No Strings Theatre Presents.

“Acting for the Camera”

ages 13-19

Fridays 4:15- 7:00, Artscape Wychwood Barns, suite 254 and 251

FALL SESSION,  5 sessions, 2.5 hrs, October 7 – November 4, 2017

We are delighted to welcome Ingrid Hart to our program this season.  Ingrid Hart is a native of Toronto and has a background in performance arts as well as personal development and coaching. Ingrid’s acting credits include Saw 4 (Lionsgate Films), Train 48 (Global TV), Kojak (NBC) and Kevin Hill (UPN Network). She currently teaches weekly classes in downtown Toronto and is Canada’s first certified teacher of the Chubbuck Technique. Visit Ingrid Hart

Class Description: (see link below for Fall class updates)

In this class, students learn to use their own unique behaviour and psychology to give a compelling and dynamic performance for the camera. Based in the Stanislavski method of ‘real’ and ‘natural’ acting, students learn to use effective tools to find their own parallel emotional journey, overcome the obstacles of the story and WIN the scene. Script analysis, scene study, story arc, camera blocking and audition skills are the focus for this class.  Students are critiqued and coached in 2-person scenes, audition pieces and monologues. This class is ideal for those students who wish to pursue or further develop a career in the film and television  production industry as an actor, writer or director. All are welcome to participate.

Actors will learn how to:

• Perform character scenes in a believable way

• Make bold and compelling character choices

• Go after clear and purposeful Scene Objectives

• Strengthen auditioning skills

• Build awareness of real-life opportunities for personal growth

No Strings Theatre – Acting for the Camera  Fall Class Description 


WINTER SESSION  5 sessions, 2.5 hrs, January 12 – February 9, 2017

We are extremely proud to welcome back Nigel Hamer on our teaching team!  A graduate of Ryerson Theatre School, Nigel has been a professional actor for over thirty years and in that time has had the pleasure of working in all aspects of the entertainment business.  Theatre credits include work at the Stratford Festival, Broadway in NYC, Can Stage, Theatre Aquarius, Drayton Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Grand Theatre, Theatre New Brunswick and Mirvish Productions in Toronto.

Nigel has shot over two hundred commercials and his vast TV/Film credits include many principle and supporting roles in Suits, The 11th Hour, Sue Thomas FBI, Blue Murder, In a Heartbeat, Road to Avonlea, Hardy Boys and Earth Final Conflict, with recurring roles on Degrassi—The Next Generation and Radio Free Roscoe.  Recently he guest starred in Really Me, Wingin’ It, May Day and Reign.  His film credits include Cadet Kelly, St. Roz, Celine, Loretta Clairborne, All Hat, Parkland, The Note, Chasers, Mitchell.

Nigel has been a teacher at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts in Toronto for several years, teaching film, television and film history. He will lead our Commercial Audition Workshops, Film and TV Classes, as well as being available for private instruction upon request.


Class Description:

This is designed to teach you the basics of what you need to know in order to book a commercial.  It will cover casting room etiquette, actor preparation, on-camera technique and improvisation.  You will learn the first steps to take in order to be relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera and how to take direction and make good dramatic choices.

You will be videotaped and be able to watch yourself as a way of learning what works for you, the do’s and don’ts of commercial auditioning and ultimately feel more confident on-camera to create your best work.


An introduction to acting on camera for both film and television. It will focus on being yourself and feeling comfortable on film. You will learn the basic film terminology that you will need to know in order to work in front of a camera while shooting a film. You will begin learning the process of how to create an honest performance on camera by actor preparation, script analysis, camera technique and improvisation.  Students will begin to learn how to make character choices by using your imagination and creative instinct.As the classes progress students will work from sides (scripts from TV shows and notable films) they will learn about an actor’s protocol on set and crew responsibilities.  They will do cold reads, work on character development and audition techniques.  The final class will culminate with a simulated commercial audition and/or TV/Film audition.

The Program will include…
Scene Study
Movie of the Week
Scene from a Famous Film
TV series (eg Degrassi)
Stay tuned for Winter program detail updates…..



$300 plus  $30 registration fee

WEEK ONLY  PROGRAM  – JULY 10-14, 2017,   AGES 14-19 

11:00 AM -4:00 PM




MediaFace is creating training videos for CAA’s Student Safety Patrol Program.
These videos will be viewed by elementary school students in the fall to learn how to be patrollers.
In the past these videos have used police officers as hosts, but this year we want to use teenage hosts.
We’re looking to film these videos during the week of July 17th. We’ll select a location convenient to the host’s location.  Filming will take approx 2.5 hours.
The applicants do not need to have experience as safety patrollers. They just need to be able to memorize a couple of sentences and present that to camera.
We want to use one male and one female teenager, ages 13-16.  We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.
We can offer a $150 honorarium to each host. They will need to have their parents sign a release form.
An example of the script is:

It’s time to start your training to be a Bus Patroller.

Everyday in Ontario more than 800-thousand students take the bus to school and back. Your job is to help make sure your classmates stay safe during their travels.

To be considered, please supply a short video reading the script above. A cell phone video is fine, as long as we can hear and see you.
Send these videos to by Thursday, July 13th.
If you have any questions, you can reach Leslie or Emanuela at 416-778-9191

Emanuela Orsini


MediaFace | Content Creation Company

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