Foundations of Acting with An Introduction to Acting for the Camera
with Alex Murphy
This class exercises the fundamental techniques of the craft of acting. Actors will be familiarized with the foundational building blocks of acting technique pursued by acting students in the best acting schools and studios across the globe.
This class is for relative beginners to understand, experientially, what it means to work at becoming a skilled actor. The class can also serve the advanced beginner by reworking, through exercises, the technique notions that will keep you in shape to “play the scene.”
We will learn by doing, jumping right into technique exercises and mini performance challenges which will be played weekly for the camera. This class introduces you to basic “on-camera” act technique. There is a significant difference between stage work and camera work, and we will give you that perspective, and practice, early on.
We work, and play, in each class to understand experientially what it means to work at becoming a skilled actor. This class experience has been devised for actors to begin to get a hold on what process works specifically, and then, finally, above all, to be loose and playful, just jumping right in to give acting a good go on stage, and “on-camera.”
Students in this class will work on short one-minute monologues, improvisational exercises, and some short contemporary scene material with partners. All this will be filmed with quality sound.
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. Alex will revive his role in Seminar at BadHuis Theater in Amsterdam, in November, 2023
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Foundations of Acting with an Introduction to Acting for the Camera, with Alex Murphy
Dates: Wednesday November 1st to December 13th.
Duration: 7 weeks.
Times: 6pm – 10pm (4 hours)
Location: WG Plein, Studio 163.
Registration Fee: €200 Final Fee: €390.