Directing Actors

The relationship between directors and actors marks an essential collaborative partnership in the filmmaking process. Clear, precise and meaningful communication helps to save time on takes, gaining your actors’ trust is imperative to the making of a quality film. 

Our practical directing acting workshop is tailored to the specific needs of directors to provide you with a useful set of communication skills.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 2 days, weekend
Hours: 10.00 - 17.00

Learn how to get the best out of your actors. The relationship between directors and actors marks an essential collaborative partnership in the filmmaking process. Clear, precise and meaningful communication helps to save time on takes, gaining your actors trust is imperative to the making of a quality film. Our practical acting workshop is tailored to the specific needs of directors to provide you with a useful set of communication skills.

We teach you how to speak to actors in their own terms. Through practical sessions, developing your experience on the other side of the lens, you will gain a deeper understanding of the actor’s perspective. Over the weekend you cover the essentials of what actors do and how, what actors expect from their director and how to communicate effectively with actors in their own language to get the performances you are looking for.

Our experienced tutors provide invaluable guidance throughout the course. Students learn how to use the techniques of various practitioners such as Meisner and Keith Johnstone.  Whether working to build dramatic tension or to add new depths to a performance, we provide a number of screen acting tips and simple techniques that will help directors get that sought-after best take. 

Course Goals

  • Gain an understanding of how to talk to actors from a director’s point of view
  • Learn how to get the best performance from your actors
  • Gain advice about how to build a positive working relationship with your crew

While on the course and for one month after you will receive complementary membership with LFA networking Filmmaker's Club.

For further information email shortcourses@londonfilmacademy.com or call LFA on +44 (0)207 386 7711 to book your place over the phone with a credit/debit card.

NB.  LFA Filmmaker's Club members fee: £190

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To book your place on this course please:
Apply online or Apply by post, print out the application form and post to London Film Academy, 52A Walham Grove, London, SW6 1QR, email admissions@londonfilmacademy.com or fax to 0207 381 6116. As soon as we've received your application we’ll send you a confirmation email containing payment details. Please check your ‘Junk Mail’ folder if you appear to have not received this email.

ENTRY CRITERIA

  • All applicants must be fluent in English: English Language Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Minimum age 18

VISA REQUIREMENTS

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