Acting in english intensive weekend workshop: Developing film acting skills in english for castings, monologues+ scene work

The workshop will take place over two days, with a total duration of 12 hours:

Saturday, 25th May:
15:00 - 19:00

Sunday, 26th May:
Session 1: 10:00 - 14:00
Break
Session 2: 15:00 - 19:00

12 hours

Audience: film and theatre actors, as well as musicians or dancers intending to perform and act for film.

 Objectives:  

  1. Give a self-presentation in English: artistic (for cinema, theatre) and commercials, prepare scenes for a show-reel for the English-speaking film world.
  2. Perform a cold reading and prepared monologue in English (film, theatre, commercial).
  3. Learn to prepare for an international casting in English (in person or by self-tape),
  4. Prepare and work on Scenes to enhance the actors’ listening skills, to feel comfortable on an international film set, to understand directions given in English, and to communicate on set in English with all the members of the film cast and crew. To be aware of the different accents in English, practice active listening, establish good contacts and manage to actively communicate on an international film set and act in English and use the acting techniques appreciated by the Anglo- Saxon film acting world.
  5. To be able to improvise in English, gain self-confidence, use ‘improvisation to become better assimilated in the character you are playing, so to be able to give a believable performance on set while acting in English.

TRAINING PROGRAMME CONTENT

Introduction

Presentation of the programme, its objectives, the acting instructor, and the attendees.

Artistic Presentations and Show-reels

  • Presentations and Show-reels: For whom? For what objective?
  • Format, duration
  • Awareness of Cultural Specificities depending on the country (USA, UK, Australia, European International Productions)
  • Implementation: drafting and giving of presentation

Monologues: cold reading and prepared

  • Warm-up Exercises: physical, vocal, emotional, pronunciation and diction
  • Cold Reading, Language Analysis, Word stress and pronunciation, Intonation, and body language
  • Speech speed and voice volume, Voice variation according to physical and emotional states

Learning to prepare for an international casting (in person and online by a self-tape)

  • Casting Types
  • Identifying the speakers and audience
  • Studying their characters, the scene, its ethnic and socio-cultural context
  • Fully becoming the character to be acted
  • To let go and be free with emotional authenticity

Attending an international casting, filming a self-tape          

  • Prepared Scene
  • Monologue, Communication with the persons holding the casting – establishing a contact, Self-Marketing, Behavioural Differences depending on the country, End of casting, Self-tape: Working principle, Self-tape: equipment, technical and organisational specificities.
  • Relaxation and Cool-down Exercises, (physical, mental, and emotional).
  • End of Day Feedback

 

DAY 2 SUNDAY 10 MARCH MORNING SESSION

Introduction

To feel comfortable while acting in English on an international film set: directions in English.

  • Warm-up Exercises: physical, vocal, emotional, pronunciation and diction
  • Expertise and know-how on a film set,
  • Set vocabulary in English, understand directions given in English.

To be familiar with different English accents, to practice active listening, to use body language

 

SCENE WORK, in English, using acting techniques appreciated by the Anglo-Saxon film acting world

  • Dialogues in pairs: Dramatic Scenes
  • Dialogues in pairs: Comedy Scenes

 

DAY 2 SUNDAY 10 MARCH AFTERNOON SESSION

Improvise in English

  • Warm-up Exercises: physical, vocal, emotional, pronunciation and diction
  • Improvisation Techniques
  • Benefits of being able to improvise in English
  • Improvising to understand better your character and to bring it to life on set
  • Improvising on a film set – by taking risks, offering options, and making suggestions

Developing and applying the techniques taught during the training and bringing these acquired acting skills to life.

  • Mock Shoot, to include all the acting and language skills acquired
  • Possibilities of developing an international acting career in English
  • International Aids (acting agencies, casting sites, international acting sites, etc.), personal action plan
  • Relaxation and Cool-down Exercises, physical, mental, and emotional
  • End of Day and Workshop Feedback.

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Louise Denyer

Acting in english intensive weekend workshop: Developing film acting skills in english for castings, monologues+ scene work

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