31 Jul 2023

How To Film Your Monologue

A monologue is a singular character performance, most often to express their thoughts aloud or directly addressing another character or the audience.

When completing the 10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting application with Screenwise, you are required to submit a one-minute monologue.

This is required so that the Screenwise industry panel can assess your application.

All that is required is a one-minute video of yourself performing to camera or to another person slightly off of camera. 

The initial application monologue must be recorded on a video camera or iPhone.  

Choose a monologue (which is a piece with only one person talking) of a character from a feature film or television series and record yourself performing the scene for the one-minute. This can be happy or sad and should be in your natural accent.

Then once satisfied with your performance, upload to Youtube or Vimeo as an unlisted (private) link.

How to prepare your monologue

Examples of a Monologue

If you’re struggling to decide on a monologue, we have provided options to choose from that are appropriate for the 10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting monologue submission.

Questions to ask yourself

Who am I talking to?

Why do I need to say these things to them right here and right now?

What do I want from them or what do I want them to say or do?

Why do I want it?

Examples of Monologues

Here are two examples of monologues to help inspire and encourage you with your own monologue.

Please keep in mind the below videos are over one minute long and for the 10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting application, a one minute video is required.

How to film your monologue

How to upload video to Youtube

  1. Sign into your account
  2. Click upload
  3. Click the dropdown labelled Public
  4. Change dropdown from Public to Unlisted
  5. Upload the video
  6. Fill out basic details (title and description etc.)
  7. Click Advanced Settings
  8. Click Done and wait for the video to upload
  9. View the video and copy the Video Link
  10. Paste into application

How to upload video to Vimeo

  1. Sign into your account
  2. Click Home
  3. Click New Video
  4. Upload the video
  5. Once the video is uploaded click Sharing
  6. Click Unlisted
  7. Then click the link icon
  8. Then click copy link
  9. Paste into application

10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting

Applications for the 2024 10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting are open and filling fast. Don’t miss your opportunity to apply. If you are having any trouble submitting your monologue or application, or have any other questions please contact Screenwise on 02 9281 4484 or email info@screenwise.com.au.

Successful applicants must have:

  • A strong passion and drive to pursue a career in screen acting
  • Reached the age of 18 years at course commencement
  • A sound foundation knowledge of English grammar and syntax
  • A clear speaking voice, free of substantial vocal damage/speech defects
  • A good level of fitness
  • Ability to interact constructively with others in a film/television set
  • Some natural capacity to claim a fictional circumstance, thought or action as if their own
  • Ability to respond to instruction and accept constructive criticism
  • Financial capacity to meet the course requirements

If successful, applicants will be contacted for a callback audition once their applciation has been reviewed. (This can take several weeks.)

The Screenwise Founder’s Scholarship

The Screenwise Founder’s Scholarship covers tuition fees for the 10869NAT Advanced Diploma of Screen Acting course over the complete course of two years, valued at $35,000. The successful applicant of the scholarship will also receive extended mentoring from Screenwise Founder and CEO Denise Roberts throughout the two year course. *Terms and Conditions

Applications for the Screenwise Founder’s Scholarship 2024 are closing November 30th.

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