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New Film Workshop for All Ages Being Held on Donation Basis
Sunday, July 1 in West Palm Beach, Florida starts an all-encompassing Film Workshop for artists interested in writing, directing, acting, sound, lighting, cinematography, makeup and costume design, as related to the film and TV industry.
No tuition fee will be charged for this class; the workshop is being held on a donation basis. Each student will need a 32G flash drive. For new students there is a $35 one-time registration fee.
Actor’s Rep’s founder, Bob Carter, began teaching adult actors in 1978 and classes have continued ever since, adding strong programs for children and teens.
Carter says, “The ability to create a character is why an actor is hired. The approach to doing that may be called a “System”, “Method”, or “Approach”
“With this workshop I hope to bring to West Palm Beach and Actor’s Rep a creative learning experience that all artists can afford, and that culminates in a showcase we can all be proud of.”
“We will work on camera every week, and students will be able to keep their filmed work for viewing during the week. In this way, they can see why they were given a specific note, and set about to improve the work accordingly, for the next class session. The scenes and monologues will be shot in high definition, broadcast quality, with a Nikon D’100 Digital camera,” Carter added.
Actors will prepare one three minute monologue and one 5 to 8 minute scene. It is hoped this material will be created in the workshop, by writers within the group.
The workshop will be in session on Sundays from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.
For adults who wish to do a scene with a young actor, or a young actor who would like to work with an adult actor (this happens very often in our work as actors), you will be given specific call times.
All workshop members will be allowed to watch and monitor all the work. Written permission from parents of minors to allow the young actor to observe, or participate in, work containing adult language or subject matter, will be required.
Completed work will be screened in the theatre, as a showcase.
Our current students are gaining entrance to the Schools of the Arts, acceptance into highly respected colleges, being cast in many local theatres, both Community and professional Equity houses, and getting their Equity cards. Because many have secured their SAG cards by booking such shows as “Burn Notice”, “Glades”, “Magic City”, Independent films, and work being filmed in south Florida by major Motion Picture Studios (they also have begun their work by working in many student films), I am going to start this workshop group to enhance our actors’ abilities for on camera work.
If the need arises, will begin an advanced TV and Film workshop, by invitation only, in which we will focus on shooting screenplays and scripts created by writers in our workshop.
Writers need a space where they can see and hear their dialogue come to life.
Directors need a space to work with and direct actors, along with making artistic decisions as to how a shot should be set up, and work and collaborate with other members of the artistic team etc. Hair and make-up designers need a place to practice their crafts. Directors of photography need a space to practice their art form and collaborate with writers and directors, sharing their thoughts and ideas with other members of the creative team.
Actor’s Rep plans to meet many needs of the film and theatre workshop community.
For more information, visit our website at www.actorsrep.org or call