launching international stars since 1997

 

Our adult classes start at the Introduction to On-Camera level for beginners and build up to our Master Class with Artistic Director Salvatore Antonio and Studio Director and Founder Dean Armstrong. We're very specific when placing actors in a class to ensure that they are growing and challenging themselves alongside their peers. Our goal is not only to get your work up to industry standard, but to ensure that it is competitive as quickly as possible. We want to see our actors work and getting paid for it.

 

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

CORE CLASSES

(IOC - CORE IV)

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

I found myself at AAS five years ago as an aspiring actor unsure of where or how to begin in the industry. Since then, AAS has become a critical part of my training as I continue to build a strong foundation in craft while simultaneously honouring my instincts as an artist on set. Dean and his amazing coaches have taught me almost everything I know from the fundamentals of script analysis to the nuances of a strong on-camera presence.  For any actors who are passionate about this profession but unsure of where or how to begin, it's never too late to take those first steps and AAS is the place for anyone ready to learn and prepared to work!

Sugenja Sri

 (The Handmaid's Tale, Designated Survivor)

 

INTRODUCTION TO ON CAMERA PERFORMANCE 

 

This class is simply about doing it! For aspiring actors who always wondered, but never did or for those needing a jolt out of their comfort zone. If you were ever curious about film + television performance or were once told that you should be "an actor", then this is the class for you! Experience first hand what today's actors are doing. Don't just imagine how it might have been, or how it might be, know for yourself how it is and how the camera sees you. 

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

Click here to schedule your free audit.

18hrs | $329+HST (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

DAY

2:00PM - 5:00PM

1st Session

Sept 28 - Oct 14

Mondays & Wednesdays

2nd Session

Oct 27 - Nov 12

Tuesdays & Thursdays

3rd Session

Nov 23 - Dec 9

Mondays & Wednesdays

NIGHT

6:00PM - 9:00PM

1st Session

Sept 29 - Oct 15

Tuesdays & Thursdays

 

2nd Session

Oct 26 - Nov 11

Mondays & Wednesdays

3rd Session

Nov 24 - Dec 10

Tuesdays & Thursdays

 

 

CORE ACTING I

 

This is a Foundational on-camera training class. Ideal for actors who have had theater training or for those actors with a foundation in film + television study.  

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Previous on-camera specific training, or successful advancement from Introduction To On Camera Performance.

Click here to schedule your free audit.

18hrs | $329+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

DAY

2:00PM - 5:00PM

1st session

Sept 29 - Oct 15

Tuesdays & Thursdays

2nd session

Oct 26 - Nov 11

Mondays & Wednesdays

3rd Session

Nov 24 - Dec 10

Tuesdays & Thursdays

NIGHT

6:00PM - 9:00PM

1st Session

Sept 28 - Oct 14

Mondays & Wednesdays

2nd Session

Oct 27 - Nov 12

Tuesdays & Thursdays

3rd Session

Nov 23 - Dec 9

Mondays & Wednesdays

 

 

CORE ACTING II

 

This is an Intermediate on camera training course that will explore both audition technique and partnered scene work, ideal for actors with previous experience specific to film and television. Actors who are represented and actively auditioning will be considered for enrollment.

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Agent representation, professional headshot and resume, previous theoretical and practical experience specific to film & television, or successful completion of Core Acting I.

Click here to schedule your free audit.

18hrs | $329+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

DAY

2:00PM - 5:00PM

1st Session

Sept 28 - Oct 14

Mondays & Wednesdays

2nd Session

Oct 27 - Nov 12

Tuesdays & Thursdays

3rd Session

Nov 23 - Dec 9

Mondays & Wednesdays

NIGHT

6:00PM - 9:00PM

1st Session

Sept 29 - Oct 15

Tuesdays & Thursdays

2nd Session

Oct 26 - Nov 11

Mondays & Wednesdays

3rd Session

Nov 24 - Dec 10

Tuesdays & Thursdays

 

CORE COMPREHENSIVE: BRIDGE

 

This is an Intermediate on-camera training class focusing exclusively on partnered scene work. Ideal for actors with experience in film + television. Actors who are represented and have secured professional work on screen will be considered for enrollment.

