Short Courses / Acting
Introduction to Screen Acting
10 weeks / 1 evening p/w
This practical ten week course introduces students to the processes involved in successful screen acting and developing confidence in front of the camera.
Course InformationDuration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w
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Participants will learn the differences between what is effective on stage versus the demands of the screen. As well as developing strategies for meeting the demands of screen acting, students will become more familiar with the filming process, acting for camera, the equipment and roles of the crew members including the terminology used.
The course will allow each participant to experience the fundamentals of screen acting technique, such as hitting marks, staying in your light, finding the light in a tracking shot, working with sound crew and continuity as well as dispelling some of the myths surrounding the process of screen acting.
The course will begin with camera-based classes that are designed to show students how the camera can aid a performance rather than hinder it.
At the end of the course all participants will have an edited recording of their own scenes filmed in class.
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The full course fee is payable as acceptance of an offer of a place on the course.
In the event of a cancellation more than one month prior to the course start date, a forfeiture of €250 (on courses priced at €1,000+) or the total course fee (on courses priced below €1,000) will be retained to cover administration costs.
A withdrawal less than one month before the course start date will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee.
Please note, acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of The Lir Academy. If The Lir feels for whatever reason that a participant is not suitable for the course, he/she will not be accepted. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal.
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It is strongly recommended that all participants insure themselves to cover the loss of fees in the event of illness, for which The Lir Academy cannot accept any liability.
“I wasn’t sure what to expect, coming from a theatre background. I was surprised with how much I learned about screen acting vs Theatre.”