When you decide to become an actor, director, or a producer, you will need to understand the theory (through classes) but also the practical application of those theories that you have learned. The problem in the business is that not all doors are open for everyone and as an actor, producer, or director, you need real-life experiences so that you can best understand the art and craft.
The good thing about some schools and programs out there is that they have the necessary tools, equipment and simulation that will help you fully understand the career path you have chosen.
Alan Nurthen is a known professional in the business. He is not only an actor, but a producer and director as well. If you are an aspiring actor, producer, or director, then you must enroll in one of Nurthen’s courses at the Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts in Surry Hills. AADA is the oldest private acting school in Sydney.
Nurthen’s courses provide a comprehensive study of the art. You are given the chance to get to know the different equipment that you need to know about in the business. There is a real-life television studio installed at the school which will help students in their journey towards the acting, producing, and directing side of the industry.
Through the built-in studio at the school, students will experience how studios really function and how the different equipment is used to make television possible.
Nurthen was a Mona Vale young man who began his career as an actor. He also teaches at his own school (the Screen Actors Workshop) where student training is focused specifically on screen acting.
When the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art in Surry Hills offered him a teaching position, he thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to teach classes in the city as well as at his school on the Northern Beaches.
A number of his students have become professionals themselves and have already been given opportunities to work in film and television. Some have been given the opportunity to work in Hollywood. Two students were successful enough to receive the top prize at the Tropfest Short Film Festival.
Many have worked in advertisements, films, TV and also behind the scenes working as producers, directors, camera operators, editors and sound recordists. The course that is offered is being taken not just by actors but by different industry professionals as well.
“Acting classes are great for developing self-confidence and raising self-esteem”, Nurthen said.