NEW PAC Screen Acting
PAC Screen Acting - Be Real & Believable - this practical workshop teaches you how to deliver real and believable performances on screen. Through weekly practical exercises you will learn the tools and techniques which will enable you to be honest, truthful and memorable every time you appear on camera. Like footy training, but for actors not athletes, it will help you to hone your screen skills. Following the mantra "Practice makes progress" this is a tangible way to excel in your acting at this weekly evening course over 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm. The best way to improve your skills is to get in front of the camera each week and be given practical exercises accompanied with constructive feedback. If you audition regularly but don't get the role now is the time to get real and believable on screen. Participants in PAC Screen Acting will be coached by highly experienced acting coach and casting director Annie Murtagh-Monks.
With a structured series of practical exercises PAC Screen Acting will inspire participants and extend your technique to improve your working process. This course is designed for those who want to learn and improve their practical screen acting skills. It is also ideal for actors who have been performing more on stage recently and want to re-boot and re-calibrate for screen performances and screen tests. 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 course will blow out the cobwebs and leave you inspired and excited to take on your next screen role. .
Annie Murtagh-Monks has been a casting director and acting coach for more than 25 years. She has cast 39 television and film productions in WA and been acting coach on more than 14 of these productions (www.anniemmcasting.com/). She is casting director and acting coach of Matchbox Pictures 2 X 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 AACTA Award 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" and Lucy Durack who starred the TV series "Sisters" and "The Letdown" . ( to read their comments on Annie's teaching go to the home page of this website.)
Here's feedback from recent PAC Acting courses:
“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 ." Chloe
This course is suitable for actors aged between 16 years and 90. It will run from 6:30pm - 9:30pm Tuesday evenings at Scarborough Leisure Centre, Gildercliffe St, Scarborough. Numbers are strictly limited so apply now. Course fee $270 + GST is required to secure your place. Payment can be made from this website via PayPal ( Enrol here ).
Strictly limited places. Preference given to past PAC participants.
NB: No preference is given to participants in the casting of roles.