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Acting For Camera Technique-  Theory & Practice 

 

The following course is tailored to the individual and designed by professional acting coaches and directors with over 25 years worth of industry experience. Taught by qualified tutors trained to postgraduate level and holding higher degrees within their respective fields of expertise. Tutors have a wealth of stage and filming experience from their own professional work and remain connected to the industry, holding full membership within the British Actor’s Union Equity and are qualified to teach. Complete beginners welcome.

Students can opt to split the course into two levels- Level 1 and Level 2, see below for further details and offers.

 

  • 200+ units

  • Dedicated Acting Coach

  • Taught by professionals

  • One to One 

  • 10 assignments with tutor feedback

  • 40 Instructional videos

  • 30 acting exercises tailored to the actor

  • Self-pacing

  • Interactive

  • Asynchronous & Synchronous learning

  • Includes optional Course Coaching Plus- Bonus Offer

  • 2 free hours individual coaching worth £100

  • Short written assignments

  • Optional video assignments

  • Practical set acting exercises

  • Instructional videos

  • Reading materials

  • Script & scene study

  • Intuitive software

  • Theory & practice

  • On demand access

  • Student decides study schedule

  • Ideal for beginners/intermediate or intense refresher

Work at your own pace in the comfort of your own home, with your own acting coach. Ideal for students who need to build confidence and knowledge before working in a larger group setting or as an intense refresher to give you an acting edge. An efficient use of student’s time, getting up to speed with technique and practice. Students can start the course at anytime on demand. Tutors are able to give individuals far more specific attention with tailored exercises than they can in a larger group setting. Course is also ideal for students just wishing to explore the subject material and industry.

 

Self-Paced Learning

Self-paced learning is ideal for students who cannot commit to attending a class or set live training due to work patterns or changing commitments. Due to the nature of the subject material the pressure to be online and ready for video live training is also removed, unless a student has decided to activate their course coaching plus bonus hours. Optional video assignments are available depending upon a student's level of personal confidence and preference.  Self-pacing allows students to access pre-recorded video materials at their leisure, whilst still having interactive options, monitoring and feedback with their tutor.

 

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CONTENT

  • Focus & Relaxation- Preparing to be natural & comfortable in front of the camera & crew.

  • Acting For Film & TV- Practically exploring screen acting technique.

  • Shooting thoughts- How an actor projects thoughts & emotion that are effectively captured by the camera.

  • Acting for Camera- How to work in front of the lens, hit marks, use eyelines and create fresh performances  every take.

  • Behind the scenes- Study.

  • Scene Studies- Using pre-selected royalty free materials, exploring different scripts and characters.

  • How to develop, create & maintain a character.

  • How to work with subtext and reaction/action.

  • Use of voice & accents-How voice can reveal & enhance character.

  • Movement, exploring effective ways to move in character that translates well onscreen.

  • Understanding framing, angles, continuity and the 4th wall- What the actor needs to know.

  • Understanding scripts and script directions. 

  • Learning to work with direction.

  • Considering different industry approaches- The Stanislavski's System, Strasberg’s  Method Acting & Meisner's Technique.

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CONTENT

  • Practically using The Stanislavski's System, Strasberg’s  Method Acting & Meisner's Technique.

  • Scene Studies- Using pre-selected royalty free materials, explore different scripts and characters.

  • Understanding project genres, narrative codes and how conflict and contrast are used within storytelling.

  • Line learning & mnemonics.

  • Understanding improvisation and its practical application.

  • Working with and accepting different types of direction.

  • Introduction to film making vocabulary so that actors can confidently communicate with directors and crew.

  • Professionalism, pressure and patience on set.

  • Film and director studies including- Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock and more.   

  • Developing and maintaining character.

  • Understanding creative flow.

Plus many more core units.

Course coaching plus

Booking Now 

 

Places are open to international students. The course is taught in English.

Course can be commenced at anytime and are available on demand. Access to course content is 6 months from student's start date ( option to extend is available ) approximate duration for students is 3 months part-time at a comfortable self pace with students setting their own study schedule. Course access will be provided by a digital link and password upon receipt of a completed booking form and payment.

