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METHOD INTRO CLASSES
The Induction classes cover an opening talk and working two exercises of Stragberg, Basic Relaxation and Sense Memory exercise over the two days. This equips you with the foundation to continue the work in the Intensive 3 day London Studio Unit.

METHOD STUDIO UNIT
You will work alongside the regular members. Each day begins with technique, where you shall build on the work started in the induction classes. As well as learning more techniques we shall look at in greater practical detail both Basic Relaxation & Sense Memory

With scene study that follows each moring of technique, you can see how you translate the technique into the character and bring alive the text. Each piece of scene work enlightens the details and creative flexibility of Strasberg’s work.

ALL THE UNITS RUNS IN THE MONTHS
STUDIO
HOMEWORK
INDUCTION
VOICE & MOVEMENT
JAN    MARCH   MAY   JULY   SEP   NOV

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METHOD INDUCTION CLASSES ONLINE
Wednesday 5th Jan 7-9.30 pm
Opening Talk, First Relaxation Exercise.
Thursday 6th Jan 7-9 pm
Relaxation & Sense Memory Exercises

METHOD HOMEWORK ONLINE UNIT 10th-27th January 2022
Monday 7.30 – 9.30 pm
Tuesday 7.30 – 10 pm
Wednesday 10 – 12 noon
Thursday 10 – 12.30 pm

METHOD STUDIO UNIT IN LONDON
Fri-Sun 28/29/30th January
10-6 pm each day

Paddington Arts
32 Woodfield Road
London
W9 2BE

Complete including Studio Fee: £180
Induction & Homework Fee: £150

STUDIO UNIT LIMITED TO ONLY 6 PLACES

VOICE & MOVMENT
Fee £80
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The Unit runs with Emma Woodvine a leading voice teacher in both the Industry and Drama Schools & Elizebeth Balanager a Leading Movement teacher in the UK.

Emma trained as an actress at Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) and completed her MA in Voice with Patsy Rodenburg, also at GSMD.

She also works as a voice and dialect coach in theatre, film and television. Freelance work includes among others: the RSC, Young Vic, Barbican, Royal Court, Almeida, Manchester Royal Exchange, Opera North and West End theatres.

Lizzie is a Movement Coach at RADA. She has taught pure movement and social dance extensively at LAMDA, GSMD, Drama Centre London, Mountview, MMU and for Pennsylvanian State University and the NYT.

As a Movement Director and Choreographer, her theatre credits include The Winters Tale for Cheek by Jowl, Rhinoceros at the Royal Court, the National Theatre Studio, Watford Palace, the Soho Theatre and many others, as well as final year productions within drama schools and productions for the Vienna Children’s Theatre. She regularly works with the conceptual artist Anna Brownsted devising theatre in situ in association with the Cambridge Junction Theatre.

As a Movement Specialist she coaches through her own company Lizzie Ballinger&Co. Lizzie is writing a book based on the work of pioneering movement specialist Trish Arnold and her mentorship with award-winning Movement director and choreographer, Jane Gibson to be published with Bloomsbury 2022.

She also mentors movement practitioners, both online and in person.

To hear more about Lizzie Ballinger’s work, follow the link to a recently recorded podcast:

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-history-of-actor-training-in-the-british-drama-school/id1535319541#episodeGuid=Buzzsprout-6579379

2022

January

Sat 22nd 10-6pm

Unit fee £80

To let your creativity be revealed to the camera or on stage, the muscles of your voice and the movement of you body require the ability to be your thoughts, impulse and emotions in action.

METHOD ACTING HOMEWORK ONLINE

Method Acting is incorporating online classes as an ongoing part of the structure and process available. Some essential components have been discovered and developed that complement and improve the overall training you can receive. 

Key benefits of incorporating online classes.

1.  REPLICATES THE DEMANDS AND CHALLENGES OF WORKING IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

2. GREATER FLEXIBILITY TO WORK AROUND LIVING OR WORKING IN AN ALTERNATIVE LOCATION OR TIME CONSTRAINTS.

3. A GREATER EMPHASIS ON THE USE OF TEXT IN CHARACTER REVELATION IN THE RELATIONSHIP IN THE SCENE

4.  ALL WORK IS RECORDED TO ENHANCE THE TRAINING FEEDBACK. THIS GIVES THE ACTOR A FAR GREATER SENSE OF WHAT QUALITIES ARE ORGANICALLY PICKED UP BY THE CAMERA.

5.  THE RECORDING MATERIAL GIVES THE ACTOR A FAR GREATER CHANCE TO OBSERVE AND WORK ON THEIR HABITS.

6. ONLINE CAMERA CLASSES ALSO EMPHASISE HOW A GENUINE SUBTLE TRUTH HAS GREATER CREATIVE VALUE. THUS EMPOWERING THE ACTOR IN THE BELIEF OF THEIR ACTING INSTRUMENT.

7.  FINALLY, MOST PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT ONLINE WORK LACKS AN EFFECTIVE ORGANIC INTIMACY. WE HAVE FOUND QUITE THE OPPOSITE; WHEN AN ACTOR FACES ANOTHER CAMERA, THEY CAN’T HIDE BEHIND PERFORMING.

From a more detailed and specific use of the techniques of Lee Strasberg as well as a more involved sense of your acting craft, the studio classes thus have a more beneficial focus and effect on the growth of your acting ability.

Those who have benefited most from working online since March 2020 have embraced the challenges which truly work the muscles of any actor. It requires dealing not just with the alienating reality of online work but working in this industry in general. Both self-taping and filming set is extremely alienating experiences at first, so the online work has gone a long way to acclimatising the actor’s craft. During this time, many members of the class have been auditioning and then working on various TV and Film projects, so online has provided the flexibility and environment to grow the confidence and capability with the camera.

The real purpose of the training is not to just train you how to act but also to enable you with the abilities to handle acting in a modern 21st entertainment industry. While at the same time being able to grow and expand to the greater creative potential, so that ideally this can lead to both a fruitful professional and creative career.

METHOD INDUCTION - HOMEWORK FEE £150
METHOD INDUCTION - HOMEWORK - STUDIO FEE £180
METHOD HOMEWORK REGULAR MEMBERS FLEXIBLE FEE

Once you complete a Method Induction Unit with an Online or Studio unit, you become regular members, which means all future Online Method Fees are calculated under a flexible payment structure.

The current Online Method unit fee is £240. However, you might not be able to attend all the units available. Normally you pay for the unit in total regardless. Nevertheless, in the current situation, it is more logical to allow you to consider how many classes you will be attending when you work out a fee you are willing and able to pay.

The other factor to take into account is what your current income is? Therefore you may wish to consider what percentage of income you are currently receiving, either through work or through any form of government scheme or state benefit. You could then use that percentage as a means to consider your fee. For instance, 50% of £240, is £120, as an example, or 25% would be £60.

Therefore these are the things to factor in when calculating your fee are…

How much you think you’re going to attend?
Also
What percentage of your fee would you pay in the given circumstances?

Once you conclude your fee, you adjust it when booking your place on the class booking system.

You do not need to justify or explain. Method Acting is happy to continue with the good faith through 2021, that we work with collectively in the current situation. However, we need to make sure we can find the income to support the training we provide.

This flexible structure is designed to intensively engage the muscles of your acting while you fit in the other opportunities of living in London.