Part Time Audition

Are you ready to take your audition skills to the next level? Our part-time on-camera audition classes are designed to help you master the art of auditioning for film and television. Led by experienced industry professionals, these classes will teach you the techniques and strategies you need to succeed in auditions, including how to prepare for auditions, how to make strong character choices, and how to deliver confident and authentic performances in the audition room. You'll also have the opportunity to practice your skills in mock auditions and receive feedback from your instructors. These classes are a great way to improve your audition skills and increase your chances of booking your next role! Join us and take the next step towards becoming a successful on-camera actor!

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Our Auditioning for Film & Television classes aim to equip students with the tools they need to be successful in any number of auditioning situations. Whether in-person with Casting Directors, Producers and/or Directors, or through the taped submission process, actors need to maximize their effectiveness with every audition opportunity. This includes learning skills specific to on-camera auditioning and implementing these techniques to be successful in the room. Text analysis, character creation, emotional connection, and technical acting-for-camera skill development…at Vancouver Acting School, we want to ensure you are comfortable with every aspect when you get that big audition! Students will prepare and present scenes on camera each night in a simulated audition process, receiving personalized feedback and support.

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All classes are 3 month commitments. (12 sessions, 1 class per week, for 12 weeks)

Pre-Requisite: Students should have a strong grasp of basic acting concepts through experience or beginner-level classes such as our Fundamentals classes
Upcoming Classes: 2024 Dates: Tuesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Dan Bacon
  • Winter – January 9th – March 26th – in progress
  • Spring – April 9th – June 25th – SPRING REGISTRATION ON NOW!
  • Fall – September 10th – November 26th – registration begins late May

Meet Your Instructor

Dan Bacon

Over the past 20+ years Daniel has amassed a resume over well over 100 credits in film and television along with over 20 theatre credits. Selected credits include featured roles in the films Toxic Skies and The Day The Earth Stood Still and guest starring roles on the television shows The Bridge and Supernatural. Most recently, Daniel played a supporting lead in the Steven Spielberg directed film, The Big Friendly Giant. Daniel also voiced the character of Rhodey/War Machine on the multi-season animated series Iron Man: Armored Adventures.
Daniel has also worked extensively as an audition reader over the past 12 years for casting directors Clark & Page, Mayers & Brandstatter and Michelle Allen. His professional demeanor and strong reading skills have earned him a strong reputation for additional work on set and other various projects.

Daniel has studied extensively starting at Gastown Actor’s Studio, and continued with Lyric School of Acting, David Rotenberg from Toronto’s Professional Actor’s Lab and renowned acting coach Larry Moss. Daniel began his teaching career with Kate Twa at Lyric School of Acing and played an integral role in the development of Vancouver Acting School in its earliest years.

Topics Covered: In this class you will learn and implement:
  • Grounding your work
  • Eyelines and blocking
  • Text analysis
  • Creating truthful characters and performances
  • Working with your agent to be seen for roles you want to perform
  • Wardrobe and props
  • Line memorization
  • How to collaborate with directors and casting directors and apply direction
  • How to work with your reader and create truthful scenes
  • Understanding the beats within all scenes

What Students Say About Dan Bacon

“Daniel Bacon brings a relaxed and refreshing approach to the art of auditioning. His calm demeanour and his years of experience on set and as a reader, help to simplify the audition process and “demystify” the room. I find all of my clients who have trained with him are grounded with a clearvision and have strong, interesting choices.”

Melanie Turner (Agent Pacific Artists) VAS Actor Alumni

Dan is an incredible wealth of knowledge. He is so easy to talk to and approachable. He is great at explaining things such as the smallest details of a scene and how to approach it from a different angle. Dan is always a real pleasure to have as an instructor.

Jermy VAS Actor Alumni

Dan is an amazing teacher. He pushed us in the perfect way, while still validating our choices and skills and helping us cultivate tools to help us progress. His experience and attitude brought so much richness to our class and I loved having him as a teacher.

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

*This is an in-person class.

