Screen Actors Group Ōtautahi

Schedule for Screen Actors Group Ōtautahi


Actor's Guide to Film-Making

Block #3: Actor's Guide to Film-Making

Dates/time: Wednesdays, dates to be confirmed, from 6:30pm to 9pm

Director: Rush Jopson

Director's Assistant: Jonathan Briden

Cost: $150

Venue: Phillipstown Community Hub, Room 1, 39 Nursery Rd, Phillipstown

Enrolment: enrolment form

About this block

This block takes a look at the technical aspects of filmmaking, and how they can affect an actor's performance - through the eyes of the cinematographer, the editor and the director. Blocking, staging, camera movement, terminology and on-set workflow will all be examined, with practical exercises and some theory, where we will examine some famous examples in cinema and why they work.

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Authenticity in Performance

Block #2: Authenticity in Performance

This block is FULL.

Dates/time: Wednesdays, 17 Nov - 15 Dec, from 6:30pm to 9pm

Director: Kim Georgine

DOP: Rush Jopson

Cost: $150

Venue: Phillipstown Community Hub, Room 1, 39 Nursery Rd, Phillipstown

Enrolment: class is FULL

About this block

Actors hear about 'being in the moment' all of the time - but what exactly does this mean? And more importantly, what does this mean for you? In this 5 week block, we'll be looking at ways to develop authenticity and deep connections to the world your character lives in.

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Triggers, Connection, and Engagement

Block #1: Triggers, Connection, and Engagement

This block is FULL.

Dates/time: Wednesdays, 13 Oct - 10 Nov, from 6:30pm to 9pm

Director: Jonathan Briden

DOP: Rush Jopson

Cost: $150

Venue: Phillipstown Community Hub, Room 1, 39 Nursery Rd, Phillipstown

Enrolment: class is FULL

About this block

We'll be working from a variety of modern screen-plays, both dramatic and comedic. Our focus for this block will be on script analysis, connecting to our partner, and engaging in ways to create a genuine, true-to-life performance.

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