Screen Test Reel Showcase
w/ Michael Booth
A 6 week series to rehearse, produce and shoot a compelling screen test reel
This special six week series presents a fantastic opportunity to rehearse, produce, shoot and deliver a high quality Screen Test reel for agents, casting directors and other industry professionals. A high quality screen test reel is the calling card for the modern actor. Its imperative that your acting ability is as great as it can be and that you are presenting yourself to the industry at the highest possible standard. This series is a great way to systemise the processes, work with like minds and the incredible Michael Booth. Don’t leave your next big opportunity to chance, put your best foot forward.
Please understand this course is going to create a Screen Test reel, and NOT a Showreel. A Screen Test reel is a short demo of your work for an agency and although just a professional as a Showreel is used for a different purpose. A Showreel is technically a cut of recently produced work where as a Screen Test is a demo shoot of any chosen useful material, in a single angle format, shot generally with a blue background. Its an excellent format for a quick representation of what and how you might be able to act in a real scenario.
“I’ve had the honour of working alongside Michael for the better part of the last year as a fellow actor, producer, and now as his student. Michael, has mastered the ability to make an actor feel safe, and still encouraged to take bold steps and make strong choices. He makes the craft seem so simple, bringing his vast knowledge and experience to his teaching. And as for applying it to screen-testing, he helps you to bring out the real, natural characters instead of abandoning yourself and your own humanity.“
“Michael Booth presented intriguing and engaging challenges that I had not experienced before. Learning from an actor who has worked in the industry gave me an unique insight into what it takes to stand out in an audition. He drew on different methods to help me get the best out of a scene, and his approachable nature made me feel confident and comfortable enough to make bold choices and not be afraid to make mistakes.”
Actors will workshop 2 scenes over 6 weeks under Michael’s direction. 2 sessions will be dedicated to bringing the scene to life and vibrancy, and the third will be devoted to the shoot, then this process repeated with a second scene. At the end of the course you will have two fantastic scenes for use on a screen test reel.
- Scene each week prepared prior to class
- Feedback and direction by Michael
- Specific focus on audition technique & process, camera technique, script analysis
This series is the perfect opportunity for continued, practice and refinement, for both craft and keeping industry updated, keen and engaged.
- Minimum of two professional screen test scenes
- Greater understanding of character and script analysis
- Learn how to take calculated risks in auditions
- Understand how to use and maximise subtext for character
When: 6 x Thursday nights
Dates: 16th August – 20th September 2018
Cost: $420.00 incl GST (10% off for Members)
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008
|Session 1||16th August 2018||7pm – 10pm|
|Session 2||23rd August 2018||7pm – 10pm|
|Session 3||30th August 2018||7pm – 10pm|
|Session 4||6th September 2018||7pm – 10pm|
|Session 5||13th September 2018||7pm – 10pm|
|Session 6||20th September 2018||7pm – 10pm|
|*Please arrive at 6.45pm latest for a 7pm start|
The HubStudio now offers two different payment options; course in full & weekly direct debit.
- Weekly Direct Debit: 6 x $70 pr wk + processing fee
- Full Price: $420.00 incl GST
Members Payment Options
- Weekly Direct Debit: 4 x $63 pr wk + processing fee
- Full Price: $378.00 incl GST
About Michael Booth
Michael Booth studied acting with the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York and with Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. He has worked extensively in Australian film and television, most notably as George on the first three seasons of Channel 7’s Packed To The Rafters and as Harry on Channel 10’s Wonderland.
In 2002 Michael co-founded the Group Theatre and directed productions in Sydney from 2002 to 2008 including Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Belvoir St), Balm in Gilead (Imperial Hotel), The Grey House (Old Fitz) and Our Country’s Good (Darlinghurst Theatre). Michael is a founding member of Sydney theatre collective Cathode Ray Tube…
Apply For The Course
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If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course. For more information or queries please don’t hesitate to call on (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.
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