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“Essential Techniques is a must for anyone wanting to understand what it takes to be a working actor in film and TV Claudia Ferri. ‘Rogue’,’The Killing’ (see IMDB)’
“I’m currently working on Season 5 of Rookie Blue and I’m sure you’re still inspiring many young people as you always have! Thanks !” Priscilla Faia stars in “Rookie Blue” on ABC as Chloe Price. Born in Victoria B.C. She began acting classes when she was nine at the Screen Actors Studio.
January 17th – March 7th
Cost 400 includes gst.. Easy payment plan available
$100.00 deposit required to secure enrolment
Instructor: David Simmonds
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. This is the perfect program for those interested in understanding the key tools actors use in their craft. Recording/ Playback are used throughout to implement and encourage personal progress.Subject Matter Includes:
- Script Investigation
- The Objective Action and Verbing
- Given Circumstances
- The Moment Before and After
- Activities and/or Business
- Actioning the Text
- Subtext (Layering the character)
- Agents and Casting Directors
- Portfolios and Resumes
- The Meisner Technique/Improvisation
- Cold Reading
- Auditioning Techniques
- Scenes and Monologues
- Getting off the page and into the moment
- Telling the story
Maximum 12 people.
Scene Study/Auditioning for Film & Television with Joanne Wilson *
This eight week course will take the actor into a variety of scene studies for both television and film, as well as developing the basics of auditioning techniques. The course will focus on character development, script analysis, relationship and emotional truth. Students will work with acting partners in scenes from both classic film roles and contemporary television series to create powerful, honest scenes using a variety of techniques. Short auditioning scenes will be used to establish confidence for the students in auditioning opportunities. They will learn how to perform these in an auditioning environment. Auditioning do’s and don’ts, and how to work truthfully while in the ‘audition pressure cooker’.
Joanne Wilson Bio:
Credits include roles in The CTV/ABC series Motive, The US-British drama series The Intruders, CTV/CW series Arrow, and the Lifetime Movie She Made Them Do It. Feature film credits: Tron Legacy, Kill For Me, and Cascadia. She has appeared on CBS, NBC, Bravo, Lifetime, Global, and Showtime The Mermaid Chair, Stranger with My Face, Trophy Wife, Whispers and Lies, Cross Roads, Augusta Gone, and The L Word.
In theatre, Joanne received outstanding reviews as Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee William’s classic The Glass Menagerie for Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. Joanne has also appeared on stage at The Citadel Theater, Chinook Theatre, Workshop West, and the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Joanne has worked as a writer, announcer, interviewer and producer in the broadcast industry for Toronto’s Q107 and CFRB. Currently she hosts two national radio features heard on over 100 Canadian radio stations. She is also a successful voice over actor heard on documentaries, in animation, and on hundreds of commercials throughout North America.