Date & Time
Saturday/Sunday November 18th/19th 2023 9am to 6pm
Matthew Harrison | IMDB Profile
with cinemtaogrpaher SID SHAUHAN from RAW MEDIA
FROM CLASS TO CAMERA - AN ON-CAMERA ACTING WORKSHOP
You’ve worked your craft in class. You’ve practiced in workshops. You have made self tapes.
Now it’s time to…
Get UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL…Get Camera Competent
Take your work in class and put it on screen…study your work close up and see how it translates to camera.
Set essentials: camera terms, playing the lens, adjusting for shots, continuity, rehearsals, hitting marks, tempo, dynamics, off camera acting, steady cam versus dolly versus sticks, dialogue changes, lead versus supporting approach, the edit, maintaining arc in out-of-sequence shooting, multiple takes…and more.
Set etiquette: call times, working with crew, set language, set relationships (director, producer, director of photography, camera op, ADs, wardrobe, hair and make up) emotional prepping on set, taking notes, serving the story...and more.
Set collaboration: actors act as different types of crew, exploring the team-effort and collaboration of the on-set experience.
Story preparation: actors will be assigned scenes from film/TV that best suits their casting…actors will read entire scene and discuss story, theme, conflict, character, arc, and approach to the individual scenes. Actors will prepare individual scene analysis.
Story rehearsal: actors finalize their preliminary approach to blocking and “what they will bring to the set”.
DAY 1: CAMERA SEMINAR
LEARN CAMERA ESSENTIALS: camera terms, playing the lens, adjusting for shots, continuity, rehearsals, hitting marks, tempo, dynamics, off camera acting, steady cam versus dolly versus sticks, dialogue changes, lead versus supporting approach, the edit, maintaining arc in out-of-sequence shooting, multiple takes…and more.
PRACTICE ON CAMERA: run short scenes with camera. Explore blocking and challenges of different on set scenarios: two handers, multiple-character scenes, walk-and-talks, steady cam, active and static scenes, set and location.
WORK OUT HABITS ON CAMERA…get INSTANT FEEDBACK from the screen.
DAY 2: ON SET WITH CAMERA AND CREW
REHEARSE THE SCENE FOR CAMERA: actors scenes can be cast in advance with a new partner…or be a re-working of a scene from class (LEVELS I, II, or III) with original class scene partners. Actors will prepare individual scene analysis. In rehearsal, actors finalize their preliminary approach to blocking and “what they will bring to the set”.
FILMING THE SCENE: Actors take turns acting each prepared scene, from first team rehearsal to cut. Actors not acting in scene act as crew. Explore different camera scenarios and set surprises.
Filming: Actors take turns acting each prepared scene WITH A PROFESSIONAL CREW, from first team rehearsal to cut. Actors not acting in scene act as crew. The full on set experience with camera, lights, sound, marks, props, and all the on camera business...exploring different camera scenarios and set surprises.
In this way, actors learn the ins and outs of set and act as a team to work together to make the best possible product for their peers. This is a fantastic hands on learning experience, partaking in the film making process, as well as learning the insights to the world of film and television.
Actors come away with set experience…
GET CONFIDENT. GET COMPETENT. GET CAMERA-READY!
Auditing is not allowed for this workshop
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Cancellations will be accepted up to 96 hours prior to the start of the class. Cancellations must be notified in writing within this time frame. There is a $50 processing fee on each cancellation. Cancellations that are made after 96 hours befor the start of the class are non refundable.