On Camera for Actors
The aim of the course is to enable the actors; to give them a good grounding in the elements they will be confronted with on set. It will increase their knowledge and give them the tools they will need to bring a scene alive in front of the camera. In doing so, it will give them the confidence to produce a daring and dramatic performance.
Suitable for: This course runs Monday 6.30 - 9.30 pm at our new Soho centre. It is open to students who have already shown competence in acting technique.
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Some acting experience needed. Deposit to confirm your place.
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Christopher Simpson’s teaching skills encompass physical/movement work, improvisation and mask-work. As an actor, his diverse array of roles range from a Banglatown youth in Sarah Gavron’s 'Brick Lane', a Leeds drug dealer in Penny Woolcock’s 'Mischief Night' and a Cuban charmer in John Roberts' 'Day of The Flowers'. In TV, he is best known for playing polar opposites in the double role of twins Magid/Milat in White Teeth. Other TV includes State of Play and Second Generation.
This course teaches actors the essential techniques for acting in TV and Film. Over a period of 10 weeks you have the opportunity to expand the various techniques you have, and discover how to use them on camera.
We explore the technicalities of the shooting process, focussing on framing, timing, hitting your mark, the constraints of continuity, how to tell a story with and without words, all while engaging with the camera.
We discuss the demands of each piece, explore the possible techniques of preparation, play with the importance of the thought process, and review the results during the session. There is feedback and evaluation.
The aim of the course is to enable the actors; to give them a good grounding in the elements they can expect to be confronted with on set. It increases their knowledge and give them the tools they need to bring a scene alive in front of the camera. In doing so, it furnishes them with the confidence to produce a daring and dramatic performance.
The course is 10 weeks. Places are limited and a deposit is required to confirm your place. It is open to students who have already shown competence in acting technique.
On Camera for Actors