Mindscreen film institute two months acting foundation course 2011 – 17th januar - Chennai

Saturday, 8 January 2011

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City: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Offer type: Sell


Phone 9841612595

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No: 4, Kanniamman Koil Street, Dr. Ranga Road
Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
Ph: +91 044 4210 8682 / Mobile: +91 9841612595
E-mail: ranjeethkumar@mindscreen.co.in
Web: www.mindscreen.co.in
Following the huge success of its Screenwriting and Cinematography courses, the Mind Screen Institute is now launching its first Acting Foundation Course.
This two month course is suited to students with a strong interest and some experience in the performing arts as well as returning students or professional practitioners who would like to refresh their learning and knowledge in a pressure-free environment.
The aim of the acting foundation course is to help performers to become confident and comfortable in the skills needed by an actor today in order to secure quality and regular acting work.
During the course students will begin to understand the nature and language of actor training and the effect will be to gain confidence, and lose any nervousness about acting and being an actor.
Along with modern training, we will also introduce the student in the traditional skills of classical language, with particular reference to the voice.
Course Content
Part 1
The programme will begin with four weeks of intensive training, during which students will attend daily technical classes in voice, movement, speech, acting and improvisation, as well as singing, dance and the martial arts.
Students can expect to gain an in-depth understanding of how to prepare the voice, body and mind for the demanding life of an actor.
Topics covered will include breathe and rhythm, diction, resonance, stage presence, core stability and awareness of the body in space.
A large part of the course will focus on the interpretation and delivery of both contemporary and classical texts and there will also be daily improvisation classes where students will be encouraged to liberate the body and mind to allow room for imagination.
Classical Texts
In the second week, students will have to chance to work with Shakespeare texts and will be encouraged to get up and speak his words naturally and simply in order to bring the writing to life. They will work on scenes, monologues and sonnets as well as movement and stage fighting.
Contemporary Texts
Students will be encouraged to bring their own experience to the classes in order to explore the world in which we live, as well as to imagine the lives of others.
During the afternoons, students will attend classes in dance, martial arts and singing and will learn a variety of styles in each of these disciplines.
A full week of the course will be dedicated to classes in Acting for Film and Television.
Students will not only have the opportunity to work with professional cameras and crew; they will also have the benefit of attending a workshop with Mind Screen Institute’s founder, Film Director and Cinematographer, Mr Rajiv Menon.
Part 2
The second month of the programme will involve the casting and rehearsing of a piece of dramatic text and will culminate in a stage production, in which students will perform to invited members of film and theatre industry.
All students will take part in the production, rehearsing throughout the four weeks for a performance on the final day. They will learn the skills needed to create a character and a strong performance, in the same rehearsal process as they will experience in the professional world.
The Staff
The training is vocational and practical and will be taught by a team of extremely distinguished and respected theatre and film professionals, all of whom, as well as being experts in their fields, enjoy successful careers as actors and directors.
Course Benefits
The Mind Screen Institute feels that it is able to offer a unique course, which will be second to none.
Staffed by a team of broad-minded practitioners, all of whom benefit from a wide experience of both Western and Indian acting styles, this course will attempt to integrate the modern with the classical and bring together the cultures of both Indian and Western traditions.
Students will benefit hugely for the many resources that the Mind Screen Institute has to offer, including an operational film production company, which houses a private screening room.
Successful candidates will be offered a complementary Film Appreciation Option, where they will be given the opportunity to attend a variety of screenings made available at the Institute after school hours.
Launching the Career
As an added bonus, on completion of the course, each student will receive;
•4 x headshots
•4 x medium shots and
•A 3 minute show reel