Part Time Fundamentals

Are you ready to dive into the art of on-camera acting? In our part-time on-camera fundamentals acting classes, you will learn the basics of acting for the camera, including how to approach a script, how to make strong character choices and how to deliver authentic performances on camera while learning from experienced industry professionals. Join us and start your journey towards becoming a confident and skilled on-camera actor!

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Before you learn to run, you’ve got to learn to walk, right? Whether you are brand new to the industry or looking to get back to basics, our Fundamentals classes are designed to provide actors with the essential tools to sharpen their craft. Our classes explore the building blocks of acting, from learning about the industry to finding your emotional truth within a scene, through a mixture of lecture-based classes and exercises that allow you to put your learning into practice. Learn basic text analysis skills, scene study, and on-camera auditioning techniques such as finding your light and eyelines. Feel confident stepping into any class – be it Audition or Scene Study – with the Fundamentals behind you.

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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: No previous experience required.  
Upcoming Classes: 2024 Dates:  Tuesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Beverley Elliott
  • 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
Course Summary: 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
Beverley Elliott

Meet Your Instructor

Beverley Elliott

With over 100 film and TV credits to her name, Beverley Elliott is known around the world for her recurring role as ‘Granny’ on the ABC hit series ONCE UPON A TIME. Other film credits include Clint Eastwoods’ Oscar winning film UNFORGIVEN, SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, WHO’S HARRY CRUMB and several made for tv, Hallmark and Lifetime films, including lead roles in THE MISTLETOE SECRET, EAT DRINK AND BE MARRIED, ALL THINGS VALENTINE and ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS. Television credits include: recurring roles on KINGDOM HOSPITAL, HOPE ISLAND, HARPERS ISLAND, and BORDERTOWN.

Beverley is featured in several indie films including NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL, A MOTHER’S INSTINCT and PUPPET KILLER. Her theatrical career has taken her across Canada, working in over 50 plays, most recently with her own original works …SINK OR SWIM, which she performed at the United Solo Festival in NYC and won best musical, and DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING (Both winning Pick of the Vancouver Fringe Festival 2014 and 2016). Beverley has released five CD’s of original music, including 2 children’s CD’s She is an active storyteller at the Vancouver FLAME and performed 3 times at the Moth in NYC and can be heard on Public Radio out of New York with her original story and song Yellow Dress. Beverley has been teaching young students for the past 8 years and finds incredible joy in igniting young souls into the world of the performing arts.

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

What Students Say About Beverley Elliott

“Beverley is amazing! Not only is she a great actress, but also a great teacher. Her class was so much fun and informative. I feel lucky to have studied under her.”

Sean White VAS Actor Alumni

Beverley brings an infectious energy. Coming into the class with zero acting experience, Beverley made me feel welcome from the second I joined the class. This. Was. Acting. Class. I had so much fun yelling, laughing, learning so much about script reading and character development with our amazing class. Experienced actor or not, I would highly recommend, if you like having a good time.

Shelden Rogers VAS Actor Alumni

I would highly recommend Beverley Elliott’s fundamentals acting class to anyone looking to improve their craft and gain a deeper understanding of the art of acting. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced actor, Beverley’s expertise and passion for the craft will leave you feeling inspired and empowered to take your performances to the next level.

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

Pre-Requisite: No previous experience required.
Upcoming Classes: 2024 Dates:  Wednesday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Jeff Evans-Todd
  • 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
 
Course Summary: 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
Jeff Evans-Todd

Meet Your Instructor

Jeff Evans-Todd is an actor, writer and voice-over artist located here in Vancouver. He is involved in numerous projects, both on-screen and off. He is a member of multiple theatre groups, for which he has been featured in several on-stage productions. Graduating from the Acting for Film, Television and Voice-over Intensive at Vancouver Acting School, Jeff has garnered acting and voice-over credits in productions such as Rogue, Tenkai Nights and Lego’s animated TV Series, Legends of Chima, for which he is the voice of Razar, Bladvic, Crawley and Lennox, among others. Jeff brings to all of his classes a positive energy and tenacious enthusiasm that will have everyone looking at voice-over acting in a whole new way.

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

I’m just completing my first ever acting class – Fundamentals with Jeff Evans-Todd. I didn’t know what to expect and was so pleasantly surprised by the quality of this course and the improvement I found in myself and my classmates after just 12 weeks. I learned so much about the craft, how much preparation goes into turning in an engaging and honest performance and even about myself.

Mary Cleaver VAS Actor Alumni

Jeff Evans-Todd was incredibly knowledgeable and was really invested and passionate in teaching newcomers to the industry. He very often gave heart-felt advice and encouragement. I really appreciated the thorough warm ups at the beginning of each class that got us ready for a day of work!

Jen S VAS Actor Alumni

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
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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: Students who have a small amount of training and/or experience, or newer actors who have completed Level 1 Fundamentals.
Upcoming Classes: 2024 Dates:  Thursday Evenings – 7:00pm – 10:00pm with Beverley Elliott
  • 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
Course Summary: 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
Beverley Elliott

Meet Your Instructor

Beverley Elliott

With over 100 film and TV credits to her name, Beverley Elliott is known around the world for her recurring role as ‘Granny’ on the ABC hit series ONCE UPON A TIME. Other film credits include Clint Eastwoods’ Oscar winning film UNFORGIVEN, SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, WHO’S HARRY CRUMB and several made for tv, Hallmark and Lifetime films, including lead roles in THE MISTLETOE SECRET, EAT DRINK AND BE MARRIED, ALL THINGS VALENTINE and ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS. Television credits include: recurring roles on KINGDOM HOSPITAL, HOPE ISLAND, HARPERS ISLAND, and BORDERTOWN.

Beverley is featured in several indie films including NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL, A MOTHER’S INSTINCT and PUPPET KILLER. Her theatrical career has taken her across Canada, working in over 50 plays, most recently with her own original works …SINK OR SWIM, which she performed at the United Solo Festival in NYC and won best musical, and DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING (Both winning Pick of the Vancouver Fringe Festival 2014 and 2016). Beverley has released five CD’s of original music, including 2 children’s CD’s She is an active storyteller at the Vancouver FLAME and performed 3 times at the Moth in NYC and can be heard on Public Radio out of New York with her original story and song Yellow Dress. Beverley has been teaching young students for the past 8 years and finds incredible joy in igniting young souls into the world of the performing arts.

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 honoring the facts of a scene

What Students Say About Beverley Elliott

“Beverley is amazing! Not only is she a great actress, but also a great teacher. Her class was so much fun and informative. I feel lucky to have studied under her.”

Sean White VAS Actor Alumni

Beverley brings an infectious energy. Coming into the class with zero acting experience, Beverley made me feel welcome from the second I joined the class. This. Was. Acting. Class. I had so much fun yelling, laughing, learning so much about script reading and character development with our amazing class. Experienced actor or not, I would highly recommend, if you like having a good time.

Shelden Rogers VAS Actor Alumni

I would highly recommend Beverley Elliott’s fundamentals acting class to anyone looking to improve their craft and gain a deeper understanding of the art of acting. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced actor, Beverley’s expertise and passion for the craft will leave you feeling inspired and empowered to take your performances to the next level.

Hank Lin VAS Actor Alumni

Class begins the week of: January 8, 2024

Cost: 3 Equal Installments of $269.99

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