Advanced Acting for Film and Television Intensive for Teens
Due to an overwhelming response from our last work shop we are providing a two week acting intensive.
Week One (Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm, 20 students in four classes of five students)
Each day will feature 4 regular classes plus one group class. The regular classes will cover scene work, improv, specificity and unique audition scenes, and stunts for film and television. The group class will focus on breath, body, and text.
- Scene work: in this class we will be working with a variety of scenes, including cold reads and off/on camera auditions.
- Improv: Continuing the foundation of improv, with special attention to nonverbal scene work and commercial auditions.
- Specificity : Every actor’s challenge is to make clear and concise decisions that read on camera. Here we will study Meisner technique as well as touch upon the theory of Ute Hagen. Additionally we will work on learning to discover the beats within the scene. Unique audition scenes include such things as swimming, dying, crying, illness, etc.
- Stunts for film and television: Taught by a top professional who has worked in the film industry in British Columbia. Stunting for youth is one of the most marketable skills a young actor can have on their resume. Basic stunts will be taught in a safe environment.
- Breath, Body and Text: in this group class students will be given the tools to warm up and prepare their body for long days on set. An actor’s body is their tool, and skills must be acquired to maximize its potential. We will study a combination of yoga technique as well as Stanislavsky, applying breath support to text.
Audition: At the end of the week students will audition from sides before at least one professional casting director. Several short films will be cast to be worked on in week two.
Guest instructors from the top of their particular disciplines will teach every second day.
Week Two Practicum (Monday to Tuesday, 9-4, Wed to Friday will be 12 hour set days)
Monday and Tuesday: Some of the classes from week one, plus rehearsal for the short films.
Wednesday – Friday: The real world set experience! 12 hour days, where students will be shooting a number of short films. Production quality will be high, with the intention of producing works which can be submitted to film festivals.
After the two weeks students will be mailed feedback on their performance over the course of the program focusing on both strengths and areas where students could benefit from further development.After post production, students will be given clips of their performances for their demo reels.
Price: $1000 for the two weeks, July 6 to 17th
Booking is first come first serve. Deposit is required. Payment plans available. To book a spot please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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