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DREAMS OF BEING A FILM ACTOR? THE TIME IS NOW!

IN THE SPIRIT OF CREATIVITY & INNOVATION, WE NOW OFFER BOTH PHYSICAL CLASSES ON CAMPUS AND AN ONLINE FULLY INTERACTIVE COURSE.
Term 3 Short Courses commence on 24 August 2020. We have two on campus short courses and a fully interactive online course. Our online short course is ideal for aspiring actors not living in Cape Town, or those that would prefer to maintain social distancing but still attend our world-class tuition.

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ACTING FOR FILM I
THE ACTOR & THE SELF

Dates: 24 August –30 September 2020
Days & Times: Mon & Wed / 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: R7850.00 (includes all training material and certificate of completion). 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Understanding the self is fundamental to authentic performance.

Transcending ego and connecting to truth enables the actor to relinquish fear, build confidence and embody honesty in performance.

Coaches incorporate various exercises and techniques including those of Uta Hagan, Stella Adler, Ivana Chubbuck and Sandford Meisner to help the actor build a solid acting foundation in preparation for performance on film.

This course is designed for the new actor as well as the professional, looking for re- inspiration. It culminates in the filmed performance of a scene and a monologue.

Course will cover:

  • Using the body as an instrument in overcoming barriers to authenticity
  • Trusting instinct and honouring impulse
  • Innovative techniques to memorize lines and blocking
  • Script Analysis
  • Motivation and uncovering subtext
  • Developing a character
COACH: TAMRYN SPEIRS

Award winning, New York trained film and stage actress, and certified international LAMDA teacher. 

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ACTING FOR FILM II
FINDING EMOTIONAL TRUTH

Dates: 25 August – 1 October 2020
Days & Times: Tues & Thurs / 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Cost: R4980.00 (hosted online – interactive classes)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
The emotional self is the key to unlocking the psyche. Knowing how we are shaped by our life experiences and understanding their role in our psychological development, enable the actor to harness emotional truth and deliver dynamic performances.

Defining pivotal moments in the actor’s life, unpacking and owning these, help to further break down blocks to honesty in performance.

Using techniques and exercises developed by Lee Strasberg, Susan Batson, Sanford Meisner and other master practitioners, allow students to further explore, develop and deepen their understanding of textual analysis, acting and performance.

This course is designed for the new actor as well as the professional, looking for re- inspiration. It culminates in the filmed performance of a scene and a monologue.

Course will cover:

  • Sense and Affective Memory
  • Substitution
  • Moment before
  • Public persona / private moment
  • Tragic flaw
  • Alba emoting
COACH: NICOLA HANEKOM

Highly acclaimed, actress, director and writer in the film, theatre and television industry. 

ACTING FOR FILM III
ON-CAMERA TECHNIQUE
& SCENE STUDY

Dates: 25 August – 1 October 2020
Days & Times: Tues & Thurs / 9:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: R7850.00 (includes all training material and certificate of completion).

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Calibrating the acting instrument specifically for camera is vital for the modern actor. Understanding the language of film and the specific tools required, empower the actor to accurately deliver an engaging performance vital to the medium of film and television.

This course is essential for the stage actor wishing to cross over into film and television, as well as new and professional actors wanting to hone their on-camera acting skill. The course culminates in the filmed performance of a scene.

Course will cover:

  • Exploring shot size and angle
  • Economy of performance
  • Status
  • Continuity
  • Need versus want
  • Scene Study
  • On set etiquette and protocol
COACH: GRANT SWANBY

Multi-award winning actor and producer, in the film, theatre and television industry.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Kertrice Maitisa, Actress 

(Mamello (SABC Sitcom); The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock

“Every time I speak about my studies or hear about anyone wanting to study acting in Cape Town, whether full time or part-time, I jump to suggest my alma mater.

I feel that it is one of the few academies that really prepare you for what the entertainment industry expects of you not only locally, but internationally.

Having coaches who are still working artists was a privilege like no other, because you get first-hand experience and expertise. You leave with an incredible toolbox of accumulated skills to help you excel! 

On a personal level, it was an amazing feeling to have an institute show the support I’ve received post-graduation, as you grow as a performer and individual in your career. I’ll always relive my time at Act Cape Town and just remember how much gratitude I have and high regard I hold, for every single person who worked and helped shape part of who I am as a performer today.”

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“I learned so much & met amazing people.”
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“Course content is top class, and contains everything the aspiring actor needs to know.”
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“The coaches are amazing; the environment is incredibly nurturing.”

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