Fundamentals of Acting on Camera (Jan 14th)

3-Hour Workshop

Upcoming Class Schedule

14 January, 2020

Tuesday, 7.30pm — 10.30pm

Programme Details

Who is the workshop for?
This workshop is designed for the newcomer to film and TV. The workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds, minimum age for admission is 13 and above.
What is the workshop about?
Going on set for the first time can be a daunting experience, this workshop will get you comfortable with all the practical and technical aspects of working on camera as well as the terminology used. The workshop will be interactive and will give you a full understanding of how a set works who is involved and what it is exactly they do. You will learn the difference between acting for the camera and live theatre and the subtleties involved depending on the camera setups.


  • Understanding the roles each department plays on set
  • Getting comfortable with the terminology used on set
  • Understanding technical direction in front of the camera
  • Learning about the process involved

About the Instructor

Emil Marwa

Emil Marwa has been a professional actor for over 25 years. Emil first realised he wanted to act at the tender age of 8 when he played Peter in a school production of “Peter And The Wolf”. At 13, he made his TV debut as a regular in the BBC kids show “Grange Hill”, various commercials and TV roles followed. He then went on to study Acting at Rose Bruford college of Speech and Drama in London graduating with a BA Honours. Please also see this link.

Areas of Focus

  • Eyelines
  • Continuity
  • Adjusting to different shot sizes
  • Cheating for the camera
  • Single camera and multi camera setups
  • Stand-ins
  • Hitting a single mark
  • Multi mark blocking
  • Volume levels
  • The various departments involved

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the language used on set
  • Ability to apply basic technical understanding to a performance in front of the camera
  • Realising the team work involved in a TV/Film production

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Fundamentals of Acting on Camera (Jan 14th) / 3-Hour Workshop

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