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Part-Time Scene Study

CLASS DESCRIPTION

All actors, whether novices or veterans, need to stretch their muscles. Scene Study is where a new actor discovers the joys of bringing a story to life, and where a seasoned professional learns to push themselves in exploring a different part of their craft.

Through extensive character work and text analysis, our Scene Study for Film & Television classes focus on telling the story of a scene and embodying a character’s arc (their journey throughout the scene). You will discover the emotional and physIcal life of your character, use text analysis to mine scripts for motifs and indisputable facts, and learn how to navigate your character’s objectives while responding to the choices of your scene partner.

The skills learned in these classes allow actors to build and strengthen the tools needed to effectively book and perform larger, more complex roles.

Costs: 3 monthly payments of $269.99

    Next Start Date:
  • April 9th

Upcoming Classes & Registration

Our Part-Time classes will take actors of all abilities to new levels of skill and confidence through direct instruction from some of Vancouver’s top working actors. Classes occur once per week and are available on a variety of days to suit your schedule. Click the registration link for the class of your choice to book online, or contact us at 604-564-7242 to reserve your spot.

Please note that some advanced classes may require prior approval before registration.

Course Name

Course description

Geoff Gustafson has been a working professional actor for nearly 20 years. His scene study class is a combination of his experience on set as well as 10 years of teaching at Vancouver Acting School and a BFA in Theatre in Education from the University of Victoria. Using an in-depth method of text analysis and exercises, scenes will be brought to life honestly and creatively. There are no short cuts in his class. Students are expected to have their work prepared for the first class so they can get to work exploring blocking, relationship, and emotional investment. Students are expected to rehearse outside of class with their scene partners, continuing the work done in class. Always ask, “What will I work on next?”.

Topics Covered

In this class you will learn and implement:

  • Developing the student actor’s personal process of preparation from cold reading to performance.
  • Fine tuning technical elements of performance (blocking, working with props, etc)
  • Deepening emotional connection to character and their relationships.
  • Detailed text analysis and research.
  • Developing the confidence required to transition from the classroom to professional sets.

“I learned to be an actor. I went from no experience and a lot of bad habits to feeling confident in looking at myself and saying, ‘Ya, this is me now, whatever needs to be done, I can do it’.”

– Will Redfern

Upcoming Sessions

*Please note  all classes are 3 month commitments. (12 sessions, 1 class per week, for 12 weeks)

SPRING 2019 SESSION

Tuesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Geoff Gustafson

April 9th – June 25th

3 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $269.99

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Course Name

Course description

This class will focus on the Essentials (Fundamentals) of Auditioning and Scene Study. Giving you tools to approach text not only from a technical point of view but also accessing your emotional truth and how to put that in your work without losing the integrity of the scene. Useful for beginners as well as seasoned actors having trouble accessing their emotions in their work.

Topics Covered

In this class you will learn and implement:

  • Text Analysis
  • Research – project, character, story
  • Emotional connectivity
  • Truthfulness and spontaneity in a technical environment
  • Dissecting the beats of a scene
  • Seeing the scene from multiple paradigms
  • Creating business and using props
  • Identifying and honouring the facts of a scene

Upcoming Sessions

*Please note  all classes are 3 month commitments. (12 sessions, 1 class per week, for 12 weeks)

SPRING 2019 SESSION

Wednesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Various Instructors

April 10th – June 26th

3 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $269.99

 

REGISTER

Course description

Geoff Gustafson has been a working professional actor for nearly 20 years. His scene study class is a combination of his experience on set as well as 10 years of teaching at Vancouver Acting School and a BFA in Theatre in Education from the University of Victoria. Using an in-depth method of text analysis and exercises, scenes will be brought to life honestly and creatively. There are no short cuts in his class. Students are expected to have their work prepared for the first class so they can get to work exploring blocking, relationship, and emotional investment. Students are expected to rehearse outside of class with their scene partners, continuing the work done in class. Always ask, “What will I work on next?”.

Topics Covered

In this class you will learn and implement:

  • Developing the student actor’s personal process of preparation from cold reading to performance.
  • Fine tuning technical elements of performance (blocking, working with props, etc)
  • Deepening emotional connection to character and their relationships.
  • Detailed text analysis and research.
  • Developing the confidence required to transition from the classroom to professional sets.

“I learned to be an actor. I went from no experience and a lot of bad habits to feeling confident in looking at myself and saying, ‘Ya, this is me now, whatever needs to be done, I can do it’.”

– Will Redfern

Upcoming Sessions

*Please note  all classes are 3 month commitments. (12 sessions, 1 class per week, for 12 weeks)

SPRING 2019 SESSION

Tuesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Geoff Gustafson

April 9th – June 25th

3 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $269.99

REGISTER

Course Name

Course description

This class is for actors and artists interested in expanding their physical, vocal and emotional range. We work with theatre monologues and scenes to uncover our boundaries and move through them as we get in touch with our authentic body and voice.

Topics Covered

In this class you will learn and implement:

  • Process & rehearsal
  • Research – project, character, story
  • Emotional connectivity
  • Truthfulness and spontaneity in a technical environment
  • Adjustments for the lenses
  • Dissecting the beats of a scene
  • Seeing the scene from multiple paradigms
  • Creating business and using props
  • The preparation required the night before, and moments before you perform
  • Identifying and honouring the facts of a scene

“Carmel’s class takes you out of your head, into your body, and ultimately you find yourself in a state of openness pertaining to nothing but the moment you happen to be standing in from each moment to the next. Infused with her energy and compassion, I can’t emphasize enough how important this class is for actors to include in their toolbox.”

– Bradley Stryker (Actor)

Upcoming Sessions

*Please note  all classes are 3 month commitments. (12 sessions, 1 class per week, for 12 weeks)

SPRING 2019 SESSIONS

Thursday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Carmel Amit

April 16th – July 4th

3 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $269.99

 

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Testimonial

KERRI JESSON

Oooo! I still remember all my classes I took here. You gave me a completely different perspective on acting and allowed me to bring my real life experiences into scene work. I was just thinking about the hallway exercise the other day!

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