An Actor needs to have many tools in their toolkit when working in our theatre, film and television industry. Flexibility and range can determine the altitude an actor can reach. Whether it’s utilizing the audition space, self tape, on-set, or in a theatre: an actor needs skill, dexterity and the ability to find the truth in that space.
We are offering a unique opportunity to test and develop those skills over 10 weeks with 3 wonderful, passionate teachers who are wanting to give you the best of what they have to offer. All of the teachers are established Industry professionals that combine excellence in teaching along with practical wisdom. The immersive consists of three classes each week covering Improvisation, Emotional embodiment with the Eric Morris Technique and lastly a Screen Acting techniques class. Numbers are limited to 14 students and are charged at $2750 incl GST for the course. At the end of this course actors will work with their teachers to shoot a showreel scene by experienced crew.
Next Immersive begins 1st July 2019. We have weekly deferred payment options are available along with an initial deposit. Below is more information about what you can expect from our classes and some examples of the quality showreels that we shoot. Payment plans are as follows. WE ask for a deposit for $650 and then 15 weekly payments of $150.
To apply please send your CV and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org
Scene Study and Analysis
Monday Night 7pm – 10pm
During the ten week block Brad will be working toward giving the students an indepth understanding of how to bring a Film / TV script/scene to life in front of the camera. The main focus areas will be making dynamic choices that sit well outside of the generic choices most actors make in regards to the thematic obligation of the piece. Will also look at simple camera techniques that assist in arming the student with confidence and range in the audition room and then translating that onto set. Audition technique will be examined with a focus on presenting the CD with a revelation in the room….Increasing the possibility of callback or booking the role. Scenes to be explored will cover genres…Sci Fi, Drama and Comedy from both films and television. The sessions will always be geared toward industry relevant material. Cold reading last minute rewrites and meeting directors visions/expectations will also be closely examined.
Brad’s teaching approach centres on instrumental and emotional connection, with an intense focus on scene/script analysis. He has studied personally with Eric Morris in Los Angeles as well as with Anthony Brandon Wong (Chubbuck Technique) and others in addition to his own in depth training via QUT. Brad has been seen most recently playing popular villain, ‘Jacka Hills’, on long running hit television series, Neighbours, as well as in the much lauded PAWNO, which screened at MIFF 2015, was a finalist at Cinefest, and was nominated for an AACTA Award. In 2016 he also hit Australian TV screens in the highly anticipated mini-series, BROCK, based on the life of racing driver, Peter Brock; and in kids television series, Mako Mermaids, which screens on Network Ten, Disney and Netflix worldwide. 2017 heralds a role for Brad in Blue Murder: Killer Cop, the long-awaited sequel to Blue Murder. Other recent credits include San Andreas, with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and the worldwide hit series, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
He has worked with such Hollywood luminaries as Harvey Keitel, in Fatal Honeymoon (2012) Cuba Gooding Jr in Deception (2013) and Ray Liotta in Bad Karma (2012). He is also well known by TV fans worldwide as ‘the man who shot Lisa McCune’ in popular Australian series, Sea Patrol. Other notable credits include the terrifying role of ‘Derek’ in the award-winning revenge film, The Horseman, (2009) and the irascible ‘Big Elvis’ in 2007’s comedy of errors, Crooked Business and a role alongside William Hurt in 2006’s Stephen King series, Nightmares and Dreamscapes.
Tuesday Night 6pm -9pm
The ability to improvise is a must for any actor. It opens up your thinking to allow you to explore all of the possibilities in bringing a character to life and looking at ways of playing a scene. It helps you to think quickly, make bold choices in your work, strengthens your instinct and develops your impulses. It helps your imagination to thrive and gives you the tools to be able to deal confidently with changes on set, in an audition, in rehearsal or onstage. Improvisation is an essential skill for actors in the US, however is often overlooked in Australia. Put yourself ahead of your competition and learn this invaluable skill. Knowing that Improvisation can often be a block and source of anxiety for many actors, Louise creates a supportive environment within her classes to allow students to thrive, take risks and challenge themselves. Louise has utilised different forms of improvisation in her own work as a professional actor and for many years. She has further developed her understanding of improvising to teach actors and acting students at QUT, QTC, La Boite, The Warehouse Workshop and now brings her knowledge to the fACTORy. “The ability to be flexible in your thinking, when rehearsing, working on set, analysing a script or creating a character, allows the actor to become more open to choices they make regarding their performance”, says Louise. “Impro gets them “out of their head” and in touch with their instincts, creates self confidence, develops listening and makes them very attractive to directors. It’s very freeing.”
- Get in touch with your inner world and apply this to scene work, developing characters & relationships
- Rediscover your sense of play and get out of your head and into your body
- Create your own safety net when things change or go wrong
- Take risks in your work, your choices and quieten your inner critic
- Develop self confidence on screen, on stage and in life
The Eric Morris Technique
Wed Night 6pm – 11pm
The system helps create depth in an actor by assisting the actor to remove the artifice of social obligation and to confront themselves from a truthful place rather than presenting a face that the actor would like to have seen as who they are. The process requires the actor to confront and accept their truth and know that that truth (no matter how messy one may think it is) is okay. Through this process, the actor learns that what they once may have considered a liability is actually a potential asset when creating a character. Charles Allen who will be teaching the Eric Morris Technique. After studying at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Charles left university early to pursue private training. Charles has studied with a variety of coaches, but worked closely with Eric Morris for 16 years. During those years, he worked in stage, film, television, and voice overs in radio and video games. In 2007, he was offered the opportunity to join the acting staff at QUT. Charles accepted what was to be a 1 year contract. However, it became a 3 1/2 year commitment.
- how to identify when they are being less than truthful and how to address the problem
- how to take control of their nerves and become centered and grounded before starting to act
- how to identify key moments in a scene (3 Kodak moments) and shape those into a compelling performance
- how to identify the most dramatic character perspective to assist in creating a scene
- what to do when nothing seems to be working
- what tools are most effective given the time one has to work to create a scene.
How we shoot our showreels are different than most and we don’t just shoot at anytime. Due to hiring professional Crew – Award Winning Director, DOP, Camera assistant and Sound engineer we organise our day were we have actors who are paired together and we help course scenes that will showcase each actors talents. We also source real locations so that your showreel is of cinematic quality. All showreels are edited and graded to the highest industry standards.
- Award nominated Director
- Tailored Scene Allocation
- location shoot
- Professional Editing, Colour grading and sound mixing.
- Rehearsal and acting coaching with Christopher Sommers prior to shooting.