FERNANDO TRUEBA - Film Directing Workshop 20-21 May 2017 Porto, Portugal
Temple Clark STORYBOARDING IN FILM Workshop London 8-9 July
ABOUT FRANCESCA JAYNES Francesca Jaynes has been a Choreographer and Movement Director in the film industry for over 25 years. Her work is incredibly diverse, ranging from movement in “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” and “Gravity” to musical films such as “De-Lovely” and “Muppets Most Wanted”. She has worked with top directors on both sides of the Atlantic, including Mike Leigh, Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Joss Whedon, Ron Howard, Michael Winterbottom, and Mike Newell, and with a host of stars such as Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, Sandra Bullock, Andy Serkis, Christoph Waltz, Tina Fey, Jude Law, Keira Knightley, and Kevin Kline. In addition to a wide-ranging CV in film, she works regularly in the theatre in musicals, opera, and plays, and also in television drama. For a complete look at her career to date, please visit www.francescajaynes.com .
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION CHOREOGRAPHY AND MOVEMENT IN FILM Work in dance and movement in film can be an ever-changing and diverse experience. This is what makes it exciting! But it’s also what makes it extremely challenging. The top people in the industry have a vast range of skills (ballet, tap, historical dance, contemporary social dance, etc) and must always be ready to adapt and change to best serve their director and the film. Within this two-day exploration of the discipline, we’ll look at the complete process of working in dance/movement on a film production, from initial meetings with producers and directors, to casting, rehearsals, and ultimately filming. There are a host of details and elements that need to be considered at each stage of the process, in addition to the actual creation of the work. With discussions, Q and A’s, and practical ‘on your feet’ workshops, we’ll explore the myriad of fun and challenging scenarios that can present themselves on a variety of job assignments. Topics will include: Different approaches for different films, Genres, and directors; How does the dance/movement fit into the narrative of the film and/or scene; Relationships with other departments (Directors, Assistant Directors, Costume Departments, Sound Departments, Art and Props Departments); Practical sessions in creating and filming the work (historical dance, etc); Actors, dancers, and Muppets - working with differing levels of skills, abilities, and comfort zones. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for, choreographers, dancers, Actors, and Directors, who can directly benefit from the knowledge and know how presented on this workshop. The workshop is also suited to different profiles, such as cinematographers, Art Directors, who will directly work with Choreographers and Movement Directors, and can improve their work by knowing how to interact with this department in a more effective way. The workshop is also suitable for anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Choreography and Movement Direction.
LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP London UK 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 30 September and 1st October 2017 Location: London UK Price: 399GBP (279GBP with 30% discount until 13th of July) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions
ABOUT CLIFFORD DE SPENSER Clifford De Spenser is an English born Dialect Coach, who has worked with some of the industry’s most renowned actors and directors, throughout his career of over 30 years. Clifford, who, among a wide list of credits, has worked in films such as The Constant Gardener and Saving Private Ryan, as well as TV shows like The Borgias and Tyrant, first graduated in English Language and Literature in Oxford University. Following his graduation, he spent five years teaching English as a Second Language, time during which he acquired fluency in French, German and Italian and developed skills in the areas of interpreting and classical singing. Clifford then completed the Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama and has worked consistently due to his insight into the spoken and written language, broad cultural perspective, as well as his flexible and practical approach to working with actors, singers, directors, screenwriters and producers. Clifford teaches phonetics, voice production and the effective use of spoken English and coaches actors in English - Standard, Regional and Foreign accents - and major European languages (French, German, Italian and others) for film, television, theatre and the recording studio. The list of actors he has coached is both extensive and impressive. It includes, among many others, actors Gerard Depardieu, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Kevin Bacon, Naomie Harris, Gong Li, Heath Ledger, Mads Mikkelsen, Ashraf Barhoum, Orlando Bloom, Dominic Cooper, Gemma Arterton, Liam Cunningham, Gaspard Ulliel, Hiroyuki Sanada and Tadanobu Asano. Throughout his career Clifford has also worked with directors such as Werner Herzog, Peter Brook, Steven Spielberg, Andy and Larry (Lana) Wachovski, Ridley Scott, Neil Jordan, Fernando Meirelles, Peter Webber, Shekhar Kapur, Matthew Vaughn, Lee Tamahori, Tom Tykwer, Justin Theroux, Tom Hooper, Steve Coogan, Louis Leterrier, Denys de La Patelliere, James McTeigue, Ole Bornedaal, Coky Giedroyc, Vincent de Brus, David L. Cunningham, Alexandre Aja and Jon Amiel.
