NIDA Screen Acting: On Location at Cockatoo Island
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Screen Acting: On Location at Cockatoo Island

Screen Acting: On Location at Cockatoo Island

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For adults 18+ (Beginner)

Rehearse and perform scenes from contemporary film and TV and gain confidence in acting boldly but honestly for the camera on location. Follow industry standard shooting practices with an industry professional tutor on the cinematic surrounds of Cockatoo Island. Receive a copy of selected scenes.

Course components

  • Master the technical approach to Screen Acting; unpack eye-line, building a relationship on camera and hitting your mark.
  • Explore characterisation techniques and their application to scripted text.
  • Introduction to the challenges of shooting ‘on-location’: learn about consistency of performance, location scouting and working within the limitations of the environment.


  • Ability to use voice and movement to create truthful on-screen characters.
  • Demonstration of capacity to rehearse and present scenes authentically.
  • Aptitude to collaborate and work within the challenges presented when shooting on location.

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Previous training and experience essential

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.

*Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
*Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
*Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.

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