launching international stars since 1997

 

ON CAMERA TECHNIQUE

This class is simply about doing it! Open to actors with experience on stage and screen, as well as beginners. Deepen your understanding of how the camera sees you, and work on techniques specific to the craft of acting for camera.

REQUIREMENTS:

There are no requirements for this class, anyone can join!

 
3 CLASSES, 7.5 HOURS TOTAL TRAINING, $75+HST

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

June 8 - 22, Mondays, 4:00PM - 6:30PM

(SOLD OUT)

June 29 - July 13, Mondays, 4:00PM - 6:30PM

Instructor: Joanne Boreham

July 20 - August 3, Mondays, 4:00PM - 6:30PM

Instructor: Lara Jean Chorostecki

 

AUDITION CLINICS

 

Stay active, and sharpen your craft–– We are still working actors.

 

Participants will perform real audition sides (self-submitted and assigned), receive personalized feedback and redirects, and apply them in a ‘callback’ scenario.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Previous on-camera specific training and/or agent representation, experience auditioning for professional film & television projects

 
3 CLASSES, 7.5 HOURS TOTAL TRAINING, $75+HST

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

May 27 - June 10, Wednesdays, 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Instructor: Salvatore Antonio

(SOLD OUT)

June 8 - 22, Mondays, 2:30PM - 5:00PM

Instructor: Amos Crawley

June 8 - 22, Mondays, 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Instructor: Salvatore Antonio

July 6 - 20, Mondays, 2:00PM - 4:30PM

Instructor: Salvatore Antonio

June 29 - July 13, Mondays, 2:30PM - 5:00PM

Instructor: Susanna Fournier

July 20 - August 3, Mondays, 2:30PM - 5:00PM

Instructor: Jacob Blair

 

ACTING FOR CAMERA

LEVEL 1

 

This course is ideal for actors who have had theatre training or for those actors with previous training specific to on camera acting, and will focus on the fundamentals of on camera technique.

REQUIREMENTS:

Previous on-camera specific training.

 
6 CLASSES, 18 HOURS TOTAL TRAINING, $375+HST

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

June 23 - July 9

Tuesdays & Thursdays

2:00PM - 5:00PM

Instructor: Amos Crawley

July 22 - August 7

Wednesdays & Fridays

3:30PM - 6:30PM

Instructor: Carly Street

 

ACTING FOR CAMERA

LEVEL 2

 

This is an intermediate course, ideal for actors with experience in film & television.

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Previous on-camera specific training and/or agent representation, experience auditioning for professional film & television projects

 
6 CLASSES, 18 HOURS TOTAL TRAINING, $375+HST

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

June 24 - July 10

Wednesdays & Fridays

2:00PM - 5:00PM

Instructor: Susanna Fournier

July 21 - August 6

Tuesdays & Thursdays

3:30PM - 6:30PM

Instructor: Lara Jean Chorostecki

 

FROM STAGE TO SCREEN

W/SALVATORE ANTONIO

 

You know how to do it, now do it differently.

 

Join multi-award-nominated* stage and screen actor Salvatore Antonio, in a course specifically designed for theatre-based actors who want to transfer their skills to a cinematic medium. Explore new language, tools and methodology.  Learn how to apply the tools and techniques developed for the stage within the intimacy of the camera frame.

 

With over 70 credits to his name, Salvatore has played on stages across Canada from Vancouver to Nova Scotia. He was last seen playing the title role in the Dora-award winning 'Botticelli In The Fire' at Canadian Stage in Toronto. He has also played numerous series regular, recurring and guest stars on television and film, most recently Schitt's Creek and Slasher. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School, where he also taught Acting for Camera for six years.

 

*nominated for a 2019 Canadian Screen Award,  and a 2020 ACTRA Award. He was named a Finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Literary Drama.

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Previous theatre training and experience.

 
6 CLASSES, 18 HOURS TOTAL TRAINING, $375+HST

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

July 22 - August 7

Wednesdays & Fridays

3:30PM - 6:30PM

 

GENRE INTENSIVES

 

Actors will learn how to quickly identify the rules and formulas unique to these specific genres, and meeting the expectations in interpretation of both character and story.

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Previous on-camera specific training and/or agent representation, experience auditioning for professional film & television projects

 
6 CLASSES, 18 HOURS TOTAL TRAINING, $375+HST

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

SITCOM INTENSIVE

June 23 - July 9

Tuesdays & Thursdays

2:00PM - 5:00PM

SOAP OPERA INTENSIVE

July 21 - August 6

Tuesdays & Thursdays

2:00PM - 5:00PM

 

ADVANCED CINEMATIC MONOLOGUE INTENSIVE W/SALVATORE ANTONIO

 

Master your favourite film monologues in this deep-dive into character and expression on camera. Unlike partnered scene work, this course will help the actor shape and deliver their own focussed performance on camera using some of the most challenging, memorable speeches from Film.

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Previous on-camera specific training and/or agent representation, experience auditioning for professional film & television projects. Admission at the discretion of Artistic Director.

 
6 CLASSES, 18 HOURS TOTAL TRAINING, $375+HST

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

June 17 - July 3

Wednesdays & Fridays

1:30PM - 4:30PM

 

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ActEd Online is a virtual training facility for both aspiring and experienced actors in film + television.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"The first time I worked with Salvatore was for my audition for Bad Blood which I booked from that tape, and there were things we tried out in that audition session that stuck with me, that I used until my last day on set. The atmosphere Salvatore creates in the room is of passion and excitement for the role and project you're going in for. Because of his approach, when I leave the room I often not only feel confident in the work, but observe I experienced joy doing it, and that for me is what this is all about."​

Anna Hopkins
 (Bad Blood, Shadowhunters)

 

SCENE-WRITING FOR THE ACTOR w/SALVATORE ANTONIO

 

Join multiple award-nominated* actor & writer Salvatore Antonio via Zoom for 4 weekly sessions that will offer the actor a chance to write a scene by utilizing live writing exercises and useful tools, and start writing your own work for camera. * As an actor Salvatore has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award and an ACTRA Award. As a writer he is published and internationally produced, he was a writer/story editor for season 5 of SCHITT’S CREEK, and he was named a Finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Literary Drama.

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Previous on-camera specific training and/or agent representation, experience auditioning for professional film & television projects.

Admission at the discretion of Artistic Director.

 
4 CLASSES, 12 HOURS TOTAL TRAINING, $375+HST

 

UPCOMING SESSIONS

July 27 - August 17

Mondays, 1:30PM - 4:30PM

change the way you think.
change the way you work.

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416.483.0056
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