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: Part 2 of 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.
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 open the actor up, stretching their boundaries and inhibitions and allowing a deeper insight into how to layer a character. In the second half of the workshop, actors will bring these new characters to life, through a filmed short-scripted scene.
About: This workshop will help you prepare for auditions in Film, Television, Theatre and Commercials. You will learn the skills and knowledge to confidently present yourself in a professional manner, catering and adapting your performance styles to individual auditions. Includes information on how to produce self-tapes for auditions to improve your chances of landing roles.
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
Meisner technique – Emotional preparation, Repetition & Improvisation
Breaking down a script
Audition techniques and preparation
Directing scenes and other actors