TRAINING FOR DIRECTING ACTORS AND ACTING FOR FILM
THERE ARE SIMPLE PROCESSES, THERE ARE COMPLEX PROCESSES
Practice makes perfect!
We have designed an online program that seeks to create encounters between actors and directors
where they can experience Cold Readings and audition simulations.
The practical part of the workshop is based in a dynamic of Cold Readings and Audition simulations.
There are three kinds of workshops with different professors and tutors.
The workshops total duration is 40 hours long.
18 hours of personalized training and 22 hours in class with 2 professors and 18 students.
Classes are approximately three and a half hours long per day, between 6pm and 9:30 pm (Colombia).
Dialogue and discussion leads us to discover how simple and complex this world of acting for film is.
We are a group of 10 people with a long experience in casting area, coaching and preparingn actors for film.
The practical part of the workshop is divided between Cold Readings and Audition simulations.
When put it into practice, the meetings have 5 people: 3 students and 2 tutors.
Each meeting could be observed by the students that are not participating during that schedule.
The scenes will be given one day in advance to each group.
The scenes to work on will vary between the classical genres: Drama and Comedy.
Some will have complex dialogues and others will evidence the need of silence.
40% of the workshop is theory-based in order to unify the tools between actors and directors as well as a way to strengthen the text analysis process.
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Theoretical phase (7 hrs)
Practical Phase- transition through emotions (7 hrs)
Cold Reading Phase (7hrs)
Audition Phase -exchanging roles- (9hrs)
Evaluation -Cold Reading and Audition- (9hrs)
Schedule: 6pm- 9:30 pm Colombia.
Total of participants: 7 directors and 14 actors
Cost: $115 USD
($415,000 Colombian Pesos)
Designed for professional actors and directors as well as students interested in practicing and developing skills for film.
Online training for Directors and Actors
3 to 4 hours per day
By means of Auditions and Cold Readings: ONLINE
- 7 hours of theory
- 7 hours of physical training/ emotional warm up/ voice preparation.
- 25 hours of audition and Cold Reading practice between one director and two actors.
- Plus the hours of observation of the other groups exercises where students can solidify their own processes and concepts.
- 6 scenes for each participant.
- 1 and a half hour per exercise.
In every practical exercise there will be 1 direction student, 2 acting students, 1 direction tutor and 1 acting tutor. All tutors are members of the Faguacasting Team.
Identifying difficulties of acting for film.
Avoiding misunderstanding of the director’s indications, actors and directors from overthinking, excessive elaboration, working from an“external” point of view and everything that keeps an actor from being present.
Experimenting different physical and sensitive warm ups that will allow the actor to enter into a particular emotional state and the use of elements that give life to a scene before standing in front of a camera.
Studying other ways of Text Analysis, in this case, fragments of screenplays.
The director must recognize the challenges implied in building up the scene, as well as the tone and the emotion specific to it´s genre. This will allow the director to find the technical terms needed in order to established a warm and respectful dialogue with the actors, by unifying their ideas with his own and definite vision of the scene.
Actors will develop a more independent way of approaching the scene that will later facilitate them to work with the director. With the new tools learnt they will seek a more concrete feedback about their performance in front of the camera and it’s language.
The difficulty that comes from having little information makes the actors training method a fundamental element when performing for film.
Exercises will be done in order to explore the creation of characters in a rational and sensorial way.
In groups of 3 a proposal will be developed and later strengthened by the tutors.
Together they will make a proposal of the scene which will be further developed and strengthened by the tutors.
The final scenes will be handed out by the tutors in a script format.
The idea is to identify what the essence of the story is, what motivates each character to behave in the way they do, what the subtext of it is and what the key aspects that belong to the genre of the director`s choice are.
Each exercise is made to create a space of reflection and feedback among the participants. We will deepen in the analysis of each actors work.
At the end of the 14 hours of theory, the practical phase begins.
Each exercise (6 in total for each participant) will be developed within an hour and a half.
7 groups of 3: 1 director and two actors.
There will be a total of 6 scenes: each scene will be read once, analyzed and performed 3 times.
EACH GROUP WILL BE MADE UP BY:
– A TUTOR IN THE AREA OF ACTING
– A TUTOR IN THE AREA OF DIRECTING
All exercises will be recorded and handed in by the end of the workshop along with a personalized feedback of every exercise done during the training.
As well as discussions of concepts related to the analysis of scripts and written scenes.
-Elaboration of the actors’ and the directors’ strategies to build a scene.
-7 assembled scenes
CARLOS «FAGUA» MEDINA
Actors Coach and Casting director
Director and Actors Coach.
Director and Actors coach.
Director and screenwriter.
Director and Casting director.
COSTOS Y BENEFICIOS
Professional level $115 Dollars (aprox $450 Colombian pesos)
Each person registered will receive at the end of the workshop a certificate of attendance.
The material of all the meetings will be recorded and send in digital format.
The registered material of all the meetings will be sent in Digital format.
The workshop opens with an 80% of participants registered. If this requirement is not accomplished, 100% of the registration money will be returned.
To be part of the TRAINING, the enrollee must have paid 100% of the fee via the PAYMENT BUTTON, located at the end of this page.
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