At our drama school we understand that the majority of paid work is for acting on film and TV. We know that acting for film and TV is very different from acting on stage. And we know how much you want to work in film and TV. That is why our drama school specialises in screen acting.
Our Drama School gives young people actor training and acting experience in film. Our practical drama classes are designed to teach a broad range of practical film and TV acting skills. At our drama school we believe that actor training and acting experience go hand in hand, and that young people learn acting skills best when they are involved in professional acting activities.
Click here to find out more about our wide variety of drama courses, from half-day acting workshops to term-time drama classes and long-term drama courses.
Film Training and Experience
On our courses, students can choose to write, produce, direct and shoot their own short films, under the guidance of our mentors who work in the professional film and television industry. Students gain expert tuition and hands-on experience with industry standard equipment. We will lead you through a variety of filming and directing exercises that will help you achieve the highest possible production standards. You will learn to see your work objectively, and in comparison to other students' work. Whether you're looking to go behind the camera for the first time, or whether you are already exploring a career path in film-making, we can provide the skills and experience to help you to the next level.
Specialist And Transferable Skills
In addition to teaching specialist skills for acting on film and TV, our members also gain valuable knowledge and experience in other areas on our drama courses. Transferable skills are skills that can be carried over from one activity to another, not just acting Here are some of the transferable skills that young people learn while taking part in our drama courses:
- Interpersonal skills – establishing good working relationships and relating well to others
- Intrapersonal skills – self knowledge and self belief.; ability to 'see inside' yourself
- Initiative – Acting independently, setting targets and anticipating challenges and opportunities
- Love of learning – Commitment and motivation. Being inquisitive and open to new idea
- Action planning – Setting targets, making decisions and evaluating progress
- Communication – Conveying ideas to others, taking the audience into consideration
- Leadership – taking control of situations and motivating others to take your lead
- Problem solving – logical and creative thinking in order to determine key issues and tasks
- Flexibility – ability to adapt to new situations and incorporate new ideas
Premiere in the Cinema
Our film making and drama courses lead to high quality films which our Drama school showcases in cinemas locally, then enters into film festivals worldwide. Members on our drama courses get to see themselves on the big screen, at the premiere of their film.
It can be daunting to see yourself on film, and it some people vind it very hard to watch themselves act. But if you want to become an actor or to become an actress, then this is something you may have to get used to!
We premiere all our films at commercial cinemas, where parents and friends can come and see the final film from the acting course.
Building CVs and Showreels
Members receive a DVD of their work, which can be added to their showreel for acting agents, casting directors and future employers to see.
An actor's showreel is vital for anyone looking for acting work. It shows acting agents, casting directors and future employers your acting range and acting ability, and gives a good idea of your performance style.
An actor's showreel can be very difficult to begin, especially for a beginner actor or actress. You need acting work before you can get material for your showreel, but you need a showreel before you can get acting work!
Each of our drama courses is designed to produce filmed situations, through which young young actors and actresses create high material their acting showreel.
If you would like to make a showreel then contact us to see how we can help.
Event and Product Filming
ACT 2 CAM can provide camera operators to film your event, no matter how big or small. Our crew have enhanced police checks and have great experience working with a broad range of people, in education, charity and corporate settings. We well versed in all filming techniques and styles, and can capture all the required footage needed for your project.
We have produced videos all around the world for corporate companies, music artists, DJs, events, activity days and more. We produce your film to suit your needs, whether on DVD, Blu-Ray or for internet streaming.
Check out some of our event films here.
We use professional editing software to give you the highest possible quality product.
We work with corporate and local businesses to take the stress out of professional editing. Let us bring your masterpiece together in a professional and seamless way.
We provide a creative video editing service for business and personal projects. Our in house video editing facilities allow us to provide a fast turnaround on your project. Our skilled creative staff work on a variety of projects ensuring that we can turn our hand to all manner of video editing styles to suit your requirements
We accept video from a diverse range of devices and in many formats including miniDV, DVD, mini DVD, CD-ROM, Hard Disk VHS, Digibeta. Formats accepted include MPEG 1, MPEG 2 and MPEG 4 (.mpeg, .mpg, .mpv .vob), DV avi, other avi, Windows Media 8 and 9 (.wmv), Quicktime (.mov) H.263, H.264 and Flash video (.flv). If you don't see your format listed here, please contact us for availability.
Auditioning is a craft. It is important to prepare and develop audition skills, much like you train and develop your artistic ability. While your previous audition experience will serve you well at subsequent auditions, due to simple repetition, it is something that you can learn and get better at.
In an audition, the first impression you make will prevail — so, make that impression a positive one! Not to be overlooked, first impressions actually begin with your application materials and correspondence with the organization. ACT 2 CAM provides information about the materials and tools available to help you make a positive and lasting first impression before you play, sing, or speak in an audition.
We train in audition technique, and can help you work on your audition pieces
If you feel that your vocal technique could be improved, or if you would like the opportunity to work with a professional voice coach to maintain your voice at its best, then our individual coaching will meet your personal needs.
We have provide one-to-one and group sessions for anyone seeking to develop their public speaking skills and stamina.
Get in touch to arrange a free consultation today!
Writing scripts that deliver key messages well to an audience is a skilled job
If you need help creating a speech or script, our script writing service will
ensure that you will get your message across, whatever your needs.
We have experience in dramatic and commercial script writing so you can rest
assured that you have the expertise on your side to guide you every step of the
Our team will help you as much or as little as you like, from the lightest of
touches reviewing your existing script, to more active partnership writing a
script from scratch — so we can be as flexible as you need us to be!
Call us for a free quote on 0191 2704255 or contact us.
This group is for young people interested in working specifically in the Art
Department who will be involved in projects from research stage to execution of
prop making, set dressing and costume, gaining hands-on experience in these
The group runs at our ACT 2 CAM Studio, at The Linskill Centre, North Shields,
on Wednesdays during term time, from 6-7pm.
Production will take place from 19th July - 4th August, during which time the
group will be working on all sorts of exciting things on set, (including a few
days at Beamish) making sure the set looks fabulous, props are in place, and
costumes are fitted!
Book a free taster session with us in the Art Department, and see your artwork
in our new film!
Exams are stressful events! We recognise that there are many additional factors that lead to people seeking extra tuition.
Don't worry, while pre-exam jitters are pretty common, and pretty hard to ward off, there are ways for you to become more confident when it comes to taking exams.
We will give you that extra support you may need across a variety of subjects and syllabuses,
If you feel you may need some extra help, then contact us for some free advice straight away,