I am sure there are many of you out there are looking into programs or to study screen based media.
Well something new and exciting is being launched very soon, and applications for auditions are being accepted, with auditions being held during the last two weeks of November.
The school is based in Sydney, and some amazing talent is behind this – imagine your teacher being Nicholas Hope himself!? That is the level that this school is at, and it is offering some amazing things.
The newest addition to Sydney arts hub Waterloo, The International Screen Academy (www.isasydney.com.au), will empower its students for success in the fast changing 21st century film and TV industry through a uniquely practical syllabus intertwining performance with cross-disciplinary training and new media technologies.
‘ISA’ as it will be known, will prime its students for the highly competitive acting industry with the help of some of Australia’s finest creative technicians; alongside integrated visits from industry leaders in health, law, business, finance, technology, marketing and public relations.
Built by professionals, ISA’s teaching staff is made up of well-known working actors, film practitioners and industry experts – including Nicholas Hope (AFI Award Winner 1994, Bad Boy Bubby), Kevin Jackson(The American Conservatory), Bill Pepper (dialogue coach to 4 Oscar winners) and acclaimed choreographer Julia Cotton, among others. Alongside training in all areas of contemporary screen based media (including acting for TV, film, animation, voice-over, gaming, high-end effects, 3D and green screen); key to ISA’s syllabus is their dedicated focus on the harsh commercial, legal and marketing realities of getting creative projects off the ground.
According to Creative Director Tony Barclay, “…achieving cut-through in such a competitive industry cannot be left to luck. Creative minds flourish in creative environments and ISA’s main goal is to offer aspiring actors more than just a traditional acting syllabus. By exposing our students to the best talent, advice and technology Australia has to offer – they will graduate with a thorough, intimate and above all, well-rounded understanding of the commercial industry.”
The ISA campus at 242 Young Street will house tailor made, cutting-edge film, sound and production studios on site as part of their integrated education strategy. Other facilities include;
§ High End Visual FX (effects) for Green Screen, Digital and Special FX for acting and motion capture.
§ Full Hollywood grade audio and post-production facilities.
§ Instant non-linear recording and playback of classroom footage.
§ Video on demand for school reference library.
§ All rooms interconnected for audio/visual link up.
§ Casting standard recording facilities and editing suites.
Audition applications for ISA’s Advanced Diploma of Acting for Contemporary Screen Media (offered in partnership with the Registered Training Organisation International Film School Sydney 9114) are now open. Auditions will be held in the last 2 weeks of November. For full course details and applications, visit www.isasydney.com.au.
Even if you aren’t too sure, check the website and get more information, it certainly looks like something not to be missed.