previous: 1. INTRODUCTION
DAY ONE: EARTH
The TV business.
The casting process from the director’s point of view.
The ‘triple whammy’ audition technique.
What the camera frame reveals.
What shot sizes tell the actor.
How to handle soap scenes, with an emphasis on body language in relationship to character and environment.
The need for subconscious motivations and the use of props.
DAY TWO: WATER
Shoot soap scenes.
View ‘rushes’ with a detailed debrief on each shot.
The editing process and the use of reactions.
DAY THREE: AIR
The film business.
Story structure and script analysis.
Differences between soap writing and film screenplays.
The relevance of ‘alchemy’ to screen acting.
Rehearse feature film scenes.
DAY FOUR: FIRE
The entire day is spent shooting 2-hander scenes from well written film screenplays.
DAY FIVE: ETHER
Review rough cut of soap scenes.
Review feature film ‘rushes’ in detail, followed by the rough cut done overnight.
Practical information and advice on how to gain further screen acting experience and put together an effective showreel.
Feedback on CVs.
For the detailed 5-Day Workshop Programme see here
Handouts and reading list provided.
(Post workshop: Participants will receive high-resolution Quicktime.mov files of the edited version of both their soap and feature film scenes.)
I did 2 courses and they were the perfect consolidation to what I had learnt through experience and at drama school. I now feel totally equipped to go into any screen audition with the knowledge and confidence required. I cannot recommend Andrew enough."
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