Scene Study: Basics

Acting Technique Class

Online Class

Accessing vulnerability in acting through connecting truthfully to the most basic of concepts within a scene: relationship and need.

It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly. ”
– Claude Monet

When an actor reads the script, they envision their performance within that scene. They imagine the result. But if they merely act out the end result, they miss the most important part – it is the process that creates a good performance. The study of acting is the study of this process. In the Basics of Scene Study, we will take our first steps into breaking down that process. Integrating warm-up work on accessing vulnerability and working with nerves, we will step into the basic concepts that are inherent in every scene. Actors will develop a deeper understanding of the process and a deeper understanding of themselves as they begin the real work of acting.

Course Information:

$195 + GST
4 Weeks

Class once a week
90 minute classes

How it works:

Meet weekly online for a 90 minute class, each with a weekly lesson, acting exercises, work review and Q&A.

Each week you will be assigned homework and a class review packet PDF.

 

This class is right for you if you are:

1. New to acting and curious

2. An experienced actor who has never formally trained

3. A writer wanting to understand dialogue

 

Weekly Breakdown:


Class 1:
An overview of scene study basics
Receive scripted dialogue. 

Class 2:
Identifying key ingredients of the scene

Class 3:
The actors relationship with the story

Class 4:
Working with the director.

 


Commitment:

Homework time will vary by participant but on average expect 30 minutes per week.

Online class performance work is optional.
Line memorization is not mandatory.

 

Missed Classes:

We provide options for a makeup class when possible.

If a make up class is not possible you will receive a digital class package with an overview of the class and the weekly homework.

What You Need:

Notebook and pen/pencil

Computer or phone with a working camera and microphone

Headphones are recommended but not required

Working internet or data connection that will allow you to video conference for two hours a week

You will need to be able to set up your computer in a space where you can sit or lay down comfortably for a portion of the class.

You will also likely want to have privacy for a good portion of the class exercises as we will be doing exercises focused on accessing vulnerability.

You will have to be able to move from sitting to standing on camera for some exercises.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Tuesdays
10am – 11:30am PST
(1pm-2:30pm EST)
June 9 – June 30, 2020

Thursdays
7pm – 8:30pm PST
(10pm-12:30pm EST)
June 11 – July 2, 2020

Prerequisites:
None

If you have any questions regarding online classes email us as admin@actorium.ca

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