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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Acting for Television and Film
Building character from the ground up
Monologue performance skills
Breaking down a script
Audition techniques and preparation
Directing scenes and other actors
Acting in front of camera