Secrets of Screen Acting Part One | Raindance Film Festival


[NEW] Filmmaker Intensives: Secrets of Screen Acting Part One

(5 customer reviews)


Next Date: VOD
One Afternoon

This course is ONLINE only and will be presented on Zoom.

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This illustrated Zoom presentation is based on Patrick Tucker’s famous book, first published in 1993 and now into its Third Edition.
In the two hours of two way contact, Patrick will outline and demonstrate all the main points of effective screen acting from his experience of over 40 years of directing for television and film. Questions from the audience are welcomed, and there will be opportunity of contacting him over the next week if any points have arisen that need further elaboration.
The main topics will be the necessary “cheats” for the camera, the differing vocal levels needed, the whole world of typecasting, and how to be effective at an audition – either live or by remote viewing. The whole thing is lavishly illustrated with scenes from films and television – some indeed directed by PT himself

Who should attend?

This presentation is ideal for those who want to direct performances for the camera, who want to be performers on camera, or indeed anyone connected with or interested in screen drama who want to know more about what really goes on when creating those memorable characters we all enjoy watching so much on the screen.

About the Tutor

Patrick has been presenting his Workshops for Raindance for well over twenty years, with courses for both actors and for directors, and has been directing professional actors on stage and on screen since he went into the profession in the 1960s. He has worked in Germany, Ireland, Jordan, the UK and the USA; and in their own languages in Denmark, Israel, Latvia and South Korea.

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5 reviews for


[NEW] Filmmaker Intensives: Secrets of Screen Acting Part One

  1. Rich

    This course was very informative and explained in detail. Patrick is a wealth of knowledge and I would recommend this course to anyone.

  2. Luke F Dejahang (verified owner)

    Loved this workshop. Patrick is a true pro with great insight and many helpful tips. A lovely group of engaged actors also participating. An absolute joy! Thank you

  3. Karenza Boscawen (verified owner)

    Thoroughly excellent and informative course for anyone interested in screen acting with industry legend Patrick Tucker. Great handout too.

  4. sophie

    I took this course as a director and got a heap of helpful tips to help me direct actors. Simple, straight-forward, easily memorable but revolutionary advice – well worth attending for directors and actors alike.

  5. Graham J Reeves

    Pearls of wisdom indeed from an old hand. Thoroughly enjoyed Patrick’s company for two hours. Fascinating and informative. Learned some very important tricks of the trade which I hope to be able to put into practice soon when I am next on set.
    I also have Patrick’s latest edition of “Secrets of Screen Acting” which helps!

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