ACTORS ACADEMY ONE YEAR TRAINING

January -  October 2020

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

TWO MORE OPEN PLACES IN THE TRAINING!
APPLY HERE

- Ashlie Walker

Actors Academy Finland proudly presents, Finland's second international Meisner Technique based, one year part-time Actor's Training starting in January 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. 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, 300 hours of teaching and 14 students.

ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?

THE TRAINING IN A NUTSHELL

  • Starting date January 24th, 2020. Finishing date October 3rd, 2020. (summer break: June 15 - August 19)

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

  • Over 300 hours of Teaching/ Group-study

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

  • 17 x 5h Thursday 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 17 Thursday rehearsals on the weeks between, finalizing to a showreel reherals and filming week end of September, and a showcase and graduation on Saturday October 3rd 2020. 

The weekend teaching hours are:

Friday: 16:00 - 21:00

Saturday: 9:00 - 15:30

Sunday: 9:00 - 15:30

1/ WEEKEND

24 - 26 JANUARY 2020

ASHLIE WALKER

Meisner Technique

2/ WEEKEND

7 - 9 FEBRUARY 2020

ASHLIE WALKER

Meisner Technique

3/ WEEKEND

28 FEB - 1 MAR 2020

BEN JOINER

Voice & Movement 1

4/ WEEKEND

20 - 22 MARCH 2020

ASHLIE WALKER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

5/ WEEKEND

17 - 19 APRIL 2020

BEN JOINER 

Voice & Movement, 2

6/ WEEKEND

8 - 10 MAY 2020

ASHLIE WALKER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

7/ WEEKEND

29 - 31 MAY  2020

ASHLIE WALKER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

8/ WEEKEND

12 - 14 JUNE 2020

TY GLASER

Auditioning & Self-tape

Business in Acting

9/ WEEKEND

21 - 23 AUGUST 2020

TOM SAWYER & PHILIP WOLFF

Cold reading, Self-tape & Screen Acting

10/ WEEKEND

11 - 13 SEPTEMBER 2020

ASHLIE WALKER

Meisner Technique, Scene work

THURSDAY 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

17 x 5H THURSDAY CLASSES FOR

  • January 30

  • February 13

  • February 20

  • March 5

  • March 12

  • March 26

  • April 2

  • April 9

  • April 23

  • May 14

  • May 21

  • June 4

  • August 20

  • August 27

  • September 3

  • September 17

  • September 24 

THURSDAY CLASS DATES
FINAL WEEK
REHEARSALS: SEP 28-29/ 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: SEP 30 - 2 OCT / 8am-5pm
SHOWCASE & GRADUATION: OCT 3/ 2-7pm

*All rights to changes reserved.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application deadline: October 25th, 2019

This training will accept 14 students. You can apply by filling up the application form from the link below by October 25th, 2019. You do not need acting experience to apply, but are expected to be seriously committed to your growth as an actor. 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:

  • 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.

  • 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 6.500 euros, incl. VAT 24%.

Payment:

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

  • Pay training in full by 2nd December 2019

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