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Youth Film Acting Retreats

Live, eat and stay with a community of Youth, Instructors and Directors who all share the same goal of learning, building and growing your unique film acting techniques!  You will be immersed in a film artist hub, exploring ways to develop your craft.  At the end of the retreat, you will have been part of a film production created by the Reel Talents T.O team!

Retreat: TBD (Haiti)

Film Acting Classes

SUMMER FILM ACTING BOOTCAMP 

BOOTCAMP ONE
July 11th - 15th
10AM - 3PM
The course will prepare students for the film and television industry with emphasis on professional procedures and on-set behaviour. Will focus on how to perform for television commercials as well as SOC, and improvisation and scene study in a group setting.


BOOTCAMP TWO
July 18th - 22nd
10AM - 3PM
Designed to enhance the student's individual talents and challenge them with character development and accessing emotion. As well to assist the student to acquire professional knowledge and behaviour techniques. The course content focuses on character development, cold reading techniques and in depth Scene Study. Students will understand the depth of a character, how to work within a scene and understand movement in front of the camera. 

BOOTCAMP THREE
August 8th - 12th
10AM - 3PM
Students will learn how to prepare for an audition including relaxation and mental readiness for actors. The course focuses on how to land the role for a commercial, film or television series. Invited talent agents and casting directors will be present to give students feedback.

BOOTCAMP FOUR - DEMO, HEADSHOT, RESUME
August 15th - 19th
10AM - 3PM
This course is designed as the actor's calling card to the industry. Most students have never auditioned, much less landed an acting job, and therefore are not equipped with video reels to show a casting director. With technology developing so rapidly, this has proven to get inexperienced actors in the door.  At the end of this course, you will have a professionally recorded scene  to submit as well as a headshot and working resume!

Outdoor group classes with access to facilities such as a washroom and will provide an open space in the event of rain

Online Film Acting Classes

AUDITION TECHNIQUES
Be prepared for auditions – the first step before getting on set! Learn the steps to receive the best results.

  • Techniques for commercial and film/tv

  • Audition mannerisms

  • How to make the strongest choices

  • Cold reading techniques

  • Self-tape expectations

  • Zoom audition techniques

  • Online audition etiquette

 

FINDING YOUR CENTRE    1 on 1 – Private Classes

Find and create inner peace while growing as an individual.  These private courses will provide you with the skills you need to be your most centered self.  Whether it’s about gaining more confidence, stronger communication skills or self-development, learn to not be in conflict with yourself.  Find your inner voice and trust it.  We will incorporate;

  • Meditation and relaxation exercises

  • Finding emotional equilibrium through self discovery exercises

  • Voice, breath and movement

  • Counsel

  • Public speaking techniques


VOICE AND MOVEMENT
Learn to be aware of your body language and train your voice.  Learn to be present to enhance your performance.

  • Vocal warm-ups

  • Body warm-ups

  • Voice for camera

  • Movement for camera

  • Animation


MEDITATION
A spiritual approach to acting.  Learn to find your focus when performing.  Focus on being “in the moment” by training your mind to be present.

  • Breathing exercises

  • Meditation techniques

  • Awareness of self

  • Spiritual growth

 

SCRIPT ANALYSIS
A key skill to have in every actor’s toolbox is the ability to not only read the script but to understand it.  What are your choices as an actor? 

  • Character breakdowns

  • Critical reading techniques

  • Understanding script text 

  • Finding subtext

RTTO is ready to make the necessary steps to keep your skills sharp with your health and safety in mind.  Please review our health and safety guidelines for in-person group classes: 

  • Pre-Screen Questions Before EVERY Class:

    • Do you have any of the following symptoms:

      • Fever greater than 38C/100F

      • New or worsening coughs or difficulty breathing/shortness of breath

      • New general flu-like symptoms

      • New chills or shakes

      • New unexplained feeling or malaise, confusion, or loss of consciousness

      • New loss or change in ability to taste or smell

      • Chest pain

      • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

    • Have you travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days?

    • Have you had close unprotected contact with a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case?

    • Have you had close unprotected contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been outside of Canada in the last 14 days?

  • Social distancing; no more than 10 per class (limited availability)

  • Wearing masks when possible

  • Keeping all surfaces clean

  • Time between class to allow for disinfection

  • Everyone is responsible in proving their own personal protection equipment (hand sanitizer, masks, disinfectants etc)

  • Handwashing

    • Before and after class

    • Immediately before and after each scene 

  • Reduced physical paperwork, more digital paperwork

  • No shared paper sides and props

  • Disinfecting any surfaces touched by a performer between scene work, warmups and classes

  • All students are responsible for providing their own tools to take notes in class

  • Food

    • All individuals should wash their hands before and after having a snack/refreshment

    • All individuals are responsible for their own snack/refreshment

    • All individuals should put their garbage directly into bins and not leave it for others to clean up

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