Classes return from Tuesday 22 April and I’m looking forward to working with our ongoing students along with the new students commencing classes with us this term.
The staff and I are itching to go after the two week Autumn semester break as we look forward to another fun and dynamic ten weeks of classes.
To kick off the April-May newsletter, some words of advice from Academy award winning Aussie actor Geoffrey Rush and award-winning UK actor Gary Oldman…
THE PEDDER FILE SCREENING DATES
The master class film The Pedder File, starring Paul Millett, Jessica Robbins, Lydia Dyhin and Tayla Brown had an advanced encore screening on Foxtel Aurora Channel 183 on Monday 7 April. The film has it’s official premiere on the award-winning TVS Dark Carnival program on Easter Monday 21 April at 11:30 pm. If you’re up late then check it out.
NEW WINDOW SIGNAGE
We’ve had a flood of positive feedback regarding our new window signage, to which we added the finishing touches with red velvet cinema-style drapes a few weeks ago.
The signage looked fine against the original white curtains but the new red drapes make a huge difference.
Well done to the school’s coordinator Vera Polianskaia for a job well done!
VOICE, ARTICULATION AND MOVEMENT MASTERCLASS
This course is a must for all students with representation who are seeking professional acting work. The 16 hour intensive runs over 4 x 4 hour sessions on consecutive Sundays from 12 to 4 pm on 11, 18, 25 May and 1 June. The voice and articulation component is tutored by Australia’s leading voice and accents coach Bill Pepper and the movement component is tutored by actor, dancer and choreographer Natalia Ladyko.
This master class is vital additional training as a strong and expressive speaking voice leads to opportunities – not only in everyday life – but on screen, in theatre, and in lucrative voice over work.
(For further information please refer to the course flyer attached to your newsletter link email. Hard copy course flyers will also be available in class)
Congratulations to advanced adult student Logan Webster who played the antagonist Alpha in the indie horror film, Lead Me Astray. The director said from the first time he met Logan he considered no one else for the challenging role. Logan said the shoot was grueling at times, but that he thoroughly enjoyed every minute and learned a great deal. Well done Mister Webster!
NEW RELEASE FILMS ON DVD
CLASS SCENE DVDs
If you would like an edited copy of your past or previous term’s scenes on DVD then see me in class or email me and I’ll organise it for you. Class scene DVDs are $40-00 per term’s work and are a proven educational tool, helping to hone your acting skills via further home study.
I’m looking forward to seeing our new and established students this coming week and to working with you this term.
Alan Nurthen (Director)