Gaiety School of Acting

Acting for Camera 2: Practical Skills


This course is very much tailored to the specific needs of each individual student, and is geared towards preparing students for entry into the Film Industry. 



Acting for Camera 2: Practical Skills

Advanced Screen-Acting Training in Dublin City Centre

This course is for students who have already completed Acting for Camera 1. Participants will be introduced to the technical requirements of film, in addition to the basic analytical skills used to explore script. By working intensely on a film scene and monologue, students will develop an understanding for the following:

  • Assessing your work productively
  • Breaking a scenes down into beats based on character want and need
  • Subtext: what it is and how to it’s communicated through behaviour
  • Scene shaping through rehearsals
  • Shots: what they are, the different sizes, and how to adjust the performance according to the size of the shot
  • The crucial importance of the reaction shot
  • Framing: what it is and how it relates to performance
  • Private preparation: what to do and what to avoid
  • Adjusting the performance for camera
  • Vocal requirements for film
  • Basic audition techniques

8 Weeks, Friday or Wednesday Evenings, 7-10pm

Age: 18+

Cost: €350

Please Note: Dependent on Government regulations on Covid-19 classes may take place on Zoom. We will update regularly here on GSA’s response to government Covid-19 restrictions.

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Friday 21 Apr - 9 Jun Temple Bar 7 pm - 10 pm €350 Book

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