Course Description

Course Title : Teen Film Making and Acting for Camera (Summer Camp, July 9th)

Dublin Central School of Acting

Teen Film Making and Acting for Camera Course

Dublin Central School of Acting

This Teen Film Making and Acting for Camera summer camp at Dublin Central School of Acting is an action packed intensive week long workshop for 13-17 year olds. The course is specifically designed for young people with little or no experience in film-making or acting for camera – which is very different from stage acting!

At DCSA, students learn the difference between stage and film acting. It is suitable for students who want to work as a Blogger on You Tube, like Casper Lee, or act for Screen, or explore the possibility of Film Directing.

Many movie Directors and Actors began making short films as teens before going to film or drama school. Others learnt creatively without ever going to film or drama school!!!! Others may be just curious as how you become a You Tube blogger like Casper Lee – who has become a very, very wealthy young man by just blogging.

This course is aimed at students who either want to be Film Directors or for those who want to be Screen Actors. If you want to be a be a 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 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

-What is a You Tube Blogger and how do you set up a Blog? 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!

*July: Monday 9th- 10th,11th,12th,13th (Mon-Fri)

College Name Dublin Central School of Acting
Course Category Acting, Child Acting Classes, Dance, Music & Theatre Performance
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee €250 per camp
Course Duration 1 week
Course Times MONDAY TO FRIDAY 10am -3.30pm
For information about Dublin Central School of Acting, please visit our college page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

Dublin Central School of Acting

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

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