ACTORS ACADEMY ONE YEAR TRAINING

November 2021 - June 2022

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TALLINN

The most important quality to any actor is their own authenticity and uniqueness and learning to trust that that is aready interesting enough.

- Tom Sawyer

Actors Academy Finland proudly presents, Finland's fourth international Meisner Technique based, one-year part-time Actor's Training starting in March 2021. This top of the field comprehensive training gives you the tools to start booking acting jobs and work as a skilled and authentic actor enjoying their craft, or just update and sharpen your current skills and career. As a vital bonus, you finish your training with a professional showreel in your hand. We are now taking in applications. Three of London's top teachers, many industry professionals, almost 300 hours of teaching and 14 students.

ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?

THE TRAINING IN A NUTSHELL

  • Starting date March 16th, 2021. Finishing date September 25th, 2021. 

  • Part-time, runs during evenings and weekends and you can work or study full time on the side.

  • Approximately 300 hours of Teaching/ Group-study

  • 10 x Intensive Coaching Modules with UK's talented acting coaches 

  • 13 x 5h Evening Training Sessions between Modules with many visitors from professionals in the industry and other coaches. Some guests in our past One Year Trainings include i.e. Krista Kosonen, Laura Birn, Laura Malmivaara, Maria Ylipää, Ilkka Villi, Amira Khalifa and talent agent Raakel Huikuri among many others.

  • Final week for Rehearsals, On-set Filming, Showcase and Graduation.

  • Meisner Technique core essentials (Repetition, Independent Activity, Emotional Preparation) and tools to connect with different scenes and roles  

  • Scene study, work and creation into final filmed scenes and Showcase

  • Voice & Movement technique and essential tools

  • Audition and Self-tape experience, technique and essential tools

  • Screen Acting experience, technique and essential tools

  • Voice Acting basics & toils

  • Business in Acting know-how and tips

  • Q&A Sessions with Industry Professionals

  • Rehearsing & On-set Filming

  • Professional Showreel for your own use

  • Actor's Voice-reel

  • Professional Headshots

  • Final Day Showcase, Professional Casting Directors, Agents and Directors invited

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • A broad understanding and experience of the craft of acting

  • You learn the Meisner technique's repetition practice and how to create an independent activity, emotional preparation & relationship, and how to set imaginary circumstances for scenes

  • Strengthened capacity to really listen and connect with your acting partner

  • Skills and tools to address different scenes and roles

  • A sense of freedom in yourself and deeper emotional expression and understanding

  • Strengthened acting instincts and capacity to take risks, stronger trust in a sense of truth and spontaneous moment-to-moment impulses

  • More capacity to utilize your imagination in different scenes and roles or requests from directors

  • Ability to create clear objectives or wants that help guide you organically and instinctively through scenes

  • A deeper connection to the enjoyment of the work and being on stage
  • More spontaneity and confidence in improvised working and situations, audition or rehearsal processes
  • Tools to release tension and restricting patterns in your body and mind, and how to access your natural voice and greater emotional freedom in the body

  • Healthy and organic ways to let go of fear and pressure on stage and on a film set

  • Scene working tools that are free from the constraints of 'ideas' or rigid concerns about 'text’

  • Tools on working in a relaxed and truthful way in front of the camera, and the understanding of the technical adjustments required when filming

  • Understanding and practice of Film and Television castings

  • Understanding and practice of Self-taping, the technical skills and equipment needed

  • Understanding of the Business of acting; how to prepare for auditions, approach an agent, book acting jobs.

  • Understanding the jargon of the industry

  • Guidance and support to set up your professional acting webpage

  • Deeper understanding and tools to enhance the body-mind connection

  • Tools for daily practices for a healthy and free mind & body

  • Tools to train the mind to support overall wellness and empowerment to accomplish one's desired goals

  • The experience of acting in a film set with a professional film crew on two scenes

  • A professional Showreel, Voice-reel and Headshots

  • A final day open showcase experience with industry professionals in the audience

 

ACTORS ACADEMY
ONE YEAR TRAINING
 
AMSTERDAM

This Training is now taking in applications. Only 14 students, are you one of them? Applications open until August 1st.

February - September 2023

"The most important quality to any actor is their own authenticity and uniqueness and learning to trust that that is already interesting enough."

- Tom Sawyer

Actors Academy Finland proudly presents its 10th international Meisner Technique based, one-year part-time Actor's Training starting in February 2023 in Amsterdam. This top of the field comprehensive training gives you the tools to start booking acting jobs and working as a skilled and authentic actor enjoying their craft, or just update and sharpen your current skills and career. As a vital bonus, you finish your training with a professional two-scene showreel and headshots in your hand. We are now taking in applications. Four of London's top teachers, many industry professionals, almost 300 hours of teaching and 14 students.

ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?

THE TRAINING IN A NUTSHELL

  • Starting date February 3rd, 2023. Finishing date September 30th, 2023. 

  • Part-time, runs during evenings and weekends and you can work or study full time on the side.

  • Approximately 300 hours of Teaching / Group-study

  • 12 x Intensive Coaching Modules with UK's talented acting coaches 

  • 12 x 2,5h Online Training Sessions between Modules with many visitors from professionals in the industry and other coaches.

  • Final week for Rehearsals, On-set Filming, Showcase and Graduation.

  • Meisner Technique core essentials (Repetition, Independent Activity, Emotional Preparation) and tools to connect with different scenes and roles  

  • Scene study, work and creation into final filmed scenes and live Showcase

  • Voice & Movement technique and essential tools

  • Audition and Self-tape experience, technique and essential tools

  • Screen Acting experience, technique and essential tools

  • Voice Over Acting basics & tools

  • Business in Acting know-how and tips

  • Q&A Sessions with Industry Professionals

  • Rehearsing & On-set Filming with Professional Film Director in

  • Professional two scene Showreel for your own use

  • Professional Actor's Voice-reel

  • Professional Headshots

  • Live booked one-on-one meetings with Casting Agents in Helsinki

  • Final Day Live Showcase - Professional Casting Directors, Agents and Directors invited

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • A broad understanding and experience of the craft of acting

  • You learn the Meisner technique's repetition practice and how to create an independent activity, emotional preparation & relationship, and how to set imaginary circumstances for scenes

  • Strengthened capacity to really listen and connect with your acting partner

  • Skills and tools to address different scenes and roles

  • A sense of freedom in yourself and deeper emotional expression and understanding

  • Strengthened acting instincts and capacity to take risks, stronger trust in a sense of truth and spontaneous moment-to-moment impulses

  • More capacity to utilize your imagination in different scenes and roles or requests from directors

  • Ability to create clear objectives or wants that help guide you organically and instinctively through scenes

  • A deeper connection to the enjoyment of the work and being on stage
  • More spontaneity and confidence in improvised working and situations, audition or rehearsal processes
  • Tools to release tension and restricting patterns in your body and mind, and how to access your natural voice and greater emotional freedom in the body

  • Healthy and organic ways to let go of fear and pressure on stage and on a film set

  • Scene working tools that are free from the constraints of 'ideas' or rigid concerns about 'text’

  • Tools on working in a relaxed and truthful way in front of the camera, and the understanding of the technical adjustments required when filming

  • Understanding and practice of Film and Television castings

  • Understanding and practice of Self-taping, the technical skills and equipment needed

  • Understanding of the Business of acting; how to prepare for auditions, approach an agent, book acting jobs.

  • Understanding the jargon of the industry

  • Guidance and support to set up your professional acting webpage

  • Deeper understanding and tools to enhance the body-mind connection

  • Tools for daily practices for a healthy and free mind & body

  • Tools to train the mind to support overall wellness and empowerment to accomplish one's desired goals

  • The experience of acting on a film set in two scenes with a professional film crew

  • A professional Showreel, Voice-reel and Headshots

  • Live booked one-on-one meetings with Casting Agents

  • A final day open live showcase experience with industry professionals in the audience

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Starting and Professional Actors looking for a top of the field international training

  • Actors keen to learn the Meisner technique as well as deepening and sharpening their acting instincts, skills and enjoyment in the work

  • Actors wanting to feel more relaxed and connected in their acting

  • Actors in need for updated training, tools, showreel & headshots and a committed group to train with for the academic year

  • Actors wanting to learn better mind-body tools to enjoy the work more, be more relaxed as well help them reach their career goals

  • Actors wanting to prepare for drama school auditions or studies in Amsterdam or abroad  

  • Actors aiming to start an international career 

 

COACHES

All training weekend coaches are experienced top coaches and are fully committed to your growth and development as an actor. Tom Sawyer is the lead coach in the Training.

Tom Sawyer_Acting Coach

TOM SAWYER

Acting Coach

Meisner technique: Repetition, Independent activity,Emotional preparation, Scene work

Cold Reading

Ben Joiner

BEN JOINER

Voice & Movement Expert

Body, Breath & Voice

Emotional Authenticity

Designated K. Linklater method teacher

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TIM KENT

Acting Coach & Director

Screen Acting

Actor's Craft

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NITA ARPIAINEN

Holistic Coach, Acting Coach

Meisner Technique
Mindset & Goal setting

Yoga, Movement & Meditaion

Cold Reading & Acting Tools

Dominic Kelly_Acting Coach

DOMINIC KELLY

Acting Coach

Screen Acting

Casting Technique

Audition Technique

Business in Acting

Theater Group

VISITING COACHES

Varying content on Week Sessions

Imrprovisation, Singing Technique, Voice Acting etc. 

