Screen acting: advanced
Time: 18:15 - 21:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
The course is ideal for those who have studied the basics of screen acting and are planning to make the leap into finding work, also for those who have already broken into the industry but want to make sure they’re at their best when on set.
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Course Code: DRA022
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Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
What is the course about?
This is a practical course in screen acting. The focus is on performance and techniques for acting in front of the camera. It is aimed at students with prior training and those with some professional experience who wish to develop confidence in front of the camera.
You will get an in-depth look at techniques ranging from improvisation to character development, based on a script for TV/film. Learn how to get the best performance and build your confidence on screen. Practise moving for the camera and learn about the differences between theatre and television performances. Scenes will be worked, recorded and analysed, and you will be required to learn scripts.
What will we cover?
Character creation and how to remain truthful within challenging circumstances.
Understanding and working within complex disciplines.
Line learning and speed line learning.
Nuances of genre performance.
Working with demanding material.
A look behind the camera so students can better understand why certain decisions are made and how that can affect the process as an actor.
‘Real world’ skills such as ‘pick ups’ and ‘ADR’.
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...
Remain at the top of your game regardless of obstacles you face on set.
Recognise and be able to deliver what is required of you to succeed in the real world of screen acting.
Remain confident and be the best version of yourself every time you tackle a new role.
Advance as a screen actor.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Previous experience required. You need to have completed Screen acting for beginners/improvers, or their equivalent, have an Acting Degree or have completed an accredited acting course..
In order to get the most from the course you will be able to:
• Speak English fluently and clearly.
• To read a script accurately.
• Give and receive constructive feedback.
• Take notes.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
In groups and pairs with scripts. Scenes will be worked, recorded and analysed with regular feedback.
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.
Your tutor will advise if recordings may be made available via Google Classroom at the end of this course, subject to City Lit's privacy policies and current data regulations.
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?
Scripts will be supplied.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Continue to improve your screen work on one of our advanced classes such as Auditioning and self-taping for TV and film; screen acting: masterclass or consider a course in Stanislavski or Advanced acting.
As an actor Gary has been a regular on British television since his debut role in Hollyoaks from 1999 to 2000. Various television roles followed, but he's probably best known for his two year stint as DC Paul Riley in ITV's The Bill. Various feature films were to follow along with various stage appearances including his role as Silver in the premiere run of Jim Cartwright’s acclaimed play ‘Hard Fruit’ at The Royal Court. Recent credits include co-leading Anders Banke's 'Enemy Lines' (2020), currently available on Sky Store and Apple TV, leading Cristian Solimeno’s acclaimed dark drama 'I made this for you' (2019) and appearing in international TV drama 'Giri Haji' (2019) for BBC 2 and Netflix. Upcoming films include 'Neil Monaghan's 'Election Night' which is due for release late 2020. Gary made his directorial debut with the multi-award winning ‘Daisy’s Last Stand’ in 2010 and went on to direct feature film ‘Lighter’ for Solaris Productions. The awards for ‘Daisy’s Last Stand’ include ‘Best film’ at the BAFTA hosted annual Film London awards, and ‘Best film’ at ‘The Okanagan International Film Festival’ in Canada.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.