Nancy Bishop Prague Master Class – 30, 31.7

July 6th, 2009 at 11:06pm brian

New Master Class: Screen Acting Technique

Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, C.S.A. offers a new on-camera master class taught in English for actors. New and returning students alike are welcome to attend this two day intensive course. Unlike previous workshops, this class will focus on screen acting techniques, rather than casting technique.

Day 1. Screen Acting Technique: Actors participate in a series of practical exercises that develop effective methods for screen acting. Material covered will include learning how to calibrate a performance for close-up vs. wide shot, playing an inner monologue, playing reaction shots and playing in the eyes.

Day 2. Strategies for Screen Casting. Actors will apply the techniques they learned on Day One to perform scenes from a variety of genres. The scenes, chosen from actual film scripts, will include a variety of genres ranging from historical drama, to action/thriller to sci-fi. Each participant will get one-on-one coaching in front of the camera with Nancy.

Emmy-award nominated, American Casting Director, Nancy Bishop, has cast over fifty American and British films, from her base in Prague. She is a member of The Casting Society of America, and the International Network of Casting Directors. She has cast for major feature films including Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist, Hellboy, Bourne Identity, and the recently released Wanted and Prince Caspian. In addition to being a casting director, Nancy is committed to actor training and has developed a proven method for casting technique. She has been teaching casting workshops throughout Europe, the UK, and the US, and she is starting an Acting for Film Department at the Prague Film School that begins Sept, 09. Her book, Secrets from the Casting Couch, will be published by Methuen drama in August, 09.

Time: 11:00AM – 5:30PM
Date: Thurs-Friday, 30-31 July, 2009
Place: Studio Storm, Biskupsky Dvur 4, Prague 1

Cost: 4,000Kc for two days, or 160 EUR
How to register: The class is limited to 14 participants so please register soon.
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