Classes return for Term 3 from Tuesday 16 July; with the Intermediate/Advanced Extension class commencing Monday 22 July.
To get you back in the groove for classes this week, here are some words of wisdom from two of the greats of the screen trade…
SCREEN ACTORS WORKSHOP 25th ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Saturday July 6 was a fine and mild winter’s evening, a perfect night to celebrate the school’s 25th year. Tasty music was supplied by Aqualash, there was plenty of food and refreshments to go around and the Special Celebration DVD went down a treat. The Lucky Door Prize was deservingly won by advanced adult student Paul Millett and a fun time was had by all. Now it’s onward and upward and into the next 25 years!
NORTHERN BEACHES LOCAL BUSINESS AWARDS
The 2013 awards at the Miramare Gardens Function Centre at Terrey Hills on Wednesday 3 July was a big night for local business finalists with outstanding entertainment, great food and a very upbeat atmosphere. It was also a good networking opportunity with numerous local, state and national politicians in attendance. A perfect opportunity to promote local arts and education to the political movers and shakers.
TERM 3 MASTERCLASS PROGRAM
Coming up in Term 3 are the Screen Test/Audition Process masterclass on 24 and 25 August, and the Film Acting Techniques and Performance masterclass in the September/October semester break on 28 and 29 September.
Hard copy course flyers will be distributed in class and via email to our mailing list within the next two weeks.
To get you thinking about the all important audition process, here’s a tip from a Hollywood casting agent on branding
Congratulations to advanced student Sam Smith who appears to be in half-a-dozen different TVCs and promos at the moment. Sam is currently appearing in the Big Brother Twist promo (where he proposes to his girlfriend, only to have her leap to her feet and start dancing the twist.) Sam is also producing a short film called STEW and the Facebook page he and his team have set up to promote the film is well worth a look.
It’s been hard enough keeping track of Sam’s television appearances, but it’s been virtually impossible keeping up with junior student Maya Beck’s escalating career. Well done the both of you – and well done to our other students for their recent successes!
CLASSIC FILMS ON DVD
CLASS SCENE DVDs
If you’d like your past terms on-camera scenes edited to DVD then see me in class and I’ll organise it for you. Class scene DVDs are $40-00 per term’s work or the same price for a 5 scene compilation of your best scenes. Excellent value as further home study is guaranteed to fast track your skills!
I’m looking forward to working with our established students again this week; and the staff and I would also like to welcome the new students commencing classes with us this term. It’s going to be a fun and dynamic 10 weeks of classes!
Alan Nurthen (Director)