Director/Exec Producer MICHAEL NANKIN (“Van Helsing”, “Hell On Wheels”, “Exorcist”) guides you through FILM ACTING and ACTING ON SET by teaching from masterpieces of the past.
DATE & TIME:
Fridays in February 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 2018 6-10pm
VFS - Theatre 105 at 151 West Cordova entrancem Vancouver
Michael Nankin | IMDB Profile
A FILM HISTORY CLASS WITH A TWIST: director Michael Nankin makes studying film relevant to the actor by using the great movies of the past as a gateway to modern film and television acting.
MICHEL NANKIN’S COMMENT:
We don't study classic movie scenes to copy what we see. We study them the way physicists study Einstein or painters study Rembrandt. We need to know where our art has been; where it's come from; how it was built…to know how high the bar has been set.
We are inundated with contemporary film of every quality, but when we turn to the classics, only the finest survive the test of time. We need to understand, in our bones, what greatness is.
Most successful directors, writers and producers are film geeks and are steeped in every aspect of classic filmmaking. The exigencies of the set require us, often, to speak in a shorthand that assumes a working knowledge of films of every era. A director WILL talk about Gable’s confidence in IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT or Kirk Douglas's self-loathing in ACE IN THE HOLE -- and you want to make damn sure you know what he's talking about.
Learn about the great films you need to know
Study how to approach acting on camera from the greats
Work intimately with an acclaimed director
$125 (Includes Tax)
Auditing is not allowed for this workshop.
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