Beginners Acting 101 and The Business Of Acting Workshops

$150.00

Acting 101 Workshop
Find out what it takes to become an actor!

Acting Classes Melbourne

An intrinsic part of an actor’s career is understanding you are your own business and CEO.  To achieve the goal of obtaining ongoing professional work, whether represented or non represented, an actor works for him/herself and just like any business, creating a Profile and Plan is integral to success. Many actors jump into acting with no industry knowledge, no training (or bad training) and no psychological support.  This workshop will give you the inside industry information you need. -How do I find an agent? -How do I get a Casting Director to notice me? -How do I create a compelling showreel? -What’s a good headshot look like? -How to create relationships with Casting Agent’s -Creating online content for websites and social media -Professional industry advice -Create a professional image -Organise marketing materials: headshots, website, business cards, social media -Become an influencer
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Self Test Basics

Practical techniques and processes, to enable actors to attract ongoing professional acting work.  We show you how to take your auditions from average to awesome and give you a working process which ensures you are fully prepped and confident before every audition.  You will learn to audition and self test with absolute confidence!  Each participant will learn Self Test basics and two students will do practice Self Tests in front of a camera and receive feedback.  
You will learn the following:
  • Technical requirements – where to place the reader, eyeline etc
  • Lighting
  • Relaxation
  • Vocal techniques
  • Expressing your uniqueness and individuality
  • Spontaneity, thinking on your feet, taking on board any direction given

 

 
Testimonials
Working with you opened windows of inspiration and opportunity.  I’ve become more self aware of my thoughts and feelings and have become more of a confident person from that.  Every session brought a new feeling and a new form of growth and I was always excited for what the new session would bring’. Harper Lawrence – Performer ‘Working with Maree was a transformative experience’. I learnt alot about myself and was challenged in an empowering way through the feminine archetype work. Highly recommend’. Jessica The Jester – Entertainer ‘I undertake privates with Maree and she integrates many powerful embodiment techniques which allowing me to create characters with great depth and authenticity’ She is a wonderful teacher!’ Danielle – Burlesque performers and model ‘Highly recommend Embodiment For Actors to any Melbourne based actor. Or anyone who wants to build their confidence in a safe and empowering environment’. ‘Last class of @mareeshefford Embodiment for Actors. Going to miss these gorgeous, strong women. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this class to any Melbourne based actor!! Or anyone who wants to build their confidence in a safe and empowering environment’. ‘Missing your fabulousness!’ Ally Sanford – Working Actress https://allysanford.com/post/177939182835/last-class-of-mareeshefford-embodiment-for-actors ‘Maree’s approach to facilitating her classes, is that everyone feels that they’re in a safe place, whether you’re new to body work, or someone wanting to deepen their practice in a group, you will be trained by someone who is very knowledgeable, confident and sensitive to the needs of each learner in the room’. Loretta – Dancer ‘Maree posesses a highly attuned ability to access the shadow self and archetypes in a totally safe way’. Kate

1.5 hrs Cost $200.00

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The Business of Acting Workshop

Manifest your vision into reality and take your acting to the next LEVEL An intrinsic part of an actor’s career is understanding you are your own business and CEO. To achieve the goal of obtaining ongoing professional work, whether represented or non represented, an actor works for him/herself and just like any business, creating a Profile and Plan is integral to success. The acting industry is highly competitively, mentally and emotionally tough so there needs to be a solid support plan in place for beginners to learn the craft in a safe way.  It’s vital to have a mapped out strategic plan which I also offer, tailored for each student.

The Business of Acting 

The Business Of Acting If your goal is to obtain ongoing professional work you need a powerhouse plan!  Many actor’s choose to focus solely on the creative aspects of their career and hope the business aspects sort themselves out.  Unfortunately ignoring the business side of acting, will not result in the successful outcome hoped for, which is to obtain ongoing professional work.

Actors, whether they are represented or non represented, must treat themselves like any business, because having a plan for your career is integral to their success.  Having no career plan is like a road map with no identifiable points and is just simply too random.

To succeed as an actor you need consistency, discipline and focus

You also need know your brand so you market yourself like an expert.  We can help you in the following area’s:

Do you know your brand? Where do you fit into the industry? What casting type are you? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What is your USP?

This workshop will teach you: How to be your own PR machine How to build industry relationships How to network How to get into the Casting Directors Audition Room How to organise marketing materials including: headshots, website, business cards, social media sites

 

You will learn how to Create a identifiable powerful brand which radiates your true message Get seen on media and delivering your voice out to the world Create your social media image and Social Media Hacks PR strategies Grow a fan base Applying focused direction, sustained actions and accountability

 

Determining your brand and marketing yourself like an expert

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Branding

-Determining your brand -Selling yourself with confidence -Build your digital brand -Headshots and what message they deliver -Typecasting -Your unique selling point -Determining where you fit into the industry -Knowing what casting type you are -Identify your competition

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Marketing

-Marketing yourself like an expert -Social media -Marketing Plan -Content Marketing -Influencer Marketing -Creating online content for websites and social media, with the goal of obtaining management -Be your own PR machine -How to build industry relationships -Networking -How to get into the Casting Directors Audition Room -Organise marketing materials including: headshots, website, business cards, social media sites

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Strategic Plan

-Implementing a road map to navigate your journey -Developing crystal clear clarity of your desires and intentions -Creating 1 – 3 year goals, objectives, tactics and action steps -Develop Strategies -Strategic Planning -Creating a Daily Success Plan -Creating an Action Plan -Define your objectives, goals and strategies

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Mindset

-Developing specific personality traits for success -Clearing negative mindset and old patterning -Key traits: consistency, discipline and focus -Re-set neural pathways for positivity, abundance and success -5 and 10 year plan
 

Cost  $200.00  1.5 hr

 
 Past Clients include:
 
Dan Hamill – ‘Love Child’ TV Series Season 4 – Audition Prep 2013 – 2017 CAE – Council of Adult Education
Elwood & St Kilda Community Centre Moorabbin Tafe Victoria Uni Monash Uni

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Maree Shefford – Teacher qualifications

Your Coach – Maree Shefford The Creator of Embodiment for Actors has 14 years experience facilitating private and group classes in Embodied Movement practices. Maree teaches a range of physical Embodiment Classes and offers Embodiment Coaching. (Readers For Hire and Audition Prep are also available). The Embodiment Process activates body/breath connection, awakens creative flow and intuitive impulses. We utilise safe processes, conscious communication and emotional support on mind, body and soul level for all students.  Professional training private sessions, workshops and group courses awaken the actor’s physical and inner world. Eric Morris Technique Meisner Method Physical Theatre – Austria Certificate III Dance and Performance Certifcate III Fitness Cert IV Small Business Management Diploma Of Business Advanced Diploma of Management VCA Foundation Year Speech & Drama – Trinity College London Clients: Laneway Learning CRT & C Monash Uni Melbourne Uni Victoria Uni RMIT RANZCOG Deakin Uni Past Clients Audition Preparation Scene Work – Dan Hamill (Love Child TV Series, X Factor 2015) Council of Adult Education Intelligent Sex TV

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