During this 3 hour introduction to Self Testing, Les Chantery will focus on the basics of camera operation, lighting, sound and sending for actors who are NEW to self testing. This is the start of a series of Self Testing workshops with Les and an opportunity for members to take advantage of the Equity Self Test Studio.
Please note: this workshop is focused on people who are NEW to the process of self testing.
Bio of host:
Les Chantery is a NIDA Acting graduate. Prior to NIDA he starred in the U.S Sci-Fi feature film Pitch Black alongside Vin Diesel. At NIDA he performed in As You Like It, Saved, Accrington Pals and Stags and Hens. His television credits include Heartbreak High, All Saints and East West 101 Series 2. In 2007, Les was awarded the Mike Walsh Fellowship where he studied Film Making in Los Angeles and New York. He appeared in the feature film Righteous Kill with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Les directed Who You Kidden which was selected for Tropfest Best of the Rest in 2006 in addition to writing and directing Stand which was a finalist in Brian Brown’s Reeldeal Festival. Les was the lead in the 2009 award winning feature film Cedar Boys. He also appeared in the feature film Sleeping Beauty, which opened the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. In 2012 he played famed Razor Gang mobster Guido Caletti in the award winning short film 50/50. His other recent credits include the critically acclaimed TV series Redfern Now and the highly controversial Channel 9 movie Schapelle, in 2014. Les has taught Acting since graduating NIDA in 2003. He works with the NIDA Full Time 3rd year students in Screen Acting Performance, as well as Screen Testing and Auditioning. He has worked for the NIDA Open Program for over ten years. He is currently a Core Tutor with the Screen Actors Studio. Les has also taught at ACA, AFTRS, McDonald College and The Hub Studio. Les is a highly sought after acting coach, with clients recently booking work in many projects including Peter Allen, Home and Away, Gods of Egypt, Underbelly, Rake, Wolf creek 2, Gallipoli, The Code, Mako Island, A Place to Call Home, Wonderland, Neighbours and Return To Devils’s Playground among many, many more.