1-YEAR CERTIFICATE IN FILM ACTING

Emma Balcazar The Nordic Film Acting Institute

Do you dream of becoming a film actor who can really break through with amazing performances in front of a camera?

Then our one-year certificate in film acting based on Balcazar Teknik ® is something for you.

Our one-year certificate in film acting alternates between theory, practice, mentoring and coaching, and as the only one in Denmark, we provide professional film production as well. After each module, you will be allowed to work with professional filmmakers.

The course will give you a solid foundation of methods within instrumental work, character work, emotional communication, and performance analysis based on Balcazar Teknik ®

The course ends with professional production of your own creation – showreel.

Everyone who completes the course’s three modules, produces a showreel, and has participated in at least 80% of the course, will receive a certificate in Film acting – Balcazar Teknik®.

How is the course in film acting balcazar technique structured?

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MODULE 1 – INSTRUMENT

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MODULE 2 – CHARACTER

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MODULE 3 – EMOTIONAL COMMUNICATION – STORYTELLING

Each module consists of:

  • 10 hours of classes per week (2 days per week).
  • individual talent screening with a focus on development and quality assurance of artistic and technical progression.
  • Mentoring and Coaching – one-to-one lessons, where we remove personal blockages and work with individual goals.
  • Production – in collaboration with professional filmmakers.

To ensure the quality of the lessons, there are only 4 spots available, and you should expect intense film acting training on an elite level.

Module 1: Instrumental work (September-November)

Primary object:

The actors’ will learn to optimize their screen presence in front of a camera. Their strengths will be defined. One’s own emotional landscape and habitual thinking will be looked into, expanded, and optimized and you will learn the foundations of emotional communication and various tools for presence, centering, strengthening the senses, and action.

We will also work with the cinematic space and how you arrange a performance-time in front of the camera.

  1. Talent screening – Individually – 1 ½ hour. We will start by doing a talent screening and a goal determination with a focus on optimizing the individual’s instrument. We will determine a personal goal based on resources, potential, and shortcomings.
  2. Classes – 10 hours per week theoretical and practical lessons in the Balcazar Teknik® Instrumental work.
  3. Mentoring and Coaching – on an individual basis 2×2 hours per module. We will work on removing personal blockages and focus on personal goals through emotional work and individual talent management.
  4. Production – In collaboration with POTENTA one-day recordings, where we will produce professional sketches with a focus on instrumental work. We will work with various acting tools in front of the camera as well as body, choreography, and collaboration with the photographer.

 

The price includes:

Production:

  • Photographer
  • Equipment
  • Instructor
  • Raw clips
  • Performance-analysis

Module 2: Character Work (December-February)

Primary objective:

The actors will learn to build strong, three-dimensional characters that have a sound base in the human psyche and that function naturally in front of the camera.

In the lessons, actors are given various tools to both build characters and anchor themselves into navigating the emotional moments.

The purpose is to produce vivid and effective acting performances, where the actor does not have to get in touch with its own emotional matter to produce these emotions.

The emotions generated are genuine, but not their own. The actors will learn to work with emotional energy in character and thus release presence, strategies, and “external” emotional resources, which serve to release the capabilities of the instrument. We will also work on expanding the individual actor’s own color palette.

  1. Talent screening – Individually – 2 hours. We will evaluate the student’s instrumental skills, do a talent screening and determine goals with a focus on character work. We will determine a personal goal based on resources, potential, and shortcomings.
  2. Classes – 10 hours per week theoretical and practical lessons in the Balcazar Teknik® Instrumental work.
  3. Mentoring and Coaching – on an individual basis 2×2 hours per module. We will work on removing personal blockages and focus on personal goals through emotional work and individual talent management.
  4. Production – In collaboration with POTENTA. Professional production of 4×15 sec. PERSONA – STORIES – VERTICAL FILM, where we will focus on character creation and actor transformation. The films are suitable for professional branding and SoMe-distribution, such as Instagram.

 

The price includes:

Character development

Production:

  • Photographer
  • Studio
  • Equipment
  • Instructor

Post-production:

  • Raw clips
  • Analysis of performance
  • Selection
  • Sound finishing
  • Grading        
  • Texts
  • Digital delivery 

Module 3: Text work (March-May)

Primary objective:

The actor learns to give the use of their instrument and make the created character available to the text.

The individual actor will learn to create messages that correspond with the character’s psychology. Based on the interaction between impressions and expressions, the actor will gain insight into how he/she/they can create dynamic and emotional precision in the development and turning points of the storytelling, without the performance seeming fake or forced.

