BUILDING CHARACTER

PART TIME FILM & TV TRAINING FOR KIDS

 

AGE GROUP: 7 - 9 YRS

Great things come in small packages. We know kids have big imaginations so what to do? Explore it... And then, well, explore it some more! As they learn about themselves and find what works for them, we help bring their uniqueness to the characters they take on.

 

In this ongoing class, we teach technique, focus, and confidence - the stuff that gets you the job. We challenge the actor to understand human behavior. Actors will learn to channel their creativity, take direction, and explore their emotions through breath work and body and movement.

 

How we introduce concepts will be modified to fit each particular age group. Materials will be assigned according to each actor’s level of experience. When working with audition scenes, we ask that parents set aside a little bit of time everyday to help their young actors come off-book. It’s a team effort and ten (10) minutes a day will do! We’ll take it from there!

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ON CAMERA ACTING

Less is more and it’s never more true when you are working within a tight frame. Learn how to work comfortably on camera, show relationship, use effective eye-lines, and suggest the character’s world without mime. Find out what happens IN THE ROOM with Casting Directors, and own your space!

SCENE STUDY 

Knowing your lines is a good start. Understanding the What and Why of what you're saying is the goal.

 

To build layers in their scenes and characters, actors will learn to ask the important questions and bring specificity to each choice they make.

CHARACTER TYPES

The nice girl, the playground bully, the jokester and how they relate to one another.

RELATIONSHIP TO SPACE

We behave differently at the playground than we do at a recital.

HOW AM I TRYING TO INFLUENCE ANOTHER PERSON?

Are you teasing, demanding, or charming? How can you get the other person to do what you want or to change?

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EMOTIONAL

CONNECTION

Where are feelings? Funny question? 

Yes, but happy bubbles can live in your tummy, sadness can happen when you sigh, and you can feel very grouchy when you make a fist. How do you feel when you throw your arms up in the air? 

Our physical and emotional states are intertwined and we believe teaching kids about emotions this way is a safe way to explore them! 

JAN. 23 - MAR. 6 (6 Weeks)

Note: No classes Family Day Weekend

JAN. 24 - MAR. 7 (6 Weeks)

Note: No classes Family Day Weekend

JAN. 25 - MAR. 8 (6 Weeks)

Note: No classes Family Day Weekend

DAY: SATURDAYS

TIME: 12:00PM - 2:00PM (2 hrs)

INSTRUCTOR: ANDREA STEFANCIKOVA

MAXIMUM: 6 Students

COST: $330.00 (+GST)

DAY: SUNDAYS

TIME: 10:30AM - 12:30PM (2 hrs)

INSTRUCTOR: TBC

MAXIMUM: 6 Students

COST: $330.00 (+GST)

DAY: MONDAYS

TIME: 4:00PM - 6:00PM (2 hrs)

INSTRUCTOR: ILANA ZACKON

MAXIMUM: 6 Students

COST: $330.00 (+GST)

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Vancouver, British Columbia

V5L 2S7  Canada

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