What we're about

Thinking Actors is a registered UK learning provider. We provide training and creative support services to actors, presenters, casting, public speakers and content creatives. Find out more thinkingactors.co.uk

Our weekly Thursday evening Acting for Camera class is just £22.00 for two hours - and includes filming for a professional showreel. See website for full terms and conditions.

The class is aimed at both the serious beginner and the more experienced actor.

Areas of Study

Working with voice and movement
Exploring ‘frame’ and the use of physical space
Crafting an engaging, truthful character
Emotional connection and subtext
Understanding the audition process and the actor’s role within it
The 'Actor's Toolkit' and practitioner influence
Engaging with script for auditioning and on-set work
The rehearsal process and production time frames
Hitting your mark
Aspects of physical and vocal continuity
"I loved the classes at Thinking Actors. I learned so many screen techniques. Peter always gave us so much energy and held the space for each of us to learn and grow. In a positive environment you always learn faster and Peter definitely provides this in his classes!" KH

"Absolutely brilliant. Very informative and great guidance through a scene and its portrayal. I loved how Peter covered the purpose of script and character. Great information about casting directors and what they or one should expect. I cannot praise this Script to Screen workshop enough. I will definitely recommend and certainly be following and coming to another. Peter is just what any actor needs in this industry: support, creative structure and determination to deliver" JS

"Loved every minute...Great deconstruction of scenes and put back together with the tools to produce confident and real scenes. The course exceeded my expectations" RT

Upcoming events (5+)

Acting for Camera - for adults 18+

Friends' Meeting House

£23.00

Thinking Actors is a leading provider of professional training for actors and presenters. We work with the serious beginner through to established talent. You'll build confidence through scene study and creative explorations. Working with contemporary scripts from stage, film and television, you'll learn how to create a resonant character that an audience can connect with. Our experienced and qualified practitioners will enable you to create a 'stage truth' that adds impact. You'll explore a wide range of genres and understand the essentials of Given Circumstance, Units and Objectives and Internal/External Tempo Rhythm. ​ Great acting is about living in the present moment and understanding the craft enough to avoid anticipating the next. Our classes will help you work towards the art of 'non-anticipation'.You’ll also explore Meisner alongside other practitioner influences. We'll look at auditions and cold reads, self taping, marketing and effective use of social media. Aspects of film and television technique will be covered in depth. Thinking Actors was founded in 2016 by Head of Studio and lead practitioner Peter Carroll. ​Peter's a trained actor and qualified acting teacher with over twenty five years of experience as a professional drama practitioner and workshop facilitator. He's a graduate of both Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan. He also trained with The Chicago Actors' Workshop Theater (now known as Redtwist Theater) and with The Acting Studio, New York City, under the mentorship of international Meisner Specialist James Price.​ Find out more about what we do and who we work with at thinkingactors.co.uk

Acting for Camera - for adults 18+

Friends' Meeting House

£23.00

Thinking Actors is a leading provider of professional training for actors and presenters. We work with the serious beginner through to established talent. You'll build confidence through scene study and creative explorations. Working with contemporary scripts from stage, film and television, you'll learn how to create a resonant character that an audience can connect with. Our experienced and qualified practitioners will enable you to create a 'stage truth' that adds impact. You'll explore a wide range of genres and understand the essentials of Given Circumstance, Units and Objectives and Internal/External Tempo Rhythm. ​ Great acting is about living in the present moment and understanding the craft enough to avoid anticipating the next. Our classes will help you work towards the art of 'non-anticipation'.You’ll also explore Meisner alongside other practitioner influences. We'll look at auditions and cold reads, self taping, marketing and effective use of social media. Aspects of film and television technique will be covered in depth. Thinking Actors was founded in 2016 by Head of Studio and lead practitioner Peter Carroll. ​Peter's a trained actor and qualified acting teacher with over twenty five years of experience as a professional drama practitioner and workshop facilitator. He's a graduate of both Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan. He also trained with The Chicago Actors' Workshop Theater (now known as Redtwist Theater) and with The Acting Studio, New York City, under the mentorship of international Meisner Specialist James Price.​ Find out more about what we do and who we work with at thinkingactors.co.uk

Acting for Camera - for adults 18+

Friends' Meeting House

£23.00

Thinking Actors is a leading provider of professional training for actors and presenters. We work with the serious beginner through to established talent. You'll build confidence through scene study and creative explorations. Working with contemporary scripts from stage, film and television, you'll learn how to create a resonant character that an audience can connect with. Our experienced and qualified practitioners will enable you to create a 'stage truth' that adds impact. You'll explore a wide range of genres and understand the essentials of Given Circumstance, Units and Objectives and Internal/External Tempo Rhythm. ​ Great acting is about living in the present moment and understanding the craft enough to avoid anticipating the next. Our classes will help you work towards the art of 'non-anticipation'.You’ll also explore Meisner alongside other practitioner influences. We'll look at auditions and cold reads, self taping, marketing and effective use of social media. Aspects of film and television technique will be covered in depth. Thinking Actors was founded in 2016 by Head of Studio and lead practitioner Peter Carroll. ​Peter's a trained actor and qualified acting teacher with over twenty five years of experience as a professional drama practitioner and workshop facilitator. He's a graduate of both Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan. He also trained with The Chicago Actors' Workshop Theater (now known as Redtwist Theater) and with The Acting Studio, New York City, under the mentorship of international Meisner Specialist James Price.​ Find out more about what we do and who we work with at thinkingactors.co.uk

Acting for Camera - for adults 18+

Friends' Meeting House

£23.00

Thinking Actors is a leading provider of professional training for actors and presenters. We work with the serious beginner through to established talent. You'll build confidence through scene study and creative explorations. Working with contemporary scripts from stage, film and television, you'll learn how to create a resonant character that an audience can connect with. Our experienced and qualified practitioners will enable you to create a 'stage truth' that adds impact. You'll explore a wide range of genres and understand the essentials of Given Circumstance, Units and Objectives and Internal/External Tempo Rhythm. ​ Great acting is about living in the present moment and understanding the craft enough to avoid anticipating the next. Our classes will help you work towards the art of 'non-anticipation'.You’ll also explore Meisner alongside other practitioner influences. We'll look at auditions and cold reads, self taping, marketing and effective use of social media. Aspects of film and television technique will be covered in depth. Thinking Actors was founded in 2016 by Head of Studio and lead practitioner Peter Carroll. ​Peter's a trained actor and qualified acting teacher with over twenty five years of experience as a professional drama practitioner and workshop facilitator. He's a graduate of both Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan. He also trained with The Chicago Actors' Workshop Theater (now known as Redtwist Theater) and with The Acting Studio, New York City, under the mentorship of international Meisner Specialist James Price.​ Find out more about what we do and who we work with at thinkingactors.co.uk

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Acting for Camera - for adults 18+

Friends' Meeting House

£23.00

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