Pre-Requisite: Pre-Requisite: Students should have a strong grasp of basic acting concepts through experience or beginner-level classes such as our Fundamentals classes
Upcoming Classes: 2024 Dates: Wednesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with David Lewis
  • Winter – January 10th – March 27th – in progress
  • Spring – April 10th – June 26th – SPRING REGISTRATION ON NOW!
  • Fall – September 11th – November 27th – registration begins late May
David James Lewis

Meet Your Instructor

David James Lewis

Born and raised in Vancouver BC, David James Lewis knew from an early age that he wanted to be an actor.
At the beginning of his career David cut his teeth on commercials, independents and numerous short films. One of them being 1999’s “Shoes Off” which won the Best Short Film International Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival. David continues to enjoy and contribute to the
independent film scene and in fact finds it some of his most rewarding work to date.
Over the years David has worked opposite Keanu Reeves and Jennifer
Connelly on “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, William H. Macy in the award winning film “Door to Door” and most recently with Aubrey Plaza on the reboot of “Childs Play”.
Previous television work includes “Dead Like Me”, “The L Word” “X-Files”
“Supernatural” “Fringe” and every third Movie of the Week over the past 10 years.

He has a Leo award which he keeps next to his bed.

  • Understanding how to fully break down audition sides
  • How to create character and relationships with your reader (even if you’re not in the same room as them)
  • Creating strong Moment Before and Moment After your scene – Learning the technical skills of self tapes

What Students Say About David James Lewis

David’s approach to instructing audition was very informative. His knowledge and charisma brought it to life

Amy Feilding VAS Actor Alumni

David has a great balance of giving serious notes while keeping it light. I always knew that if I ever had any issues I could talk to him.

Bobby G. VAS Actor Alumni

VAS not only made me a stronger actor, it made me a smarter one. With amazingly talented, intelligent and kind coaches who go above and beyond for you every single day, support staff who are always welcoming and helpful, and classmates who are endlessly supportive and come to class always ready to work harder and be better then the day before… Vancouver Acting School is the perfect place to begin your career. 

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

**This class is by invitation only. To find out if this class is the right fit for you, please contact us.

Upcoming Classes: 2024 Dates: Thursday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Dan Bacon
  • Winter – January 11th – March 28th – in progress
  • Spring – April 11th – June 27th – SPRING REGISTRATION ON NOW!
  • Fall – September 12th – November 28th – registration begins late May
Daniel Bacon

Meet Your Instructor

DAN BACON

Born and raised in Vancouver BC, David James Lewis knew from an early age that he wanted to be an actor.
At the beginning of his career David cut his teeth on commercials, independents and numerous short films. One of them being 1999’s “Shoes Off” which won the Best Short Film International Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival. David continues to enjoy and contribute to the
independent film scene and in fact finds it some of his most rewarding work to date.
Over the years David has worked opposite Keanu Reeves and Jennifer
Connelly on “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, William H. Macy in the award winning film “Door to Door” and most recently with Aubrey Plaza on the reboot of “Childs Play”.
Previous television work includes “Dead Like Me”, “The L Word” “X-Files”
“Supernatural” “Fringe” and every third Movie of the Week over the past 10 years.

He has a Leo award which he keeps next to his bed.

What Students Say About DAN BACON

Training at Vancouver Acting School was a total game changer for me. It is a cornerstone of the community and the coaches are my heroes.

Marc Silverman VAS Actor Alumni

The most integral part of this intensive class that I’ve been left with is a sense of community. Sometimes the world of film and television can seem intimidating, but with a good arsenal of friends, mentors and colleagues, I feel empowered, and enthusiastic. At VAS, my community supported me everyday, and acted as though my future success as an actress was an absolute. We learned from one another, and grew, and I feel stronger, and confident as a result. The land of Film and TV doesn’t seem so intimidating anymore, because not only has the intensive instilled me with a great foundation of skills to keep me grounded, it’s also given me a great community of people to help support me in my continuing journey… 

Kathy Harder VAS Actor Alumni

It has been the best program I’ve studied so far. I learned more than I could of ever imagined and enjoyed every moment of it

Ellie Heath VAS Actor Alumni
Days till class begins

Class begins the week of: January 8, 2024

Cost: 3 Equal Installments of $269.99

Discover the Actor in you today!

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