Acting is not rocket science and like surfing, it’s not as easy as it looks.
Like any skill, to be a good actor takes training and lots of practice. The goal being to achieve a relaxed and naturalistic performance style – without falling into the trap of “acting.”
Term 4 Classes Review
During Term 4 we’ve been teaching our students to keep it simple and not to over emote physically. Building their trust in the camera to pick up on even the smallest nuances, looks and gestures. In other words, teaching them to keep it simple and to keep it real. As the great artist Leonardo Da Vinci once said: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
The current term completes week ending Saturday 14 December.
Term 1, 2020 commences from Tuesday 28 January through to Saturday 1 February, with the Mixed Ages class returning on Week 3 of term, Saturday 15 February.
January School Holiday Workshops
We’ll be running two film acting workshops in January.
The children’s workshop runs from Wednesday 8 to Friday 10 (see course flyer link below for further details)
The teen/young adult/adult workshop runs on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12, with pre-production on the evening of Tuesday 7 January (see course flyer link below for further details)
Benny Ng’s Singing Book
For those students interested in singing, teacher Benny Ng has a free resource book for you. Link below…
The Devil’s Diner
Production and post-production for the 32 minute intro to our 13 x 30 minute YouTube series The Devil’s Diner has completed and we’ll be launching the program late January 2020.
Interviewer (Lucky Dhiman) and Number 7 (Hamish Sevenoaks) on the set of The Devil’s Diner
With the world becoming more conservative and backward by the day, The Devil’s Diner is specifically designed to shake things up – as you can gather from the series tag line: Welcome to the Devil’s Diner, the hottest cooking show in Hell, where everything sacred is roasted.
Congratulations to former student, actor and 2018 Ms India-Australia Good Will Ambassador Saroni Roy, who received the 2019 Peace Ambassador award on 5 November.
Well done Saroni. We need more people like you. Keep up the excellent work!
Meanwhile in Los Angeles, graduate Katy Tunbridge is finding success as an actor and singer while being mentored by some of Hollywood’s biggest players.
Class Scene DVD’s/USB’s
If you would like an edited version of your class scenes from this term, or from previous term’s scenes, then contact me and I’ll organise it for you.
Class scene DVD’s are $55.00 per term’s work, or the same price for a compilation of your favourite five scenes from current or previous term’s performances.
USB’s are $50.00 per term’s scenes (student to supply USB or Hard Drive.)
Further study of your work at home is a beneficial means of improving technique and performance.
To wrap up the final newsletter of 2018, I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a fun and creative 2020!
I’m looking forward to working with you again when classes return for the new year.