This is a chance for Equity New Zealand members to work with one of the world’s leading authorities on the art of film directing, writing and storytelling. US guest teacher Mark W. Travis will work with a select number of actors with a larger audience observing the process.
Some of the greatest obstacles an actor faces in either the rehearsal or the production process are beyond their control. The three most troubling are:
1.DIRECTORS who don't connect or communicate well with actors
2.SCRIPTS that are vague, wobbly and not clear
3.SCENE PARTNERS who are unsupportive, can't connect, or are overwhelmed by their own challenges
Most actors respond to these challenges by isolating, pulling back into themselves and just focusing on doing the best job they can. This is understandable, yet this act of isolation, which is very likely happening with several actors, will diminish the effectiveness and the quality of the scene.
ACTORS 911 has been designed by Mark Travis to address these issues head-on by giving the actors techniques and tools that they can use to not only avoid isolation, but to engage the director, the scene, and their scene partner in a way that will enhance the work of everyone.
By sharing the secrets and the power of the directorial tools of The Travis Technique, Mark Travis will teach you how to:
1. Think like a director without interfering with the director's authority
2. Discover the range of possibilities to bring even the weakest script to life
3. Engage your scene partner into a deeper relationship
Bio of host:
Mark W. Travis (US) is one of the world’s leading authorities on the art of film directing, writing and storytelling. Author of two important books on filmmaking and winner of over 30 directorial awards in theater, Mark Travis developed a fresh and innovative approach to writing and directing that cuts to the core of every story, script and character. Mark has taught his dynamic Travis Technique at over 50 film schools and director’s guilds around the world. Affectionately called “the director’s director,” Mark is in constant demand to consult on film projects worldwide. Website: www.TheTravisTechnique.com Online Courses: https://tifi.teachable.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org