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Audition! Self-taping for Actors
April 8 @ 7:00 pm - April 30 @ 6:00 pm¥29,000
4 Friday Evenings 7pm-9:30pm and one Saturday afternoon 1pm-6pm.
Actors lack the leadership of a director and the stimulation of a supporting cast during a self-tape audition. Additionally a competitive element further complicates matters. The combination of these conditions compromises the creative process and can impede the actor from doing their best work. ELFS acting studio is now offering a workshop to fully explore, train and acquire the skills necessary to meet this unique set of challenges in a new class entitled, Audition! Self-tape Submissions.
Week 1: Learn to identify character, define objectives, list obstacles and evaluate circumstances. We will examine various scenes and develop our analytical abilities.
Week 2: Utilize exercises designed to evoke the psychological and emotional conditions of the character which allow the actor to work truthfully under imaginary circumstances.
Week 3: Confronting the competitive element of auditions as well as dealing with directorial adjustments requested by casting professionals.
Week 4: Self-taping requires the use of filmmaking techniques and equipment. This evening we will cover technical needs and the best way to technically present yourself on camera.
Class 5: Takes place on the following Saturday when we will record your assigned audition scene. Each actor will practice using the learned skills to deliver an audition simulation as well as making adjustments in real time. (You will be able to take away copies of your audition recordings).
About Jim O’Connor
Jim O’Connor received his bachelor of fine arts degree in acting from the University of Rhode Island, USA, where he studied the Meisner method. After working in regional theater under the guidance of Tony award winning Director, Adrian Hall, Jim relocated to New York City where his career shifted to daytime soap operas, episodic television and Emmy award winning national network commercials. Thereafter, Jim explored the growing trend as a television host with his own shows on the USA network amongst others. Throughout his pursuits, Jim steadily trained with Gary Swanson, a first generation acting pupil of Lee Strasberg and lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio. Jim enjoys teaching the knowledge he has been fortunate enough to obtain and now looks forward to sharing the same with Tokyo performing artists.
About Rory O’Donnell
Rory O’Donnell worked in the UK entertainment industry for 25 years, initially as an actor, then a casting director, before spending ten years as course director for Raindance London, the UK’s top provider of short training courses for filmmakers. He is an award-winning filmmaker, with short films he has directed screening in festivals in Europe and North America. His students have included everyone from film professionals looking to broaden their skillsets to inexperienced novices with a passing interest in the subject. Building on this experience, he has developed classes accommodating to all backgrounds and abilities.