 

Full course fees £395, early booking offer £299 if booked before October 31st 2022- Autumn 2022 Offer. This course is currently available on demand,  although places upon this course always fill up quickly and are subject to tutor capacity, places are offered on a first come first served basis. To qualify for discounted rates all bookings must be submitted and course fees paid by the offer closing date. Payment can be made via PayPal or via BACS invoice upon request ( 48 hours issue ). Instalment options may be offered by PayPal subject to status. To find out more about interest free instalment options visit PayPal. Check out using PayPal blue payment buttons below, using your account or as a guest. Book Now 

Level 1 & 2 Option

The course can alternatively be split into two separate levels at a natural break point. There is no obligation to complete level two after level one. However, students can only undertake level two if level one has been completed, due to continuity. Courses cannot be split into levels retrospectively. It is suggested that level two is started no later than 6 months after level one is completed. Level 1 Course Fee Summer offer £199 if booked before Oct 31st 2022. Level 2 Course Fee 2022 offer £199 if booked before Dec 31st 2022.

Course Coaching Plus 

2 hours of private live coaching are added to select courses at no extra cost. Designed to help students stay on track and assist with a deeper understanding of course materials, this additional coaching worth £100 will be offered free of charge alongside the purchase of a qualifying course. Tutors will offer a bonus of 2 hours of private live coaching to individual students taking specific courses, please look for the course coaching plus icon when booking an online course. If a student decides to take a course in two split levels then course coaching plus bonus hours will be split across each level with one hour allocated per level. This bonus offer is optional, should a student wish to use it and has no transferable cash value. For further information see our private acting coaching page.

A student must be working on a qualifying course to use the course coaching plus bonus offer and a tutor will contact a student directly during their course to organise live coaching at a mutually convenient time via Skype or Zoom. 

Course coaching plus additional hours ( additional to bonus offer hours ) can only be taken alongside an online course and must be booked within one month of the start/access date of that course. Additional course coaching plus hours can be booked and paid for here.

 

What you will need to take the course :

 

  • Completed booking form

  • Access to a laptop or home computer

  • Good internet connection

  • Optional- Ability to upload video- either via smart phone or digital camera

 

Tutors welcome bookings from all acting students from the age of 16, those under the age of 18 will need parental permission to book. There is no upper age limit. Course queries email info@actorsedgeonline.com Gift Vouchers available upon request.

 

Terms and Conditions will apply at the time of booking 

 
 

 Level 1 - Course Code ACT0121

 Level 2 - Course Code ACT0122

Full  - Course Code ACT0123

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What our students say

M. Rodriguez

This course was right up my street and allowed me to work at my own pace which helped me take my time to properly grasp the teachings.

I especially enjoyed the script work, subtext exercises and inner monologue work, I found those really useful and know they will help me in the future. 

The teaching within the videos was really simple to follow and the lessons were done in a way that meant I could commit the information to memory with ease which meant I could remember theory well and put it into practice with the assignments. 

I definitely feel I have a good understanding now of different acting systems that I didn’t really understand before and a more thorough understanding of framing, working with a crew and expectations on set.

 

Thanks so much to this course, it’s also given me a huge confidence boost for future acting roles and work.

UK

J.Wilson

This is a very detailed course, has lots of information, is easy to follow and well spaced out.

By setting my own time to study, I was able to complete it in 4 months doing a couple of hours a week.

The acting exercises and  script studies gave me something to aim for and a way to put my theory into practice.

I found the tutors very supportive  and knowledgable , helping me through any difficulties I had experienced.

Going forward I now have a deeper understanding of what I am doing , which has given more confidence about the future.

UK

W. Turner

Gave me more confidence to go back into the industry after a break.

 

It refreshed my memory and taught me new ways of approaching characters and scenes. I appreciated being able to have a tutor checking in on my progress  and their guidance.

UK

V. Hamblin

Booked a lot more work after taking this course, as I felt more relaxed and less intimidated by camera work. Felt happier with more grounding and new understanding. Time well spent for me. Thank you

SPAIN

S. Davern

I have always been interested in films and wanted to pursue a possible career in the industry but like many of us ‘life’ got in the way. Due to the pandemic my life changed dramatically and I took the opportunity to try and follow my interests. I found this course ticked all the boxes, I could take part at my own pace, had the back up of professional tutors and thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience. The knowledge that I now have has given me the confidence to look further at any potential avenues into the industry.

IRELAND