The Full-Time Acting Course in ZEFT Film School is spread over three months’ duration. This course delivers specialized training in all aspects of acting for participating students. Whereas the first half of the program is designed to fortify the basic foundations of acting techniques, the second half is all about improving on these foundations with more in-camera exercises.
As the best film Institute in Chennai, ZEFT Film School incorporates the most comprehensive acting methodologies that empower aspiring actors. The course is an intensive one and requires a considerable amount of commitment from the student in terms of time and effort that have to be put in.
The students attend a wide range of core classes that familiarize them with the emotional, physical and technical work that is required for film acting. The important course modules are explained below.
This course incorporates the best-in-the-world techniques that would help the student to analyse, understand and apply to the craft of acting. From the history of acting, classical acting, and modern acting, each of the topics is handled in great detail. The course also gives deep insight into contemporary acting methods and cinema to the aspiring actor to be able to fit into the industry with ease soon after completion of the course.
For an actor, the body is what the brush and canvas are to the painter. Creative exercises that involve movements of the whole body are conducted prior to every class. This improves factors such as grace, agility, and increases energy levels. These exercises are designed to make gait and rhythm more perfect. Other factors that determine the overall movement effect in an actor’s performance include posture of the body, body language, tempo of movement, gestures and compositions. Improvement of any of these factors renders the scenes and the actor’s performance to be more effective.
Every actor will have to at some time or the other in their acting career perform stunts. In these times, dangerous stunts are part of almost every movie that is made and both male and female artists do the most rigorous stunts on screen. The martial arts classes are designed to prepare the actors to use their bodies in the extreme mode and to emphasize the need to keep it fighting fit. They are familiarized with the basics of all types of martial arts and combat techniques such as judo, karate, Tae Kwando, mixed martial arts, Kalaripayattu, and other traditional martial art forms of India.
Yoga classes for the students help to rein in the mind which is very important for an actor. This helps to bring in the discipline and focus that is required for the students to perform at their best as actors.
actor, the body is what the brush and canvas are to the painter. Creative exercises that involve movements of the whole body are conducted prior to every class. This improves factors such as grace, agility, and increases energy levels. These exercises are designed to make gait and rhythm more perfect. Other factors that determine the overall movement effect in an actor’s performance include posture of the body, body language, tempo of movement, gestures and compositions.
Indian cinema is incomplete without dance. The dance course at ZEFT film college in Chennai is aimed to familiarize the students with different forms of dance, both contemporary and classical. The classes are handled by eminent performers in different genres such as modern contemporary dance, Indian classical dance, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Bollywood dance, etc.
These are intensive courses that help the student to earn modulation of their voices using different muscles and exercises. All of these are directed towards helping the student understand how the nuances of articulation and diction affect the rendering of dialogs by the actor and the effect of this on their performance in movies or theatre.
Students are exposed to analysis and study of monologues from film and theatre to help them learn different techniques of dialog delivery and articulation that make for powerful performances.
This is pure technical endeavour when the student is taught to face the camera and perform the assigned role. The course teaches the students different aspects concerning the camera, its placement on the shooting floor, movement of the camera, shots and takes, different types of shots, shot division, etc.
Many films are screened with the aim of helping the aspiring actors to develop expertise in micro-analysis of the actors’ performances and capture other aesthetic points of cinema.
These are intensive classroom activities in which various types of scenes and components within these scenes are studied by the students with a view to improving their own performances.
Experts from the film and TV industry in different fields such as directors, actors, casting directors, stuntmen, fitness trainers and nutritionists are invited by ZEFT Film School from time to time to advise students on the latest in the industry. These interactions will go a long way in helping aspiring actors find their way in the real-world movie industry in an easier manner.
This gets the student to apply all that they have learned as a feature presentation at the end of the full time acting course.
The students are awarded a Diploma in Acting on successful completion of the course.
Theatre Director & Actor
Amarendran Ramanan is an Indian actor and director who has acted and coordinated in a few plays in French and English organized in Chennai and Pondicherry. In the 1980s when he was a student in college his passion towards acting started. He participated in Loyola college production of Girish Karnad's Tughlaq which soon led him to get minor roles in Mithran Devanesan's Gilbert and Sullivan musicals in Chennai, India. Following this, he also performed in many English dramas for numerous theatre associations in Chennai. Amarendran is also good at writing stories and has written some peculiar books for children. His first book for children named Siri´s Smile was written in English and has been later on translated in various Indian languages because of its popularity. He has recently written another book for children entitled Salim the Knife-Sharpener.
Cinematographer & Actor
Santhosh Sreeram the son of great Tamil poet Vikramadityan. He is popularly known as Santhosh, an cinematographer and an Indian actor, who has performed in Tamil language film. He has been recognized for the role he played in the film, ToLet. This film has won in the category National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil at the 65th National Film Awards.