Film Lab Fellows Program
The course teaches the skills needed to effectively manage a crew, communicate with a cast, and prepare for pre-production, production, and post-production. Participants rehearse scenes from their scripts and also run mock casting sessions.
Participants of this course will not only learn the skills needed to direct projects but also the fundamentals of filmmaking, by familizing themselves with all aspects of movie production. Our philosophy of ‘learning by doing’- encourages participants to experiment with the theoretical knowledge they acquire in the discussions.
In addition, directing students do not just learn how a film set works, but also how to take a film from an initial idea through creating a script to production and editing their films on professional digital editing equipment.
When an actor is about to go on a film audition or shoot a film, there biggest challenge is usually preparing emotionally for the role. If this is your first time in front of the camera, it is very stressful which totally works against giving your best performance. Besides learning breathing techniques which can aid your nerves, there are ways to make sure that your performance is memorable.
Along with the discovery that participants themselves are the most important part of every character they play, this course focuses on building self-awareness through trust and play exercises. Instructors stress honesty in engaging and committing to others. Students discover the difference that thorough text analysis makes to their work and also participate in improvisation and partnering exercises. They explore the basic acting skills and tools, learn the actor’s vocabulary, and begin to assume responsibility for their own creative growth.