NILS OSMAR, INSTRUCTOR – ACTING and FILMMAKING CLASSES

About the instructor

  • Nils Osmar’s stage plays have been performed at the New City Theater Director’s Festivals, Seattle Fringe Festival and other venues. 
  • He began teaching acting in 1998, through the University of Washington’s ASUW Experimental College.
  • In addition to his work in theater, Nils has been active in film production for over 15 years.
  • His production company, Wonder Productions, produces science fiction and fantasy movies, action, satire and more.
  • Oh, and, this is his IMDB page.
  • He currently teaches acting and other classes through Rekindle School.
  • More information about Nils


ACTING 101


In this fun four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform short scenes. Whether you’re looking for a class just for fun, or have aspirations to some day act in movies or on stage, all levels are welcome. For students 18 and older. If you’re new to acting, you should start with this class.  You can take it just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals

 

ACTING 102

Acting 102 is a follow-up class for students who’ve taken Acting 101 or a similar class, and would like to continue learning and developing their foundation acting skills. We’ll focus on objective (figuring out what our characters want or need), motivation, and backstory. You’ll have fun and take the next steps forward in developing your acting skills. For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class #30113:
Acting 102 - Weeknight class
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Tuesdays 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Four meetings: 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 and older
Max. Enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 13


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Class 19285: Acting 102 - Sunday class
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Four Sundays 3 pm-5 pm. 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Parking is FREE on the UW campus on Sundays.
For adults 18 and older.
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 11

ACTING 103: ACTING WITH EMOTION

In ACTING 103 (also known as ACTING WITH EMOTION), we’ll do some  improv, group exercises and scene work exploring a range of emotions, including anger, fear, love,  happiness, sadness and more, focusing on expanding our range as actors and moving beyond the pretense of emotion. If you are a beginner, please take Acting 101 and Acting 102 first.  For students 18 and older. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class #117354: Weeknight Class
Acting 103: "Acting With Emotion"
Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30 pm
Four meetings: 8/21, 8/28, 9/4, 9/11
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 14

ACTING 104

ACTING 104 is one of our foundational acting classes, building on the techniques and approaches students learned in ACTING 101 and ACTING 102, and ACTING 103 (Acting with Emotion).  The focus is on learning to listen and respond, finding a genuine connection with your characters, and bringing more realism and believability to your performances. It’s for students who would like to move their acting to the next level. You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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Class #110130: Acting 104
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Sundays 5:30pm-7:30pm. 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12.
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Parking is FREE on the UW campus on Sundays
For ages: 18 and older. Max.: 12. Open spaces: 11

AUDITIONING 101

In this information-packed workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find auditions Seattle area
  • How to identify roles that would be good for YOU to audition for (and roles to avoid)
  • How to increase your odds of actually getting cast
  • How to prepare for an audition
  • The six things you should always bring to every audition
  • Audition etiquette: how to make a good, not bad, first impression
  • How to film your own audition
  • How to identify your type and age range (and why both matter)
  • The differences between stage auditions and camera auditions
  • How to find the “good” acting agencies, and avoid the scams
  • how to get professional-quality headshots taken at an affordable price
  • How to film and audition, then put it online
  • How to tell which “auditions” are scams, and which are legit
  • How to write a good acting resume, whether you’re experienced or a beginner.
  • You’ll also learn an easy and effective way of doing cold reads, and learn the etiquette or auditioning. 

As the class moves along, we’ll do practice exercises and warm-ups to make more comfortable with the auditioning process, and you’ll get honest feedback about how to improve. The instructor has directed for stage and film for over twenty years.  His movies have played in international film festivals. NOTE: You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals

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Class #17407: Auditioning 101
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Sundays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Four meetings: 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 15. Spaces left: 7

FILMMAKING 101

Want to learn the basics of independent filmmaking, so you can go out and start making your own movies with confidence? Want to learn the basics of lighting, and how to record high quality audio, so your film will seem more professional? 

This Seattle filmmaking class will teach you the essentials, at a tuition you can afford.  You’ll learn about cameras and camcorders, DSLRs, lights, audio, shot lists, storyboards, lighting setups, and more. Many people take this class along with Let’s Make a  Movie

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LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

In this class, designed to give actors film acting experience and help them to get good materials for their reels, we’ll learn a few key things about filmmaking, then film an actual short movie in class. Every student who wants to be in the class film will be in it. In previous quarters, genres have included mysteries, vampire movies, science fiction, fantasy, detective, drama and comedy.  You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting.

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Class 17396: Let's Make Movie
Course fee: $150 + $10 registration fee
Four Saturdays: 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11
First 2 meetings are from 3 pm-5:30 pm
Last 2 meetings are from 3:30 pm-9:30pm
Location: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Spaces left: 4