What is the course about?
How to prepare for auditions for Film and Television. How to self-tape.
What will we cover?
How to prepare for and deal with the technical requirements of auditioning in front of a camera.
How to self-tape effectively.
Please note that acting classes by their very nature can involve exercises and the exploration of material that some students may find challenging.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Use good acting technique to respond to the challenge of any script.
Be able to extract relevant information from character break-downs provided to produce the character required for the audition.
Critically and constructively assess performance.
Have confidence in your ability to perform in the audition environment.
Perform rehearsed scenes in an audition environment and self-tape.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
It is assumed that the student has had some previous acting experience, and is familiar with the basic techniques of psychological realism.
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Listen actively and communicate clearly.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Read and analyse scripts to find meaning and clarity.
• Take notes.
• Have a practical understanding of Relationships, Motivation, Previous circumstances and Destinations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Working on real scripts supplied by the tutor, you will get to film and watch back audition scenes.
You will get to self-tape, watch-back, self-critique and receive tutor feed back.
You will be able to bring in your own audition pieces and film them.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring pencils and a folder for handouts.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details