REQUIREMENTS: 

Agent representation, headshot and resume, previous theoretical and practical experience and/or successful completion of Core Acting II.  Admission is strictly at the discretion of both the school’s Director and Artistic Director.

18hrs | $399+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

NIGHT

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays

1st Session

Sept 29 - Oct 15

2nd Session

Oct 27 - Nov 12

3rd Session

Nov 24 - Dec 10

 

CORE ACTING III

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These are Advanced level on-camera training courses, ideal for actors with significant training specific to film + television. Actors who have secured professional work on screen in large principle and guest starring roles will be considered for enrollment. 

The Virtual Audition Focusdesigned for the working actor who is seeking to transfer their work effectively in the online audition. Renew your audition game, and develop a deeper understanding of how the camera captures your work through the intimate setting of the Zoom studio and self-tape audition. Material will be challenging to reflect your strengths and stretches.

The Partnered Scene Focus - for actors who want to build dynamic performances for partnered 'on-set' execution. The course will utilize concepts of framing, language, action, and specificity to activate complex characters and situations.

 

Requirements: 

Agent representation, headshot and resume, previous theoretical and practical experience and/or successful completion of Core Comprehensive: Bridge.  Admission at the discretion of both the School's Director and Artistic Director.

Click here to schedule your free audit.

18hrs | $399+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

CA III: The Virtual Audition Focus

Sept 28 - Nov 2

Mondays

6:00PM - 9:00PM

CA III: The Partnered Scene Focus

Nov 9 - Dec 14

Mondays

6:00PM - 9:00PM

 

CORE ACTING IV

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CA IV level courses have been designed to forge an organic connection between the actor and acquired knowledge and skill by divorcing them from the need to "choreograph" pre-planned emotional responses and artificial performances. These courses foster a willingness to engage in the spontaneous, and to celebrate the unpredictable in partnered work.

 

CA IV offers the most advanced AAS students an opportunity to exercise and hone their craft. The caliber of those enrolled is closely filtered in order to ensure that admitted students are surrounded by equals at an enriched learning level - much like the onset reality.

The Partnered Scene Focus - for actors who want to build dynamic performances for partnered 'on-set' execution. The course will utilize concepts of framing, language, action, and specificity to activate complex characters and situations.

 

REQUIREMENTS: 

Agent representation, headshot and resume, previous theoretical and practical experience and/or successful completion of Core Acting III. Admission at the discretion of both the School's Director and Artistic Director.

Click here to schedule your free audit.

18hrs | $399+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

CA IV: The Partnered Scene Focus

Nov 11 - Dec 16

Wednesdays

6:00PM - 9:00PM

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SPECIALTY CLASSES

 

CORE ACTION CONDITIONING

 

Get out of your head. Get into your body. Unlock your instincts.

Core Action Conditioning is a new course at AAS specifically designed to help actors access their instinctual responsiveness and a focused sense of play using a variety of techniques including actioning (via Stanislavsky), character analysis (via Uta Hagen), and structured improvisation.

 

CAC is designed to stimulate and sharpen an actor’s impulses to help them bring spontaneity and emotional immediacy to their work in front of the camera.

Actors are led through a series of exercises that will deepen their textual investigation of complex characters which, in turn, will allow them to access their deepest instincts while playing high-stakes scenes. These exercises are designed to encourage the actor’s ability to locate, and then harness their own instincts to allow for a richer, more personal responses within their work.

 

Units of study will include:

Intensive character analysis

Sense & Emotional Memory training (Hagen)

Actioning and Risk (specificity and clarity training)

Accessing the Instinct (creative response to the story and the script)

Improvisation (reality of character, circumstances, time and place, emotions, and varied action)

18hrs | $399+hst (-10% ACTRA)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

 

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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)

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