TRAINING

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OUR 2021

ADULT COURSES

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ADS Industry is excited to announce their 2021 Adult Courses. Whether you are looking for a weekly class or skill-based intensive, we’ve got your bases covered!

For any queries regarding course details, contact us on adsindustry@actiondramastudio.com.au

THE NICOLE ONLINE

Screen Acting for Teens with Suzanne Barr (Beginner)

Inspired by Nicole Kidman was only 16 when she made her film debut in ‘Bush Christmas’ directed by Jane Campion. 

This class is designed for teenagers age 13-17 who would like to develop their screen acting skills.  ‘The Nicole’ is for any teenager who is serious about developing their craft with an end goal of auditioning for roles on Television and in Film. During this program you will be supported in an encouraging and safe learning environment that will challenge you to do your best work, without feeling uncomfortable or out of your depth. You will receive intense individual coaching and feedback to pursue engaging on screen performances as well as industry know how to prepare you for working in the Film and TV industry.

This class is held online for 12 weeks and includes a weekly Zoom class, Access to a Private Facebook group and resources, as well as two private online coaching sessions per term.

OUTCOMES:

Part A:

  • Understand the difference between stage and screen acting
  • Master the technicalities of acting for screen
  • Practice screen acting techniques for a range of film genres
  • Strengthen connections to text and character through in-depth Script Analysis.
  • Be exposed to a range of audition techniques, enabling you to be ready to ‘audition ready’
  • Develop understandings of working in the film and TV industry, including correct terminologies and protocols.

THE FINE PRINT

THURSDAY 5.30PM – 7PM

 ONLINE VIA ZOOM 

SUITABLE FOR AGES: 13 – 17 yrs

PART A DATES: 12 weeks

STARTING SOON 

 

THE MARGOT

Becoming a Screen Actor with Stephanie Clark

(Beginner)

Inspired by Margot Robbie. Act in Television & Films without ever having stepped on a stage.

If you have ever dreamt about acting in Films & TV but have little to no experience, then this class is for you. ‘The Margot’ is for anyone who would like to start learning the skills of becoming an actor with an end goal of winning roles on Television and in Film. During this program you will be supported in an encouraging & safe learning environment that will enable a fast tracking of skills, without feeling uncomfortable or out of your depth. Your confidence as an actor will develop over 2 x 12 week blocks, starting with a step by step approach to skill building & ultimately working towards securing an agent & auditioning for screen work. This course is also suitable as a pre-requisite to The Heath, an Intermediate Screen Acting class.

OUTCOMES:

Part A:

  • Prepare your marketing tools for launching your acting career i.e. CV, Headshot and Showreel 
  • Develop an understanding of marketing yourself as an actor and networking
  • Understand the process for securing and working with an Agent 
  • Create two high quality filmed scenes that showcase your talent, to be used for your Vimeo Library and/or Showreel.

This class is a 12 week program. 

THE FINE PRINT

MONDAY 8PM – 9.30PM 

 40 – 42 Beetham Parade, Rosanna 

SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+

PART B DATES: 12 weeks

9th August –  8th November, 2021

CLASS OUTCOME: 2x High quality scenes for your Vimeo Library and/or Showreel

 

THE HEATH 

Acting for Screen with Stephanie Clark (Intermediate to Advanced) 

Inspired by Heath Ledger, for his compelling characters and ability to improvise and Cate Blanchett, for her strong background in stage which has led her to be one of the most successful movie actors of all time.

Taught by Acting Teacher and Writer, Stephanie Clark – This class is ideal for students who have a strong background in acting for stage or musical theatre either through previous training or working on the stage, who would like to develop their confidence in acting for screen.

In this class, Actors will find themselves challenged by intense individual coaching and feedback to pursue compelling on-screen performances. During our new 12 week program students will focus on transferring learned skills and bringing them into the real world. This course has been altered to fit into our new 12 week blocks, which allow us to be flexible around Victorias changing restrictions, whilst still running engaging, fun & captivating lessons for enrolled students. 

This block will see students using previous work done on script analysis and showcasing it in front of the audition table, gaining valuable coaching & experience in front of the camera. Additionally, students will focus on larger group scenes this semester, honing their skills to captivate & impress against multiple different actors. 

OUTCOMES:

Part B –  Screen Acting techniques for Film

    • Learning how to Master the Audition Room (Cold Reads, Scene Work & Improv) 
    • Developing valuable skills to impress & captivate in a large group scene 
    • Exploring acting styles for different film genres
    • Receive specific & detailed coaching to take your performance to the next level. 
    • Produce 2 x high quality scenes for your Vimeo Library and/or Showreel

THE FINE PRINT

WEDNESDAY 8PM – 10PM

ADS HQ: 40 – 42 Beetham Parade, Rosanna, VIC, 3084  

SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+ 

PART B DATES: 12 weeks

4th August – 27th October, 2021

CLASS OUTCOME: 2 x High quality scenes for your Vimeo Library and/or Showreel

 

 

 

 

THE CATE 

Stage to Screen with Suzanne Barr (Advanced)

Inspired by Cate Blanchett for her strong background in stage which has lead her to be one of the most successful movie actors of all time.

