Too often the demands of a film shoot create an atmosphere of stress, panic, and miscommunication on set, making it difficult for both actors and directors to tell their best possible story. In the rush to get the shot, often there is no room for deep and revealed feeling for the actor, and no room for acute and perceptive direction.
A class for both actors and directors, come explore what it means to tell stories from a place of vulnerability, creativity, and joy. Directors will learn how to make actors feel safe, playful, and excited about the work, and will discover how to communicate with them in ways that unlock the full range of their emotional lives. Actors will learn how to self-empower on set and take charge of their performance and artistic needs in order to unleash the breadth and depth of their talent. Through exercises, movement, scene-work, and on-camera direction, we will re-discover the joy of this collaborative art and how to make space to tell incredibly compelling stories.