Casting directors Nancy Bishop, CSA and David Stejskal, CSA offer a special Master Classes in Antwerp, Belgium, 21 Oct – 22 Oct, 2017.
Summary: This two day intensive series of Master Classes is designed for actors who wish to learn strategies to approach marketing and auditioning and to improve audition on camera acting skills. Each actor will get professional feedback and a copy of their scene work. The two day class will be taught by casting director David Stejskal, who runs the Prague office. Nancy Bishop will give taped individual feedback to each actor in advance on their self-taped scene and provide a Q+A by Skype.
Saturday, 21st October 2017
09:30 – 10:00 Meet at venue for welcome coffee and orientation.
10:00 – 12:00 Archetype Workshop Part I (Introduction Exercise)
Actors introduce themselves to the rest of the group. Others identify acting archetypes based on their first impression.
12:00 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 16:30 Cold-Reading Practise
1.We start with a short exercise to improve cold-reading skills. 2. Actors cold-read on camera a scene which will be given to them 10mins prior. 3. Watching playbacks and David will provide feedback.
16:30 – 18:00 Archetype Workshop Part II (Headshots)
Actors will bring their headshots (not required) for presentation and discussion. Do their archetype headshots correspond with what they learned about their archetype in the first day exercise? Scenes assigned for the next day.
Sunday, 22nd October 2017
10:00 – 12:45 Mock Casting Session
- Actors will perform prepared scene given to them previous day. 2. David will give each actor a new direction to test his or her flexibility. 3. Watching playbacks and David will provide feedback.
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 David will play each self-tape, along with Nancy’s pre-recorded feedback.
16:00 – 17:00 Q+A with Nancy on Skype
18:00 FINAL DINNER AND FAREWELL
About Nancy: Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast nearly one hundred international TV and film projects, from her offices in Prague and London. 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 Ophelia, starring Clive Owen and Naomi Watts. 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 David: David Stejskal is the head caster in Nancy Bishop’s Prague office and a member of Casting Society of America. He has worked on projects such as the TV series Knightfall, 12 Monkeys, Transporter, Crossing Lines and feature films Unlocked and Interlude in Prague. Trained as a film director, he is also skilled at working with actors and has been coaching actors privately as well as at Prague Film School, FAMU and ISFF in Berlin.
About Nancy’s best-selling book (published by Methuen Drama) Acting for Film and TV: 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. Actors can pre-order the book and get a signed copy for 15EUR.
MASTER CLASS INFO:
WHAT: AUDITION AND MARKETING TECHNIQUE
WHEN: 21 October – 22 October
WHERE: TBA in Antwerp, Belgium
FEES AND HOW TO REGISTER: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy and David follow CSA guidelines for teaching. Please note that acceptance by Bishop/Stejskal for your participation in this class is strictly based on your current material including your CV and headshot. This class is exclusively instructional in nature and our acceptance of your attendance does not imply in any manner or circumstance any reciprocity between us, either now or in the future, nor will our acceptance of your attendance influence your ability to secure a future audition for projects that we may be undertaking. We will ask you to sign a release form to this effect. Thanks for your understanding.