ACTORS ACADEMY ONE YEAR TRAINING

2019 - 2020

Your responsibility as an actor is to live more truthfully than you dare to in real life.

- Ashlie Walker

NEWS!

Fall 2019 Training is Full. Next One year Training starting January 2020 - info, dates & details out soon! Email us if you want to apply.

Actors Academy Finland proudly presents, Finland's first international Meisner Technique based, one year Actor's Training starting in October 2019. 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. As a vital bonus, you finish your training with a professional showreel in your hand! We are now taking in applications. Five of London's top teachers, many industry professionals, over 300 hours of teaching and 14 students.

ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?

THE TRAINING IN A NUTSHELL

  • Runs from October 4th 1019 to May 16th 2020

  • Over 300 Teaching hours

  • 10 x Intensive Coaching Weekends 18h (Fri - Sun) with UK's talented acting coaches 

  • 18 x 5h Wednesday Training Sessions

  • 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 technique and essential tools

  • Screen Acting technique and essential tools

  • Business in Acting know-how and tips

  • Q&A Sessions with Industry Professionals

  • Final Week On-set Filming

  • Two Scene Professional Showreel

  • High quality Professional Headshots

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

WHAT DO YOU GET?

  • A broad understanding and experience in 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

  • Skills and tools to address different scenes or roles

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

  • 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 reaction

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

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

  • More spontaneity and confidence in improvisational 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 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 auditions

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

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

  • Understanding of the jargon of the industry

  • Guidance and tools to set up your professional acting webpage

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

  • A finished professional two scene Showreel and Headshots

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

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Starting and Professional Actors wanting an international training

  • Actors keen to learn the Meisner technique and deepening their acting instincts and skills

  • 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 eight months

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

  • Actors aiming to start an international career 

THE TEACHERS

All training weekend teachers are experienced top teachers from London and are fully committed in your growth and development as an actor.

Ashlie Walker

Meisner technique, repetition, independent activity, emotional preparation, scene work

Actor Coach

ASHLIE WALKER

Ben Joiner

The Natural Voice

Body, breath & Voice

Emotional Authenticity

Voice & Movement

BEN JOINER

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Auditioning & Self-taping

Business in Acting

Acting Coach

TY GLASER

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Cold Reading

Self-taping

Screen Acting

Acting Coach

TOM SAWYER

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Self-taping

Screen Acting

Acting Coach

PHILIP WOLFF

STRUCTURE & DATES

The training consists of 10 intensive 18h training weekends, and 18 Wednesday rehearsals on the weeks between, finalizing to a showreel reherals and filming week mid May, and a showcase and graduation on Saturday May 17th 2020. 

The weekend teaching hours are:

Friday: 16:00 - 21:00

Saturday: 9:00 - 15:30

Sunday: 9:00 - 15:30

1/ WEEKEND

4 - 6 OCTOBER 2019

ASHLIE WALKER

Meisner Technique

2/ WEEKEND

25 - 27 OCTOBER 2019

ASHLIE WALKER

Meisner Technique

3/ WEEKEND

15 - 17 NOVEMBER 2019

BEN JOINER

Voice & Movement 1

4/ WEEKEND

13 - 15 DECEMBER 2019

ASHLIE WALKER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

5/ WEEKEND

10 - 12 JANUARY 2020

ASHLIE WALKER 

Meisner Technique, Scene work

6/ WEEKEND

31 JAN - 2  FEB 2020

BEN JOINER

Voice & Movement 2

7/ WEEKEND

21 - 23 FEBRUARY 2020

ASHLIE WALKER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

8/ WEEKEND

13 - 15 MARCH 2020

TY GLASER

Auditioning & Self-tape

Business in Acting

9/ WEEKEND

3 - 5 APRIL 2020

TOM SAWYER & PHILIP WOLFF

Cold reading, Self-tape & Screen Acting

10/ WEEKEND

24 - 26 APRIL 2020

ASHLIE WALKER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

WEDNESDAY CLASSES
TIME 16:00 - 21:00

  • Yoga, Breath & Movement

  • Repetition Workouts

  • Cold Reading

  • Scene Work Rehersals

  • Q&A Sessions with Industry Professionals

  • Professional Headshot Session

  • Actor's Website & Social Media Tutoring

18 x 5H WEDNESDAY CLASSES FOR

  • October 9

  • October 16

  • October 30

  • November 6

  • November 20

  • November 27

  • January 15

  • January 22

  • February 5

  • February 12

  • February 26

  • March 4

  • March 18

  • March 25

  • April 8

  • April 15

  • April 29 

  • May 6

WEDNESDAY CLASS DATES
FINAL WEEK
REHEARSALS: MAY 11-12 / 9am-3pm
  • Showreel  & Scene Rehersals with Ashlie Walker 

  • On set: Showreel Filming with Acting Coach Ashlie Walker, Professional Director & Film Crew

     

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

  • Graduation: certificates & drinks

FILMING: MAY 13-15 / 8am-5pm
SHOWCASE & GRADUATION: MAY 16 / 2-7pm

*All rights to changes reserved.

APPLICATION PROCESS

This training will accept 14 students. You can apply by filling up the application form from the link below. You do not need previous acting experience to apply, but are expected to be seriously committed to your growth as an actor. After applying, we might ask a phone interview. After being accepted into the training, you will receive an email and are requested to confirm your enrolment by paying the deposit and choosing your desired payment option.

Please note:

  • You must be minumum 18 years of age to apply

  • You must understand and speak english to partake in the training 

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

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

PRICE & PAYMENT OPTIONS

The price for the training is 6.400 euros, incl. VAT 24%.

Payment options:

  • Pay a deposit of 1400€ (credit card or bank transfer) and pay training in full by August 1st 2019.

  • Pay a deposit of 1400€ (credit card or bank transfer) and pay the rest in part payments through our financing companion, ie. 200€ per month.

Terms of Service
The student applies to the training through the online application and possible phone interview. After being accepted, the student confirms their place in the training by an email confirmation and paying the deposit of 1400 Euros. The deposit is non-refundable. The final amount to the training is due 1st August 2019, but part payment options are available (Mash and Jousto Financing).

After that the student has the right to cancel the training and receive a refund of the training modules not partaken only with a official medical certificate for a clear impediment (that has not been known to the student prior the confimation to the training) preventing the student's participation in the training.