Auditioning Skills: Taking Direction for On-Camera Workshop
"How to break down copy to achieve what you need in 1 or 2 takes. And learn to get what you need from the director."
This workshop will cover techniques actors can use to understand and process direction for better on camera performances, during auditions and shoots. Topics covered will be directions actors will encounter and how to best understand what the director is looking for, in addition to the terminology used.
There will be a review of what to expect in the process of receiving directions and how to best maximize the process to reach your best performance level. Also, the situation where the director communicates in an unclear way, and how an actor can respond will be addressed . The focus of this class will be learning how to improve a performance from take one to the last take and how to work with the director as you refine the performance.
These techniques can also be applied to audition direction helping actors show workability and responsiveness that director's look for in a casting.
About The Instructor:
Mary Haverstick is an internationally critically acclaimed writer/director/ producer who has directed Oscar and Tony winners in her indie features. MARCIA GAY HARDEN received Oscar buzz in Haverstick's latest film HOME, which also featured lifetime Tony award winner Marian Seldes. The film won Best of Fest 2009 honors for top films on the year's international film festival circuit, played on Pay per View and Showtime, and can be found in the critically acclaimed indie section on NETFLIX. Mary also directs national commercial projects and her client list includes Glaxo Smith Kline and Turkey Hill ice cream. Versatile in all forms cinematic, her music video for artist GREGORY DOUGLASS was nominated for Best LOGO-TV Music Video of the Year 2009. Mary believes the actor/director relationship starts at the audition and is central to the success of any project.
Date: Saturday - September 15, 2012
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm (Approx.)
Instructor: Mary Haverstick
Experience Level: 16 +
Fee: $40 (plus $10 Admin. Fee)
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