Acting for TV and Film
Shaun has worked as a professional actor for eleven years in a career spanning theatre, film, television and radio. In 2015 he co-created crime-drama series Farr, with writer/director Aidan Largey, which premiered on the international RTE player. To date, Farr has won five international awards from major web-pilot festivals in Europe and America, including Best Drama at Seriesfest Colorado andITVfest Denver, and two Best Actor awards for Shaun’s performance of the character Michael Gallagher. Farr is currently in development for a major series release. Other television credits include Game of Thrones (HBO), The Frankenstein Chronicles (ITVencore), The Lodge(The Disney Channel), Betrayal of Trust (BBCNI), and Dani’s Castle (CBBC). Film credits include Halo: Nightfall (Scottfree), The Butchering (What’s Next films) and Made in Belfast (KGB) to name but a few.
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There are many disciplines in the world of acting. Among the most challenging and yet rewarding is that of acting on screen. Acting in front of a lens, is a polar shift from treading the boards. The intensity and pressure to perform can feel overwhelming.
The first six-week course concentrates on:
Award-winning scenes for the Oscars
Our screen acting course is entering a brand new semester and once again we’re teaming up with award winning actor Shaun Blaney (Game of Thrones, the Frankenstein Chronicles) to deliver 12 weeks packed with scenes from some of the best movies ever put to film.
Share scenes with classmates and study cinema greats such as Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, The Irishman) and David Fincher (Seven, the Social Network), putting yourself in scenes performed by film legends like Leonardo Di Caprio and Kate Winslet. Each week Shaun guides classes through the essentials of acting for screen, promoting honest and natural acting in a fun environment. This coming semester promises to push students even further, going deeper into the process of screen acting to help each student realise their own potential for on-screen greatness.
“The key to growing as an actor lies in access to good material and good people to perform with.”
The second six-week course concentrates on:
Top television comedies and dramas from 2019
In this term’s course instructor Maddy Anholt (Jerk, BBC Three, No Smoke, BBC Radio 4, Back, Channel 4) will be working with all things naturalistic. She will work from Lee Strasberg’s school of thought using emotion recall techniques to help students unearth truthful, real emotions required to build 3D characters.
We will be looking at scripts from BBC’s Still Game, Motherland and Uncle and going across the pond to work on scripts from Orange is the New Black. We will also look at powerful scenes from the monumental Fleabag and Killing Eve.
Maddy will cover every emotion – and coming from a comedic background expect lots of laughs and fun! This is a not-to-be-missed course taught by Maddy before she embarks on her first UK tour.
What You Will Learn:
- Vocal and physical acting techniques relevant to screen acting as opposed to stage acting
- Golden rules for acting truthfully
- Techniques to feel natural and confident in front of the camera
- Techniques to learn lines effectively
- Guidance and exercises to improve your performance on screen
- Opportunities to table read your own and industry scripts