The Actors Centre

Screen Acting: Performing Your Best in Showreels and on Set

WHAT IS IT? What if your confidence dips when it really matters? Screen acting involves working in a fast-paced high-pressure environment, so knowing how to work within that is essential to giving a great performance. Build confidence in a mock set environment and break through your insecurities once the camera starts rolling and the boom tickles your forehead. Learn how to work with direction and how to keep raising the character stakes with every take to perform at your best when it matters.




HOW WILL IT WORK? You will be sent a short scene to learn in advance. In the morning we will talk about your experiences and any nerves or worries you feel when working on set. You will learn about the technical side and what’s going on while you’re getting ready to perform, including keywords and language and how to filter the noise from what’s useful to you. You will learn what a director expects from an actor on set. In the afternoon we will rehearse, shoot and review a scene. At the end of the day we will discuss good set practice and what to bear in mind for showreels. There will also be time for a Q&A.




WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? You will be fully prepared to deliver your best performance, so you work confidently on set and/or on a showreel day. You will learn to improve your on screen performance. You will find out what matters to the director and crew, how to make their lives easier and common crew practice and language which will build your confidence and take your mind off the technicalities of filming. You will develop strategies for doing your job whilst others do theirs, so you can work together and perform at your best - and shine when the pressure is on. Price: £65


Linda Ludwig

Linda Ludwig and James Curle are award-winning joint directors and have worked together at Inquisitive Pictures since 2011. They have produced and directed drama, actor showreels, commercials and music videos. Their festival film "Man of the Hour" won "Best Short Film" at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase. They are now in development for two TV shows, a comedy series pilot and a debut feature film. More info and work on:


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