Advanced Year 1
This course introduces aspects of ‘Method’ techniques and foundational elements of the teachings of Stanislavski, Strasberg and Adler including inner dialogue, sense memory, imagination and physical stimuli. These tools develop the actors in their emotional truth and understanding with characters and scenes. Actors are guided to develop insight and awareness to their own approach to the craft. Actors develop their practice with these methods throughout the year through character improvisation work and scripted scenes, including devising an original monologue based on scene work.
END OF YEAR PRODUCTION
In terms 3 and 4 of Advanced Year 1 the actors put to practice the skills and tools they have acquired throughout the year Actors apply their skills to scenes chosen for them by the head of acting and head of casting. Actors produce a filmed scene that has both non-verbal and dialogue elements.
The showreel scenes are also directed by guest industry directors and allow the students to get a real feel for what an actors work look like. Some Industry Directors we have worked with are; David Vincent Smith, Dominic Pearce, Alexandra Nell, Mimi Helm, Cody-Cameron Brown and Emma Vickery.
The filmed scenes are showcased on the big screen at Filmbites’ Premiere Night the following March and will be added to their showreel.
Advanced Year 2
Actors practice and extend inner dialogue, sense memory and physicality skills. Actors are introduced to more techniques for their acting tool box including Action statements, Objectives (scene and character) and Intent as well as breath work, specificity and deeper script analysis. Character work is based on identifying the relationship between a character’s inner needs, outer wants and actions to achieve these. Actors combine these exploration tools with previous learning to explore characters and scenes more deeply. Actors are mentored to continue their responsibilities and approach to the craft and industry.
END OF YEAR PRODUCTION
In term 3 actors in Advanced Year 2 begin working with a writer as they develop characters and story for a web series (approximately 20 minutes long, across all episodes). The web series is written specifically for the class and shot in Term 4 with a full crew. Their end-of-year production challenges the actors to embody and hold a character throughout multiple episodes and scenes. Seeing a character move through a story and exploring how it changes them.
Some Industry Directors we have worked with are; David Vincent Smith, Dominic Pearce, Alexandra Nell, Mimi Helm, Cody-Cameron Brown and Emma Vickery.
The completed web series is then showcased on the big screen at Filmbites’ Premiere Night the following March and their scenes will be added to their showreel.