Course Description

Acting for Camera/Film Making All day Saturday course for 10 weeks-Starting January 25th 2019

Dublin Central School of Acting

Acting for Camera/Film Making Course-Saturdays

Dublin Central School of Acting

At DCSA, students learn from Industry Professionals- Led by Casting Director Gillian Reynolds and  Guest Film Directors-we explore the difference between stage and film acting. It is suitable for people who want to work as an Actor in Film or Television or TV Commercials.It is also suitable for people who want to explore the possibility of Film making.

Many movie Directors and Actors began making short films before going to film or drama school. Many learnt creatively without ever going to film or drama school!!!!

 If you want to be a Film director or actor – you need to know how to direct actors, and as an actor you need to know what to expect from a director. You have to learn how to work with each other – to communicate with each other and to understand their respective roles, so that the film is the best it can be – with both parties pulling together. The day is divided between instruction, followed immediately by practicals – so all that is learnt in theory is immediately put into practice. We switch constantly from theory to “on set” demonstrations.

Topics covered:

-The Casting Director – What exactly do they do, and how do you become a Casting Director for Films/T.V./Commercials?

-What every Actor and Film Director needs to know. The Essentials! How to create a character and back-story.
-The importance of Improvisation
-Acting for camera: Camera angles, eye lines, and framing

-Who is needed on a film set, and who is needed off a film set!
-What exactly does everyone do from the “runner” to the “producer”.

-Artistic Vision-
Auditions and Casting
How to communicate with the Actor and Crew.

-How the  script is so important to any film. The key ingredients for a successful script-Theme, Character, Story structure, conflict, tension.How to break a script down.


-We learn how to use the camera and how to light a set.
-Crew up
-Cast the roles


-Shooting sample scenes using the knowledge learnt about camera angles and eye lines for camera.

-Playback on screen

-Why editing is so important!


College Name Dublin Central School of Acting
Course Category Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, Film Production
Course Type Practical
Course Qualification Level 1 Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Course Start Date 9th March 2019
Course Fee E65per week- Total for 10 weeks E650
Course Duration 10 weeks
Course Times 10am-5pm Saturdays all day for 10 weeks 2020 January 25th February 1st,8th,15th,22nd,29th March 3rd,10th,24th,29th April 4th The VENUE: The Central Hotel.Exchequer Street.Dublin 2.
Entry Requirements A keen interest in understanding the world of Film Acting and Directing. Age 16 and upwards
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Dublin Central School of Acting

1-5 Exchequer St, Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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