The Naked Face: Screen-Acting Masterclass, (3 Days)
This three day masterclass offers a genuinely revelatory experience, an understanding of how the lens of the camera relates to facets of your inner self – and how you can use that to communicate through it on a much deeper level as an actor. You will work closely with award-winning director David Penn, exploring beyond what might be termed the more conventional techniques. You will come to understand some fundamental truths about the game to which most are blind. You will find the discovery process a liberating experience. Discover that you could be a better actor on-screen than even you ever thought you could be…
The actor brings his or her own personal process to the camera in the general belief, it not being theatre, that more of the same but ‘less’ is required; whereas, in actual fact, it’s ‘a great deal more of something completely different’. The lens of the camera can see depths within an actor that are invisible to the naked eye, provided the actor knows how to let it in. David is able to demonstrate, with each and every actor present in his group, how it’s possible to communicate truth, as opposed to the construction that a performance is, to the lens. All the recognised techniques are unhelpful to this end but then David doesn’t teach some new one, either. The fact is, most actors have a misplaced sense of responsibility when it comes to their interpretation of character and story but all of this is elucidated in these revelatory three days in his class.
Classes are in English only.
iSFF, Institut für Schauspiel, Film-, Fernsehberufe
Telefon: +49 (0) 30-9018 374 43
Oudenarder Straße 16, 13347 Berlin
This masterclass is for professional actors, and it focuses on screen-acting alone.
Please, come with:
- Two learnt, duologue scenes in English, not much more than a page in length; best if they are confrontational.
- A hard copy of each scene, so that another actor can read in the other character, off-camera.
- Enough water, to drink