Pip Edwards

Acting On Camera  

A 6 week Screenwork series for professional working actors to feel at home on camera.

NB. Commencement dates TBC due to Sydney lockdown. If you’re interested in this course, please do send in an application and we can get in touch once we have new dates. 

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Course Overview

The HubStudio is excited to have well know coach and actor Pip Edwards back at the hub for a specialist six week series focusing on camera technique for working professional actors. Many actors profess to feel ‘free’ on the stage yet trapped by the camera. This course is designed to empower actors with knowledge and skills to take ownership over their performances on screen, and help them fall in love with acting on camera.


“Whereas you can — and many effective actors do — get away with faking, posturing, and indicating emotions on stage, it’s difficult if not impossible to get away with anything false before the camera. That instrument penetrates the husk of an actor; it reveals what’s truly happening — if anything, if nothing. A close-up demands absolute truth; it’s a severe and awesome trial.”Elia Kazan, A Life


Through an exploration of camera presence, world building, character investigation, empathy, and understanding of self, this course aims to help actors take ownership of their screen work, and craft performances they are proud of.This course will include extension homework to develop an actor’s understanding of filmmaking, and an actor’s role as a ‘cog in the wheel’ of film production. This knowledge is empowering for an actor working on set, as well as offering actors ownership over their career (by making their own work).


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Course Outline

This course is aimed at actors who feel limited or uncomfortable on camera; whether due to a Theatre background, conservator or traditional training, imposter syndrome, or simply those who simply wish to gain further tools to illuminate their screen work.

It includes exploration of self, as well as knowledge and tools to investigate their presence and choices within a medium close up (audition / selftape frame).

  • The Eye of the Camera:  3-D Anthropology in the Golden Donut
  • The Tennis Match: the ‘Art of Giving and Receiving’ and the ‘Art of Not Knowing’
  • Question the P.O.P.E: Thoughts, Images and Point of View
  • Vestibular Feedback and Proprioception: Your Body in Space
  • You are not Too Big, Loud or Bold for Camera!: Creating Characters, Making Choices
  • Where’s your Head at?: Doesn’t Matter how you Train, it’s How you Play
  • ‘Cog in the Wheel’: The Filmmaking Process

Participants are advised to bring their own SD card to the classes.

Course Outcomes

This course aims at providing actors with skills and knowledge to create powerful performances on screen. These skills will translate directly to an actor’s selftape and audition performances.

  • Fall in love with the art of acting on camera
  • Develop your on-camera listening skills
  • Script investigation to empathise with internal monologue and character point of view
  • Understand film scripts and make choices across genre
  • Explore physicality in an audition frame
  • Mindset tools for empowerment on screen
  • Basic understanding of technical film acting requirements

Session Details

When: 6 x Wednesday Nights 

Dates: 18th August – 27th September 2021 

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Cost: $372.00  (10% off for members) 

Participants: 12

Session Details

Payment Options 

How To Pay & Instalment Option: The easiest way to pay is by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the bank details on the invoice (please quote the invoice number in the transfer information), or by simply clicking the ‘pay online’ link also on the invoice (bank fees apply). You will be email an invoice upon acceptance into the program. Payment is due no later than the due date stated on the invoice, however if you would like to pay in instalments please call or email the office to arrange the dates and amounts you will pay. Please note full payment of the course is due by the time the course finishes. You can start payment instalments at anytime upon receipt of the invoice.

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About Pip Edwards

Pip Edwards is a professional actor, filmmaker, acting/career coach, casting assistant and entrepreneur. She teaches extensively throughout Australia, including at many of Sydney’s leading drama institutions.

As an actor, Pip’s television credits include Home & Away, Les Norton, Miss Fisher’s Murder MysteriesANZAC Girls, Wonderland and Forever Young. Her film credits include June Again, A Few Less Men, Little Black Dress, Who’s That Boy,upcoming feature films Carmen, and Death Doula, as well as numerous short films and TVCs.

Theatre credits include Beverly in Abigail’s Party, and Regina in Ghosts (both with The Melbourne Theatre Company)as well as various productions with directors including Kip Williams, Imara Savage, Stephen Nicolazzo, Gale Edwards and Declan Greene. Voice work includes audiobooks such as Riptides.Pip runs a private coaching studio Pip Edwards Creative, where she coaches and mentors actors for auditions, screen-tests, and business / career / mindset coaching. Through her studio, she has coached and filmed numerous actors towards booking roles in Australian and American Film and Television. She has also coached actors towards booking roles in professional theatre, on monologues to get into drama school, and in ‘business success’ (such as ‘getting an agent’). She has directed numerous actor’s showreels and self tape showreels.

Pip has taught extensively throughout Australia, at schools such as NIDA, Actors Centre, SAS, Sydney Film School, Screenwise, HUB Studio, Stagemilk, and for MEAA to name a few.Pip studied a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts at NIDA, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Filmmaking/Arts Management/Law) at Melbourne University, Training and Assessment (teaching) and Running a Creative Small Business at TAFE. She is committed to ongoing training in acting, auditing, business skills and holistic wellness in both Australia and the US.Pip has a keen interest in actor mental health and wellness, and is co-chair of the MEAA Actor’s Equity Wellness Collective. 

Pip runs a private coaching studio, where she coaches and mentors actors for auditions, screen-tests, business/career/mindset coaching, industry advancement (including getting agents), detailed screen-acting, as well as shooting (and booking) actors’ self-tapes.

As a coach Pip is passionate, detailed, practical, and approachable. She is up-to-date with industry trends and demands, and understands the highs and lows of the craft.  Pip helps actors break through barriers and achieve their best- as performers, creators and in business.

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Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to courses@thehubstudio.com.au or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If accepted we shall send out an application form with all the course information. Notification for acceptance will be made no later than one week before course commencement.

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.

Course Application Form

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Further Questions

The HubStudio prides itself on helping professional actors to facilitate their training journey. If you would like more information about this course, or more importantly which courses would suit you best, then please email or call us to discuss your training goals.