Serious about a career in Film and TV? 

 

Our ‘Acting for Camera’ program has proven results, with NAPA students gaining lead roles in feature films, commercials and popular TV programs. Train with industry experienced staff who can guide you to become the best you can be!

 

MINI FILM & TV (Grades 3-4)

This is a fun class and a great way to introduce these budding young actors to the basic fundamentals of screen acting. Throughout this program students will gain: 

·     camera confidence

·      role development skills

·      basic acting techniques required for the camera

·      understanding of shot sizes

·      vocabulary used in the film industry

·     an opportunity to make new friends

 

WHAT WE DO 

 

Students in this class will learn basic acting techniques required for film and TV. They will have opportunities to workshop and be filmed in short scenes and receive feedback on ways to improve. At the end of the year there will be a Screening Night where parents can view their child’s work.

WHAT TO WEAR..

Students need to wear casual, comfortable clothing. Hair needs to be off the face.

WHAT TO BRING...

Please bring a water bottle.

Please do not bring any other distracting objects into class.

 JUNIOR FILM & TV (GRADES 5-6)

Training in this class is centred around developing screen acting skills. Students will develop:

·     camera confidence

·     screen acting skills

·     characterisation skills

·     the ability to adapt their performance to different screen shots

·     vocabulary used in the film industry

·     teamwork

·     awareness of equipment used in filming

·     techniques in interpreting short scenes and roles

WHAT WE DO

Students in this class perform scenes and participate in workshop exercises developed to encompass various acting techniques.

WHAT TO WEAR...

Students need to wear casual, comfortable, clothing with hair off their face.

WHAT TO BRING...

Please bring a water bottle and display folder for notes and scripts. Please do not bring phones, devices or any other distracting objects into class.

INTERMEDIATE FILM & TV (GRADES 7-9)

Training in this class is centred around interpreting scripts and refining screen acting skills. Students will develop:

·     camera confidence

·     a strong acting foundation by exploring different types of acting 

·     vocal and movement skills

·     an understanding of the demands upon the actor on film productions.

·     Ability to analyse and interpret scripts

·     the ability to adapt acting techniques according to interpretation of the script and the screen shot sizes.

·     understanding of the terminology used in the film industry

·     the ability to respond to feedback

·     The ability to recognise the differences between film acting and stage performance.

·     organisational skills

·     time management skills

·     teamwork

WHAT WE DO

Workshop, develop, rehearse, and perform in film scene shots in the studio or on location. A Screening Night will be held towards the end of the year for parents and friends to view the students’ work.

WHAT TO WEAR...

Students need to wear casual, comfortable, clothing with hair off their face.

WHAT TO BRING...

Please bring a water bottle and display folder for notes and scripts. Please do not bring phones, devices or any other distracting objects into class.

SENIOR FILM & TV (GRADES 10-12)

Training in this class is centred around participating in on-screen exercises and refining screen acting techniques in readiness for film work.  Students will develop:

·     increased screen confidence

·     the ability to use vocabulary of filmmaking for actors

·     an understanding of the logistics of performance on a film set

·     an understanding of how to break down a scene and analyse a character

·     the ability to apply the techniques they have learned to more elaborate scene work

·      the ability to break down, analyse, and rehearse selected scenes 

·     and widen their scope for how to explore the nature of a scene, character relationships, dynamics and character engines.

·     the ability to create learning goals

·      the ability to work for directors with varying styles on live film sets

·     knowledge of the demands upon the actor on film productions.

·     auditions techniques

·      an understand of the film business

·     teamwork

·     organisational skills

·     professional work ethics

 

WHAT WE DO

Students will engage in camera exercises and rehearse and tape film scenes to be analysed and critiqued in class. They will participate film shoots, all designed to develop and hone their screen-acting ability. All students perform in film shoots, often being original work created and developed by the students in collaboration with their instructors.  A Screening Night will be held towards the end of the year for parents and friends to view the students’ work.

WHAT TO BRING...

Please bring a water bottle and display folder for notes and scripts. Please do not bring phones, devices or any other distracting objects into class. 

 

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