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The Patrick Tucker Screen Acting Masterclass Presented by Fiona Geddes

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Raindance Film Training Centre

10a Craven Street



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Calling all actors! This is it! Your chance to experience what it is like on a film set.

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Last chance ever

This will be the final run of this course

Calling all actors!

This is it! Your chance to experience what it is like on a film set.

This course is designed to bring actors and non-actors up-to-speed with the skills and techniques needed to successfully work as a screen actor.

The Saturday Screen Acting Masterclass will give you the experience of what it is like to work in front of a camera. You will also be given dozens of insider tips only the professionals know. Build your confidence and enhance your skills.

Participants encouraged to bring in a headshot and a favourite snapshot *recommended but not essential

Morning Workshops

Bring a good notebook. Wear comfortable clothes. There are lots of group demonstrations and exercises!

1.The Truth is not your friend

Most acting techniques teach ‘truth’, but nothing in movies is real.

Let tutor Patrick Tucker take you through a series of exercises and tutorials that will explain how screen acting is very different from stage acting and why.

Cheating of Positions and Vocal levels and Reactions.

  • a. SHOOT 3 test scenes and PLAYBACK More details of actual shooting procedures and solutions given.
  • b SHOOT more test scenes with half a dozen participants.

2.Screen Business

LIVE SHOOT! Participants put the ideas into practice.


  • What it is and how it works
  • The plusses as well as the minuses.
  • Headshots and what they mean
  • Act your headshot
  • SHOOT participants using Typecasting
  • SHOOT other exercises including head turns and over shoulder listening

Lunch 13:00 – 14:00

Don’t waste this hour!

Use the time to network with fellow participants and form new alliances and find collaborators.


If you’ve ever been to a casting session and not been booked, does it mean you weren’t good enough? Or maybe you were taught the wrong way to approach a casting.

In this session, Patrick Tucker will explain how to read and play for an audition.

  • SHOOT some examples.
  • Commercial casting explained
  • SHOOT an audition (2 versions)
  • Everyone does a commercial casting, and the results played back.
  • Acting sequentially (not simultaneously)

5.Getting Work

Learn how to take the skills you have learned so far today and create valuable marketing assets you can use immediately to enhance the chances of your getting booked for a job.

  • Self-filming
  • Create examples
  • Check Lists – review the days work and prepare for the future

Who Should Attend

In short, anyone wishing to be an actor, or any actor wanting to hone up on their screen acting skills. This intensive one day workshop is also recommended for writers, directors and producers at any level. It is essential for those who have attended a Drama School, but feel that they were not prepared for the real world of Screen Acting in their course, and what to do in their auditions.

About Patrick Tucker

Patrick Tucker started directing for the stage in 1968, and for the screen in 1976, and has been doing both ever since. To date he has directed over 250 theatre productions and over 200 dramas for the screen (including one feature) at venues in the UK and all over the world, including America, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, South Africa, South Korea, and three productions at Shakespeare’s Globe London.

His last stage work was Measure, For Measure for the Blackfriars Theatre in Virginia, and on screen a Russian sit-com Olimpiada 80 filmed in Latvia (in Russian). He has lectured and run courses on the various aspects of acting and directing since the mid-1970s (presenting directing workshops for Raindance since 1997, and at Central Film School since it opened in 2009), and his books Secrets of Acting Shakespeare (Routledge 2nd Edition 2017) and Secrets of Screen Acting (3rd Edition Routledge 2014) contain many original insights – as do his workshops. He is currently preparing Secrets of Screen Directing – the Tricks of the Trade for publication in 2019.

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Organiser Raindance

Organiser of The Patrick Tucker Screen Acting Masterclass Presented by Fiona Geddes

Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film in the UK and around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, training courses, which are offered throughout the year through its 10 international hubs, and the British Independent Film Awards.

Operating for more than 25 years, we offer a wide range of evening and weekend film training courses in London and online - all taught by experienced film professionals. Our courses, classes and workshops include some of the most popular in the UK, spanning disciplines and crafts such as screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, VR, special effects, editing, lighting, sound and short film making to name just a few. Whether you are a complete beginner or a practising filmmaker, we are sure we have something to entice you into choosing one of our many filmmaking classes. Any questions? Contact us on 020 7930 3412 Monday - Friday between 10 am - 6 pm, or email us on courses@raindance.co.uk.

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