Act for TV and Film – Weekend Crash Course – Beginners


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Location: Pinewood Studios  |  Tutor: Sarah Hannah  |  Time: Sat & Sun – 10am – 5pm

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Are you a wannabe actor?  You can prepare for the limelight with a 2 Day Crash Course at the renowned Pinewood Studios. Targeting those with minimal or no experience (17 years +), the 2 day course offers a practical syllabus setting a strong and broad base for you to discover the basic technical skills that a screen actor needs to master.

Covering a variety of commercial, television and film scripts, you will be taught etiquette on the set, how to warm up your body and voice, and how to bring scripts to life on screen through basic script and scene analysis. You will shoot a scene with your experienced tutor who will share knowledge on hitting marks, shot sizes, continuity and eye lines before providing an insight into the audition process and the business of being a screen actor.

The course will be led by Sarah Hannah, who in addition to working as a professional actress is heavily involved with the BBC Casting Board and Triforce. With experience on stage and screen, Sarah will introduce you to various acting techniques from the ground up to expose beginners to the fundamentals of performance.

What will I learn?

  • Working in groups you will examine screenplays from an actor’s perspective, gain insight into the narrative structure and understand how this informs screen acting preparation
  • Build confidence to perform in front of the camera
  • Work and collaborate in a group
  • Have a clear understanding of the technical requirements for acting for the camera

This course is suitable for 17+ and typically attracts a varied age range of students.

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Basics of Acting and Performance for screen
Capture basic acting techniques
Film a scene
Suitable for Beginners
Work together in a supportive atmosphere
Weekend Course at Pinewood Studios – 10am – 5pm
International Students welcome

Pinewood Studios.
Free Parking at Pinewood Studios.
Nearest Tube station is Uxbridge (10 mins drive).  Uber operates in this area.
If required, we organise taxi sharing with other participants in your group.

Sarah Hannah

Additional information

Course Dates

Saturday 31st October 2020 – Sunday 1st November 2020, Saturday 12th December 2020 – Sunday 13th December 2020, Saturday 20th February 2021 – Sunday 21st February 2021, Saturday 17th April 2021 – Sunday 18th April 2021, Saturday 14th August 2021- Sunday 15th August 2021, Saturday 23rd October 2021 – Sunday 24th October 2021

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