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. 



Advanced Screen-Acting Training in Dublin City Centre

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

Participants can expect to learn:

  • Assessing your work productively
  • Breaking a scene 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

Upcoming Courses: 17th April – 5th June 2024, 19th April – 7th June 2024

Day: Wednesday or Friday Evenings, 7-10pm

Age: 18+

Cost: €350 per term

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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Wednesday 17 Apr - 5 Jun Temple Bar 7 pm - 10 pm €350 Book
Friday 19 Apr - 7 Jun Temple Bar 7 pm - 10 pm €350 Book

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