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Adult Film & TV Acting Classes

Northern Film and Drama (NFD) Celebrating 22 years 1994 - 2016

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! We specialise in Method acting to the camera with excellent results.

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Adult Drop-in class Tuesdays @ 19.30hrs" Details

Adult Film & TV Rolling 12 Week cycle every Tuesday @ 18.30hrs" Can be started at any time for example you could start in week 7 of one 12 week cycle then finish on week 6 of the next Book HERE

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

See a training "feature film" (comedy) below with actors of all abilities and ages. This was shown during Christmas and New Year 2014 on USA TV in Austin Texas to very good review.

 

 

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 feature film Crooked Billet currently in production

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 feature film Crooked Billet currently in production

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 feature film Crooked Billet currently in production

HIGH STANDARDS

We really enjoy working with students who aspire to get main worth while parts (level 1 and above - see below) 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.

Acting LEEDS acting talent rating score

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 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 adults for children its not as important.

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 aren't good enough to be on spotlight you can't apply simple as that so we work hard to get you there.

Not sure which acting school to go for? Please click HERE for some straight honest down to earth advice that may help.

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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