Mulholland Academy

Act for Camera Series

4 day Acting for the Camera-Shooting Scenes Intensive

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 four highly focused, fast paced 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 and scene work. 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.       

Actors will be assigned short scenes with dialogue and structured improvisations with partners to prepare and shoot. Actors will be urged to do some homework and rehearsals in the off hours. 

There is a very good chance here to collect more cuts for your “show reel.”

4 day intensive
On-Camera primer exercises-we’ll shoot scene work every day. Hard and fast.

Text Material will be sent ahead of day 1 for students to work on.

This class will be taught by Alex Murphy. 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 was the Sr. Acting Mentor for eight years for the full-time act program at the International Academy of Film and Television in Asia – during his tenure IAFT chosen as “one of the best film schools in the world” by The Hollywood Reporter: He recently guest lectured at faaam, Amsterdam.

Workshop dates:

Monday January 13th, Tuesday 14th,
Thursday 16th,
Friday 17th.

12 noon to 6pm.

PRICE: €475,- 

Maximum size: 8 participants.

Teacher: Alex Murphy

Alex-MurphyThis class is taught by Alex Murphy, an American actor, director and teacher. Alex appeared in the Canal +  films for lead and supporting roles:  Kiler, Mlode Wilki- Parts 1 and 2, and in a recurring role on the eastern European primetime series, Suckces. He has done over 40 plays, most of them in New York City’s Off, and Off-Off Broadway theatre scene. Alex has worked with actors in the USA, Asia and Europe for a number of years. He has guest lectured at Film Act Paris in France, Teaterhøgskolen i Nord-Trøndelag in Norway, Hakuna Academy in Antwerp, and the International Academy of Film and Television in Antwerp, Belgium, The UP Film Institute at University of the Philippines in Manila, and an And/Action Festival featured mentor in Steinkjer, Norway.   Read more about Alex Murphy.