Acting for the Camera

an Introduction

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.”

Our six days 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.

The “personalization” goal will be the backdrop for our exercises over the first 4 days. Additionally, there will be monologue assignments and presentation, scene work, structured improvisations for camera, and technique specific exercises to advance the student’s working knowledge of technical requirements 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, via email, before the workshop begins.

“the goal of the film actor is NOT to create a performance at all, but rather a reality to be recorded and shaped…” Robert Benedetti.

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!

Acting for the Camera – Advanced, with Alex Murphy 

Dates: Saturdays, May 20th – June 24th 2023.
6 weeks.
Times: 4pm– 8pm (4 hours).
Location: WG Plein
Fee: €525.
Registration Fee: €200. Final Fee: €325 .

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