Film Schools students will be able to learn “General American Dialect (aka Standard North American) Introductory course.Film Schools policy is maximum ten studentsCasting directors are now sending out notices to talent agents s that say “No Canadian Accents please for the actor to deliver lines”! and, sadly most Canadian actors are not sure how to identify and change their accent.The General American Dialect course is designed by the film schools instructor Joy Juckes for all actors of any age either Canadians or ESL speakers – who want to adopt the Standard North American dialect preferred by most casting directors. The techniques applied are simple and effective with 100% success rate.
FILM SCHOOLS STUDENTS WILL
1) Adopt General American speech behaviours
2) Compare GA to existing dialect (Canadian or other)
3) Take away the skills for continued application
4) Work text and monologues with coaching (applying GA dialect)
Upon successful completion of this course the students will have the ability to:
1. Practice and understand the shot language (shot size and angle), eye lines, screen direction, camera movement and lighting.
2. Use the frame as a proscenium device.
3. Break down physical and internal inhibitions.
4. Solve technical problems of acting on camera while maintaining truthful behavior.
This course involves hands-on guidance, discussions with the group and individuals, and performance for camera.