We will work with texts and emotional communication, direction, journey, and dramaturgy.

  1. Talent screening – Individually – 2 hours. We will evaluate character work and based on that do a talent screening and determine your goals with a focus on storytelling and action. We will determine a personal goal based on resources, potential, and shortcomings.
  2. Classes – 10 hours per week theoretical and practical lessons in the Balcazar Teknik® text work.
  3. Mentoring and Coaching – on an individual basis 2×2 hours per module. We will work on removing personal blockages and focus on personal goals through emotional work and individual talent management.
  4. Production – In collaboration with POTENTA. Professional Production (5 min) work of your own, where we focus on storytelling. The films are suitable for professional branding and SoMe-distribution.

 

The price includes:

Pre-production: Development (in collaboration with student)

Recording: 1 day with a professional team

  • Photographer
  • Tone master
  • Equipment
  • Instructor

Post-production:

  • Raw clips
  • Performance analysis
  • 2 corrections
  • Sound finishing
  • Grading
  • Texts
  • Digital delivery

4. ENDING FILM: SHOWREEL & PROFESSIONAL BRANDING (June-July)

SHOWREEL – in collaboration with POTENTA

Based on the actor’s own texts and wishes for professional branding, we produce a professional showreel of 3 minutes, which allows the actor the opportunity to show his/her talent and work in a professional context.

 

The price includes:

Pre-production: Development (in collaboration with student)

Recording: one day with a professional team

  • Photographer
  • Tone master
  • Equipment
  • Instructor

 

Post-production:

  • Raw clips
  • Analysis of performance
  • 2 corrections
  • Sound finishing
  • Grading
  • Texts
  • Digital delivery

 

In collaboration with POTENTA.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENT

  • You are passionate about learning to master film acting and believe in your talent. You can participate in at least 80% of the course.
  • You have social skills and can commit yourself constructively in a group.
  • You are ready to step out of your comfort zone so you can learn new things.
  • You are passionate about going into detail with the whole process – all year round, as registration is binding for the entire course.

APPICATION

To be considered for this course you must send a motivational letter, a cv, and a film (five minutes long) that showcases your skills in front of a camera. It can be a showreel, a self-tape, or a film clip you find relevant and representative of your work.

If you are one of the few selected, you will be invited to an interview before we can offer you a spot.

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Please note that we take Corona into account in our classrooms and make sure that there is a distance between the participants and that the necessary hygiene conditions are prioritized.

When: The course starts on Monday the 4th January 2021

Price:

18 monthly installments 5.450 kr. (all-inclusive)


12 monthly installments 7950 kr. (all-inclusive)


Or you can pay it all at once and save money 

1 installment 93.750 kr. (all-inclusive)

 

Special Corona-offer: 

Lessons without production.

You pay for the classes and decide for yourself whether you want to buy production from POTENTA which provides a 50% discount to our students.

Price: two installments 35.000 kr.

(incl: talent screening, lessons, coaching and mentoring.)

“The Balcazar technique seems rather mysterious at first, but I quickly experience it as the most natural way to let the character come into the world. I’m just letting it happen. I now know that I stand with a tool that is completely unique ”.

Jens Haubek The Nordic Film Acting Institute studerende

Jens Haubek

Actor & Visual Artist

“I got Emma recommended by my manager Anne Lindberg, as I have for a long time wanted to go to teaching again. I have worked in film and television for many years and know how important it is to constantly develop -and Emma’s techniques, teaching and being are some of the most educational I have ever experienced. I can feel a huge development in myself from time to time. Emma creates a space where one’s talent can flourish and which is safe and I highly recommend Emma to anyone who wants to develop as an actress. “

Sarah Sofie Boussnina testimonial The Nordic Film Acting Institute

Sarah-Sofie Boussnina

Actress

“Balcazar technique is for me eternally alive. It gives me the freedom to step into any character and perform sincerely.”

Herve Toure The Nordic Film Acting Institute studerende

Hervé Touré

Actor

“I had become acquainted with Emma’s working method through the morning training course at the Association. A concrete and direct approach to the cinematic expression versus the theater, which is where I am most used. I experienced how she was already there, with her very sharp gaze and a special sense , so what prevented me from letting things flow naturally and with a few corrections gave me tools to change and develop what needed to be done. “

Tine Gotthelf Boussnina testimonial The Nordic Film Acting Institute

Tine Gotthelf

Actor- DSF

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