Suzanne has a strong background as a screen actor & agent, which over time has lead her to becoming a sought after acting coach, particularly for talent wishing to transition their stage acting abilities to the screen. This class is ideal for students who have a strong background in acting for stage or musical theatre either through previous training or working on the stage, who would like to develop their confidence in acting for screen. Suzanne will challenge you through intense individual coaching and feedback to pursue compelling on screen performances. 

Part B – Screen Acting for TVC and TV Series

    • Understand the subtle differences between acting for stage and screen
    • Use what you know about stage acting and seamlessly translate your stage performances to the screen
    • Master the technicalities of acting for screen – improvisation and TV script work
    • Master the art of audition techniques for TVC and TV Series castings
    • Learn the art of self-taping for TV series to increase your chances of winning roles
    • Practice a range of screen acting styles for Commercials & TV Series
    • Produce 2 x high quality TV scenes for your Vimeo Library and/or Showreel (one TVC or presenter role and one television script

THE FINE PRINT

TUESDAYS 7PM – 9PM

ADS HQ: 40 – 42 Beetham Parade, Rosanna, VIC, 3084 

SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+

PART B DATES: 12 weeks

10th August – 24th October, 2021

 

CLASS OUTCOME: 2x High quality scenes for your Vimeo Library and/or Showreel 

 

 

THE BAZ

Acting for Screen & Film Production with Johnathon White (Advanced)

Inspired by the extraordinary career of Australia’s own Baz Luhrmann, Actor turned Director.

In this advanced class, actors are treated to the full film production experience along with professional training and acting skills development work during the process. The major component of this class is the end of year film production, a feature length film featuring a strong ensemble of actors who spend the year creating and collaborating on putting this project together. Previous projects at Action Drama Studio include “Are We Though?”, “Jackie Byrne” and most recently “Blackwood”. This process includes story development, script writing, screen auditioning, character development, production planning, script breakdowns, script rehearsals and finally on set-film production. This class is for students with prior acting experience who are looking to gain on set skills and experience.

OUTCOMES:

  • A Full Feature Length Film Production
  • Screen tests & Audition practice and coaching
  • Understand the technical elements of Acting for Screen
  • An on-set film experience
  • Unique insight into Post Production (Editing, Sound Mixing, Special Effects etc)

THE FINE PRINT

THURSDAY 6PM – 8PM 

The Pines Learning Centre

1/520 Blackburn Rd, Doncaster East VIC

SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+

CLASS OUTCOME: Feature length film production and screening

 

THE MITCHELL

Acting for Stage with Amy Bryans (Advanced)

Inspired by Anaïs Mitchell. The already legendary playwright who built Hadestown from amateur workshop all the way to Broadway.

So many amazing film careers started on the stage and are maintained on the stage. In a world where there are a million ways to create performance content, traditional stage acting is the original and best way to hone your acting craft. This class focuses on that principal. An exploration of different theatre genres, iconic playwrights and ground breaking scripts, culminating in a professional production at the end of the year. This class has previously performed Blackrock – Nick Enright (2019), Cosi – Louis Nowra (2018) & Rumors – Neil Simon (2018) and is currently rehearsing Puffs for a 2021 season.

OUTCOMES:

Part A –  Introduction to Theatre Making and Ensemble 

  • Skill building: Voice and Movement
  • Introduction to experimental theatre styles
  • Understanding research & creative process methodologies
  • Challenging the boundaries of Improvisation
  • A public devised performance

THE FINE PRINT

THURSDAY 8PM – 10PM

SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+

The Pines Learning Centre

1/520 Blackburn Rd, Doncaster East VIC

CLASS OUTCOME: Full stage play to be performed for the public

CLASS CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW ENROLMENTS 

IMPORTANT DEETS

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All ADS Industry courses are strictly catered to Adults. Students must be 18+ by February 1st, 2020.

All courses are run subject to minimum enrolment numbers being met. Should a course you have enrolled in not run, we will endeavour to find you a suitable alternative. 

Admission into any Intermediate or Advanced course may require previous experience or equivalent study. If you are unsure of whether a course will be suitable for your needs, please contact us at adsindustry@actiondramastudio.com.au

All fees are non negotiable & non refundable in all circumstances. 

Some venues may change throughout the year subject to availability. Should a venue change occur, we will endeavour to provide students with as much notice as possible. 

At ADS Industry we strive to create an inclusive & diverse learning space that reflects the communities we serve. As such, we welcome performers from all walks of life and champion them to be their authentic selves. 

WANNA CHAT? GET IN TOUCH!

ADS Industry 

40-42 Beetham Parade

Rosanna VIC 3084

Ph: (03) 9090-7715

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM

For all enquiries, including information on

2020 Training or Private Coaching, please email 

adsindustry@actiondramastudio.com.au