ACTORS ACADEMY ONE YEAR TRAINING

April -  December 2020

This Training has been cancelled because of the current global health challenge. Our next One Year Training will be starting in October 2020. Dates & details, and application will open March 25th.

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 third international Meisner Technique based, one year part-time Actor's Training starting in April 2020. 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. 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 April 16th, 2020. Finishing date December 11th, 2020. (summer break: June 17 - August 18)

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

  • 300 hours of Teaching/ Group-study

  • 10 x Intensive Coaching Modules (18h) with UK's talented acting coaches 

  • 15 x 5h Evening Training Sessions between Modules with many visits from professionals in the industry and other coaches

  • Final week for Reahearsals, Filming, Show Case 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 technique and essential tools

  • Screen Acting technique and essential tools

  • Business in Acting know-how and tips

  • Q&A Sessions with Industry Professionals

  • Rehearsing & On-set Filming

  • Two Scene Professional Showreel for your own use

  • A professional Actor's Voice-reel

  • High quality Professional Headshots for your own use

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

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

  • Skills and tools to address different scenes and 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

  • A deeper connection to enjoyment in the work and being on stage
  • 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 castings

  • 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 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 real film set with professional film crew on two scenes

  • A finished professional two scene Showreel, Voice-reel and Headshots

  • A final open 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 and 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 year 

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

  • Actors aiming to start an international career 

 
 

THE COACHES

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

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TOM SAWYER

Acting Coach

Meisner Technique
Cold Reading

Self-taping & Screen Acting

Ben Joiner

BEN JOINER

Voice & Movement Expert

Body, Breath & Voice

Emotional Authenticity

Designated K. Linklater method teacher

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NITA ARPIAINEN

Holistic Coach, Acting Coach

Mindset & Goal setting

Yoga, Movement & Meditaion
Repetition & Independent Activity

Cold Reading

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TY GLASER

Acting Coach

Auditioning & Self-taping

Business in Acting

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PHILIP WOLFF

Acting Coach

Self-taping

Screen Acting

CLASS TIME TABLE

The training consists of 10 intensive 18h training Modules, and 15 x 5h weeknight rehearsals on the weeks between, finalizing to a showreel reherals and filming week plus a showcase and graduation on December 2020. 

The teaching hours for the Modules are:

Day 1: 15:00 - 21:00

Day 2: 15:00 - 21:00

Day 3:15:00 - 21:00

1/ MODULE

20 - 22 APRIL 2020

BEN JOINER

Voice & Movement 1

2/ MODULE

4 - 6 JUNE 2020

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

3/ MODULE

26 - 28 APRIL 2020

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

4/ MODULE

8 - 10 JUNE 2020

TOM SAWYER
Meisner Technique, Scene work

5/ MODULE

18 - 20 AUGUST 2020

TOM SAWYER & PHILIP WOLFF

Cold reading, Self-tape & Screen Acting

6/ MODULE

14 - 16 SEPTEMBER 2020

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

7/ MODULE

7 - 9 OCTOBER  2020

BEN JOINER 

Voice & Movement, 2

8/ MODULE

19 - 21 OCTOBER 2020

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

9/ MODULE

9 - 11 NOVEMBER 2020

TY GLASER

Auditioning & Self-tape, Business in Acting

10/ MODULE

23 - 25 NOVEMBER 2020

TOM SAWYER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

BETWEEN MODULE CLASSES
TIME 16:00 - 21:00

  • Meditation, Mindset & Goal setting

  • Bodyawareness, Breath & Movement

  • Repetition Workouts

  • Cold Reading

  • Scene Work Rehersals

  • Q&A Sessions with Industry Professionals

  • Voice Reel Recording

  • Professional Headshot Sessions

  • Actor's Website & Social Media Tutoring

  • And much more...

15 x 5H WEEKNIGHT CLASSES WITH NITA ARPIANEN & OTHER VISITING TEACHERS:

  • April 16

  • April 28

  • May 12

  • May 20

  • June 3

  • June 17

  • August 19

  • September 2

  • September 9

  • September 23

  • October 14

  • October 28

  • November 4

  • November 18

  • December 2 

CLASS DATES
FINAL WEEK
REHEARSALS: DEC 7/ 9am-17pm
  • Showreel  & Scene Rehersals with Tom Sawyer 

  • 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: DEC 8, 9 & 10 / 8am-5pm
SHOWCASE & GRADUATION: DEC 11/ 4-9pm

*All rights to schedule changes reserved.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application open until the training is full.

This training will accept 14 students. You can apply by filling up the application form from the link below. You do not need acting experience to apply, but are expected to be seriously committed to the training as well as your growth as an actor. After being accepted into the training, you will receive an email to set up a phone interview. 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:

  • We require you to take part in at least one AAF's Meisner workshop before the start of the One Year Training. Contact us for dates or to discuss if you are inhibited to take part in the availbale workshops.

  • You must be minumum 18 years of age to apply

  • You must understand and speak good 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 classes

 
 

TUITION & PAYMENT OPTIONS

The tuition for the training is 6.500 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

  • Pay training in full by 1st April 2020 or ask for part payment possibilities

  • Payment options to choose from: credit card, direct bank transfer, mobile pay or part payments (Jousto - up to 3.000€) for ie. 200€ per month