Screen Acting Skills – Getting ready for ‘Action!’
There are many approaches to screen acting but whatever your training, this seminar will offer a clear approach to honing your on-screen skills. Roger and Paul will talk you through exercises to help with all aspects of the screen actor’s art and give practical advice about studio protocols and procedures – all the dos and don’ts of being on the set as well as preparing for that nerve-wracking audition. They will be joined by a screen actor who will give their own insights into developing a screen career and they will also open up to a Q&A session at the end.
Roger Wooster began his career as an actor in theatre, TIE, radio and television. Moving into teaching he began developing exercises for screen acting and joined the staff at the Newport Film School (then part of Newport University) where Ken Russell was a frequent guest workshop leader. He and Paul Conway further developed these screen approaches and have compiled them into the practical guide Screen Acting Skills (Methuen Drama, 2020).
Paul Conway too started out as an actor in Ireland working in TV and film and alongside directors such as Ken Loach, Ken Russell and Gerald Stembridge. He also has screen writing credits. Moving into university teaching he has specialized in screen acting and is currently Senior Lecturer at the Film and Television School based in Cardiff.