NEXT METHOD UNIT MARCH 29th - APRIL 30th
Studying introduction into Method Acting with Sam was incredibly powerful and insightful.
The online course was a thorough and insightful introduction to method acting. Highly recommend!
Online classes are challenging but immensely fruitful. I keep on exploring and learning something new about my relationship between the actor and the craft of acting. Taking these classes I see that my instrument and craft is truly developing.
I think a very valuable takeaway is the experience we’ve gained to feel comfortable and creative in front of the lens.
This acting class online has helped me stretch into different directions and use acting muscles that otherwise I wouldn’t probably explore.
“I couldn’t recommend Sam’s Online Method intro class enough. It is enriching for so many reasons. You delve into your imagination, learn more about yourself, and learn about acting as a craft and how to use your instrument to the best of its ability”.
FREEDOM IN THE PROCESS
With the ongoing success of the UK vaccination programme, the government has set a selection of targets, the final one being NO EARLIER than 21st June, they hope then all social restrictions can be lifted. However, these are targets and not dates. Therefore Method Acting will look to reintegrate STUDIO CLASSES in the second part of 2021 from July onwards. It is also important to consider that these targets are based upon a smooth and uncomplicated reduction in infection rates. When such restriction is effectively lifted and maintained we will also continue to incorporate online classes as an ongoing part of the structure and process available. Some very important components have been discovered and developed that complement and improve the overall training you can receive.
Key benefits of incorporating online classes.
REPLICATES THE DEMANDS AND CHALLENGES OF WORKING IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA
GREATER FLEXIBILITY TO WORK AROUND LIVING OR WORKING IN AN ALTERNATIVE LOCATION OR TIME CONSTRAINTS.
A GREATER EMPHASIS ON THE USE OF TEXT IN CHARACTER REVELATION IN THE RELATIONSHIP IN THE SCENE
ALL WORK IS RECORDED TO ENHANCE THE TRAINING FEEDBACK. THIS GIVES THE ACTOR FAR GREATER SENSE OF WHAT QUALITIES ARE ORGANICALLY PICKED UP BY THE CAMERA.
THE RECORDING MATERIAL GIVES THE ACTOR FAR GREATER CHANCE TO OBSERVE AND WORK ON THEIR HABITS.
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.
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 affect on the growth of your acting ability.
Those who have benefited most from the work online since March 2020 have embraced the challenges which truly work the muscles of any actor. It requires dealing not just 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 waiting is not a good choice
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.
“The online course was a thorough and insightful introduction to method acting. Sam overcame the hurdle of online classes as I felt very involved and connected in the work even over a computer screen. He guided me through the techniques and exercises which had a huge impact on the work I was producing. The structure of the course was broken down into scene work and technique work – helping us to tune into the character as well as ourselves. I am looking forward to studying here again in the near future. Highly recommend!”
“Studying introduction into Method Acting with Sam was incredibly powerful and insightful. Learning more about oneself in each session. Throughout the work, Sam instantly recognises ‘bad habits’ (If you have previous experience or otherwise) and eases you out of them with his skill and knowledge – bestowing that light bulb moment! Such early stages into this work but I have already gained assets and tools that I never, never, knew existed. It takes work and discipline, so if you are serious about the craft then this could very well be the method for you for an abundance of reasons. A combination of relaxation exercises combined with technique, merging into scene work was quintessential. I was concerned about learning online, but I must say the intimacy and intense approach was very useful, alongside gaining camera techniques. Sam is honest and interesting – acknowledging the human mind, enabling beneficial effects in understanding and growth as an actor. I couldn’t recommend this course enough.
Week 1 Introduction
March 29th – April 1st
Monday 10-12.30pm or Tuesday 7.30-10pm
Starts with an opening talk about the background and purpose of the exercises, tools and techniques developed by Lee Strasberg building from the works of Konstantin Stanislavski. Then the first exercise, known as basic relaxation will be demonstrated. Which you then will do under instruction and followed up after with a discussion and pointers for practice.
Wednesday 10-12 pm or Thursday 8-10 pm
The first 2 sense-memory exercises will be instructed and covered, at present, you will remain working in the chair by yourself on the course dynamics the exercise, focusing on how to bring truthful inspiring thought, impulse and emotion into play for the text & character.
Week 2-5 expand the work into the Main Method Unit
April 5th -30th
Monday Technique PM 8 pm – 10pm
Tuesday Scene Class PM 8 pm – 10.30 pm
Wednesday Technique AM 10 – 12 pm
Friday Scene Class AM 10 – 12.30 pm
All times UK GMT
You are very welcome to attend more than 2 classes each week, but the technique and arch of the 5 weeks are structured around 2 classes per week. So any additional classes would be an opportunity to repeat technique or observe more scene work
Contact us to talk in more detail