WORKSHOPS

Welcome to the basement workshops 2b Acting

Location: The basement, Sandway Business Center, Shannon Street, Leeds LS9 8SS

Workshop
The basement, Sandway Business Center, Shannon Street, Leeds LS9 8SS

Introduction: Acting for Television and Film

Workshop date: 26th January 2020 (1pm - 4pm)
Workshop date: 4th February 2020 (5.30pm - 8.30pm)
Workshop date: 18th February 2020 (5.30pm - 8.30pm)
Acting for Television and Film

About: The focus of this workshop is to gain valuable experience performing in front of the camera. Using television and film scripts, you will create a scene, develop character and build confidence. How an actor prepares for a scene will also be explored and analysed, given you the skills to develop your own methods and styles of actor preparation.

Showreel monologues : Acting for TV and Film

Next Workshop, 9th February 2020 (1pm - 4pm)
Showreel monologues

About: Using Lee Strasberg’s ‘Animal exercise', participants will explore the motivations and personality traits of their chosen animal. Building from the ground up to create a three-dimensional character. The exercise will then be used to construct a showreel monologue to be captured on camera for assessment only. Optional: After the training there is an option to book a slot to record an actual monologue for your showreel at a discounted price.

Acting to camera: Acting for TV and Film

Next Workshop, 16th February 2020 (1pm - 4pm)
Acting to camera

About: This workshop will help you prepare for working with the camera. You will learn the skills and knowledge to confidently perform in front of the lens professional settings. Includes information on how to produce self-tapes for auditions to improve your chances of landing roles.

Introduction to The Meisner technique: Acting for TV and Film

Next Workshop, 23rd February 2020 (1pm - 4pm)
Introduction to The Meisner technique

Skill development. About: Learn to live in the moment as an actor, and let go of any idea of result. Through improvisation, emotional truth and personal response, learn to resonate authenticity within a given circumstance. This technique will allow the actor to ‘Get out of their head’. Focusing on the ‘Repetition exercise', you will gain a valuable insight into their organic instincts.

Applying the Meisner technique: Acting for TV and Film

Next Workshop, 1st March 2020 (1pm – 4pm)
Applying the Meisner technique: Acting for TV and Film

About: Applying The Meisner technique will take the actor further into repetition, improvisation and emotional preparation. Working in pairs, the students will learn how to truly live in the moment, use their back stories to enhance their characters, which will create an organic natural scene. Then watch the technique on camera.

Michael Mortimer

Workshop Tutor: Michael Mortimer

Michael is an actor, script writer and drama facilitator. He has a BA in Theatre and Acting. And also studied Performing Arts, script writing and directing. Michael is represented by North West Actors in Manchester and is also a Comedy & Drama teacher with the Pauline Quirke Academy. With over twenty years of experience, Michael has a huge amount of knowledge and expertise and through his workshops, he aims to prepare actors for work in the Film and Television industry.

Projects Michael has been involved with
Downton Abbey, The Last Tango in Halifax, Doctors, The A Word, World on Fire, 1917, Once a Year on Blackpool Sands, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, The 39 Steps, Aladdin, plus many more.


Available Workshops

  • Image Introduction: Acting for Television and Film: Price £12
    26th January 2020 (1pm - 4pm)
  • Image Introduction: Acting for Television and Film: Price £12
    4th February 2020 (5.30pm - 8.30pm)
  • Image Showreel monologues: Acting for TV and Film: Price £12
    9th February 2020 (1pm - 4pm)
  • Image Acting to camera: Acting for TV and Film: Price £12
    16th February 2020 (1pm - 4pm)
  • Image Introduction: Acting for Television and Film: Price £12
    18th February 2020 (5.30pm - 8.30pm)
  • Image Introduction to The Meisner technique: Acting for TV and Film: Price £12
    23rd February 2020 (1pm - 4pm)
  • Image Applying the Meisner technique: Acting for TV and Film: Price £12
    1st March 2020 (1pm – 4pm)

Our Aim

Workshops at the basement in Leeds

At 2b Acting, we aim to prepare new and seasoned actors for work in the Film and Television industry. The workshops covered, will explore different components of performance and equip those attending with an array of essential skills, knowledge and techniques.

Location: The basement, Sandway Business Center, Shannon Street, Leeds LS9 8SS



What you will study

Acting for Television and Film

Building character from the ground up

Monologue performance skills

Meisner technique

Breaking down a script

Audition techniques and preparation

Directing scenes and other actors

Acting in front of camera


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