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Improvisation for the Camera

Who could benefit from this course?

  • Actors with little or no experience of improvisation for film and television
  • Actors looking for auditions/rehearsal prep in improv.
  • Actors who feel out of practice & want to re-hone their skills

How does it work?

  • Participants will practice how to explore, play and release your imagination. 
  • You'll work on characters and stories, specifically relating them to the filming experience.
  • Focused feedback

What do you gain?

    • Become confident to explore and play
    • Adopt a more flexible and creative approach to improvisation
    • Motivation to move away from the written text and explore the back story to a part.

Vanguard Members£81 (places are very limited)


Teacher/Creator Biog
Mary Roscoe has been working for 35 years in theatre, television and film. Filming with Mike Leigh, Mike Figgis and Joanna Hogg led to exploring and using improvisation techniques on camera. She can be seen in Joanna Hogg's "Unrelated" & "Exhibition", Leigh's "Topsy Turvy", and recently "Testament of Youth", "The Riot Club", "War & Peace" and "The Casual Vacancy". She is currently teaching improvisation for camera at the International School of Screen Acting at 3 Mills Studios.
imdb.com for further credits.

"I have gained so much confidence and trust in myself through your classes and insights. Can't thank you enough. Ready to go and get some work now!" - Anna, Graduate ISSA

This course is part of Cockpit Career Builder. High quality professional training accessible and affordable to all.
  These classes and workshops are designed to give the practical support and skills needed by performers new to, or looking to break into, the industry. Also aimed at actors already working but wanting to gain the experience and confidence to break into a new area of performance.
Our tutors are all working actors and directors with many years of experience in TV, Film and Theatre. Together they provide a storehouse of knowledge and techniques, helping new actors gain the tools and self assurance they need to gain work in the profession. Many classes have small numbers of students, enabling personal tuition and feedback. Teaching is tailored to the groups and students receive personal attention enabling them to grow as performers.