The Skyra Summer Acting Intensives will immerse students in a hands-on acting program that will teach them the dos and don’ts of auditioning, scene study, character development, improvisation, and what it’s like to be in stage productions and on a film set. Our program offers high-quality training from top industry professionals and an opportunity for performers to be a part of something unique: a professional short film production that you can share with agents, casting directors, friends & family.
Whether you are an aspiring actor in stage or film or simply looking to explore the craft, Skyra Studios summer intensive offers a safe environment where you can learn from seasoned professional actors and directors. The intensive will touch on core acting techniques such as Meisner, Stanislavski, Strasberg, Stella Adler and more. Through improvisation, script analysis and the study of monologue materials, students are given the tools necessary to create a believable performance. Every child will learn the fundamentals in breathing, posture, articulation and how to create characters through improvisation and movement. Students will also be introduced to all aspects of film and television auditions. The actors will learn the dos and don’ts of commercial auditioning while exploring the physical adjustments necessary for the camera. Whether your child dreams of being on Broadway or on the silver screen, our goal is to have every student leave with the skills they need to succeed.
Session 1: June 24th to 30th, 2019
Session 1 Film Shoot will be: June 29th and 30th
Session 2: August 5th to 10th, 2019
Session 2 Film Shoot will be: August 9 – 11th
Monday through Friday: 9 am to 4 pm
Film Shoot call times will be announced a few days before the shoot. Please block 8 am to 11 pm on both days.
Full Day: $500 per week
Half Day: $350 per week
Discount for booking multiple weeks:
Book 2 weeks, save
$50 (half)/$100 (full)
The Film Projects
Skyra Studios will team up with Skyra Entertainment to create 2 film projects that will be used as proof of concepts for full feature films and sent out to buyers in both the US and Canada. Each project will include dance scenes for those dancers interested in learning how to perform for the camera. Award-winning producers Scott and Mary Poiley, have developed the summer program for students to gain real industry experience. The students will be quickly immersed in a hands-on program that will teach them the do’s and don’ts of auditioning, scene study, character development and what it’s like to be on a real film set. The summer program offers opportunities for all interests. If your child is not interested in being in front of the camera, they can join us behind the scenes. They can learn about producing, writing and all the other departments on a film set.
A Halloween Film
A Halloween Film Session 1: June 24th – 30th
Have fun creating a spooky Halloween themed film! Similar to previous projects, Let The Spirit Move You and Thriller, you too will take part in making a Skyra’s next Halloween Short Film.
Shooting Dates for Session 1: June 29th and 30th
Penelope Pratt and the Beautifully Ugly Door
Penelope Pratt and the Beautifully Ugly Door Session 2: August 5th – 10th
Be prepared to experience one of Skyra’s larger-budget short films. Join Penelope Pratt on a journey through a magical land as she searches for the Land of the Unforgotten in the hopes of finding her grandmother’s lost memories. The gateway to this mythical world has remained sealed for centuries while an ancient fairy waited for the next Seeker, a gifted child born with the burden of harnessing the magic of the mystical world.
Shooting Dates for Session 2: August 9th, 10th, and 11th
Benefits Of Our Full Day Acting Program
A crash course in on-camera audition technique
Acting classes with professional actors and directors
Learn how to work with a partner, break down a scene and understand text
Perform in a 3-6 minute short film
Learn first-hand what it’s like to work on a professional set
Learn camera awareness and the language of communicating with a director on set
Work with an award-winning choreographer and professional film crew
Gain instant credibility and receive a professional credit on IMDB
Movement and Breath Control for the Actor
Scene Study/Cold Reads
Crash Course in Commercial Auditioning
Channeling Your Emotions (Crash course in Lee Strasberg)
Understanding your Craft (Theory 101)
A 50% Deposit is due upon enrollment. The remainder is due on or before June 1st, 2019.
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