Some of what Secrets of Screen Acting Masterclass covers:
This is practical workshop with lots of opportunities to get in front of the camera and put the ideas into practice. You'll get to shoot scenes, watch them back and get valuable feedback
What you'll learn:
The Truth is not your friend Most acting techniques teach 'truth', but nothing in movies is real. Fiona will take you through a series of exercises and tutorials that will explain how screen acting is very different from stage acting and why.
Screen Acting Technique Understand the core techniques being used by great screen actors and try them out in front of the camera. It’s all about the cheats – positions, vocal levels and reactions, with a splash of screen business!
Typecasting Understand why it’s used, the plusses and minuses, and how to leverage it to your advantage!
Castings If you've ever been to a casting session and not been booked, does it mean you weren't good enough? Or maybe you were taught the wrong way to approach a casting. In this session, Fiona will explain how to read and play for an audition.
Patrick Tucker started directing for the stage in 1968, and for the screen in 1976, and has been doing both ever since. To date Patrick has directed over 250 theatre productions and over 200 dramas for the screen (including one feature) at venues in the UK and all over the world, including America, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, South Africa, South Korea, and three productions at Shakespeare’s Globe London.
Fiona Geddes is a Scottish actress, writer and producer, who works across both stage and screen. Following training at East 15 Acting School (BA Acting), she continued her development under the tutorship of Patrick Tucker, which led to them working together on the delivery of his famous Secrets Of Screen Acting workshop. Subsequently, Patrick handed the mantle to Fiona and she is delighted to continue to share his unique and revolutionary methodology.
How to Find us
Old Gym Theatre @ Acting Coach Scotland Unit 32 Acting Coach Scotland, Govan Workspace, 6 Harmony Row G51 3BA
By Car If you’re coming by car from the East, the most direct way from the M8 is to exit at Junction 24. If you are coming from the West, the most direct way from the M8 is to exit at Junction 25. If you’re coming from the City Centre you should still come via the motorway to avoid city traffic. Harmony Row has several parts, so head for the part that’s off Govan Road to prevent confusion.
Parking There’s parking to the left of the studio marked as visitor parking.
By Subway Take the subway to Govan from any of the other stations and it will take no more than 15 minutes to reach us. From there, our studio is just a straight 3 minute walk down Govan Road towards Govan Shopping Centre. Look out for a church and a building called Govan Workspace, our office is in Rosneath building behind the main building.
By Bus The nearest bus stop to 6 Harmony Row is Govan Bus Station which is adjacent to Govan Subway Station.