Acting for Film & Television
Evolve your creative skillset, from portfolio to career development.
Self-tape auditions have become a standard practice and necessary skill for actors to master in the film & television industry. The ON-CAMERA ACTING: The Craft of Self-Taping workshop will introduce students to key principles of performing for the screen while preparing them to create their own self-taped auditions.
We welcome enthusiasts, high school students, mature students, and anyone looking to make a career change.
** Students must be 16 years of age or older. The program language of instruction is in English. Participants will confirm that they are fluent and prepared to study in English.
**Please note that workshops may be cancelled at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.
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On-camera Acting: The Craft of Self-Taping (online)
This workshops will offer students a better understanding of how to achieve a balance between a subtle internal life and a clearly projected intention. This is the key to filmic naturalism.
What students learn will be put into practice in self-taped auditions. Self-tapes are now the norm for industry casting and academic submission. Having a clear understanding of the format and a list of common mistakes can give the actor a competitive edge.
- Submit an acting self-tape that meets industry format standards.
- Recognize key principles of acting for the screen.
- Identify common technical mistakes when submitting for film and television roles (labeling, missing slate, distracting props and wardrobe, etc.)
- Define eye-lines and marks and their importance to on-camera acting.
- Computer, microphone & camera
- Stable internet connection
- A way to record and edit video self-tapes (smart phone, laptop, and/or camcorder)
- Editing software (VFS Instructors will provide a list of free software)
Students are not required to have any previous training or experience.
Dates: November 11, 18, 25, & December 2, 2023
Duration: 4-day workshop, one online class per week
Time: Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. PST
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