These On-Camera classes are focused on the acting process, and you will be videotaped and see playback in each class. Because it is a process-oriented course, we do not keep or publish the work that is done in the class. This allows more time for the acting work, and less time is spent on the technical elements.
“I took the 7 week Acting for Camera course to work on my confidence on camera. I had previous camera training and experience in film and commercials but had come back to auditioning after a hiatus and felt rigid and nervous on camera. The class was capped at 10 students which was perfect, and everyone received some on-camera time each week, followed by viewing and constructive comments. In just 7 short weeks we all improved as actors and got a better idea of what works and doesn’t work for us. We even learned a couple of monologues to boot.
Kathleen has both an organic and structured approach to acting, which speaks well to many different types of learners. I have since gone for on-camera auditions for ads and even a major feature film, and the difference in my confidence is palpable. I highly recommend this course and other courses with Kathleen and Flying Turtle productions. ” – Georgia Snow, Actor, Dublin
“The Acting for Camera course with Kathleen was really beneficial for me. I’ve gained a huge amount of confidence from this course and feel so much more comfortable being in front of the camera now. It gave me an opportunity to learn many different areas about the acting industry, as well as allowing me the chance to get used to working in front of the camera. Each week Kathleen brings so much life and energy to all of her classes and this translates over to everyone else. My time with Flying Turtle Productions was really enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to pursue acting.” – Kenneth Swords, Dublin.
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Current & Upcoming Options
Course #7: Intro to Acting for Television (NEW COURSE!) 4-weeks
This 4-class course is for those of you with some previous acting experience either in the classroom, on stage, or on sets. The Acting For Television classes will give participants a great insight into what it's like to act on a television show. Steve will draw from his wealth of experience and give great tips and hints on ways to do your best work when you find yourself on set.
The classes will also involve filming and playback so participants can learn by doing. Participants are encouraged to pick a suitable scene from a tv show or film and bring it in so they can hit the ground running. This class has a smaller class size and is limited to 10 students maximum in order to provide the highest quality of instruction.
When: Wednesdays 7:00-9:30pm, February 14th-March 7th, 2018
Where: Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, 2nd floor, Dublin 2
COURSE #8: Experienced Level Acting for Camera (7-classes) Some previous experience needed.
This is a 7 class course on acting for the camera for those of you with some previous acting experience either in the classroom, on stage, or on sets. We will be videotaping class work and learning acting techniques for on-camera auditions, commercial copy, improvisation, comedy and serious scripted scene work. Participants will become familiar with the filmmaking process, but emphasis will be on the acting process as tailored for the camera. We will practice techniques to develop the inner life of the character, clarify the dramatic action, and increase moment to moment awareness. Students will be required to memorize scripts and MUST be responsible to scene partners in the later part of the course. Prior acting experience is strongly recommended. This class has a smaller class size and is limited to 10 students maximum in order to provide the highest quality of instruction.
When: Mondays 7:00-9:30pm, April 9th-May 28th, 2018 (no class May 7th)
Where: The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Fees: €280 for 7-class course (Non-refundable deposit of €100 due within 3 days of reservation, balance of €175 due March 26th , two weeks prior to start of class) No refund/credit if a student misses class.
Introduction to Acting for Camera (3 evening course) - NEXT DATES BEING FINALISED FOR 2018
This is a three evening course on acting for the camera for those of you seeking to try On-Camera work as a beginner. We will be videotaping class work and learning basic acting techniques for on-camera auditions, improvisation, and some scripted work. Participants will glimpse the filmmaking process, but emphasis will be on the acting process as tailored for the camera. This class has a smaller class size and is limited to 10 students maximum in order to provide the highest quality of instruction.
When: 3 evenings 7:00-9:30pm, NEXT OPTION being finalized for late Spring 2018- try our "Drama Sampler" instead!
Where: The Ireland Institute, 27 Pearse Street, 2nd floor Acting Studio, Dublin 2