CLASS TIME TABLE

The training consists of 12 intensive 18h training Modules taking place in the center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 12 x 2,5h online classes on the weeks between, finalising with final week with showreel rehearsals, filming, live meetings with casting agents, plus a showcase and graduation in September 2023. 

The teaching hours for the Modules in Amsterdam are:

Friday: 16:30 - 21:00

Saturday: 9:30 - 16:15

Sunday: 9:30 - 16:15

1/ MODULE

3 - 5 FEBRUARY 2023

NITA ARPIAINEN
Meisner Technique, Actor's Mindset

 

2/ MODULE

24 - 26 FEBRUARY 2023

NITA ARPIAINEN

Meisner Technique, Repetition

3/ MODULE

10 - 12 MARCH 2023

BEN JOINER
Voice & Movement

4/ MODULE

31 MARCH - APRIL 2 2023

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Independent Activity

5/ MODULE

21 - 23 APRIL 2023

TOM SAWYER
Meisner Technique, Emotional Preparation

6/ MODULE

12 - 14 MAY 2023

BEN JOINER

Voice & Movement 2

7/ MODULE

26 - 28 MAY 2023

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

8/ MODULE

9 - 11 JUNE 2023

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Scene Work

9/ MODULE

11 - 13 AUGUST 2023

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Scene Work

10/ MODULE

25 - 27 AUGUST 2023

DOMINIC KELLY

Auditioning & Self-Tape, Business in Acting

11/ MODULE

1 - 3 SEPTEMBER 2023

TIM KENT

Screen Acting

12/ MODULE

15 - 17 SEPTEMBER 2023

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Scene Work

BETWEEN MODULE CLASSES
TIME 17:00 - 19:30

  • Meditation, Mindset & Goal setting

  • Bodyawareness, Breath & Movement

  • Repetition Workouts

  • Cold Reading

  • Monologue & Scene Work Rehersals

  • Q&A Sessions with Industry Professionals

  • Actor's Website & Social Media Tutoring

  • And much more...

12 x 2,5H WEEKNIGHT ONLINE CLASSES WITH THE COACHES, OTHER VISITING TEACHERS AND GUESTS:

  • March 15, 2023

  • March 22, 2023

  • April 12, 2023

  • April 24, 2023

  • May 3, 2023

  • May 17, 2023

  • May 22, 2023

  • June 5, 2023

  • August 16, 2023

  • August 30, 2023

  • September 6 2023

  • September 20, 2023

CLASS DATES
FINAL WEEK
REHEARSALS: SEPTEMBER 25 / 2-9pm
  • Showreel  & Scene Rehearsals with Film Director

  • On set: Showreel Filming with  Professional Director & Film Crew

  • During Filming days, there will also be arranged live meetings with Finnish Casting Agents

  • Show case rehearsals with Tom Sawyer


     

  • Showcasing Final Scenes with Tom Sawyer, casting directors & directors invited, open to family & friends

  • Graduation: certificates & drinks

FILMING: SEPTEMBER 26 - 28 / 8am-9pm
SHOWCASE &
GRADUATION: SEPTEMBER 30 / 10am-3pm
REHEARSALS: SEPTEMBER 29/ 11am-5pm

*All rights to schedule changes reserved.

*In the case of a teacher being unavailable for health or other reasons, AAF will always substitute said teacher with one of equal professional credit.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application is open until August 1st or until the right students have been found.

This training will accept 14 students. You can apply by filling up the application form (link below) and emailing us a clear 'head shot' type picture of yourself as well as a link to a one minute introduction video of yourself. You do not need previous acting experience to apply but are expected to be seriously committed to the training as well as your growth as an actor. After applying to the training you will receive an email to set up a video interview with us. After being accepted into the Training you will be requested to confirm your enrolment by paying the deposit and choosing your desired payment option for the final payment.

Please note:

  • You must be minimum 18 years of age to apply

  • You must understand and speak good English to partake in the training 

  • Students are expected to be committed to learning through the whole program

  • To graduate from the training and receive a certificate you must attend minimum of 80% of training and rehearsal classes

 
 

TUITION & PAYMENT OPTIONS

The tuition for the training is 7.750 euros, incl. VAT 24%

Payment:

  • Pay a deposit of 1500€ after you have been accepted into the training to confirm your place in the Training

  • Full Payment by agreement before the Training starts, ask for part-payment possibilities if needed.