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Acting for Camera: Professional Practice

Weekly course for Adults

Introduction

This course is for people aged 16+ who wish to develop their on screen and on-set skills and knowledge.

The 10-week block will be a series of masterclasses, practical workshops and Q&A sessions that explore your professional practice. The course will include sessions on casting, self-tapes, show reels, continuity and on set etiquette. The sessions will be delivered by experienced professionals including casting agents, editors, directors, AD’s/DOP’s and actors.

By the end of the course you will have:

  • Taken part in a mock casting session
  • Experience of creating your own self-tape and received feedback on it
  • Had the opportunity to work with a casting director
  • Gathered tips and advice on creating a show reel
  • Worked with an editor to consider continuity whilst keeping your performance ‘alive’
  • Knowledge of on-set etiquette and protocol

Booking Deadline

The deadline for booking this course is ……………………

Contact us

If you have any questions about this course before you book it, please get in touch with us at lifelong@rcs.ac.uk or 0141 270 8213.

 

Introduction

This course is for people aged 16+ who wish to develop their on screen and on-set skills and knowledge.

The 10-week block will be a series of masterclasses, practical workshops and Q&A sessions that explore your professional practice. The course will include sessions on casting, self-tapes, show reels, continuity and on set etiquette. The sessions will be delivered by experienced professionals including casting agents, editors, directors, AD’s/DOP’s and actors.

By the end of the course you will have:

  • Taken part in a mock casting session
  • Experience of creating your own self-tape and received feedback on it
  • Had the opportunity to work with a casting director
  • Gathered tips and advice on creating a show reel
  • Worked with an editor to consider continuity whilst keeping your performance ‘alive’
  • Knowledge of on-set etiquette and protocol

Booking Deadline

The deadline for booking this course is ……………………

Contact us

If you have any questions about this course before you book it, please get in touch with us at lifelong@rcs.ac.uk or 0141 270 8213.

 

Course outline

Starting with the casting process you will unpack the various stages of the casting process and guide you through how to approach a casting call and what you should expect when you attend. One key aspect of this will be the creation of self tape, something that casting agents are asking for more and more as this is a convenient way of them seeing lots of people. You will have the opportunity to make your own self-tape and get feedback from an industry professional on this.

You will have the opportunity to work on physically creating your own showreel, working with an editor on any existing material you may already have and exploring how to use basic editing technique to create your own showreel to send agents and casting directors.

You will work with experienced film crews and lecturers to gain an insight into how a film set runs and learn all the industry calls, including on-set etiquette to allow you to feel comfortable shooting on professional productions. During this section of the course you will learn valuable techniques to ensure your personally continuity is consistent throughout the full filming day.

 

A more detailed schedule will be released closer to the start of this course.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 





James McAvoy Drama Scholarships

Bafta-winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy is committed to nurturing the creative potential of young Scots who experience barriers to access and participate in drama at RCS Lifelong Learning.

James is a graduate of the BA Acting programme at RCS and Patron of the Junior Conservatoire of Drama. The Glasgow-born actor has funded the new James McAvoy Drama Scholarships to enable young people to experience the world-class drama training at RCS as he did.

The scholarship aims to support applicants who would otherwise find meeting the cost of tuition fees at RCS a barrier to accessing pre-Higher Education drama training at the Royal Conservatoire.

More information about the James McAvoy Drama Scholarship.



Entry requirements

It would be useful for students to have completed Introduction to Acting for Camera prior to this course, or have equivalent experience.

Participants should come to the course expecting to attend regularly, work hard and be challenged within a supportive environment.

Preparing for your course

What to prepare

You don’t need to prepare anything in advance of this course but you may wish to bring any footage that you may want to consider for a show reel.

What to wear/bring

Please bring along a notepad and pen/pencil in case you wish to make notes. If you have a filming device (smart phone, video camera or tablet etc) you may wish to bring this for the self-tape exercise.

Students should dress in comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement.

The Conservatoire’s cafe will be open before these classes, though students are encouraged to bring water with them. We request that no valuable belongings are brought to the classes and mobile phones are switched off except during breaks or if being used for recording.

At a glance...

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Term dates and tuition fees

 

 

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look.

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.