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION VOICE SPEECH AND ACCENT IN FILM The Voice Speech and Accent in Film workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of Voice Speech and Accent, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Clifford de Spenser, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future. Day 1 A day of interactive coaching, where the participants will experience something similar to what an actor experiences working with a dialogue coach for a specific project with a script. Topics depending on participants’ background, their questions and individual needs. ● introduction to the situation that exists on an international movie and preparation for the work the dialogue coach (face to face or via Skype). ● what's involved in the voice training? The role of relaxation, posture, breath, movement of the body, etc. ● interpreting scripts – understanding and exploring the text; ● deciphering characters, directing yourself and delivering believable performances - how to use voice to project outward emotion, matching it with body movements to interpret text and present a story. ● methods of accent reduction - posture and breathing; increasing clarity of diction; understanding of rhythm, tempo, pace, intonation and pitch range, increasing confidence. ● practice texts Day 2 Professional aspects of working in the industry. ● the role of a voice coach on set ● the position of a coach as a specialist consultant and not an integral crew member on all films ● a walk through a typical day on set ● hierarchies, relationships with actors, directors, ● set etiquette ● tools to take away and apply to audition pages – simple tricks and a check list of tasks PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for, Actors, Directors, 1stAD, Producers, Film Students, Acting Students, Acting Coaches, or anyone with an interest in Voice Speech and Accent in Film
LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP London UK Duration: 2 days Dates: 28th-29th of October 2017 Location: London UK Price: 399GBP (279GBP with 30% discount until 19th July) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Techniques for directing non-actors: Singular Drama Throughout the two-day practical workshop, participants will learn and experience the technique that Scandar uses during the preparations of his actors and non actors as well as during the shooting. Participants will get hands-on insight into the process of creating drama in a film using the human capacity to respond emotionally to fictional situations. The Singular Drama method is applicable on professional actors as well as non-actors. Filmmakers often use the element of surprise to direct actors for certain scenes to get authentic emotional responses. The directors of AJAMI based their film entirely on this principle. Unlike other forays into improvisation, AJAMI had a very precise screenplay and a well-constructed plot that demanded specific emotional responses from its actors. The actors ended up acting out a story, without being aware that they were being directed according to a pre-written script. The film is a work of fiction which shows “real” people acting in situations that are orchestrated by the directors, but very “real” to the performers, resulting in the actors projecting emotions on camera that they actually experienced at the time. This was achieved over specialized workshops, in which the actors were brought to each character’s emotional and psychological state as written in the script. Workshop learning objectives: 1. Participants will learn techniques to liberate their non-actors from the fear of the camera. 2. Participants will learn how to prepare their actors/non-actors for filming. 3. Participants will learn and experiment with improvisation techniques. 4. Participants will experience the method as actors in order to get a better understanding of the involved processes. 5. Participants will get insights on pre-production, production and shooting techniques when applying the method. 6. Participants will learn how to direct actors and non-actors using the Singular Drama method. Participants are encouraged to bring scenes they would like to direct. ABOUT SCANDAR COPTI Copti is an Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker born and raised in Yafa. In 2009, his first full-length feature film “Ajami” won the Camera d’Or Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival. His film was also nominated for the 82nd Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category and won more than 15 awards worldwide. Formerly a mechanical engineer, he has also written, directed and edited several fiction, documentary and experimental short films. Copti was on the jury of the Tribeca film festival as well as at the Thessaloniki film festival in 2010 and President of the Human Rights Award in the Istanbul International film festival 2011. Copti was part of the team that launched the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and the Doha Film Institute (DFI) and he headed the DFI’s education department until November 2011. Currently Copti is developing his next feature film project. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop is designed to Directors, 1st AD, Producers, Film Students, and anyone with the interest in directing non actors. 16 hours Dates: 28-29 October 2017 Location: London UK Price: 399.99 GBP (299GBP until 25th of July) Vacancies: 25 REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ON THE LINK BELOW: