Joel Jackson Introduction to Film Workshop

A two session beginner Film class with AACTA® Award Winner Joel Jackson. 

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Course Overview

AACTA and Logie award winning actor and producer Joel Jackson has made a career out of the unconventional. At 22 his first ever television performance for Foxtel garnered him an AACTA and Logie nomination and his career has only grown; with international credits in films, television and theatre piling up.

In this masterclass, over two nights, Joel will share his understanding and use of “the Actor’s work”. With a brief but detailed introduction to the three most popular acting techniques, the deep diving masterclass will then push on into finding ease in performance; removing self conscious and inhibiting thoughts to allow for your best performance. We’ll explore quick practical exercises you can use on the floor when taping self tests or before shooting a scene on set, with the aim of putting them to use before the second class. In the break between the first and second class, you’ll put down a self tape to help you build your professional practice. Then in class for the second session, you’ll receive feedback on your self tape and explore the scene up on your feet in class. Fresh in the moment, in an environment akin to an audition or the rehearsal space.

All with the aim of developing your performance practice and giving you the confidence to further your growth as an actor. Actors of all levels are welcome. This masterclass will give the new actor fuel to fire their growth and discovery, while those more experienced actors will leave with detailed personal development notes and a newfound inspiration to dig their heels deep into the work and find ease and enjoyment in performance.








Course Outline

The two nights will be split into; 

  • Removing self conscious stigma around performance and allowing for ease
  • An introduction to acting techniques
  • On the floor practical acting exercises to find flow
  • Script Analysis; rhythm, character and objective
  • Feedback on your self tape; building your professional practice
  • Scene work on the floor; atmosphere of a rehearsal room or audition scenario
  • Detailed personal development notes; where to next for you? 

Course Outcomes

  • Acting techniques; the three most popular acting techniques and why they are used. When to use what technique and what works best for you? 
  • Ease; how to find ease and how to bring joy into your work. Joy allows actors to rid themselves of the self conscious awareness that inhibits performance and blocks impulses. With these practical acting exercises we aim to find joy, lightness and energy to carry forward into our acting. The more you do something, the easier it becomes. Find ease in your acting. 
  • Script Analysis; a coach course in finding rhythm, character and practical objectives in your scenes and scripts. Don’t over complicate, keep it simple and direct. In the moment you don’t want to be remembering things, you want to be inspired by a keyword or a phrase hidden inside the scene. I’ll show you how to find those triggers. 
  • Detailed personal developments; depending upon your experience everyone’s feedback will be different, but after working on a scene together over the weeks I’ll be able to steer your growth into an exciting and fresh direction. Whether it be a new acting technique, style or personal project; the aim is to empower your growth after the class finishes. You are responsible for your learning, my hope is that I can help you on the first few independent steps in the right direction. 

Session Details

When: 2 x Tuesday Nights

Dates: 13th and 20th October 2020

Cost: $195.00 incl GST (10% off for members)

Time: 7pm – 10pm each session

Where: 19 Blinco Street Fremantle (The Fibbonacci Centre)

Participants14 Maximum

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Payment Information

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About Joel Jackson

Joel Jackson is an award winning Australian actor and musician. He is best known for his role as Charles Bean in Deadline Gallipoli and Peter Allen in Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door.[1] For both roles he was nominated for and won the 2015 AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama. Since graduating NIDA in 2013, Joel has been constantly involved in theatre, film and television. Having recently completed the feature I Met A Girl in Perth, as well as H is for Happiness, (Special Mention at Berlinale, 2020). Joel has also starred in Jungle with Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, Mystery Road 2, Ms Fishers Modern Murder Mysteries and the international Emmy award winning series Safe Harbour. Joel is considered among some of Australia’s leading talent and has consistently been top of his game since entering the industry full time. 

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