By October 10, 2013Uncategorized

Film Acting and Audition Technique
2-Day Master Class

Nancy Bishop, CSA Casting Director and author, of Secrets from the Casting Couch, offers special Master Classes Vienna, Austria November 9-10, 2013.

Summary: This two day intensive series of Master Classes is designed for actors who wish to brush up on their professional on screen audition skills as well as to make connections in the international acting community. Each actor will get professional feedback and a copy of their scene work. The two day Master Class will be co-taught by Joel Kirby, Workshop Manager and Head Acting Coach of the Nancy Bishop Technique.

Class Schedule:

Saturday, 9th November 2013*
10:00 Meet at venue for welcome coffee and orientation.
11:00-17:00 Master Class: Screen Acting Technique
Day 1 – Actors will watch and critique actual film castings of successful actors and discuss the techniques they used. Actors then participate in a series of exercises that develop effective methods that work on camera. Material covered will include close-up vs. wide shot techniques, playing an inner monologue and playing in the eyes. At the end of class, actors will be assigned a scene to prepare for mock castings the next day.
Sunday, 10th November 2013*
11:00-17:00 Master Class: Strategies for Screen Casting –Scene Study
Day 2 – Actors will apply the techniques they learned on Day One to perform a casting session in front of camera. The scenes, chosen from actual film scripts from projects that Nancy has cast, will include a variety of genres ranging from historical drama, to action/thriller to sci-fi. This mock casting enables actors to further develop their auditioning and screen acting skills. The scenes will be taped and reviewed.
17:00 Farewell drink

*Note: There will be a one-hour lunch break during the day

About Nancy: Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast over sixty American and British films, from her base in Prague. She has cast for major feature films including and Mission Impossible IV, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Prince Caspian, Bourne Identity, and she recently finished the European casting on Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer, starring Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, and Octavia Spencer. She is currently casting the feature film, Child 44 produced by Ridley Scott and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tom Hardy, and Gary Oldman. She has been teaching film acting workshops throughout Europe, the UK, and the US for many years. In addition, Nancy is the founding head of the Acting for Film Department at the Prague Film School.

About Nancy’s best-selling book (published by Methuen Drama) Secrets from the Casting Couch: Why is it that so many good actors don’t perform well at auditions? Secrets from the Casting Couch gives practical advice for actors, written from a casting director’s point of view, teaching the craft of film auditioning in front of camera. This best-selling book shows how actors can work with today’s internet technologies to book roles, and features advice and actual exercises that achieve results in the casting studio. The book will be available for a discounted price of 10 EUR.

About Joel: Joel Kirby and Nancy Bishop have been collaborating for many years, on casting and coaching. Joel was crucial to the development of the Bishop technique of screen actor coaching. A professional actor himself, he resides in Berlin. His international film acting credits include, Babylon A.D., Euro Trip, Harrison´s Flowers, Hitler: The Rise of Evil, Anne Frank: The Whole Story, Beyond the Sea, The Ghostwriter (directed by Roman Polanski) and Faust directed by Alexandr Sokurov, awarded the 2011 Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice. German films credits include, Drei Schwestern: Made in Germany, Erkan und Stefan and most recently award-winning Hannah Arendt directed by Margarethe von Trotta. Joel has collaborated with Nancy on casting many projects including Hellboy, Mirrors, and The Illusionist.

About Vienna: Rich in history and culture. Once home to the Hapsburgs and center of their European reign, today Vienna is an international center for the business, commerce and arts, especially theater and film. Located on the beautiful Danube the city is immersed with a blend of old-world charm and modern 21st century development. The two day workshop will be held in FOTOLOFT.AT a beautiful, expansive photographic studio spread over two floors in the center of Vienna.

WHEN: 09-10 November, 2013 (11:00-17:00)
WHERE: FOTOLOFT.AT Schweidlgasse 15/18, 1020 Vienna, Austria
COSTS: Class fee: 300,00 EUR. Price also includes a link to your scene work after the course.

ACCOMODATION INFORMATION: Because participants may require different levels of budget/comfort, the organizers will recommend several different contacts for accommodation options.

HOW TO REGISTER: Please send a photo and CV to workshop manager Joel Kirby at Preference will be given to serious career actors, with a commitment to skill enrichment. The 2-day Master Class space is limited, and we anticipate the class will fill up quickly so please register soon.
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