Classes return week commencing Monday 7 October and I look forward to working with our established students again, along with the new students joining us this term.
And what better way to commence classes than with sound words of advice from Harrison Ford and Edward Norton (click on photos to enlarge)
FILM ACTING TECHNIQUES MASTERCLASS REVIEW
The Film Acting Techniques masterclass held over the last weekend of September was a fun and challenging shoot. Participants Paul Millett, Tayla Brown, Jessica Robbins and Lydia Dyhin certainly followed Ed Norton’s above advice, delivering committed and passionate performances based on solid preparation. The resulting strong performances combined with good picture and sound will make for an interesting and highly watchable short film and I’m looking forward to the editing process.
SCREEN TEST/AUDITION PROCESS MASTERCLASS
Next up on the masterclass program is the essential Screen Test/Audition Process masterclass. We can certainly teach you how to act to a professional level in class but it’s an entirely different process to successfully audition for dramatic acting roles. This masterclass will give you skills and the edge you need to impress casting directors and win speaking roles. The last time we ran this masterclass with tutor/casting director Kari Harris, Kari concentrated on auditioning for television commercials. This time around, Kari will be concentrating on winning 50 worder dramatic roles. (For dates, times and further information please refer to course flyer attached to newsletter link email.)
MONDAY EXTENSION CLASS
Due to popular demand we resumed the Monday evening extension class last term and the participating students – Tayla Brown, Jozsef Kleiner, Mona Bagherpour, Ashwai Muo and Adam Meoli – got the class off to a great start. The final filming sessions of the term involved a difficult multi-setup two scene exercise which the participating students knocked out of the park. If you’d like to fast track your skills by attending an additional class each week then the extension class is the perfect vehicle for you. The class commences on the second week of each term and runs in blocks of 9 week terms.
Advanced adult students take note! Any advanced adults desiring to shoot extra scenes in this class receive a 30% discount for two classes – for a combined fee of $50 as opposed to the standard two class drop-in fee of $75.
24/7 YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 2013
It was good to see advanced adult graduate Ian Nicholson playing a detective in Series 1, Episide 1 of Malcolm Naden: Australia’s Most Hunted. Standing at 190.5 cm, Ian makes for an imposing cop! Well done mate and great to see you on television again.
Well done to Junior students Julia Manias and Natalie Theodore for making the semi finals of Australia’s Got Talent. These two young singing/acting dynamo’s created a minor sensation and I wish them all the best for the semi’s.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery and a return to class for adult student Drew Smith who broke his toe late last term. After breaking my right hand three months ago, I can sympathise with Drew and can certainly relate to what he’s going through.
FILMS ON DVD
CLASS SCENE DVDs
If you would like an edited copy of your past term’s on-camera scenes on DVD then see me in class or email me and I’ll organise it for you. Class scenes DVDs are $40 per term’s work or the same price for a 5 scene compilation of your best scenes from current and previous terms.
Welcome back for another 10 weeks of screen acting classes and I look forward to working with our established students and with the new students commencing classes with us this term.
Alan Nurthen (Director)