The Foundations of Acting 3
With Acting for the Camera Fundamentals
with Alex Murphy
*The Foundations of Acting 3 is part of an introduction to acting technique series that Mulholland Studio will continue to offer year round. Students can jump into series 1, 2, or 3 to begin. Foundations 1, 2, and 3 will work at an introductory level but with different exercises and performance challenges for each class.
Foundations 3 will carry on exercising the fundamental techniques of the craft of acting in a very user friendly way. Students will be introduced to the goals of acting technique pursued by acting students in the best acting schools and studios across the globe.
This class is designed to continue to explore the human experience and just how you begin to merge that understanding into skilled, playable story and character work. We’ll guide you through exercises and technique notions that will get you ready to take a shot at “playing the scene.”
Students in Foundations III will get right onto the business of rehearsing and working scripted scenes with a partner, assigned monologues, and always, structured improvisational exercises.
The added bonus for all Foundations classes is that the technique exercises are designed and will be played frequently for the camera. Thus, we will also be introducing 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.
The whole of the Foundation cycle of classes are devised to be loose and playful, while gaining a stronger sense of how to be more precise – and then just get up and give acting a good go.
*No previous experience required to end any one of the Foundations cycle.
Thursdays 7pm -10pm (3 Hours)
Dates: January 23d -March 12th
Maximum class size: 12 students
This class will be 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 is a lifetime member of New York City’s prestigious ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE. Alex has worked with actors in the USA, Asia, and Europe. He has guest lectured at Film Act Paris in France, Teaterhøgskolen i Nord-Trøndelag in Norway, Hakuna Academy in Antwerp, The UP Film Institute at University of the Philippines in Manila, and, as an And/Action Festival featured mentor in Steinkjer, Norway. Alex also served as the Head of the Acting Program at The International Academy of Film and Television in Antwerp, Belgium, and in Cebu, Philippines for 9 years.