The aim is to help you discover some of your archetypes and therefore learn more about who you are and what you naturally bring to the table. We’ll be working on one script a week, aiming to get as natural and as truthful performances as possible.
Similar to the characterisation course I ran last summer. Working on the same character for 6 weeks with a partner, building it from a place of truth and looking for consistency through the scenes each week. The only difference is that I will watch your first tapes before the class starts, this will give me more time to rewatch scenes and give more specific feedback.
No other classes gives me the practice I need, the filming and feedback we receive is invaluable. Lee has a great eye and knowledge he’s collected over his years of being an actor/director. He’s witty, straight to the point and always fair.Which not only makes he one hell of a teacher but also a mentor in my eyes.
The honesty. I know if I come in and try something and it doesn’t work, I will get a truly honest evaluation and a way to improve myself. There’s no tiptoeing round the point. If you’re shit, you’re shit, but here’s a way you can be better. Almost 100% of the time my performance is stronger and I feel more confident!
I felt comfortable and in a safe space to continue my progression. Honest feedback. Believing in your students. Seeing Lee create his own work is very inspiring.
Scripts will be sent out on Friday to be learnt by Monday. The first section of class will be spent looking at technique and how to prepare the script correctly, you will then have half an hour to self-tape and send the scene to me, which I will then analyse with the group.
Friday: Scripts will be sent out, to be learnt by Monday
Looking at the technique, theory and prepping the script
30 mins to self-tape
Live group video, I will watch the tapes live and talk through my feedback and what you can work on/you should have done differently. The whole group will be able to watch the tapes and see the points I’m making.
Option 2: Character Work & Further Study of Casting Brackets – 12 hours (max 10 people), £90 for 4 weeks
Dates: Two Options (10 people each): Monday 3-6pm or Tuesday 6-9pm
How it will work:
The aim with this is for more experienced students (please ask if you’re unsure who this is) to really concentrate and perfect/develop a casting bracket, working solely on one character from a play/film/tv series over the course of 4 weeks (different scene from the body of work each week). Adding layers; physical/vocal and seeing how the CB operates in different scenarios.
Actors will be paired up before the course starts and will find a film/play/tv series to work on for the four week period. Each actor is required to send their scene before class for analysis, you will then receive redirection in class and have 30-40 mins to reshoot the scene. Actors are then given notes and feedback to take on board and apply to their character for the following week.