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

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

New to acting? Start with this class!
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Acting is fun — and it can be life-changing. In this enjoyable four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class. Plus: How to use your voice, body and emotions as acting tools.

Whether your goal is to pursue acting on stage or in the movies, or just to get over some stage fright and get more comfortable in front of groups, this class is a great place to start. Nils Osmar, instructor

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ACTING 102

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

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.

How to sign up:

  • ACTING 102 is offered several times a quarter
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  • Planning ahead? See UPCOMING CLASS DATES

SUNDAY CLASS – STARTS IN SEPT.

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Class 30113: Acting 102 - SUNDAYS
1pm-3pm - 10/14, 21, 28, 11/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Open to: Adults 18 and older
Max. Enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2


WED. CLASS – STARTS IN OCTOBER

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Class 19285: Acting 102 - Wednesdays
6pm-8pm - 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

 

ACTING 103: ACTING WITH EMOTION

CLASS DESCRIPTION:


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 Fundamentals.

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CLASS 102938|ACTING 103 – SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER:

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102938: Acting 103: Acting with Emotion -
11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9 - 10am-12 pm
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 1

 

ACTING 104

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

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
Sundays 7pm-9pm, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4
Instructor: Nils Osmar. Tuition: $150 + $10 reg. fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Parking is FREE on the UW campus on Sundays
Max.: 12. Open spaces: 10

 

ACTING 105

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

ACTING 105 continues the foundational work done in Acting 101 through Acting 104. The focus is on building complex characters grounded in the reality created by the writer, and taking our acting and performing skills to the next level. Our medium will be GROUP SCENES.

One of our key points of focus in Acting 105 will be on performing scenes which involve several characters (in the same scene), and not only listening to and responding to one scene partner, but listening and responding to a group of characters and actors, to create a naturalistic performance. Actors will have a chance to play a wide range of characters as the class moves along.

You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals.

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CLASS 162744|ACTING 105 – STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

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Class #162744 - Acting 105 -
Mondays, 7pm-9pm 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 8. Enrolled so far: 2

 

AUDITIONING 101

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

In this class, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find auditions in the 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 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 write a good acting resume, whether you’re experienced or a beginner.
  • How to do cold reads (sight reads)
  • You can take this class just for fun, or as part of our Certificate Program in Acting Fundamentals

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17407 / AUDITIONING 1-DAY WORKSHOP

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Class #17407: Auditioning: Sun. 10 am-12 pm, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Seattle: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2

FILMMAKING – MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET

  • Interested in making your own documentaries, commercials, independent shorts or feature films, and wanting them to be as good as possible, but have a limited budget?
  • Have questions about lighting, audio, camcorders, or how to choose the best editing software?
  • This Seattle filmmaking class will answer your questions, clear up the confusion, and get you off to a good start.
  • You’ll learn how to make high-quality movies without the mistakes that are common to beginners.
  • You’ll learn money-saving methods that will move you forward toward your goals, without spending a penny more than you need to.
  • All levels are welcome.
  • Many people take this class along with Let’s Make a  Movie
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Class #17506: Seattle Film Classes:
Filmmaking on a Budget
Tuition: $150 + $10 registration fee
Saturdays, 12:30pm-2:30pm
3 meetings: 11/17, 11/24, 12/1
Seattle: University of Washington
Maximum enrollment: 10. Spaces left: 9


 

LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Want to star in a movie, while learning how films are made? Here’s your chance!  In this class, we’ll create and film a short movie, working together as a group. Everyone in the class who wants to, will be in the film. Important: If you are new to acting, take ACTING 101 before taking this course.

You can take LET’S MAKE A MOVIE just for fun, or as part of our Acting for the Camera certificate program.


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Class 17396: LET'S MAKE A MOVIE -
Saturdays, 3pm-5pm 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
No class on 11/24 due to holiday weekend
IMPORTANT: Last 2 meetings may go as late as 9 pm
Course fee: $150 + $10 registration fee
Location: University of Washington campus
Max. enrollment: 12. Enrolled so far: 2