from page to set 

with Director Michael Nankin 

 

A VERY INTENSE WEEKEND CLASS STUDYING ONE SCRIPT FROM PAGE TO PERFORMANCE

 

GET REAL TIME FEEDBACK ON YOUR ACTING FROM A DIRECTOR

GET EXPERIENCE WITH TAKING ADJUSTMENTS

PRACTICE ACTING AWAY FROM THE CONFINES OF THE SELF TAPE

 

DATE & TIME

Saturday/Sunday JUNE 22 and 23 9:30am to 5:30pm.

 

INSTRUCTORS
Michael Nankin I IMDB Profile
Matthew Harrison | IMDB Profile

 

class description

Director/Exec Producer MICHAEL NANKIN (Good Lord Bird, Hell on Wheels, Battlestar Galactica) guides actors through taking scenes from a single screenplay and GETTING THEM ON THEIR FEET.

The class starts from a reading, to analysis, to scenes on their feet - blocked, directed, and performed.

CLASS DESCRIPTION FROM DIRECTOR MICHAEL NANKIN:

The difference between a superficial performance and a rich, layered, dramatically sound performance is rarely the actor's ability to execute her ideas. A shallow performance comes from a shallow understanding of the script.

A good movie script is short and sparse -- a treasure map filled with clues to the interior life of the characters. In this workshop we will break the code -- going beyond the words to find the beating heart of the movie. Be prepared to dig deeper than you ever have.  Make yourself director-proof with your understanding of who you're playing and their relationship to the whole.

This class covers everything from the script's place in the world...to the tiniest of pauses.

The screen play will be sent to participants in advance of the class. Actors will be expected to be studied and familiar with the materialWe will will analyze the screenplay, theme, genre, context in  history, controlling ideas, structure, relationship to audience, and all other aspects of approaching story.  Key pivotal scenes will be assigned. Actors be on their feet and ready to run the scenes they have been assigned. 

BEWARE - there will be an enormous amount of homework. Actors will be teamed and will participate in group discussion and scene work. This workshop is an opportunity to go beyond the ONE SCENE constraints of a scene study class, and deeply dig into a FULL SCREENPLAY seeing how acting lives within the context of a whole story.

Morning Day 1: Actors reading the full script and discussing / analyzing from both the director and actor point of view.

Afternoon Day 1: Scenes from screenplay will be divided among the actors and rehearsed and discussed with both director and acting teacher.

Morning Day 2:  Presentation of the scenes to class with notes and adjustments from director

Afternoon Day 2:  Viewing of the film and discussing the differences in approach between class and final product and discussion with director about approach to filming and blocking of scenes on camera.

 

COST

$495 (not including Tax)

AUDIT­ING POL­ICY
Audi­ting is not available for this class

PAYMENT TYPES
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, PayPal

REGISTER YOUR SPOT
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Also note that reg­is­tra­tion in the class is final and pay­ments non refund­able as of 96 hours prior to the start date of the class, so make sure you let us know in writ­ing if you need to cancel!  There is a $50 processing fee for each cancellation.

 

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