Intimacy On Set („I May Destroy You“, „Normal People“)
Ita O’Brien (Intimacy Coordinator)
OW TO PREPARE SAFELY FOR INTIMATE SCENES
working with the Intimacy On Set Guidelines
with Ita O’Brien (Intimacy Coordinator & Movement Director) & Ina Koslowski
*** The workshop does not count as training to become an Intimacy Coordinator, it is a sharing of the Intimacy Guidelines to incorporate it into your working practice. ***
*** For anyone that does want to go on to begin training as an Intimacy Coordinator, attending this workshop is a prerequisite. ***
With TV, and film demanding ever more nudity and sexual content, how do we work with best practice for intimate scenes? This is a two day workshop for actors, directors movement practitioners interested in exploring clear guidelines when working with intimacy from the auditioning process, through to performance on set.
DAY 1 - Introduction/Lecture
DAY 2 – In the morning there will be an introduction to the intimacy work, incl. short film; then we will share best practice, and in the afternoon we will work practically, sculpting moments of intimacy from scenes brought in by participants, putting into practice the Intimacy On Set Guidelines.
DAY 3 – We will film the scenes worked on, and playback, gaining insights into how to approach intimacy, empowering you with clear guidelines when approaching this work.
* Training as an Intimacy Coordinator:
** For anyone that does want to go on to begin training as an Intimacy Coordinator, attending this workshop is a prerequisite.
2 -3 days Introductory weekend workshop exploring IoS guidelines. On successfully completing Stage One, participants are eligible to be considered for a place on Stage 2 to begin their training as an Intimacy Coordinator.
** Applicants will be asked to submit a CV and a covering letter stating their experience of intimate scenes, what they wish to get out of the training and what they bring to the role of the Intimacy Coordinator. Successful applicants will be offered a place on Stage Two.
*Booking not open yet! But you can send us already your application: firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited to 24 participants – only for film/tv/theatre professionals and movement practitioners/directors
Ita O’Brien is an intimacy coordinator and movement director for film, television, and theatre. She teaches in some of Britain’s premier acting schools, devises her own work, and publishes research. She is currently working to establish best practice for producers, directors, and actors working with scenes with sexual content.
For the last four years Ita O’Brien has been developing best practice when working with intimacy, scenes with sexual content, and nudity in film, TV, and theatre. The industry currently has no established guidelines or accepted process. Under-rehearsed or unsafe intimate scenes do not serve the production or keep the participants safe. There are countless examples of poor practice leaving actors with lasting damage and often compromising the production. Ita is currently working to obtain industry adoption of the ‘Intimacy on Set’ guidelines.