KIDS & TEENS
Our students have appeared in productions such as; Once Upon A Time, Neighbours, Home & Away, 13 Reason's Why, Liar, Liar Vampire, Winners & Losers, Animal Kingdom, I Frankenstein, Tomorrow When The War Began and Newton's Law. Our Kids and Teens classes are focused on facilitating a young actor's transition from beginner to professional screen actor, providing advice on the essential steps that lead to a successful career in the film business.
ABOUT THE CLASSES
Our Teens students have appeared in productions such as; Once Upon A Time, Neighbours, Home & Away, 13 Reason's Why, Liar, Liar Vampire, Winners & Losers, Animal Kingdom, I Frankenstein, Tomorrow When The War Began and Newton's Law.
We pride ourselves on providing a highly supportive and nurturing environment for Teens to explore the world of film and television acting, with our professionally experienced teachers.
CLASS TIMES: 10:00am - 4:00pm
CLASS DAY: Saturdays*
*Excluding Public Holiday long weekends
SCHEDULE | 2019
2nd February - 30th March
27th April - 29th June*
*No Class on 9th of June for Labour Day
27th July - 28th September**
*No Class on 31st August for Father's Day Weekend
** Revised cost, time and dates
19th October - 7th December
TERM 1: AUDITION IMPACT
AUDITION IMPACT with Emma Fleming
The audition performance can differ vastly from what might be the final performance once you’ve got the role when you are working with a director and other actors involved. This module is about making an impact, making you the only choice for the job. The choices you make impact on every single moment of the scene. We will consider approaches through intensity, pace, emotion, truth and character. We will also focus on cold reads – the problems they pose, how to solve them and how to reach performance level in a very short time.
CASTING DIRECTOR | AUDITION IMPACT
Emma Fleming is a casting associate who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 10 years. Emma studied acting at WAAPA before moving to New York where she trained in the Meisner and Alexander Techniques. Emma has worked in the casting industry across fashion, television and film. Recognising no two actors are alike, techniques/methods are offered to each actor individually, so they can develop a process that works for them.
TERM 2: SCENEWORK
SCENEWORK with John Orcsik
On Set will prepare you for the reality of what’s involved and what it takes for an actor to produce a successful appearance and increase your chances of being hired again for future work. This will help you:
Build a professional working “on set” reputation
Be relied upon to uphold a professional standard
Be dependable talent that is “easy to work with” and proudly represents the association with the network, program or agency they are working with
Be respected among industry professionals
Be prepared to deliver under pressure
VARIOUS | SCENEWORK
John Orcsik is one of Australia's highest profile actors, writers and directors with a professional career spanning over 40 years in film & T.V. He has written, directed, and taught, sharing his insights into the film and television industry with students across Australia for over 20 years. John possesses an enviable wealth of practical experience that he is keen to share with his students.
TERM 3: US ACCENT
US ACCENT with Matt Furlani
For those hoping to work in the US market, mastering the General American accent is vital. You will have specialist coaching from US accent teacher, Matt Furlani, to help perfect it, from the basic structural elements of language in the mouth to encompassing some cultural characteristics that will authenticate the accent. Culture both general and locally specific are great influences on behaviour and these will be included in Accent study as these are the keys to a convincing accent in any language.
VOICE COACH | US ACCENT
Matt Furlani is a Voice and Dialect coach, holding a Post Grad Diploma in Voice Studies and Bachelor of Dramatic Art (VCA). His work encompasses voice and dialect training for performers, corporate coaching and accent reduction work with international students at the University of Melbourne. He has facilitated dialect workshops at the Melbourne Actor's Lab, 16th Street and Screen Actors Australia.
TERM 4: FINDING YOUR TRUTH & FRAME BY FRAME
FINDING YOUR TRUTH ON SCREEN with Paul Parker
Once the teens have covered the basics of understanding acting for screen, Scene study will begin to take them through the necessities of deconstructing a scene and how to individually work on screen. Scene study will take them through some extended elements of performing a scene including: improvising on camera, analysing a script, working with wants and opinions and attitudes, extended character work, finding truth within the scene, scene preparation, clearing bad habits on screen, and developing a list of skills to work on in front of the camera.
FRAME BY FRAME with Colin Budds
This module compels the actor to discover and implement the performance within the given frames, driven by the possibilities offered by the space and understand the limitations and possibilities of performance within that frame. Students will tackle performance from the Director's perspective regarding the emotions, character traits and behaviours as indicated by the Director’s interpretation of the text. In Frame by Frame the actors and director work together to produce what might be the final performance in either a single or multi-cam shoot.
ACTING COACH | FINDING YOUR TRUTH
Paul Parker is an international acting coach, offering courses and workshops each year in Los Angeles, New York and Japan. Paul has been teaching since 1990 and his students consistently gain acting roles in local and international productions. Paul's extensive resume can also be seen on his website: http://www.paulparkerpc.com.au.
DIRECTOR | FRAME BY FRAME
Colin Budds has directed film and television at the highest level for over 25 years locally and internationally. His career has encompassed many genres and classifications from award-winning television to Paramount movies. Along the way he has worked with many established actors from here to Hollywood and discovered many of today's rising stars on the set of shows like Home and Away, H2O Just Add Water, The Elephant Princess, The Saddle Club, Lightning Point, Neighbours and Prisoner.