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Improvise for the Camera

Who could benefit from this course?

  • Actors with little or no experience of improvisation for film and television
  • Actors looking to discover a powerful new way of working on camera
  • Actors nervous of the camera or of improvising
  • Actors feeling out of practice and wanting 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?

  • Discover how to relax on camera
  • Create believable and imaginative performances for the screen
  • Adopt a more flexible and creative approach to improvisation
  • Explore moving away from the written text and finding the back story to a character
  • Give depth to your on screen characters


£90 (10% off for  Vanguard Members. There are a limited number of Vanguard place available and you must be logged in for the discount.)

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.
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"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.