ASPIRING TO BE AN ACTOR / ACTRESS?
WANT TO ACT IN FILMS?
A perfect practical training Foundation for an EXCITING Career!
WHY THESE WORKSHOPS?
GOA becomes the venue for the International Film Festival of India. After two IFFI events, the film culture is slowly and gradually beginning to develop in this State. With this in mind, Goa’s premier –
STENODAC ACADEMY OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMATOGRAPHY – is conducting three special Summer Workshops related to the Film Industry.
The Workshops are:
(1) FILM / TV ACTING
(2) DIRECTOR’S CRAFT – DIRECTING FILMS
(3) SCRIPT / SCREENPLAY WRITING
Among the first of its kind, these workshops will have just 10-15 participants, aspiring to get a BASIC FOUNDATION in the various aspects of these respective avenues in the film industry. The workshops are conducted at PANJIM and MARGAO, by expert Faculty in the Film Industry with over 20 years in the field. Though the Workshops are fully practical, a lot of study material will be provided to the participants during the workshop.
ASPIRING TO BECOME A FILM OR TELEVISION PROFESSIONAL?
DESIRE TO ACT IN FILMS OR TELEVISION?
STENODAC’S FOUNDATION ACTING WORKSHOPS
Our unique Foundation Workshop is a great way to get started. This Workshop is for beginners who have the desire, possible talent, and inclination towards ACTING but do not have the proper foundation and want to get their basics right.
You will get lots of free-wheeling ACTING wisdom and the know-how in many other “Good Stuff” areas.
Welcome. You’re among ASPIRING ACTORS and ACTRESSES here.
If you’re eager to break into the world of ACTING, STENODAC’S FILM & TV ACTING WORKSHOPS can point you in the right direction.
Gain a solid acting base. Learn acting techniques, methods, and theories thoroughly, to gain the best possible foundation for your acting career! Yes, you do need classes and experience, BUT first, you need a SOLID platform upon which to build. Get it Now!
This Workshop is open to girls and boys, who aspire to learn the art of acting and hone their talents. No previous experience is required since this is a Workshop for freshers. Also, there is no basic height or ‘looks’ requirement, since acting is open to all. There are different roles in films and according to the casting, you may be selected for specific roles.
These days aspiring actors and actresses knock from door to door, or look out for guidance and try to get a grasp on the way of acting, in their own style. The sad truth is that this very rarely happens because they have no single underlying understanding of the processes at work in human interaction, no mental framework upon which to hang their experiences. They go from one isolated idea to the next, with no links, no cohesion, and no plan.
The STENODAC Acting Workshop fills this much-needed gap in the modern acting study. Once you have completed the Workshop, all the sessions your experience will make more sense, allowing you to take the guess-work out of “how to become a great actor or actress” and putting you in control of your future.
Acting is a craft. It is something you spend your life learning. Read about it, attend talks, take classes, go to movies. But you must act. Do it at home; amongst friends, or before a mirror. Always be performing. Somewhere, anywhere. For pay or for free. Do it for the love of acting, not because you think you will get rich. Most actors are what is called “working actors”. They drive themselves to work. They act because they love it. You must love art and craft. Enjoy what you do, and see the spontaneity come more naturally.
Most of all? Never give up. There are tons of actors out there who are going to give up before you do. Be realistic with your expectations. This is a different field altogether. It takes TIME to get anywhere in ANY profession. Acting is no different.
This Workshop has been built up over two decades of personal study, training, and experience.
The teaching techniques teach actors to discover their unique qualities and overcome any self-defeating behavior to achieve success. The classes include monologues, scene study, improvisation, audition skills, movement, and personal exercises. Scenes are often critiqued so actors can review their work. We believe that success in the industry is not an accident. We will help you to map out your strategy for a long and successful career.
You will be trained in the same way as students on longer courses. It will be very exacting and exhausting. A maximum of practical work based on the three central elements of our training: acting (including improvisation), movement, and voice. Work is conducted in small groups as well as on a one-to-one basis. The individual work is on voice, movement, and physical skills.
In voice, the students have the opportunity to develop projection, range, clarity, strength, and flexibility without losing their individual characteristics of speech. The study of dialect and phonetics enables mastery of speech patterns other than their own, forms the basis for interpretative expression. The ordered Movement and voice are brought together as the Workshop develops. The sessions are flexible enough to allow changes of emphasis according to the needs of the particular group.
HOW MANY STUDENTS WILL BE ON THE COURSE?
10 – 15 candidates only, per workshop. This is the only way to learn practically. As mentioned, our focus is on practicality, rather than the theory of the acting craft.
It is unlikely for a candidate to be offered a place under the age of 15, unless in exceptional circumstances, after an interview. A written letter from the parents will be required for candidates under 18 years of age. There is no fixed upper age limit.
None. Just the desire and aspiration to act.
The Workshops are open to all. There is no selection process, and it is on a first-come-first-serve basis. (The Academy reserves the right to refuse any candidate, without assigning any reasons whatsoever. Even after admission, candidates may be dropped out from the Workshop if their conduct or behavior is not in keeping with acceptable moral ethics and principles of the Academy.)
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Candidates from out of Goa are welcome. The Academy does not make any arrangements for accommodation or travel. Candidates must make their own arrangements.
* Explore and learn and the principles of the Acting Technique.
* Become familiarised with the logistics of performance on a Film Set.
* Recognize the differences between Film acting and Stage performance.
* Understand how to break down a Scene and analyze a Character.
* Rehearse scenes to be analyzed and critiqued in class.
* Break down, analyze, and rehearse a select monologue and perform it in front of a live audience.
* Acting for Film
* Film Craft
* Voice & Movement
* Performance / Presentation
* The classes will begin with basic acting games and warm-ups.