Acting for the Camera – Intermediate

with Alex Murphy.

In todays film world, you never want to be caught “acting.”

The goal, always, when the camera rolls: you must get an audience to believe “you are who you say you are.”

During our 6 sessions together will take, as its primary goal, the great and perhaps the most useful notion in “on-camera” work: of building a “new version of me” for each and every second that the camera rolls. “Personalization” of any and all role playing on-camera is the technique notion of our time, and we will go after that. It is the demand made by all the best film work today. We work with these quintessential acting questions when performing for camera: Who am I? What do I want-And how much do I want it? How do I get what I want? And finally, from the world of Meisner technique, in our scene work: What I do depends on what they do.

The “personalization” goal will be the backdrop for our exercises over the first four sessions. Additionally, there will be monologue assignments and presentation for camera, scene work for camera, and structured improvisations for camera. We’ll work with technique specific exercises to advance the student’s working knowledge of technical challenges of acting for the camera.

We will exercise as many challenging shot set-ups as possible for the actor to test themselves. Some homework and rehearsals in the off hours. Script material will be assigned before the workshop begins-via email.

This is a fast paced class. Actors are required to be very prepared, fully memorized when stepping to shoot. We shoot every week. There is plenty of opportunity to collect multiple pieces of footage for showreels.

Tutor: Alex Murphy

Alex-Murphy Tutor

This class will be taught by Alex Murphy who began his training with Meisner Technique at Obie Award winning Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City. As an actor Alex has performed on film in the US, Europe, and in Asia. He has performed in over 40 plays in Asia, Europe, and the US-many in the Off-off Broadway circuit in New York City Alex’s first lead role was in the feature film MADMAN in New York City. Murphy’s work in film and television in the U.S. includes ONE LIFE TO LIVE, ALL MY CHILDREN, MADMAN and GUTS ( Best Short Film at Athens Film Festival). His European films include KILER, MLODE WILKI, MLODE WILKI ½, SUKCES (one season, prime-time TV series), and Russian/Polish/German feature film, AWKWARIUM. In Asia, Alex completed lead acting work on the short film RIVERSIDE, directed by Darwin Buschman and shot by Odie Flores (Kinatay, Serbis-Palme D’or nominees). In 2014, Alex was nominated for “Best Actor” at the Sinulog film festival in Cebu, Philippines, for PADULONG PINUY-ANAN. In 2022, in Amsterdam , Alex filmed a lead role in Beek Groot’s Entertain Me. During summer 2023, in Amsterdam at wonderHouseBoutique theatre, Alex directed and lead-acted in the Broadway hit, SEMINAR, by Theresa Rebeck.

Pay the Registration Fee to secure a place on the course.
Pay the Final Fee before the Course begins.

N.B. Don’t pay for the Course until  you have been accepted!

Summer Class

Acting for the Camera – Intermediate

Dates: June 25 to July 30, 2024
6 sessions
Times: Tuesday 6pm – 10pm (4 hours)
Location: WG Plein/Studio 163
Fee: €530
Registration Fee: €200 Final Fee: €330
 
*Must have some actor training for this class. Please submit experience and/or a self-taped short monologue. 
*An Advanced Acting Summer Certificate class
 
The 6 week series will move steadily and efficiently to give all actors the best chance to get material for SHOWREELS.
Actors will be sent some scene material to learn before our 1st class. Actor are expected to search for and choose a 1 minute monologue, contemporary. We will work on this and shoot it in the 1st class.
Your mentor, Alex Murphy, he will reach out to all actors via email before start of class. 
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