FASI Workshop: Acting for Film and Television
Jul 17, 2012 to Jul 20, 2012
The fundamental requirement of film and television actors is to have an active “inner life” on screen. Designed to awaken that inner life and give participants the tools to think real thoughts on camera, this four-day intensive for undergraduate students and emerging professionals introduces the skills needed to act in film and television.
Each session comprises a combination of preparation, scene filming and critique of the work. The workshop covers a wide range of concepts and techniques, including ‘claiming the frame”, hitting marks, scene study, character analysis and auditioning for camera.
The workshop is led by professional actors and Odyssey Studio co-directors Melee Hutton and David Matheson.
Melee Hutton, artistic director of KICK theatre, has worked extensively in theatre in both the UK and Canada. Her Canadian performance credits include Shakuntala (Pleiades Theatre, World Stage), The Miser and Blithe Spirit (Sudbury Theatre Centre), The Seagull (Wordsmith Theatre), Bluebeard (Toronto Fringe), Pericles (Festival of Classics) and The Doll House (DVxT). In the UK, she originated the role of Farrah Delamitri in Ben Elton’s Laurence Olivier Award-winning Popcorn (Apollo Theatre) and played Mary in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Olivier Award-winning Our Country’s Good (Royal Court Theatre) in London’s West End. Other UK credits include Disappeared, Weldon Rising, Gibraltar Straight (Royal Court Theatre); Macbeth (New Vic Theatre); Juno and the Paycock and ON (Royal National Theatre of Great Britain). Recent film and television appearances include Love and Savagery, Beautiful People, Flashpoint and PSI Factor.
David Matheson is a Toronto-based actor, director and teacher, and the founder of Wordsmyth Theatre. Recent directing and performance credits include Julius Caesar, The Seagull, Disciples, Bluebeard (which won Patron's Pick at Summerworks 2008), and A Streetcar Named Desire. His 2010 production of Melissa James Gibson’s play [sic] was a Toronto Fringe Festival hit. His film and television work includes Cold Blood, Breakout, Black Harbour, Lexx:The Dark Zone, Terra X and The Prince and the Grail. Recent media work includes roles in the upcoming feature films There is No Undo and Rampage, and the web series Propagator Newz.
Fine Arts Summer Intensive (FASI) is a series of creative experiential workshops for high school and university students, emerging professionals and educators, offered by the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University. From two-day training sessions to three-week boot camps, FASI offers intensive experiences in dance, design, film, music, theatre and visual arts designed to whip you into creative shape!
FASI is supported by York University's Academic Innovation Fund.
|Location:||Centre for Film and Theatre, York University, 4700 Keele St. Toronto|
|Sponsor:||Faculty of Fine Arts|
|Posted by:||Derek Gingrich|