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Matthew Harrison | IMDB Profile
You've booked the job...now what? Acting class prepares you for the acting…not for set. Confidence on set is paramount. Confidence...comes from Competence.
Get “set competent”.
Get the complete experience from first team rehearsal to cut:
Camera Craft and Set Skills
The Actor/Director relationship from start to finish
High Definition edited footage of your scene for demo
day 1: set seminar
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.
day 2 morning: set simulation
Set practice: running 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.
Set collaboration: actors act as different types of crew, exploring the team-effort an collaboration if the on-set experience.
day 2 afternoon: set preparation
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 3: set day
Filming: Actors take turns acting each prepared scene, 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…and an edited demo scene.
Work with a Matthew as director
Build your demo-reel with a scene professionally shot
Learn the necessary skills to work on set
Auditing not available for this workshop
Register your spot: We'll need you to complete this form. Note that payment is required to confirm your registration. When you complete the form and click 'Complete Payment and Confirm Registration', you'll be taken to our PayPal form, but if you don't have a PayPal account you can use any major credit card.
Also note that cancellations will be accepted up to 96 hours prior to the start of the class. If you let us know in writing within this time frame, we'll refund your payment less a $50 processing fee. After this time, your payment is non refundable.
$650.00 Includes tax