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Acting for Camera; 4-Day Showreel Course


2 Weekends: 9th – 10th & 16 – 17th June

€295 members / €325 Non-Members

This intensive 4-Day Acting for Showreel course is ideal for past acting students, or those with experience from similar course. Participants will learn about the industry and prepare, workshop, rehearse and, on the final day, they will shoot a personalized scene with a crew.


Looking to take the next step to becoming a professional actor? It is often difficult for aspiring and developing film actors to acquire worthy professional footage for inclusion in their showreel. This updated intensive 4-day ACTING FOR CAMERA SHOWREEL course provides a program specifically designed to facilitate this, covering relevant topics such as self-taping, acting techniques and self management.


Course Content:

Working with scene partners, you will be given scenes to workshop, rehearse, and learn. The course culminates in an intensive shoot day, where your scene will be shot, edited and sound designed for inclusion on your professional showreel.

This is a fantastic opportunity to produce a professional scene, working in a structured, professional context.

This is ideal for students of Level 1 and Intensive acting courses at Filmbase, or equivalent courses from other institutions. Places are extremely limited, so early booking is advised!


***** For the first day, actors should bring along a monologue, and preferably be off book.*****


Lead Tutor: Patrick MurphyPatrick-Murphy-1

Patrick is best known for recurring role of Karl in over 4 seasons of Love/Hate and has just landed a role in the acclaimed show, Vikings. He has been acting for the last 9 years and has appeared in numerous TV shows and films along the way. Patrick has studied Meisner, Stanaslavsky and done most other acting for camera courses Ireland has to offer. He has recently won the Underground Cinema’s Best Music Director award.

Over the years he honed in on what casting directors looked for in showreels, and he started his own production company, ‘Whispered Films’. As well as producing award-winning films, he has been creating showreels for actors across Ireland and England, both editing previous work and filming new scenes as needed. His back catalog includes creating popular music videos, adverts and documentaries.


“Patrick is good at everything – he can write, direct, edit and teach all the while supporting and encouraging. It was brilliant to have the opportunity to work with him and be a part of his four day workshop on acting for camera with an insight on showreels.”

– Romama Testasecca


  • 2 Weekends:
    2 Weekends: 9th – 10th & 16 – 17th June

Class times:

  • 10.00 – 5pm each day


  • €295 members / €325 Non-Members
  • €100 Deposit


  • Filmbase, Temple Bar, Curved street

To book your place on this course, please contact Filmbase Reception on 01 679 6716 and dial 0. For more information on this course, email our Training Department at Please read our Terms & Conditions before booking a course.

“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.” Sample Scene from 2016 class: