Monthly Archives: February 2017

Feb 13

TV Presenting Workshop

By Richard Sarell | Acting Classes & Workshops

TV Presenting Workshop





Early Bird
Full Fee:

Saturday 13 Feb - 20 March

29 hours over 6 weeks

2pm - 6pm

Richard Sarell

$690.00 available till 30 Jan

NOTE:  The 2 final days may be full days + Final Review a fortnight after completion              

Learn practical professional TV Presenting skills and overcome your public speaking fears. The confidence that has you relating to the camera in a charismatic way will work just as well to a live audience.  You will learn more in your first session than you normally get from a whole course.

How to write good copy, co-present, conduct great interviews are explored.

Joined Up Films


We’ve been sending our first time presenters to Richard to help get them camera ready for many years. He’s a consummate professional with a deep understanding of performance and presentation.

Darren Hutchinson Joined Up Films Pty Ltd
"Who's Been Sleeping in My House" (Adam Ford) ABCTV, "Will Australia Ever Have a Black Prime Minister" (Mark Coles Smith) ABCTV; "Are You Addicted to Technology" (Dr Huu Kim Le) SBS

An engaging performance that charms your audience will become a habit.

Professional performance skills will have you feeling at home on the public podium, the boardroom or in front of the camera.

In the final session shoot your own story that includes co-presenting, two reporting pieces to camera,  an interview and a voice over.

BRING AND SD CARD to record your work to take home to assess.  SD Card details are HERE.

Yasmin Bushby

The course gave me the confidence to know what I'm supposed to do on the set - it is very practical and it works

What will be covered in this course?

1) Essential performance skills for communicating to an audience

Relating to the camera in a way that engages the audience makes it clear what the key to all good public speaking is

2) Keeping an open and spotaneous approach to charm your audience

Often the techniques that are taught are artificial.  Here you will learn simple practical skills that utilize the strengths of your personality

3) How to cope with stresses and distractions so you stay relaxed and real

Managing nerves and understanding what generates them is a fast track to success.

4) Understanding the production process and how a presenter fits into it

Working with a director who has experience directing current affairs and documentary means you will learn a professional approach to dealing with time constraints and other distractions.

5) Interviewing skills that give polished engaging results

Understanding the interviewers job is the key to doing engaging, spontaneous and entertaining interview whether on stage or on screen.  

6) Performing promos, coping with voice overs and autocue

Some specific areas require specific skills.  This course introduces a practical approach to these issues.

Adam Ford3 series of 'Tour the World' 

The thing that I like about The Rehearsal Room is that it gives you a process ... it gives you a formula that you can rely on.


  • TV Presenting is something you have always wanted to do but didn't know where to start
  • The presenting course you have already done didn't build your confidence
  • Speaking comfortably in public is something you would like to master
  • You generally don't feel confident in groups and want to find a way of boosting your confidence
  • A tertiary degree in journalism hasn't made you comfortable in front of the camera
  • You believe you have the skills to be a presenter and want to learn more about how the industry works


  • Misunderstandings about the presenters job will haunt your skill set
  • You may never find out how good you can be
  • Remaining confused about issues that should be really clear will be the norm
  • Naive mistakes will occur because you don't have a practical understanding
  • The presenters job will be much harder for you than it needs to be


This course evolved because The Rehearsal Room acting process was so useful to Jules Lund in establishing a career as a TV Presenter at a very young age.  Jules did all the acting classes and then found it was those skills that quickly had him working on Channel 9's "Get Away".

On the basis of Jules success Richard decided to run this TV Presenters course and it was an instant success.  The techniques that presenters learn are an adaptation of the fundamental processes taught to actors at The Rehearsal Room.  They have all the same clear, practical, efficient and common sense qualities that produce performers who are in charge of their choices in a very professional way.

These techniques work on stage, in the boardroom or in front of a camera

Many have found they are now more comfortable and proficient on a professional set because they totally understand the realities of the job.  The end result has been a professional career.

And everyone has found that they learn the skills quickly because it is such a practical and supportive learning environment.​

This video promotion was made for 2015 classes

Learn skills you will use throughout your career. 

