Meet our new Screen Acting tutor Chris Chambers

September 1, 2017

With the start of the new academic year just around the corner, we’re ready to open our doors to not only our new batch of creative students but also some new tutors. Starting this September is our new college-level course for Screen Acting, so we’d like you to get to know the newest member of the Confetti crew – Screen Acting tutor Chris Chambers. 

Starting out…

Chirs: After graduation, I secured a place at East 15 acting school in London. This was an institution I had always dreamt about studying at as it relied heavily on the instruction of Konstantin Stanislavski and Joan Littlewood. From there I became a member of Equity and Spotlight and found myself a
London agent.

Getting the first job…

Chris: Finding the first job was a crazy time in my life: I was living in London, without full-time work and attending a slew of professional castings (ITV’s ‘Island at War’ and ‘Oliver Stone’s Alexander’, for example), enjoying my life as a professional, working actor but never knowing when I might secure my first role. Eventually my agent found me an audition for Principal Theatre Company’s outdoor production of Romeo and Juliet. I spent that summer performing as Romeo with a beautiful grade 2 listed house as a backdrop.

Working on…

Chris: I worked on the music video for Athlete’s Black Swan Song. The music video revolved around the tale of a World War ll soldier pinned down by enemy fire and was shot in a woodland in the West Midlands. There was a great team involved in the shoot – everyone mucking in together to bring a very dark tale to the screen. If you watch the final product, you can see how tight the action and direction is, and I think that is a credit to the work we put in with the director, Mark Locke.

Chris Chambers

 

What I learned…

Chris: Patience! With any kind of shoot there’s waiting around – that’s part of the job – but for something so focused on single moments and emotion, it was really important for me to have my character research to fall back on and to be able to delve into my character as deeply as possible without being distracted.

Starting to teach…

Chris: I’ve been teaching Theatre & Acting since 2013. I’m really excited to bring my industry knowledge and skills to Confetti!

Want real insight and experience in acting for film and television? You can start our new Screen Acting college-level course this September. If you need any help with your application, you can contact our Admissions team on 0115 952 2075 or hello@confetti.ac.uk. If you want to come and have a look around and talk to our tutors you can also book a space onto our next open day.