Hopelessly devoted… – Level 3 Screen Acting Classes
These acting classes are for those besotted with the artform of acting. To be eligible for these classes you will have gone through the four stages of artistic acting actualisation:
- Bitten by the Bug
- Proficiency in the Craft
- Stars in Your eyes
- Disillusionment with the Industry
And you will have now reached Stage 5: Hopeless Devotion… meaning you cannot give acting up because it is your chosen (or did it choose you?) mode of artistic self-expression. To not express yourself in this way would mean an inner creative and spiritual death.
WORKING IN A ‘LIVING SET’
Classes will be held in Footscray in a ‘living set.’ Each room will be dressed realistically to be filmed in, giving those who want to deepen their knowledge and investigation of screen acting technique with me a set to move within. To inhabit. To wash the dishes while doing a scene, make a bed, fold the washing on the couch. Real life activities that a scene demands from actors but cannot be practiced in a conventional classroom, drama studio or theatre space.
The 3-week screen acting blocks will accelerate your learning. Stay for one block, stay for ten – the flexibility of a short course keeps the prices affordable and allows you to take time off to perform in films or on stage when required.
Here’s what you’ll be doing in the classes:
1. REHEARSAL WITH THE DIRECTOR
- Collaborate with the director to improve your performance.
- Reinforce and practice your developing screen acting technique every week.
- Investigate different ways of performing scenes.
- Learn to be open and flexible to a director’s adjustments.
- Learn how to make strong acting choices that can turn your performance from average to compelling.
2. CAMERA CRAFT
- Ensure your best performance is recorded by knowing where the camera is and what it’s doing.
- Learn how frame sizes require different ‘levels’ of performance.
Get used to the camera being ‘in your face’.
- Learn performance blocking.
- Work with camera marks (advanced classes only).
3. SCENE ANALYSIS
- Make the scene real for you
- Work on and analyze challenging scenes from some of the world’s best screenplays.
- Learn how to break actions into beats.
- Learn how to personalize the relationship/s.
- Learn how to identify clues in the screenwriting that will help your performance excel.
4. WATCHING PLAYBACK
- Learn what works by watching your performance back.
- Get used to seeing and hearing yourself on screen.
- Make links with how you did it.
- Develop self-confident in your own process and screen acting technique.
5. ON-SET EXPERIENCE
- Get used to being on set in front of a camera and under lights.
- Get used to the demands of performing when you’re called to set.
- Weekly practice instils self-confidence for screen tests and working on set.
- Don’t get lost in the crowd! Small class sizes mean you will rehearse and shoot with the director EVERY week – you’re always working and learning.
- Take home your best performances*: You have the option to purchase a professionally edited scene that you could use to add to your showreel, for self-promotion or to keep as a record of your progress.
- Every actor is different. You are challenged and guided to discover your own acting technique – and then put it into practice every week.
- Experience in front of the camera is the key to build confidence so that you can be comfortable working professionally on set.
- 3 WEEK ‘BLOCKS’ + SMALL CLASSES
***Acting experience required***
- 1 class per week over 3 consecutive weeks.
- A 3 week cycle of classes is used for 3 consecutive weeks only.
Thursday 9th March, 2017
7pm to 10:30pm
3 week blocks
BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES: LEVEL 2 CYCLES - 3 WEEKS
- Placement in the classes will only be confirmed once full-payment is made.
- Strictly no entry into classes unless fees are paid in full before the commencement of classes.
- No refunds are given once the 3 week block commences.
- We do not offer make-up classes.
- If commissioning an edit, Screen Acting Melbourne requires written confirmation from both parties to go ahead.
- If either scene partner does not agree to have their footage edited, under no circumstances will the edit commence.