THIS COURSE - Saturdays 13 Feb to 20 March 2020

Feb 10

Acting Work Out – Drop Ins

By Richard Sarell | Acting Classes & Workshops , Online Classes

Acting Work Out - Wednesdays &
Sundays Drop In Online


Wednesday 2021
Sunday 2021


Ongoing Weekly


10am to 12 noon (Wed)
2pm to 5pm (Sun)


Richard Sarell


$25 session

(That will take you straight to the Zoom 'Waiting Room' - if you aren't admitted quickly, text Richard on 0407 226620)

TRY IT OUT - your first session is FREE.

The ultimate ‘Drop-In Workshop”.  You can DROP-IN and do a scene or just DROP-IN and watch (for free).

These online Zoom sessions are a great way to keep exercising your acting muscles. Do an acting work out.  Bring a scene, grab a partner and get working.

Pay per session:

The fees are $25 per session.  You can or direct bank deposit to ...    
BSB:   033 059     Acc:  338111

Save $40 and purchase any eight sessions for $160

Join​ "The Rehearsal Room Drop In Wednesdays & Sundays" Facebook Group. 

Email any questions to or ring 0407 226620

Glenn Quinn Mama Mia, Spamelot, Jersey Boys [lead]

I was able to quickly overcome my long held misconceptions about what acting is and was ushered into a place of freedom, spontaneity and freedom with the scene.

How this session works?

1) A good way use the session is to organize a scene partner in advance

That way you can be learnt for the Drop In session on Wednesday.  Post a request on The Rehearsal Room Drop In WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS Facebook Group and see who might join you.    OR INVITE A FRIEND.

2) If you don't have a scene partner DROP IN ANYWAY.

You might find a scene partner on the day.  Have a scene on standby so you can email it once you do have a partner.
(Most scenes are gender neutral.  You can frequently swap a character's gender without any detrimental consequences.)

3) Practice your established skills and develop new ones

If you are already familiar with The Rehearsal Room techniques then this is a simple way to expand them further.  IF YOU AREN'T FAMILIAR WITH THIS APPROACH USE YOUR OWN PROCESS AND SEE WHAT YOU LEARN.  Actors must be flexible, eh!!

4) You will rehearse in a 'Breakout Room' with your scene partner

The format is the standard approach to classes at The Rehearsal Room.  1) General discussion about acting theory  2) Actors move in pairs to 'Breakout Rooms' to work their scene (Richard can join you to offer advice.)  3) Rejoin the main group to play your scene and get feedback.

5) You can record your work

Zoom allows you to record your work so you can re-evaluate afterwards.

6) Enjoy a relaxed social environment

Enjoy the convivial atmosphere of these classes while you continue to explore the wondrous world of acting and KEEP EXERCISING YOU ACTING MUSCLES.  

6) Just keep on learning

You can make these sessions as challenging or relaxing as you like.  Actors who keep returning to The Rehearsal Room see there skills get better and better.


  • You have the foundations of The Rehearsal Room process in place and want to continue to build your skills
  • Gaining a basic understanding of this technique is your plan, this is a great way to do it
  • Fixing an acting problem is your goal - then discuss it in the session
  • Needing a stimulating way to freshening up your weekly routine is a requirement
  • Sharing your interest in acting with others of like mind gives you pleasure


  • You will miss out on the FUN
  • You could miss finding an acting buddy or a new friend
  • You may never know the way this approach could change your view of acting and increase your skills
  • You will miss sharing stimulating views on a topic you love
  • You will never find out how much your skill could grow from these powerful techniques


Richard finds every workshop provides the opportunity not only for actors to grow more but also for the collective understanding of technique to grow more. The exciting element of these classes is that they train actors to think in a productive way about the practicalities of acting. The discussions are stimulating, purposeful and highly productive. Richard is always on the look out for the new view that he will learn from the next class. Some thought you philosophize about today might well be an exciting basis for tomorrow’s class.

Richard often says, “I get out of bed each day excited by the prospect of an unexpected new discovery.”

Learn skills you will use throughout your career. Learn to be real, to be versatile, to be a great listener and to be skilled in auditions. ​