Welcome to our Blog Page. Here, our Artistic Director gives an insight into the sessions, which allows students to reflect on the previous week's work.
First Filmed Projects to begin this term.
2014 will prove to be a very exciting year for Totally Lit and all of it's students.
As we enter only our second term (starting on Saturday 11th January), plans are being finalised for a host of activities.
I have in recent weeks, been discussing the filming projects, which our students will be working on in the coming weeks as well as making arrangements for the whole host of TV and Film actors, who have already agreed to work with our students on their showreel scenes.
Totally Lit is the only academy that gives it's students the chance to work with recognisable tv and film names, on their showreels. This is not just a 'gimmick'. We are trying to simulate the real life experience, for all of our students, in every single exercise that we do.
Other exciting things are also happening in the coming few weeks. In Leeds, in January,we will be launching Totally Lit North. Taking advantage of the industry links and associations that we have in Leeds, means that we can now offer the same opportunities to students in the North of England.
Anthony Lewis will be heading this project, but we will be using the same principles and in the case of the main members of the creative team, there's no change. We are not franchising, just expanding. The launch takes place in Mid January and we will be welcoming our first students in February.
This term we will also be working on our TV Presenting Course, led by CBBC Presenter Jez Edwards. This will give our students an insight into just how 'tricky' Live TV is as well as more material for their own showreels.
Watch this space for announcements of Acting Masterclasses, which will begin this term. Students will have the opportunity to interview famous faces from UK TV and film, as well as agents and casting directors, before being put through their paces, as the guest then turns director!
It's still early enough in the year to say it, so, "Wishing you all, the very best if luck for 2014. May it be the best ever!