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The Reelly Useful On-camera Workshop for Professional Actors

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The Reelly Useful On-camera Workshop for Professional Actors

Time: March 17, 2018 from 1pm to 5pm
Location: Far Horizon Studio
Street: 304 Washington SE
City/Town: Albuquerque
Event Type: on-camera, film, actors', workshop
Organized By: The Reelly Useful Workshops
Latest Activity: Mar 1

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On-Camera Workshop for Professional Actors

March 17th (wearing green optional), 2018 1pm to 5pm,
304 Washington SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
$60. SAG/AFTRA discounted price $50 (cash, check, paypal, ccs at door)

Taught by an award winning film maker who has directed and edited many films and who started as a professional actor in London and New York.
       As a director, she has seen many examples of talented actors whose on screen performances were self-sabotaged.
       As a director, producer and occasional casting director, she has seen what makes an audition compelling.
       As a film editor, she has encountered situations where actors lost a shot or an entire scene because they were not aware of continuity, eyeline issues, or moved out of frame.


Being a talented artist is essential, but not knowing the critical technical aspects of working on camera can stop your audition from being considered and land your performance footage on the “cutting room floor”. Including:
* Moving on camera, staying in the shot and in focus
* Continuity - the actor’s most common pitfall
* Eyeline issues
* How to get the most from your script
* Owning your audition and performance
* Finding appropriate opportunities to excel
* Developing internal dialogue - mark of great film acting.

In both auditioning and in production performance, there is a technical skill set which allows you to do your best work and immediately identifies you as a professional who will be easy to work with on set.

Local actors in New Mexico often get to read for only a few lines. This presents a specific set of challenges in both audition and performance which will also be addressed in detail.

Participants will work on camera for immediate feed back on their work. Scenes devised to focus on both pitfalls and opportunities will be given available prior to the workshop to those who register ahead of time.

Deborah Dennison is an international award-winning film producer/writer/director whose films have been distributed around the world. Moving from producing/writing to directing a few years ago, she has directed two feature films, a short, and a web series and has auditioned actors as a director, a producer and a casting director. She began her career as an actor, having been trained full time for three years by the same teachers who taught Judi Dench and Vanessa Redgrave. She worked in network television and in the theatre in New York before moving behind the camera. She has taught Directing and Acting at Columbia University’s graduate School for the Arts when Milos Forman ran the film school there, and at AMDA in New York.

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