12 Week Acting for Film & TV Course
Will you be joining us?!
“A terrific Show Case at The Cockpit on Dec 10th – 7 actors in meetings with agents this week!”
Our actors have gone on to work in TV, Radio, Film & Theatre around the world!
Our 12 Sunday Acting for Film & TV course includes classes with seven different, highly experienced tutors covering TV/Film Acting, Commercials, Improv, Shakespeare, Method, Script Analysis, Audition Technique and Screen Combat.
We have 3 Casting Director evenings (recent guests include Rowland Beckley (BBC, Eastenders, Doctors), Emma Sylvester (Holby City), Annelie Powell (RSC), Carolyn McLeod (The Bill, Hatfields & McCoys), Carl Proctor (The Bible), Caley Powell, Sharon Sorrentino), tons of industry & career advice, CV surgery, discounted headshots and help with all aspects of the acting business – just £550!
Classes are Sundays 10.30am – 1.30pm OR 2.30pm – 5.30pm – you choose!
NEXT COURSE with availability begins on Sunday 22nd September 2019, with our INDUSTRY SHOWCASE on 9th December 2019.
Click on each week below for more details about the course
Using John’s own ‘Leap before you look!’ tips and some Keith Johnstone inspired techniques, this class stimulates your imagination and gets you on your feet, thinking and reacting quickly.
Brett is a combat instructor much in demand and when not working on films such as Troy he coaches at RADA and Central, among others. Working from ‘safety first’ and ‘victim control’ the class is a refresher for those with combat experience and a concise introduction for novices to slaps, punches, strangulation, hair/ear pulling! Beat up your fellow actors……..but safely!
John has regularly run casting sessions for Hubbard Casting and knows all the pitfalls that even the most seasoned actors can fall into. We’ll work with scripts form real TV adverts and cover all the ‘dos and don’ts’, ensuring you make the absolute most of your audition ‘opportunity’.
Endy’s enthusiasm for the bard is infectious. With her experience of the Royal Shakespeare Company, as both actor and tutor, she will demystify Shakespeare and show how his work, language and themes are as relevant as ever to today’s drama.
Lunchtime Headshots/Show Case Flyer session: (optional) £20. 1.30pm – 4pm. Afternoon class will start and finish 90 minutes later than usual and run from 4pm – 7pm.
Building on the previous week’s work you’ll study John’s sight reading for camera techniques and perform a ‘screen test’ of your previously learned script (script sent to you in Week 4)
Actor/tutor/life coach Daniel is well versed in the techniques of Stanislavsky and we’ll work with some sensory amd memory excercises to begin or further your ‘Method’ exporation.
followed by evening session “Cold Reading Pieces + Q&A” (6pm – 9pm) with Casting Director Carl Proctor (www.carlproctorcasting.com). In the first of our Casting Director evenings, working in pairs, Carl will give you ten minutes with a script, you’ll perform and he’ll give feedback. Please check each CD’s website prior to meeting with them.
Continuing the inner exploration of your craft. Director/tutor Ariella has worked for years with Uta Hagen and Michael Chekhov techniques. We’ll use monologues to bring these skills out of you!
Jon has an extensive CV as an actor and tutor and will help you to ‘lift the words from the page’ and bring to life a script seen only moments before, a skill which is more and more in demand in both TV/film and theatre casting.
followed by evening session “Performing Prepared Scripts + Q&A” (6pm – 9pm) Casting Director Caley Powell (www.caleypowellcasting.co.uk ). You will have been sent scripts by Caley and given a partner to read with. If your assigned partner is absent someone else will read in for them.
You’ll have been assigned a script & scene partner in Week 7 and today you’ll ‘Block’ the moves with John in class, scripts in hand.
Though we will expect you to have learned them as best as possible, today is more about walking through the scene than actually going ‘all out’ with the acting.
Your first day on set working with a team of regular cast members. How do you excel when you land that guest/leading role in a TV drama or ‘soap’? We’ll work on script analysis, ‘camera eye’, hitting your marks and more.
followed by evening session “Cold Reading Pieces + Q&A” (6pm – 9pm) with Casting Director Sharon Sorrentino (www.sharonsorrentino.com ). In the final of our Casting Director evenings, working in pairs, Sharon will hand you unprepared scripts and put you through your paces.
Continuing our on screen work, this time with actor, tutor, life coach Judith Quin, we’ll use snippets of your Show Case scripts to highlight the difference between playing for the camera and the stage.
With a day to go before your public performance we’ll run the pieces in order and fine tune your work before transferring to the theatre.
Call time: 12pm – Morning Group / 2pm – Afternoon Group
Working through your pieces in the space.
Tech/dress rehearsal at 5.30pm. Doors open 7pm. Show time 7.30pm