PAC Screen Acting Bootcamp
This weekend is designed for those actors who want to improve or develop their screen acting skill level, learn new ways of approaching blocks and preparing for screentests. It is also ideal for actors who have been performing more on stage recently and want to re-boot and re-calibrate for screen performance. (Any actor who hasn't performed in front of a camera in the past 6 months is likely to feel "rusty" in front of a camera.) This weekend will blow out the cobwebs and leave you inspired and excited to take your next screen role.
Annie Murtagh-Monks has been a casting director and acting coach for more than 25 years. She has cast numerous television and film productions in WA and been acting coach on more than 13 of these productions. She was recently casting director and acting coach on Matchbox Pictures 30 episode TV series "The Heights". In addition she has been a sessional lecturer in screen acting at WAAPA since 1996. Annie has coached many successful Australian actors including Emma Booth (who won the Best Actress Award at the last AACTA Awards for "Hounds of Love"); Ewen Leslie (who won Best Supporting Actor for "Top of the Lake" at the same awards); Claire van der Boom who played the lead in the TV series "Pulse" this year and Lucy Durack who stars in the TV series "Sisters" and "The Letdown" . ( to read their comments on Annie's teaching go to our home page of this website.)
Here's feedback from a recent PAC Bootcamp:
“Thank you for an amazing, informative and, for me, a very timely reminder of the fundamentals of the skills and techniques needed to be the best actor I can be. For me the big takeaway will be your Visual Thought Learning technique for learning lines and tapping into the essence of your character. This will be invaluable for me.” Craig Van Waardenburg
“I just want to say a big thank you. I found the PAC Screen Acting Bootcamp really informative and my brain was swimming with new and wonderful skills and techniques to apply. Even better than that, the weekend gave me a new sense of confidence and purpose. Thank you so much for your encouragement and honest, warm teaching style. I would highly recommend this course and feel inspired to continue my creative journey, wherever it may lead me.” Charlotte Rigoli
“If acting is what feeds your soul, don’t put off doing a PAC course and say “ One day..” Instead say, “This is Day One” and then get on board. Start. Now. Irrespective of your age (I’m 58) and acting experience (20 years), you will take away valuable lessons that will move you closer to where you know, in your heart of hearts, that you need to be as a performer. Annie’s knowledge, experience and warm professionalism will teach you so much about the acting profession in a very short time, with tips and techniques that only come from real life hands-on experience. The reality? Put in the work! There are no short cuts. The bonus? PAC courses, especially Screen Acting, are a hell of a lot of fun, with a great group of like minded people. Please don't say ‘One day...' (again). Do the Nike thing instead.” Eddie Stowers
“I have always wanted to do acting training and my first criteria has always been to find a good connection with the facilitator of the training.
Having done the PAC actors bootcamp training with Annie I would highly recommend her training to actors at any level who are striving for the best.
Annie combines her vast experience and her intuitive insights brilliantly to bring out the best of you during her training.”
Bass Tadros - Actor, Author & Confidence Therapist
“For me the most enjoyable aspect of an insightful and inspiring weekend at your PAC screen acting bootcamp was the class atmosphere. That may sound a little strange but this is a naturally competitive industry and too often during training I notice the vibe amongst the actors is that of an audition room. There is a lot of ego; striving to outshine one another, instead of actually putting aside that performance-killing, joy-killing mentality of “winning” and working as a collective unit to create something special. This class had a distinct sense of comradery about it and from what I observed and experienced, that very much attributed to the learning curb. Everyone was very noticeably interested in and supportive of everyone else and I think that reflects very well upon your skills as a coach and the way you conduct your classes. Thankyou for a fabulous weekend Annie!” Isabella Jacqueline
“The best aspect of the weekend was the warm, safe environment Annie created. I find sometimes acting classes can feel like a competition but Annie made it a friendly place where we were free to explore and grow by taking risks in our acting and not worry about being perfect or right. It was lovely to see a group of actors supporting each other and learning from each other rather than competing and I think that comes down to the environment that Annie created through her warm presence.” Chloe-Jean Vincent
This Weekend Screen Acting Bootcamp is suitable for actors aged between 16 years and 90. It will run from 10am - 5:30pm Saturday and Sunday at Quest, Preference will be given to members of MEAA/Actors Equity and past participants of PAC courses.
Numbers are strictly limited so apply now for this weekend intensive. Application fee $50. If your application is successful the balance of the Course fee $250 + GST will be due to secure your place. Application Fee and Course Payment can be made from this website via PayPal (APPLY here ).
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