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Aug 30

Online Acting Class – Creating Character

By Richard Sarell | Online Classes

Online Acting Class  "Creating a Character in 10 Seconds"

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Available now

Ten Tutorials in your own time


Richard Sarell

View the first Tutorial for FREE -
subsequent Tutorials $27 each

VIEW THE FIRST TUTORIAL FOR FREE

SAVE $46 and buy the COMPLETE package of 10 video tutorials and more than 30 acting exercises for $197.
Or buy the tutorials and exercises one at a time for $27 each.

In an audition you have two tasks.
The first is to deliver the story.
The second is to create the character.
This Online Acting Class gives you the tools to create a vast range of different characters quickly. That's what you need when auditioning. This course provides you with practical skills that are more efficient and more effective than anything you have done before.

An acting class that is perfect for the beginner actor and an exciting challenge for the experienced professional.  You will learn to create or change a character in 10 seconds - exactly what you need when auditioning.

It is an advanced approach to an online acting class that is clear, logical, easy to apply and you can instantly see results.

This is the 'DO IT YOURSELF' version of "Creating a Character in 10 Seconds".
THE GREAT THING ABOUT THIS COURSE IS THAT YOU CAN TEACH YOURSELF.
You get all the lessons, all the exercises and lots of clear guidance on how to measure your progress. It is amazing material. It is practical, professional and it works.

But, if you want one-on-one coaching then sign up for "Creating a Character in 10 Seconds - PREMIER".
If needed, you can upgrade to the "PREMIER" version at any time.


There are many exercises for you to build your skills

HOW THE ONLINE ACTING CLASS WORKS
There are
10 video tutorials for you.  Thirty exercises will build your skill plus quizzes to test your learning and many downloads with valuable information.

You can join the six actors who came together to test out these techniques for character creation. We recorded their journey of discovery to share with you. This is a new approach. Share the experience with the actors as they learn techniques that deliver in seconds a clear pathway to creating character.  You will learn with them.  And you can do the exercises, too. 

WHAT YOU GET!!!

Tutorial 1:
THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Tutorial 2:
THE SIMPLEST WAY TO CREATE
A CHARACTER

Tutorial 3:
HOW TO CREATE A CHARACTER
IN TEN SECONDS

Tutorial 4:
HOW IT WORKS

An introduction to the principles, philosophies
and the successes of this process.

Understand the core ingredients of character. 
What makes a character tick is the key
to creating one - these are the core issues. 

A clear demonstration of how practical and effective
this process is.  Watch actors try it out for the first
time and see how amazed they are at the outcomes.

Explains this clear and ... Oh!! ... so SIMPLE approach. 
Heaps of fascinating information
plus 2 extra exercises in this class.

Six more tutorials include -
Tutorial 5: DROPPING IN YOUR 'NEED'; Tutorial 6: LISTENING TO RELATIONSHIP; Tutorial 7: KEEPING IT SIMPLE AND ACTIVE; Tutorial 8: TIPS AND TRICKS; Tutorial 9: THE HISTORY OF THIS APPROACH; Tutorial 10: GETTING IT ALL TOGETHER.

Sophia LightfootActor - Queensland

This is a really high quality course. Its brilliantly presented in a format that is practical, easily accessible, easy to follow and easy to understand and gets rapid results.

YOU WILL EXPERIENCE …

  1. the actor's journey of discovery
  2. the questions they asked
  3. the new levels of understanding they achieve

Learn these unique techniques that transform your choices into positive performance outcomes.   Your understanding of how to create character grows in the same way as the actors in the group.

Actors from face-to-face classes share their views

ACCELERATED LEARNING

Everyone wants to learn quickly.  No one wants to waste time.  You need a learning system that explains techniques clearly and that arouses your interest.  This process will excite you to explore more and expand your understandings.  It is an approach to acting and learning that engages your participation and stimulates your imagination.  It is a very effective skill builder.  

