One of the few, if not the only course of its kind, 'MT for TV' is a transitional course for any and all actors who work predominantly in Musical Theatre who want to audition for more screen work or move over entirely.
Merging over into the world of TV and Film can be tricky. So many Musical Theatre actors think the transition is an easy one and it’s not. There is skill and technique that has to be applied and the camera training on any Musical Theatre degree or diploma programme just isn't enough.
A lot of casting directors will not see Musical Theatre actors because they generally over act on tape - it's that harsh. So if you do get a life changing self tape that will break you into the world of TV and Film don’t screw it up!
It’s our aim to bring on some known TV and Film actors to guide you through the process and give you the tools to nail your next self tape audition. In this class we can give you the basics but consistency and practice is key. You might be going up for a part against other actors with lists of TV credits, so the odds are already against you! If you want to have a serious go at it then join us and learn what to do and most importantly, what not to do.
The first class will be led by Adam (Hadestown, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, BBC's Counsel) who has worked in both Musical Theatre and TV. It will look at acting through song with students, looking at the choices you would make for an audition or live theatre environment. This includes text analysis, storytelling, emotional trajectory, working within genre and giving an honest, real performance that works for stage.
The second class, led by either Mark (The Last Kingdom, Guns Akimbo) or Harry (The Last Kingdom, Episodes, Victoria) is the very next day and will look at how to get the most out of your self-tape; how to make the camera work for you; the technical aspects of working on screen and with a film crew and how to analyse and prepare a script specifically for screenwork.
These sessions are back to back every week.