Film Acting Program Information

Delta Film Topper“The Studio”
Delta Manor Education Centre
4750 57th Street
Delta BC   V4K 3C9
Phone: 604 952-5374

Delta Film Acting Academy Goals

  • Improve the skill level of every actor through scene study, on-camera work and coaching
  • Maximize actors’ understanding of the industry locally and internationally
  • Nurture healthy attitudes and behaviours consistent with artistic success
  • Enhance vocal & physical development through continuous movement, yoga & voice classes
  • Provide the actor with personal performance evaluations
  • Increase the awareness of the benefits of career management for success in the industry
  • Make students industry ready as young professional actors

Facts about the Program

  • Designed for students in Grades 8 -12
  • Students participate in two blocks of Film Acting every other afternoon
  • Designed to accommodate students from all Delta secondary schools on a part-time basis
  • Offered in partnership with Tarlington Training www.tarlingtontraining.com
  • Industry related field trips and guest speakers
  • Students receive 8 credits per year
  • Families are responsible for getting their children to and from the Academy programs. The Delta School District is unable to provide transportation.

Curriculum – Film Acting Areas of Study:

On-Camera Acting

  • Break down sides and scripts
  • Make effective choices within scene work
  • Create layered and truthful characters
  • Present layered and truthful scenes

Voice

  • Improve vocal technique (quality, range, connection with breath in both speaking and singing voice)
  • Familiarize actor with his/her breath and body in order to produce natural sustainable and supported sounds
  • Create an environment that fosters thoughtful reflection, increased awareness and creative exploration of sound
  • Equip actors with a tool-kit of warm-ups and activities in order to maximize emotional, vocal and breath connection
  • Provide on-going support for work in other classes (i.e. acting and movement)
  • Learn how to speak with different accents (i.e. most importantly an American accent)

Movement

  • Develop body awareness through heightened awareness of movement
  • Discover character development through the body

The Business

  • Introduce students to the film and TV industry at large
  • Provide students the opportunity to make connections in the film industry
  • Encourage students to see beyond the “glamour” and “fame” aspects of film and TV acting

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