HOW YOU LEARN
The quickest way for the actor to learn is to be able to instantly view their own work.  Reviewing a video recordings is 10 times more effective than just being lectured by the teacher.  The Rehearsal Room tradition has always been to shoot an acting exercise in every class. In the online acting classes actors also record their work for assessment.  The actor can follow the detailed instructions to self-assess their video or submit their exercises for personal one-on-one assessment by a professional director.

​Video assessment is the proven key to quickly increasing your skill.
If you want personal one-on-one assessment of your video exercises sign up for "Creating a Character in 10 Seconds PREMIER" for the personal coaching option.

GET ONE-ON-ONE FEEDBACK

In the ‘PREMIER’ format you will have ONE-ON-ONE coaching and feedback.  Just upload your recordings of your exercises for very personal assessment by professional director Richard Sarell.  

GET A COPY OF MY E-BOOK FOR FREE.

Get the free ebook that explains the entire process.

The Rehearsal Room acting process explores 4 distinct skill areas. This online acting class just deals with one of them - the process of 'Creating a Character'. For an eBook that provides an overview of the complete process ...

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CREATING A CHARACTER IN TEN SECONDS

TEN fascinating video tutorials that explain this process in very practical detail. 

Do more than THIRTY clever exercises that make the techniques clear and train you how to apply them.

There is plenty of guidance about how to assess your achievements and measure your success.  Answer quizzes that expand your knowledge and test your understanding.

​THIS IS THE DO IT YOURSELF KIT!

CREATING A CHARACTER IN TEN SECONDS 
'PREMIER'

Get ALL the video tutorials with ADDITIONAL EXERCISES. PLUS you submit the videos of your exercises for one-on-one expert assessment of your exercises. Personal feedback and video conferences specifically for you.  (You also get feedback on your written exercises).

And you receive a completion certificate to confirm you achievements.

GET PERSONAL ONE-ON-ONE COACHING 

Valued at $480 'Premier' is available for this once only offer of $220

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR PROGRESS

You can work on your own with this version and assess your own progress. All the exercises have suggestions as to how you can check whether you are achieving a successful outcome and whether you are making progress. Or you can choose to do the Premier version and upload the video of your exercises to get one-on-one feedback. Or you can start with this self-assess version and upgrade to the Premier version at any time.

I AM READY TO START A JOURNEY THAT WILL CHANGE MY VIEW OF ACTING FOR EVER

Ann TruongRomper Stomper, Hard Target 2, Hunters, Schapelle, Neighbours

"Something clicks in every class. It’s an amazing feeling - knowing that you are going to learn something profound but you are yet to have any idea of what that is until it happens. I return each week excited knowing that I am about to experience this." 



ONGOING UPDATES FOR YOU
Once you have purchased the "Creating a Character in 10 Seconds" class you will receive, free of charge, ALL the ongoing updates that are published for this class.  As you will see in Tutorial 9 The Rehearsal Room continually explores new ways of using these techniques.  This is a natural evolution of the mindset that actors acquire from studying this course material.  The explanations of this process are so clear and practical that actors use their new understandings to experiment with new possibilities.   Sometimes the new understanding they achieve is so practical and so exciting we will just HAVE TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT IT.

I STILL HAVE A QUESTION?

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A 15 MINUTE ONLINE CHAT WITH RICHARD.  He wants to answer your questions and make sure the course is the right fit for you.

What will be covered in this course?

1) Learn how to build a character effectively

Throughout the history of acting tools that create a character are complicated and vague. These new techniques will enable you to create a believable character quickly. Managing character choices efficiently is the key to being an effective TV actor. You can learn to do it in seconds.

2) Be able to change the character without affecting other content

Character is a separate entity that should be managed in its own right.  You will be able to make huge changes to character if your director or casting director is looking for something different without changing the character's role in the story.

