Vancouver Film School is offering young actors an opportunity to develop their on-camera acting skills for 5 days in a fun and exciting workshop environment. Under the guidance of top youth acting coaches, led by Alison James and Mattie Shisko, you'll experience the VFS Acting for Film & Television program's approach to the craft, from basic acting fundamentals to audition techniques, improvisation, green screen, and much more!
In each six-hour workshop, you'll be immersed in hands-on exercises that will help you develop your acting skills. Be prepared to participate in all aspects of filming in and outside of the classroom.
• Green Screen
• Television Commercials
• Camera Styles
• Acting Fundamentals
• Scene Study
• Script Analysis
• About the Biz
9:30 am – 12:30 pm & 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm, with a half-hour break for lunch. Lunch will be provided daily, and all students will receive a DVD copy of their work.
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Even if your child has had some acting experience it is always beneficial to work with as many different teachers as possible. They will always learn something new. If your child has had some experience in acting, more challenging scenes will be supplied to them and expectations from the instructor during the exercises will be higher for that student.
It is preferable that your child has some interest in acting, whether it is from after-school drama classes or community theatre groups. If he or she is displaying an interest in being in a school play or TV commercials, then this is the right place for them. However, there are no expectations for participants to demonstrate significant acting experience.
While we do expect that your child is dropped off and picked up on time each day, we understand that there are unforeseeable and unavoidable circumstances which could prevent you from picking up your child on time. If you are late to pick up your child, be assured that your son or daughter will never be left unattended and will be cared for by a member of VFS staff. In the event that you are late, or if you know you will be in advance, please contact the Act Out Loud Summer Camp Coordinator, Kate Bilson, by phone (604 631 3095) or email to ensure that alternative arrangements can be made.
To minimize disruption to camp activities, and for the benefit of your child and other camp attendees, it is preferred that you do not pick up your son or daughter early from camp. If, however, an emergency arises, please notify the Act Out Loud Summer Camp Coordinator, Kate Bilson, by phone (604 631 3095).
If you know in advance that you are unable to pick up your child, please inform the Act Out Loud Summer Camp Coordinator, Kate Bilson, by email, giving your permission and the name of the person who will be picking up your child. If an emergency situation arises, please contact Kate Bilson by phone (604 631 3095) as soon as possible.
There will be two VFS staff members supervising camp attendees at all times. Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 12.
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the snacks or lunches that we provide at the VFS Act Out Loud Summer Camps are peanut-free. If your child does have an allergy to peanuts, we suggest that you send snacks and/or lunches along with your child to camp. Please let us know of any other food allergies your child has in advance. Special dietary needs can be met upon request, including vegetarian and vegan.
We suggest participants wear loose clothing (no jeans), comfortable shoes, and no makeup.
The Act Out Loud Summer Camps will be held at VFS's 198 West Hastings Street campus:
Vancouver Film School
198 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada