Film Acting – Advanced
February 21 @ 7:00 pm - March 28 @ 9:00 pm$350 - $378
Film acting is demanding at the best of times. It requires incredible focus and dedication to do film acting well.
Actors must be prepared for the inevitable & difficult task of having to shoot scenes out of sequence (sometimes starting with the last scene first), whilst delivering strong believable characters & pitching the performance in the correct emotional / energetic zone.
The Advanced Screen Acting course at Point Break drama provides rigorous training for anyone hoping to work professionally in TV or film. As students, we were given an authentic experience which demanded commitment and preparation from the actors and the replication of film set conditions while shooting. This gave us a a great insight into the many and varied qualities and demands that filming puts upon an actor. The course gave us a thorough understanding of different techniques and angles for shooting a scene and the acting techniques required. The biggest challenge and reward for me was building a character and sustaining that character’s arc throughout the filming process, despite the fact that scenes might be shot out of chronological order, as would be the case on a real film set. Annabel cotton
FILM ACTING ADVANCED – THE COURSE
The FILM ACTING ADVANCED course will challenge actors to come prepared for class each week delivering performances crafted for the story, and character journey of the piece. Actors will play a series of different scenes playing the same character each week of the course.
1st week will be discussing narrative & character arc. Participants will be asked to present their character analysis. The purpose of this is to help actors be very clear before throwing themselves in the deep end.
From week 2 the talk is over, and we shoot a series of scenes for remaining 5 weeks under shooting conditions. Actors are expected to come fully prepared, lines learn’t & ready to work and respond to direction. Filmed scenes will be available to download at end of course.
This is challenging but ultimately incredibly rewarding work, for those prepared to work hard, and will prepare you for the rigours of the industry.
To apply for course, fill out booking form below & send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry into course will be based on your level of acting experience and/ or prior training.
Script will be available two weeks before course.
Paul Winchester is one of Australia’s diverse actors / acting teachers having appeared in an eclectic mix of film & Television projects over the past 20 years and teaching acting for 16 years.
Paul made his national television debut in the Australian drama series, “Bondi Banquet” for the S.B.S playing an Irish surfie. He showed potential and willingness to play against type in the landmark independent film, “Gabriel” where he played a mute demon rapist.
That same year he played a love-sick stalker in the award winning short film, “By the Book” (Showfest Audience award 2007).
Once again Paul showed his dark side in the soon to be released feature film, “Submerged” playing a paranoid schizophrenic and in 2008 appeared in the popular television show, “All Saints” & “Packed to The Rafters”. In 2009 Paul appeared in “Underbelly 2 ” & “Home & Away’.
The start of 2010 saw Paul feature in “Underbelly 3″ playing a pimp opposite Emma booth, and the television movie, “Maria Korp” with Rebecca Gibney & Vince Colosimo. Paul then appeared in the new ABC Drama series,”Crownies” in 2011, & crime drama, “Dripping with Chocolate” starring David Wenham & Louise Lombard.
In 2013 he appeared in the feature, “Torn Devotion”, Indi flick ,”Nerve” with Fringes’ Georgina Haig & “Between a stock & a Heart Place” playing a homeless stockbroker. Paul also was the face of Insuranceline in 2013.
In 2014, Paul finished shooting the Sci Fi thriller, “Infini” playing a futuristic soldier alongside Daniel Mcpherson ( Neighbours & The Bill) & Andy Rodereda. “Infini” , directed by Shane Abbess.
2017 has been a big year so far with roles in Shane Abbess’s, “The Osiris Child”, & appearances in “”The Secret Daughter” and Foxtel’s “A Place To Call Home” & channel 9’s ” Doctor doctor”.
Paul is the co- creator of the Point break Drama acting studio & trained at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.