There are very few classes available in Melbourne that allow semi-professional to advanced level actors to explore scenework in depth. The Advanced Actor Training ground allows actors to do this whilst in the company of other actors at the same level. As professional actors, we know that it is so important for actors maintain their skills through scene work and scene exploration with other actors, this helps the actor to touch on aspects of the scenes that they may not have considered and to integrate and process direction. This is one of the best ways that an actor can train in preparation for acting work in their professional life.
To make sure that all actors are of similar standard, students who wish to join the class for an 8 week term of scene work are asked to contact us to audition for a place in the course. Auditions are open to those who have had previous training and/ or experience equivalent to competency in the Beginner Acting Training ground and who understand the fundamental acting concepts of scene work.
If you already have some acting training and experience under your belt and are considering auditioning for the next 8 week Advanced Actor Training Ground Course please fill out the enrolment form found here attach your CV and links to showreels and request an audition time, we will assess your training, provide you with a scene to learn and an audition with one of our studio directors.
Many students who have completed the Advanced Actor Training Course are currently working professionally in the industry in both tv, film and theatre. With many returning to complete the course numerous times to keep up their skills. We maintain a strong relationship with our acting students and support them on their acting journey as much as we can by also providing the opportunity to participate in acting drop-in classes and master classes with guest teachers.
As a TV presenter in the Australian industry, if you could choose to be mentored by just one industry professional you would choose Logie award winning producer Pam Barnes. An industry veteran Pam has been executive producer at GTV and the brains behind Carols by Candelight and the Logies. During her 40 + year in television Pam has worked with presenters such as Bert Newton, Graham Kennedy, Don Lane, Daryl and Ossie on Hey Hey, It’s Saturday.
The advanced TV Presenters course first ran in 2013 and proved to be a very popular course, catering for professionals in the industry who were looking to upgrade their skills and boost their showreels. Participating students each received mentoring from course director Pam Barnes and course mentors George Macencroe from TV’s The Circle and Australian Actor Damian Walshe-Howling.
For their final shoot participants were asked to research and conduct an interview with Damian Walshe-Howling, an experience that proved the be an important lesson in the importance of research and appropriateness of questions asked. This final shoot compliments the other pieces shot throughout the course. We are looking forward to seeing the final edits.
“I really enjoyed it. It was a good group of people to bounce off and learn from which adds to the experience. I loved working with Pam, I felt a true sense of professionally working rather than just a class-teacher situation. I also enjoyed George and her time with us, she had great insight, tips and suggestions that were really helpful. Damian was the same, he was very generous and I loved that he took the time to discuss the interview with me afterwards. Damien and Elle were also great, very supportive environment and lots of fun. I think the only thing I wanted was a longer course because I enjoyed it so much I want to keep going.”
Finally the next TV presenting course has arrived. There is a lot of excitement in the air for our new Advanced TV presenting course with Pam Barnes. Our previous TV Presenting introductory course students have been waiting very patiently for this advanced course. Here at Brave Studios we wanted to make sure that we found the perfect teacher to run this TV presenter course for our students. We are very excited to be working with Pam and to learn from her extensive professional industry experience. Pam Barnes is as much of a legend behind the scenes as those she’s produced on screen, having worked “live” with the likes of Graham Kennedy, Don Lane, Daryl Somers and Bert Newton.
Pam’s many TV credits include In Melbourne Tonight, The Don Lane Show, Sale of the Century, Search for a Supermodel, The X Factor, The Einstein Factor, Bert’s Family Feud, Dusty, Little By Little, The Singing Bee, Australia’s Got Talent and The Circle.
Some of Pam’s happiest (and most challenging) television production memories include ten years working on Hey Hey It’s Saturday (she also produced the hugely successful Reunion Specials), being Executive Producer for the 49th and 50th Annual TV Week Logie Awards in 2007 and 2008 and the 2007 Carols by Candlelight.
In this TV Presenter course you will learn the technique of interviewing in its many forms, a skill absolutely crucial for any presenter.
Mentored by Damian Walshe – Howling, participants in our advanced TV presenting course will work with actors in interview scenarios, with a green screen and autocue and leave with three professionally shot pieces in a high res digital format. In this course you will learn the technique of interviewing in its many forms, a skill absolutely crucial for any presenter.
Mentored by Damian Walshe – Howling, participants in our advanced TV presenting course will work with actors in interview scenarios, with a green screen and autocue and leave with three professionally shot pieces in a high res digital format.
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