TRAINING

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OUR 2020

ADULT COURSES

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ADS Industry is excited to announce their 2020 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 MARGOT

Becoming a Screen Actor with Suzanne Barr (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 15 week blocks, starting with a step by step approach to skill building & ultimately working towards securing an agent & auditioning for screen work.

OUTCOMES:

Part A (Term 1 & 2)

  • Start with the basics & fast track your skills & confidence in acting
  • Build your performance capabilities – improvisation, devised scenes & script work
  • Master the technicalities of acting for screen
  • Be exposed to a range of audition techniques, enabling you to be ‘audition ready’
  • Develop understandings of working in the Film & TV industry, including correct terminologies & protocols. 

Part B (Term 3 & 4)

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

THE FINE PRINT

 

 TUESDAYS 7PM – 8.30PM (ROSANNA)

ADS HQ

40-42 Beetham Parade, Rosanna

Class Commencing APRIL 14TH, 2020

SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+

 

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. You will experience break through techniques that allow for a seamless shift from stage to screen without losing energy or intensity.

Part A – (Term 1 & 2) 

Screen Acting for TVC & TV Series

  • Understand the subtle differences between acting for stage & screen
  • Use what you know about stage acting & seamlessly translate your stage performances to the screen
  • Master the technicalities of acting for screen – improvisation & TV script work
  • Master the art of audition techniques for TVC & 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 & one television script)

Part B – (Term 3 & 4)

  • Screen Acting techniques for Film
  • Practice screen acting techniques for a range of film genres
  • Strengthen connections to text & character through in depth Script Analysis, with a focus on screen style acting.
  • Break down your barriers – explore Intimacy & vulnerability for the Camera – letting the audience in.
  • Learn the art of self taping for film to increase your chances of winning roles
  • Master the art of audition techniques for film castings
  • Understand how you can make yourself stand out & win the role over your competition
  • Produce 2 x high quality TV scenes for your Vimeo Library and/or Showreel (2 x film roles)

    THE FINE PRINT

    MONDAYS 7.30PM – 9.30PM

    SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+

    FAIRFIELD

    ELA ROSE STUDIOS

    20 Chingford St, Fairfield VIC 3078

    Class commencing March 16th, 2020.  

     

    THE HEATH

    Acting for Screen with Stephanie Clark (Intermediate to Advanced)

    Inspired by Heath Ledger. Known for his compelling characters and ability to improvise.

    This screen class focuses on the subtlety of acting techniques for camera, without compromising on the energy/intensity of performance and character. In two blocks of fifteen weeks (Semester 1 & Semester 2), you will explore break-through techniques that draw on a range of methodologies, improvisation, character work, devised acting scenes and script work to help make a seamless shift from stage to screen.

    OUTCOMES:

    • Developing strong connections to text and character.
    • Understanding of: Stanislavski Method, Laban Movement, Miesner Technique & Chubbuck Method.
    • Develop skills for the Screen through small group & one on one coaching.
    • Chat to Camera, Screen tests & Audition practice and coaching.
    • Understanding of: Technical elements of acting for screen.
    • Four filmed scenes to add to showreel and/or video clip library. 

    THE FINE PRINT

    WEDNESDAYS 7.30PM – 9.30PM

    SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+

    ADS HQ

    40-42 Beetham Pde, Rosanna 3084

    CLASSES COMMENCING MARCH 5, 2020

     

    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

    SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+

    ELA ROSE STUDIOS

    20 Chingford St, Fairfield VIC 3078

     

    THE SOFIA

    Acting for Stage with Amy Bryans (Advanced)

    Inspired by Sofia Coppola.  An iconic film director who was born into the Industry.

    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). 

    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

    Part B – Professional Production Development 

    • Master in depth script and character analysis 
    • Skill building: Stage blocking, character voice & performance dynamics 
    • Develop Stage Craft knowledge 
    • End of year, professional production

      THE FINE PRINT

      THURSDAY 8PM – 10PM

      SUITABLE FOR AGES 18+

      ELA ROSE STUDIOS

      20 Chingford St, Fairfield VIC 3078

      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