The Actor’s Upgrade
Instructor: Adam Thomas | $259 (+GST) | Feb 10th – Mar 31st |
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This course is for students with a solid foundation in their craft.
As the industry changes in these uncertain times to accommodate COVID-19 protocols, we as actors need to feel grounded and connected in our work more than ever. With so many variables out of our control (the industry, state of the world, etc.) we still have total control over one thing: the work we bring to the table. This course is designed to “level-up” the fundamentals of every actor and get you prepared for the increasing film and TV workload in Victoria!
We will focus on “The Three Pillars of Acting”: Thinking. Feeling. Doing.
-In depth scene study breaking the material down into it’s finest points. -Fully understanding script as the writer intended.
-A comprehensive look at stage direction and what “clues” to look for. Feeling:
-Partner and individual related exercises geared to breaking down our own personal walls.
-Discovering character and personal truths allowing conduits to be built between the two.
-Living truthfully in the moment.
-Being comfortable in your performance.
-Throwing away the starting blocks and simply doing the work.
As the quality of the work increases, so does the difficulty. Hone your skills. Learn to bring your unique, authentic self to your work in this thrilling, high-octane and safe learning environment.
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Adam Thomas graduated from the Acting for the Camera Program at Capilano University. He quickly signed on with an agent and began working on lots of the film and TV programs as well as commercials being shot in Vancouver. He continued his training with some of the best instructors Vancouver has to offer which include William Davis, Matthew Harrison and Marc Brandon.
In 2006, Adam broadened his horizons into writing, directing and producing. He started up his own “Kids in the Hall” style comedy group called “The Usual Degenerates” which performed in such venues as The Presentation House, Deep Cove Theatre and Scotia Theatre. In 2007 The Usual Degenerates were invited to perform in The Festival of Plays and won the Adjudicators Award by Dean Paul Gibson.
From 2010 to 2012 Adam was an instructor at the RSA Academy on Granville St. in Vancouver. He taught a variety of classes such as scene study, audition techniques, emotional preparation, cold reading, film history and “business” of acting.
In 2014, he wrote, produced, directed and co-starred in a science fiction/horror short film called “Seeing Red”. The film had lots of success in the world wide festival circuit as it got accepted into 17 festivals and won 5 awards. The film was bought by Shorts International and most recently Telus Optik TV.
In 2016 Adam performed in another Festival of Plays production. His portrayal of Aldo The Butler in Walter Marks “The Butler Did It” won him the Best Supporting Actor Award at Mainstage BC. Adam now continues to work on productions being filmed in Vancouver and Victoria.