While portraying a character an actor needs to exhibit unmatched talent, confidence and skill so that the audience is captivated by the avatar, and every word said touches their hearts. Actors are generally expected to possess a number of acting skills, including good vocal projection, clarity of speech, physical expressiveness, a good sense of perspective, emotional availability, a well developed imagination, the ability to analyze and understand dramatic text, and the ability to emulate or generate emotional and physical conditions. A better-rounded actor may also be required to be skilled in singing, dancing, emotional expressiveness, imitating, dialects and accents, improvisation, observation and emulation, mime, stage combat, and performing classical texts. Attaining professional status requires discipline, technique, and a working knowledge of the entire filmmaking process.
Designed equally for beginning actors as well as those with some experience this one year post graduate diploma program is on the cutting-edge of the actor training field. In this program student will learn the art & craft of Film Acting through a wide range of physical and vocal exercises to enhance flexibility and control, followed by major projects such as dance drama; street theatre; status exercise; solo work; script reading and filmed scene work. A familiarization trip to Mumbai for actual auditions will be facilitated. By the end of the program, every student will have his own song video, short-film and a show-reel.
The instructors & trainers are all professional working actors, writers, directors, producers & veterans of Bollywood and independent film, television and regional theater—and they give each student the personal focus and rigorous discipline necessary for launching a career in film and TV.
Topics covered will include Diction, Voice and Speech, Sense and Emotion Memory, Imagination, Action Problems, Dance & Action Choreography, Observation, Improvisation, Stand-up, Auditions, Technical Aspects of Film Making, Recreating a scene from a movie, Making Short-Videos, Filming a Song-Video, Making a Short-Film, Making a Show-Reel.