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Adult Film & TV Acting Classes

Northern Film and Drama (NFD) Professional Film & TV Training

The very BEST training you can ever get for Film and TV is to act in front of the camera and that is exactly what we do!

At NFD we pride ourselves on an integrity not found at some organisations, we certainly don't use commercial logos to tempt you to join our classes then encourage you to work as an extra for which you need no training.

If you want to become a real actor it takes time, dedication and hard work. With over two decades of professional experience in Film and TV, training, production and agency work we are well proven at what we do. Over 78% of our students have the required professional credits to be members of Spotlight where the most sought after acting opportunities are cast. At NFD we won't try and entice you with anything other than our outstanding credentials.

ADULT FILM AND TV SEPTEMBER COURSE AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW

Next Adult Film & TV course starts SEPTEMBER 6th please book HERE Rolling 12 week course every Tuesday @ 18.30hrs" so can be started after the initial start date. For example you could start in week 7 of one 12 week course then finish on week 6 of the next course Book To learn more about our Acting Classes please contact us +44 (0)1977 681949 or  Email

See a training "feature film" scene below with actors of all abilities and ages. Early indications show this film is likely to do very well. Production is currently ongoing 2016/17 and all students get the opportunity to be part of it.

 

 

WE ONLY TEACH FILM AND TV

Quite simply the most original and best Film and TV acting organisation you will find anywhere with well over 20 years experience! All of our Adult Acting Classes are small friendly and personal to get to know you really well with average class sizes of just 8 - 9. We only teach in small groups as workshops will never deliver the level of individual training you need to succeed. They are held in our own purpose built comfortable film and TV studio where we can instantly play back your performances in HQ on a 17ft screen and work with individuals face to face not some large open sterile space, stage, hall or community centre. That way you learn faster and better than anywhere else and we can always maintain for you a personal friendly atmosphere that promotes remarkable progress from even the most unconfident and timid actors.  Established in 1994 (20 plus years of experience) with literally hundreds of our actors having appeared on both TV and the big screen in Hollywood! See some of the famous actors we have trained HERE.

Still from the 90 minute FEATURE FILM "CROOKED BILLET" currently in production 2016/17 that ALL students GET THE OPPORTUNITY to work on.

SMALL and FRIENDLY

Our Adult Acting Classes are small friendly and personal to get to know you really well with average class sizes of just 8 - 9. We only teach in small groups as workshops will never deliver the level of individual training you need to succeed for main parts.

Still from the 90 minute FEATURE FILM "CROOKED BILLET" currently in production 2016/17 that ALL students GET THE OPPORTUNITY to work on.

ON SET TRAINING

To be successful in Film and TV you need the real on set location experience with a professional experienced crew and professional industry filming equipment which is almost impossible to get unless you actually get a part. So very much a catch 22 situation for aspiring actors. We solve that difficult problem by consistently delivering that real on set location experience as the core part of our training. We do this by regularly producing award winning films with a professional crew and equipment for students to develop those much needed key skills.

Still from on set Sisterhood of the Red Garter

Acting LEEDS still from Sisterhood of the Red Garter 3

EQUIPMENT

Our equipment is professional broadcast standard cameras recording to disk recorders at very high bit rates exactly the same as any commercial film so no small domestic and inferior cameras such as low budget DSLR's, pro-sumer camcorders etc its the real thing! Because we are also a production company which makes us unique among acting schools; it means our actors always benefit from having the best equipment and technical help on hand all the time not just borrowed or rented for a short periods. We also uniquely shoot in 3D to add an extra dimension on the films we produce something no one else does. 3D gives the added bonus it gets our footage seen by far more people around the world. With Virtual Reality just around the corner having filmed 3D will be a huge benefit!

Still from on set Sisterhood of the Red Garter

Acting LEEDS still from Sisterhood of the Red Garter 4

OUR AIM

Our aim is to get you on camera and being an actor from day one! We have our own purpose built STUDIO with full GREEN screen facilities all sides top and bottom painted flat walls so we can do very advanced seamless integration, not just a sheet of flimsy green material stuck behind the actor. 3D and other up to date film and TV technical facilities are available as is new Virtual Reality as well. Because of our professional facilities and extensive long term Film and TV production experience, we are able to put actors in a real acting environment straight away, something very few others can even come close to.

Green screen process used on Sisterhood of the Red Garter. Note the smooth green background as its painted on a wall so seamless transition unlike material that has creases and folds which often carry through to the finished footage spoiling what might otherwise have been really good

Acting LEEDS Greeen Screen technique NFD Productions 1

Acting LEEDS Greeen Screen technique NFD Productions 2

Acting LEEDS Greeen Screen technique NFD Productions 3

PROFESSIONAL STUDIO

Classes are held in our own purpose built film and TV studio where we can instantly play back your performances in comfort, not some large open space sterile hall or community centre. That way you learn faster and better than anywhere else and we can maintain for you a personal friendly atmosphere that promotes remarkable progress from all our actors. To maintain the small friendly classes numbers are strictly limited and priority on available places on advanced classes are given to students coming from our other courses.

Still from battle scene Sisterhood of the Red Garter

Acting LEEDS still from Sisterhood of the Red Garter 5

PRODUCTION COMPANY

We are unique in genuinely having our own Production company that has successfully had work from as early as 1995 shown amongst others on itv, Meridian, CH4, BBC not to mention many overseas TV stations around the world. Our customers include the likes of Citizens Advice and Yorkshire forward as well as many councils and local authorities across the UK.

We also have many other blue chip corporate customers quite a few of whom allow us to uniquely pay money back to our actors for appearing in their various projects.

This means we always have instant access to both equipment and technical professionals to make our actors look their very best.

Still from the 90 minute FEATURE FILM "CROOKED BILLET" currently in production 2016/17 that ALL students GET THE OPPORTUNITY to work on.

HIGH STANDARDS

We really enjoy working with students who aspire to get main worth while parts. Low end work such as walk on adverts, extra work, student films we do not do or encourage students to do as in our humble opinion no training is really required for such work.

AGENCY/REPRESENTATION

Those who already have agents and those who don't are most welcome. For students with potential we can help with the latter.

There are many web casting organisations all claiming to make you a "STAR" and all less for spotlight generally deal in low quality work requiring little at best to no talent at worst. Extra work, short/student films, adverts etc are all low grade work and are more likely to harm your cv than help it if you really want to get worth while parts. Particularly for adult actors.

We work hard with our students as a spotlight registered agent to fulfil the stringent criteria required to be accepted by them. This is in our opinion the only worth while online casting organisation given all the substantial/main parts from Game of Thrones to the main Hollywood Films etc all appear here and generally no where else. If you don't meet the required professional credits to be on spotlight you can't apply simple as that. So we work very hard to get you there. Currently 78% of our adult students now have the required professional credits.

Lastly we really love what we do so you can always be assured of the very best possible experience no matter your level of ability.

To learn more about our Acting Classes please contact us +44 (0)1977 681949 or  Email

 

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