TEENS FUNDAMENTALS TO ACTING
PART TIME FILM & TV TRAINING FOR TEENS
AGE GROUP: 13 - 17 YRS
You're new but you really want to act and you want it NOW. This is a fun class that builds confidence, insight, and gives you a strong foundation in acting. In this class, we introduce our unique Academy Method of acting. The Academy Method has resulted in our young actors landing lead roles in film and television. You will learn what they have learned:
Learn and practice where the emotions lie in your body, how to access them easily and not force them, understand human behaviour, why do people make unexplainable choices in their lives? Teen actors are often asked to play characters who are living with extremely difficult emotions and experiences. We do work that helps you play those roles.
What are the choices? How do you make the choice that is uniquely you, that supports the story, that sparks your soul? This is tough work. We use scripts that reflect the teenage experience at all levels of society. This work ain't for babies. You must be committed.
AUDITION ON CAMERA
How to work with camera, show relationship, use effective eye-lines and suggest the character’s world without mime. Learn what happens IN THE ROOM with Casting Directors. What are the reasons you get a part and what are the reasons you don’t!
TIME: 3:00PM - 6:00PM (3 hrs)
INSTRUCTOR: MORGANA WYLLIE
MAXIMUM: 8 Students
COST: $490.00 (+GST)
monthly payment plan available
inquire about our sibling, referral & multi-class discounts!
Want to Audit? Sure. Be prepared to jump in and get to work, we don't believe in audiences.
Each class is taught by a Regular Instructor, but as all of our instructors are working actors, there will be opportunities for Guest Instructors to jump in and teach!
We send out Weekly Homework Emails to keep you in the loop and materials will be assigned accordingly. Please note that the emails can be sent a week before or up to the night before the day of class. This is to have students practice working in real time. Auditions come sporadically so no time to prepare like the present!
All Classes Are Ongoing and with that, you may find that students tend to continue in the same course(s) for multiple terms. It's similar to watching a movie. The first time around, you're introduced to everything at once. The second time around, you gain a deeper understanding and find details you initially missed. Each class is different as we do our best to cater to the specific students in the round. We also make note of who has worked on what (material wise) so even if we're revisiting certain concepts, they'll be assigned new materials (unless for callbacks or another purpose).
At the end of each term, we send out Progress Reports. Please keep in mind that the results and comments are only a reflection of their work from the recent term.
Although we work in a classroom, we expect Professionalism. We encourage students to explore and fail as that is how we learn. Just like on set, when cameras are rolling, it is important to be quiet and pay attention so those up working can focus.
Each actor works differently and our goal is to pass forward Safe Techniques that the actor can explore to see if it works for them as an individual, in a supportive environment.
We Do Not teach Substitution.
Catch Up System: If a student has to miss a class, there is a possibility of scheduling a (semi)private catch up session. In the session, with an instructor, they would go over the concepts taught in the class they missed. To be eligible for a session, the student must notify the office prior to the specific class with one of the applicable reasons: illness, on set, at an audition, out of town, or prior commitment. Our thought behind it: Just because you can't make it to an in-room audition, you can still throw your hat in the ring by sending in a self-tape! *Not applicable for some classes.
We focus on learning story, script structure, audition and on-camera techniques, and through various explorative exercises, actors are encouraged to find what works for them emotionally, psychologically, and physically.
SEPTEMBER 15 - NOVEMBER 10 (8 Weeks)
Note: No classes Thanksgiving Weekend