acting for camera online course

Acting For Camera Technique 


Theory & Practice 

The following course is tailored to the individual and designed by professional acting coaches and directors with over 25 years worth of industry experience. Taught by qualified tutors trained to postgraduate level and holding higher degrees within their respective fields of expertise. Tutors have a wealth of stage and filming experience from their own professional work and remain connected to the industry, holding full membership within the British Actor’s Union Equity and are qualified to teach.

This self-paced course is provided exclusively by The Actor's Edge Online Series.

Students can now opt to split the course into two levels- Level 1 and Level 2, see below for further details and offers.


  • 200 + units

  • Dedicated Acting Coach

  • Taught by professionals

  • One to One 

  • 10 assignments with tutor feedback

  • 40 Instructional videos

  • 30+ acting exercises tailored to the actor

  • Self-pacing

  • Interactive

  • Asynchronous learning

  • Short written assignments

  • Practical set acting exercises

  • Instructional videos

  • Optional video assignments

  • Reading Materials

  • Script & Scene Study

  • Intuitive software

  • Theory & Practice

  • On demand access

  • Student decides study schedule

  • Ideal for beginners/intermediate or intense refresher

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  • Focus & Relaxation- Preparing to be natural & comfortable in front of the camera & crew.

  • Acting For Film & TV- Practically exploring technique.

  • Shooting thoughts- How an actor projects thoughts & emotion that are effectively captured by the camera.

  • Acting for Camera- How to work in front of the lens, hit marks, use eyelines and create fresh performances  every take.

  • Behind the scenes- Study

  • Scene Studies- Using pre-selected royalty free materials, explore different scripts and characters.

  • How to develop, create & maintain a character.

  • How to work with subtext and reaction/action.

  • Use of voice & accents-How voice can reveal & enhance character.

  • Scene Studies- Using pre-selected royalty free materials, explore different scripts and characters.

  • Movement, exploring effective ways to move in character that translates well onscreen.

  • Understanding framing, angles, continuity and the 4th wall- What the actor needs to know.

  • Understanding scripts and script directions. 

  • Learning to work with direction.

  • Considering and different industry approaches- The Stanislavski's System, Strasberg’s  Method Acting & Meisner's Technique.



  • Practically using The Stanislavski's System, Strasberg’s  Method Acting & Meisner's Technique.

  • Scene Studies- Using pre-selected royalty free materials, explore different scripts and characters.

  • Understanding project genres, narrative codes and how conflict and contrast are used within storytelling.

  • Line learning & mnemonics

  • Understanding improvisation and its practical application.

  • Working with and accepting different types of direction.

  • Introduction to film making vocabulary so that actors can confidently communicate with directors and crew.

  • Professionalism, pressure and patience on set

  • Film and director studies including- Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock and more.   

  • Developing and maintaining character.

  • Understanding creative flow.

Plus many more vital units.

Work at your own pace in the comfort of your own home, with your own acting coach. Ideal for students who need to build confidence and knowledge before working in a group setting or as an intense refresher to give you an acting edge. An efficient use of time to get an actor up to speed with technique and practice. Students can start the course at anytime. Tutors are able to give individuals far more specific attention with tailored exercises than they can in a group setting.

Self-Paced Learning

Self-paced learning is ideal for students who cannot commit to attending a class or live training due to work patterns or changing commitments. Due to the nature of the subject material the pressure to be online and ready for video live training is also removed, optional video assignments are available depending upon a student's level of personal confidence and preference. Self-pacing allows students to access pre-recorded video materials at their leisure, whilst still having interactive options and feedback with their tutor.

What you will need to take the course 


  • Completed booking form

  • Access to a laptop or home computer

  • Good internet connection

  • Optional- Ability to upload video- either via smart phone or digital camera

Booking Now

Price offer discounted fees £299 until 31st of August 2022- Spring 2022 Offer ( full price thereafter £395 ). To qualify for discounted rates all bookings must be submitted and course fees paid by the offer closing date. Payment can be made via PayPal or via BACS invoice upon request, instalment options may also be offered by PayPal.

Places are open to international students. The course is taught in English.

Course can be commenced at anytime and are available on demand. Access to course content is 6 months from student's start date ( options to extend is available ) approximate duration for students is 3 months part-time at a comfortable self pace with students setting their own study schedule. Course access will be provided by a digital link and password upon receipt of a completed booking form and payment.

Level 1 & 2 Option 

The course can alternatively be split into two separate levels at a natural break point. There is no obligation to complete level two after level one. However, students can only undertake level two if level one has been completed, due to continuity. Courses cannot be split into levels retrospectively. It is suggested that level two is started no later than 6 months after level one is completed. Level 1 Course Fee Summer offer £199 if booked before August 31st 2022. Level 2 Course Fee 2022 offer £199 if booked before Dec 31st 2022.


Tutors welcome bookings from all acting students from the age of 16, those under the age of 18 will need parental permission to book. There is no upper age limit.

Course queries email 

Gift Vouchers available upon request.


Terms and Conditions will apply at the time of booking 

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