3) Understand how to create a character that audiences like

Casting Directors and Directors know that actors who deliver engaging performances are hard to find. If you can totally engage an audience with your performance, the professionals who want to hire you will instantly recognize your skills.

4) Gain a modern understanding of Stanislavski techniques

This is a no bullshit approach to traditional theories. It cuts through the complexities of other acting processes and explains them in a simple common sense language. You will be empowered by your new understanding of Stanislavski process. This is an acting process that makes sense.

5) Try exercises that develop your expertise

Amazingly effective exercises will both build your skill and expand your understanding.  This is an inventive and productive approach to learning how to create a character.

THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

  • You are looking for a place to start building professional acting techniques
  • You have trained at a reputable school or university but have never been clear about what makes a character real
  • When the teaching you have experienced kind of makes sense but isn’t clear about what you have to do
  • You feel acting and life can be simpler
  • You sense your acting teacher is just directing you how to do a scene not teaching you how to act

IF YOU DON’T HAVE THESE SKILLS …

  • You will make slow progress trying to find a system that works for you
  • Active realistic listening will probably elude you
  • Flexibility to take direction will be difficult
  • You won’t have an acting process that grows with you and for you

ABOUT RICHARD...

Richard first discovered the core values of this technique when he was directing drama at the ABC in Melbourne in 1984. In an actor/director workshop run by the marvelous teacher Murray Hutchinson a simple, clear and common sense approach to Constantine Stanislavski’s theories was explained. Richard was captivated by the wonderful practicality of these theories and immediately started exploring it. He also began using it as the foundation of his directing techniques.

After watching Richard direct an actor on the ABC series “Embassy”, experienced British actor Brian Marshall commented, “That was pure Stanislavski!!” Other actors began to notice the difference and soon some began asking Richard to teach them the techniques he was using. Those requests generated what has now become The Rehearsal Room acting school in Melbourne. Over thirty-two years those common sense concepts have continued to develop and evolve.

This is a practical, professional approach focused on delivering the performance outcomes that directors and casting directors are looking for. Unlike any other acting process before it the main focus of this approach is on engaging and entertaining an audience. Actors who can do that are a sought after commodity. Richard loves teaching it. You will love learning it.


IF YOU HAVE READ THIS FAR YOU MUST HAVE FOUND MANY THINGS THAT INTEREST YOU!!!

IF YOU HAVEN'T DECIDED TO SIGN UP AT THIS POINT THERE MUST BE A  QUESTION YOU DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER TO ...

DON'T HESITATE - EMAIL Richard@rehearsalroom.com AND ASK THAT QUESTION.
If you don't you will miss out on learning something important.    REMEMBER ... there are no silly questions.

For the actor delivering story is as important as creating a character and that will be our next online class

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. This workshop lays all the foundations for a professional acting career.

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Aug 29

WEBINAR 2: Improving Your Self Test

By Richard Sarell | Acting Classes & Workshops

WEBINAR 2:  Improving Your Self Test
            The Recording

Dates:

Sat 29 August

Duration:

1.5 hrs

Times:

11am - 12.30pm

Tutors:

Richard Sarell

Fee:

$10


90 minute WEBINAR - $10

IMPORTANT:  When you are enrolled make sure you download the scripts. That way you can do all the exercises and compare your choices to the participating actors.  MAKE THE MOST OF THIS UNIQUE LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

DID YOU DO WELL IN YOUR LAST SELF TEST AUDITION?
68% of actors create unlikeable characters
50% of actors create antagonist characters
THOSE WERE THE FINDINGS THAT RESULTED FROM OUR FIRST SELF TEST AUDITION WORKSHOP.

If your audience doesn't like your character why would they want to watch your story!!
If you create unlikeable characters why would a Casting Director cast you!!

What makes a character unlikeable?
How do you create a likeable one?
That's what we explore in WEBINAR 2.           VIEW HERE


In our first 'eye-popping' Webinar "ANATOMY OF A SELF TEST AUDITION" we saw that 68% of actors fell into a basic self test trap.  If you don't know what the trap is  ... you will  fall into it, too!!! 

ENROL NOW - DON'T DELAY
Make sure your name is on the enrolment list because on Wednesday 22 August at 6pm SIX ACTORS WILL BE RANDOMLY CHOSEN from the list to be the ones to demonstrate the new techniques we are going to explore.Enter your text here...

TESTING OUT THE REMEDIES
Every problem needs a remedy.  Now that we know what the problem is, in Webinar 2 we will test out remedies.  That's what The Rehearsal Room does best -  we find fabulously practical techniques that are really effective at lifting the quality of a performance.

HERE IS THE GOOD NEWS ...

  • ON SATURDAY (in Webinar 1) we discovered a significant SELF TEST TRAP for actors and began suggesting remedies.
  • ON SUNDAY in our Drop In Session one actor tested out a remedy she had worked out. The result ... huge improvements in the performance outcomes.  She got a lot better.
  • ON TUESDAY in an evening class another actor tried his remedy for the problem. The result ... huge improvements in performance outcomes.  He got a lot better.
  • ON SATURDAY, in Webinar 2 you can be part of the next level of testing of these exciting concepts.  ENROL NOW.

MAKING BETTER DECISIONS:  In Webinar 2 actors will apply OUR BRAND NEW TECHNIQUES to test out how it works in a practical sense.  Already actors are applying this technique of their own volition and finding that it works.

READY TO ENROL NOW CLICK HERE
Get 50% discount with the Bring-a-Friend ticket when you book


LEARN TO BE CREATIVELY CONFIDENT IN AN AUDITION


What you will learn in this session?

1) Whether the techniques work or not

Techniques that were developed as an exercise for the last Webinar appear to have a really practical application.  In this webinar six actors will test their actual effectiveness

2) The value of these techniques will be revealed

You will be able to assess the effectiveness of these techniques yourself and contribute to debate about how to change and improve them.  Their value will be judged by you..

3) How different actors applying the same parameters reach different results

This will be a greenhouse for the development and growth of our seedling concepts.  Your ideas can contribute the fertilizer to encourage the growth.

4) Actors will grow their understanding of how to improve their choices

By changing the choices and measuring the outcomes actor will learn to be more flexible and creative.  They will be gain a new confidence when taking direction.

5) Directors will discover how best to manipulate an actor's mind

Different actors respond differently to the same suggestion.  A variety of directing techniques will be explored.

THIS IS FOR YOU IF...

  • Clear and logical explanations work for you
  • Webinar 1 was exciting and very stimulating for you
  • You love being involved with the development of new ideas
  • Understanding more about the actors skill is your passion
  • Feel you often fall into the same traps
  • Often aren't clear about your choices so you just wing it.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE THESE SKILLS …

  • rather than being relaxed, flexible and confident you will be stressed
  • you wont have a professional understanding of the audition process
  • confusing choices will be hard to resolve
  • your audition will be the same as everyone else's
  • rigidity in your choices will be the norm
  • the same mistakes will continue to occur

ABOUT RICHARD...

Over his twenty-five year directing career Richard found that many actors he auditioned didn’t actually listen in auditions.  He realised that it took many years of experience for actors to come to terms with and understand the audition process.

Having a practical understanding of what the actor's job is when auditioning is a massive help in enabling an actor to audition well.  Self test have added a whole new layer of complications.  Plus there are many myths about auditions and many confusions about what Casting Directors and directors are looking for.

Richard continues to analyze actors choices to define which ones are productive so that the actors he trains are equipped to make pro-active choices.  

Because our minds all work in the same way understanding actor's, like any of us, can make choices without knowing that they have made them.  Richard's aim is to put the actor in charge of their choices.


Saturday 29 August
11:00am to 12:30pm

Learn skills you will use throughout your career. 

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