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I always tell actors when they go in for an audition: Don’t be afraid to do what your instincts tell you. You may not get the part, but people will take notice.

Robert De Niro

FILM AND TELEVISION MASTERCLASS

Learn the skills that go into creating a powerful and memorable Screen Audition/Self Tape.

Please note due to industry feedback we have reformatted this course to focus on self tape auditions and callbacks (including zoom callbacks).

This advanced level film and television screen test intensive is designed to equip the professional actor with the most advanced and effective screen testing/auditioning skills and techniques. The course will cover all aspects of the audition process, from script analysis and preparation to being in front of the casting director in the room or via zoom. Cutting edge techniques will be explored which will allow the actor to captivate and stand out in auditions!  Actors will receive scripts in advance to prepare. At the completion of this course, the actor will feel empowered, confident, ready to “nail the audition”.

Please note this is not a class where actors watch other actors work. The course is formatted for a highly individualised experience. Over three days you will be given many tools to “book the job” via self taping. The course is live and quite information heavy. We suggest leaving some time after each day for a self taping task. 

Area’s covered include:

– Script breakdown technique: A step-by-step approach to work quickly and efficiently
– Screen technique and points of focus in the audition room: eye-line, vocal level, line issues, physical movement in auditions
– How to handle yourself with the casting director
– Overcoming fear and gaining confidence in auditions: the psychology of performance
– What you need to know when auditioning for U.S. projects: pilot season, accents, page referencing etc
– Trouble-shooting in Auditions: forgetting lines, taking direction, asking the right questions

 FILM AND TELEVISION SELF TAPE & SCREEN TEST MASTERCLASS

This highly successful film and television masterclass is now reformatted ONLINE delivery! Industry now requires actors to self tape more than ever and we have adjusted  the tools to meet this expectation.  Delivered over  3 days this course is newly designed for actors who are ready to nail their auditions and BOOK THE JOB!

BRAND NEW DATES: LIVE & ONLINE!

FEBRUARY

SATURDAY DETAILS – ONLINE: FULL!

DATE: Saturday 6th February 2021 – Saturday 27th February 2021 
TIME: 11am – 5pm (Australia AEST)
 $1200.00 (inc GST)
Location:  ONLINE

SUNDAY – IN PERSON: FULL!

DATE: Sunday 7th February 2021 – Sunday 28th February 2021 
TIME: 11am – 5pm (Australia AEST)
 $1200.00 (inc GST)
Location:  Redfern, Sydney

MARCH 

SUNDAY – IN PERSON: FULL!

DATE: Sunday 7th March 2021 – Sunday 28th March 2021 
TIME: 11am – 5pm (Australia AEST)
 $1200.00 (inc GST)
Location:  Redfern, Sydney

APRIL 

SUNDAY – IN PERSON: FULL! 

DATE: Sunday 11th April 2021 – Sunday 2nd May 2021 

TIME: 11am – 5pm (Australia AEST)
 $1200.00 (inc GST)
Location:  Redfern, Sydney

MAY 

SUNDAY – IN PERSON: FULL! 

DATE: Sunday 9th May 2021 – Sunday 30th May 2021 

TIME: 11am – 5pm (Australia AEST)
 $1200.00 (inc GST)
Location:  Redfern, Sydney

JULY: 3 DAY ACCELERATOR: FULL!

(This is the four week masterclass conducted over 3 intensive days!)

DATE: Friday 16th July 2021 – Sunday 18th July 2021 

TIME: 11am – 5pm (Australia AEST)
 $1200.00 (inc GST)
Location:  Redfern, Sydney

JULY: 3 DAY ONLINE ACCELERATOR: FULL!

(This is the 3 Day Masterclass conducted online!)

DATE: Friday 30th July 2021 – Sunday 1st August 2021 

TIME: 11am – 5pm (Australia AEST)
 $1200.00 (inc GST)
Location:  Redfern, Sydney

AUGUST: 3 DAY ONLINE ACCELERATOR:  FULL! 

(This is the 3 Day Masterclass conducted online!)

DATE: Friday 27th August 2021 – Sunday 20th August 2021 

TIME: 11am – 5pm (Australia AEST)
 $1200.00 (inc GST)
Location:  Redfern, Sydney

SEPTEMBER: 3 DAY ONLINE ACCELERATOR:  FULL!

(This is the 3 Day Masterclass conducted online!)

DATE: Friday 24th September 2021 – Sunday 26th September 2021 

TIME: 11am – 5pm (Australia AEST)
 $1200.00 (inc GST)
Location:  Redfern, Sydney

OCTOBER: 3 DAY ONLINE ACCELERATOR:  FULL! 

(This is the 3 Day Masterclass conducted online!)

DATE: Friday 29th October 2021 – Sunday 31st October 2021 

TIME: 11am – 5pm (Australia AEST)
 $1200.00 (inc GST)
Location:  Online

DECEMBER: 3 DAY ONLINE ACCELERATOR:  FULL! Email to be put on waitlist.

(This is the 3 Day Masterclass conducted online!)

DATE: Friday 3rd December 2021 – Sunday 5th December 2021 

TIME: 11am – 5pm (Australia AEST)
 $1200.00 (inc GST)

To apply please email CV to info@theactorsstation.com.au or click below.

Click here to apply.

ON-GOING SERIES

This extremely popular series is designed for those actors who have completed the Film and Television Masterclass. This series is one night per week. Four classes in total. Rotating every month. It is a weekly opportunity to work on the process- ensuring that the actor remains in a “ready” state to nail every opportunity. Each week the actor will receive material to prepare. The class begins with a screen acting activity and then the session proceeds like an actual audition. All work is filmed and reviewed with feedback. These class are hugely popular and we can not guarantee placement.

THE OGOING CLASSES ARE OFFERED BOTH ONLINE and IN PERSON.

If you have completed the masterclass you can email us to be put on an advanced placement list with your preferred night.

FEBRUARY ON GOINGS (ALL CLASSES FULL!)

MARCH ON GOINGS (ALL CLASSES FULL!)

APRIL ON GOINGS (ALL CLASSES FULL!)

MAY ON GOINGS (ALL CLASSES FULL)

JUNE ON GOINGS (ALL CLASSES FULL!)

JULY ON GOINGS (ALL CLASSES FULL)

AUGUST ON GOINGS (ALL CLASSES FULL)

SEPTEMBER ON GOINGS (ALL CLASSES FULL)

OCTOBER ON GOINGS  (ALL CLASSES FULL) 

NOVEMBER ON GOINGS  (ALL CLASSES FULL) 

CURRENTLY ONLINE

 

Note: Due to popularity these classes fill out in minutes and are often booked in advance. 

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PRIVATE COACHING and SELF TAPING

Many actors find working 1:1 with a coach gives them a competitive edge. Les works with many actors privately for many reasons. Often times an exciting audition opportunity inspires an actor to want to explore and expand the material by including another point of view. Some actors seek to keep challenging their own individual process and growth by working more intensely in a space that is solely focused on their specific journey and development.

Self-taping is one of the most frequently used ways of auditioning actors. Les coaches and films countless actors when they are requested to self tape for a particular project. Many of these are U.S films and television shows. All auditions are taped and uploaded allowing the actor to focus only on the work itself

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SELF-TAPE FEED BACK via SKYPE SESSION

As many actors can not work with Les in person they will self tape their audition or “scene” and submit it for feedback.

“Don’t tell me. Show me”.

Les will watch a screen test you submit and once reviewed he will meet with the actor on Skype to share feedback and give workable notes to power the actor up.

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