23rd August – 25th August 2019
Application deadline: Monday 12th August 2019
Dear Aspiring Actor,
If you have always wondered if you have what it takes to be a film actor, then this course is for you.
Over three intensive days, I will be working with a small group of aspiring actors on how to develop top-notch film acting skills.
The course is designed for those with little or no acting experience but hungry to learn
Here is a rundown of the course:
From the first session, you will be immersed in the world of film making.
ON DAY 1 we’ll focus on how great film performances are produced, looking at real footage from films and analysing the film acting process. Then we will look at the different technical requirements of film acting such as the various shooting positions and framing that is used and give you, your first chance to work on screen by the end of the day.
ON DAY 2 we’re exploring the techniques of Method Acting for film. You’ll learn how to connect with any character you play, and how to summon up emotion on demand so that you can reach the same heights in every take, every performance. During this day we will rehearse and develop more film scene work that will be filmed and critiqued by me on how to improve your work.
ON DAY 3 we’re getting deep inside the acting process. You’ll continue working on scripts with a scene partner, building characters from scratch, creating complex scenes that wring every last drop of truth from the text…and getting critiqued! Learn what you need to work on, to propel your acting forward.
By the end of the three days, you will know everything you need to know about film acting.
Please, not that the footage we shoot during the weekend is purely for rehearsal playback and critique only.
A Snapshot Of What You Will Learn
You will learn how to:
- Avoid overacting on camera and deliver real, gritty, authentic acting.
- Inject scenes with excitement and unpredictability.
- Heighten the tension in a scene so that it crackles with electricity.
- Internalise strong emotion and radiate it towards the camera.
- Green-light your micro impulses to fuel ‘on camera’ behaviour.
- Identify the ‘spine’ of the character and allow it to shine through on screen.
- Create unstoppable momentum in a scene that flows easily and powerfully.
- Create authentic emotion on demand.
- Overcome any nerves or stage fright and turn it to your advantage.
- Mistakes to avoid that will destroy any screen performance.
And much more…
A Word Of Warning
This is a one-off opportunity to work with me on film acting. The only other time I work on this area is on the Ultimate Acting Programme which costs £14,095 for the year. I am only accepting a maximum of eight actors onto the course. There is also an application process in place to ensure that the people accepted are hard-working and cool to work with.
I expect this class to sell out very quickly indeed.
Here are the details:
Date: 23rd August – 25th August 2019
Time: 10am – 5pm
Venue: Friday – Sunday – The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6EU
Masterclass Total Fee: £1495 (£100 application fee is payable and refundable if you are not accepted. If you are accepted the £100 application fee goes towards your full fee.) If you are successful in gaining a place the remaining balance is due within 48 hours.