Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world. ALAN RICKMAN
Empowering The Artist creative online experience offers an in-depth look in the preparations needed to creating a prosperous and rewarding career. Extending actors beyond their previous training and understanding of what to expect from life, as well as what is expected of artists in both performance and self-promotion. This includes but not limited to Empowering The Artist; The Business of Acting; Goal Setting & Intentions: Career Development, Marketing and Life Skills; Self Care & Motivation; Theory & History of Acting, Film & Television; Truth in Performance: the artistic self vs the daily self; Create Your Own Content and The Artists Showcase.
This course has three central focuses. The Art, The Artist & The Business.
Further develop and enhance your Acting training, translating and refocusing it through Theatre, Film and TV and making you the best actor you can be. Educating you about LA. How "The Industry" works for actors (and what is meant by that term) and how best to leverage that. Discovering your true creative self, what does it mean to step into my power? Preparation + Opportunity = Success!
Empowering The Artist provides the emerging artist a safe environment from which to launch his or her career on an international level. Using programmed activities that promote and allow growth; Guidance and advice from Industry professionals, AAFTA partners and staff; Visual Mediums and Motivation; Empowering The Artist provides a creative community of peer support that will challenge you on an exciting new level.
Previous guest speakers include Director Tony Gardiner (Neighbours), Actor Damon Herriman (Mindhunter), Business Coach Tara Mollel, Actor/Presenter Nick Hardcastle (Home and Away, Creature Features), Social Media Expert Ben Whitehair from TSMA, Manager Matt Kniaz from Industry Management, Christopher Burbridge from Forward Group, Immigration Lawyer Kate Raynor, Jeff Golenberg & Tarik Kanifani from Silverlining Entertainment, Psychotherapist Maria Costa from Discover Elite, Hypnotherapist Tricia Speers, Fitzmaurise Voice Coach Ryan O’Shea, Andy McPhee (Actor/Acting Coach), Crista Flanagan (History of Sitcom), Aimee DeShays (Procedural and Audition Technique), David Matalon (Director) and Actor Reece Noi (Game of Thrones, When they see us), Tony Knight (Acting Coach), Ronnie Orbach (Actor/Actng Coach), Jackie Diamond (Acting Coach/Director) plus many more!
THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER ONLINE COURSE! THIS IS A CHANCE FOR SELF GROWTH, SELF DISCOVERY AND CREATIVE POWER! ARE YOU DOING ALL YOU CAN TO REACH YOUR DREAMS? ASK YOURSELF?
Why do we struggle as artists to be completely ourselves? What is my WHY? Why is that my WHY?How can I step into my power as an artist?What if you could discover true unique artistic vision and have the confidence to pursue it?What if you were out of excuses?
a. LEARNING LA - City, Lifestyle, History, Attitudes.
b. TIMELINES - Unrealistic Timelines, Commitments, Fears, Expectations and Realities.
c. ASSUMPTIONS - What is the job of an "actor"? Realities vs Ideals. Culture vs Culture. Theatre vs Film.
d. DREAMS -The why? Your manifesto. Your dream career.
a. DO YOUR RESEARCH - Unique Selling points, Market Research, Competition, Branding & Headshots
b. MAKE A PLAN - Business Plans, Investments, Business Essentials
c. PLAN YOUR FINANCES - Expenses, Profits, Return for investment, Marketing plans
d. GET YOUR TEAM READY - Team building, Managers, Agents, Lawyers, Coaches and Mentors.
e. PROMOTING AND MARKETING - Resumes, Unique Selling Propositions, Social Media, Casting Directors.
a. GOAL SETTING AND INTENTIONS - Definitions, Types, Systems, Intentions
b. PSYCHOLOGY OF GOAL SETTING - Strengths & Weaknesses; Value Systems; Self Evaluation; Character Arcs.
c. PLAN YOUR FINANCES - Obstacles, Time Management, Problem Solving & Organisational
d. STEPS TO SUCCESS - Setting courses, Planning, Accountability, Rewards
a. AN ACTORS SELF CARE - Health & Fitness, Mindfulness & Motivation.
b. THE POWER OF VOICE & MOVEMENT - Voice, Breath, Dialect & the Body
c. EMOTIONAL MATURITY - Accountability, Re-centering, Re-connecting & Holistic
d. THE ARTISTIC SELF VS THE PERSONAL SELF - Crossing the Artistic Threshold, Habits, Ego & Interference.
a. TECHNIQUES - Classical Acting, The Chekhov Acting Technique, Method Acting, Meisner Acting Technique, Practical Aesthetics Acting Technique, Stella Adler,
Lee Strasberg, and Classical Acting Technique.
b. THEATRE HISTORY & SHAKESPEARE - Playwrights, Monologues, Duologues & Shakespeare
c. TELEVISION HISTORY - Sitcom, Procedurals, Drama & Streaming
d. FILM HISTORY - Golden Age, Independent Cinema, Modern Blockbuster & Our Future
a. CONCEPT CREATION - Ideas & Mood Boards; Characters & Concepts; Genres & Limitations; Project Aims & Outlines.
b. WRITING & DEVELOPMENT - On The Page; Look Books; Pre Production and Casting.
c. FILMMAKING 101 - Location Scouting, Lighting and Audio Equipment; Creative Recourses & Optimisation; Basic Composition; The People In The Scene; Shot Size & Visualisation of assembly.
d. POST PRODUCTION - Editing software; Media Management; Assembly, Colour Grading & Post Production.
a. ACTING VS HOW TO ACT - Truth – the basics; Humanity vs Playing; Idea or stereotype; Find the place where you and your character meet.
b. LISTENING & TRANSLATING - Listening; Asking The Right Questions; Repetition; & Presence
c. MOVEMENT & THE ARTISTIC SELF - Energy; Intentions; Actions & Script Work
d. SCRIPT ANALYSIS - Building and creating a compelling character; Inner Monologues; Beat to Beat & Given Circumstances.
e. APPLYING THE TOOLS - Understanding Voyeurism vs. Exhibitionism; Film vs. Stage performance; Choices & Emotions.
f. THE WORK - Preparation Vs Control; Auditions Vs Performance; Effective Collaboration & Mastering Triggers.
a. Artists are asked to develop their project to “Showcase” online.
b. The project must be either Short Film, Proof Of Concept or Web Series.
c. The project must be written in collaboration with other classmates
d. The project must feature them in a starring role and showcase their artistic vision and expression.
e. The project must be between 5-10mins in length and have merit for IMDB.
f. Artists are asked to put together an online package that includes Log Lines, Pitch Video, Career Goals & Intentions, Artistic Vision (Business & Personal).
g. Students may seek sessions with mentors for advice, however the project must be the “Artist” own undertaking.
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2024 DATES ANNOUNCED!!
SEASON 7 - NEW EXPANDED 20 WEEK COURSE!
NEW DATES: JANUARY 31st 2024 - JUNE 21st PDT 2024
1pm - 3pm PDT
COURSE FEE INCLUDES:
Unable to make every session? Thats fine, all classes are recorded and can be taken outside of dedicated class hours.