% hst. = 156.80. Open to ages 12+ – 80!

This special event one-day workshop offers the opportunity to work with Jan Rabson. His partial list of credits for character voice work on animation feature films includes: ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’, ‘Cars’, ‘Ice Age 2’, ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘Monsters Inc’. ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, ‘A Bug’s Life’, ‘Shrek 2’, ‘Toy Story 1, 2 & 3’, ‘Horton Hears A Who’, ‘Up and the anime classic ‘Akira’.

Jan was also part of The Johnny Carson Mighty Art Players for The Tonight Show and hired by Universal Studios for many years.

In this workshop, everyone rehearses, directs, produces and performs v.o. characters from real animation scripts. So that the participant can get to feel what it is like on ‘both sides of the glass’,as an actor, producer, client, casting director and voice director.and to be part of a real ‘animation’ v.o. session

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.

*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.

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.

Maximum 12 people.
Register Early!

Easy Payment Plan Available.

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.

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

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Actor, Animation Feature Films, Art Players, Casting Director, Feature Films, special event, Vocal Assessment, Vocal Health, Voice Work,

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