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Biz Studio classes are fun, fast paced, and focused on the skills that young actors need to audition and work in film and television.

Teens Age 12-17

On Camera Skills for Film + TV

SUMMER ⚡️
ONLINE: ON CAMERA SKILLS CLASS
Sundays 12:00-2:00 w. Leanne Lapp
$200+GST/4 Weeks

IN PERSON: 1-WEEK SUMMER INTENSIVES
Monday to Friday 1:00-5:00pm
$560+GST/20hrs of instruction
at The Casting Place Studios, 33 E. 7th
(Large studio, Students 1m Distanced)
w. Sydney Bell and Michael Bean

July 26th-30th FULL
August 2nd-6th
August 9th-13th

IN PERSON 1-WEEK INTENSIVES:

Maximum of six students per class.

Students learn practical on-camera acting and auditioning skills through a mix of fun on-camera exercises and practice scripts from real film+tv auditions. Students break down scripts in detail, do practice auditions, and get coaching and detailed feedback and support.

ONLINE SUMMER SKILLS CLASSES:

Maximum of six students per class.

Students practice on-camera skills that matter in auditions. Improvisation: Young actors are being asked more and more to improv in their audition tapes, particularly for larger roles in big projects! Adjustments: Learn how to adjust on the spot when a curveball note is thrown at you. Accent: Don’t let “Canadianisms” lose you a gig. Action on Camera: Behaviour that tells the story. And more.

DETAILS:

All the work in class is recorded and shared with parents in a private folder, so you can watch the progress (and share the best bits!).

One discounted “bursary” space is available in each class. Contact Us for details.

Ready to get started? Use the button below to start your subscription (payments every 4wks) via PayPal, and then if you’re a new student please make sure to fill out the Registration Form.


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ONLINE CLASSES
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QUESTIONS?: If you have questions about the classes that aren’t answered by the FAQ please feel free to Contact Us.

Kids Age 8-11

Acting + Auditioning for Film + TV

SUMMER ⚡️
ONLINE: ON-CAMERA SKILLS CLASS
Sundays 12:00-2:00 w. Anja Savcic 1 SPACE LEFT
$200+GST/4 weeks

IN PERSON: 1-WEEK SUMMER INTENSIVES
Monday to Friday 9:00am-12:00
$420+GST/15hrs of instruction
at The Casting Place Studios, 33 E. 7th
(Large studio, Students 1m Distanced)
w. Sydney Bell

August 2nd-6th

IN PERSON 1-WEEK INTENSIVES:

Maximum of six students per class.

Students learn practical on-camera acting and auditioning skills through a mix of fun on-camera exercises and practice scripts from real film+tv auditions. Students break down scripts in detail, do practice auditions, and get coaching and detailed feedback and support.

ONLINE SUMMER SKILLS CLASSES:

Maximum of six students per class.

Students practice on-camera skills that matter in auditions. Improvisation: Young actors are being asked more and more to improv in their audition tapes, particularly for larger roles in big projects! Adjustments: Learn how to adjust on the spot when a curveball note is thrown at you. Accent: Don’t let “Canadianisms” lose you a gig. Action on Camera: Behaviour that tells the story. And more!

DETAILS:

All the work in class is recorded and shared with parents in a private folder, so you can watch the progress (and share the best bits!).

One discounted “bursary” space is available in each class. Contact Us for details.

Ready to get started? Use the button below to pay via PayPal, and then if you’re a new student please make sure to fill out the Registration Form.


IN PERSON INTENSIVES:

Student’s Name and Age:


ONLINE CLASS:

Students Name and Age:

QUESTIONS?: If you have questions about the classes that aren’t answered by the FAQ please feel free to Contact Us.

Kids Age 5-7

Acting + Auditioning for Film + TV

ONLINE CLASSES ⚡️
$195+GST/4 weeks
Ongoing Classes ⇢ Join Anytime
Half Hour Private or One Hour 2-Person Class
Saturdays Betwen 9:00am and 12:00pm
w. Anja Savcic

DETAILS: These fun, fast-paced on camera lessons are held on Zoom, with flexible scheduling. Lessons are also periodically combined into one-hour “classes” for a group of two students, to allow for group exercises. Students work is recorded and shared weekly. Students are assigned an appropriate-to-their-age-and-experience script for each lesson.
SEE OUR FAQ FOR MORE INFO. 


 
REGISTRATION: Ready to get started? Use the button below to start your subscription (payments every 4wks) via PayPal, and then if you’re a new student please make sure to fill out the Registration Form.


Name and age of Student?

QUESTIONS?: If you have questions about the classes that aren’t answered by the FAQ please feel free to Contact Us.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What do you teach in your classes?

A: Acting, auditioning for film, television and commercials, camera technique, scene study and script analysis, on-set etiquette, emotional access and availability, comedy, sitcom, drama, monologues, and more. Class sizes are so small that we can work with students to give each of them the tools they need, instead of working through a “fixed” curriculum.

Q: Do online classes really work?

A: Absolutely. In the last six months we’ve seen really significant results with students who are in class consistently, and those students are experiencing a competitive “edge” in a working environment where most auditions are either self tapes (i.e. record at home using your own device) or run virtually through a service like Zoom. Since we’re teaching on-camera acting skills, and students actually spend more time observing themselves on camera while taking an online class. And online students at Biz don’t just get to work in class with their peers, they also get a 30min private session each week with one of our Rehearsal Coaches, something that the online format makes accessible and easy.

Q: Will this class really be okay for a beginning actor? What about a more experienced one?

A: More experienced students are assigned longer/more difficult scenes, and new students are assigned shorter/easier scenes. Small classes mean that we can find the right balance of support & challenge for each student. More experienced students gain confidence from supporting newer students, and newer students benefit from the experience of their peers.

Q: Will it be the same class as last time?

A: No. Class is always changing, with new scripts and new exercises. Many of our students train regularly for years, much the same way that an athlete continues to train and hone their skills, even once they’ve started competing professionally.

Q: Will we get to see video from the class?

A: Yes. Video from class is uploaded to a private DropBox folder after each class. That link is shared with parents at the beginning of class, and those videos are available to view and download at any time.

Q: What is a talent agent? What is a casting director? How do auditions work?

A: Great questions! Check out the “Confidence on Camera” Handbook on our Free Stuff page for answers to all those questions and more! Note that acting schools in BC are forbidden by law from being talent agents… but if you want we’ll include you in the web gallery of unrepresented students that we send out to talent agents each semester, lots of our students find their agent that way.

Q: What about really experienced students?

A: For young actors with professional-level skills who want to hone their craft we do have a class that is available by invitation or audition only. If you are interested in arranging a video-audition please Contact Us and we’ll send you all the details!

Q:What’s your cancellation policy?

A: Students who cancel a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the class will be refunded 100% of their course fee.

We want to hear from you. Let us know how we can help your young actor do more of what they love.