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Kickstart Your Acting Skills This Season – ACT Cape Town

ACTING FOR FILM III – CAMERA TECHNIQUE & SCENE STUDY
Coach: Grant Swanby

Award winning actor and academic head of Act Cape Town, Grant Swanby, has spent more than 25 years working professionally in the entertainment industry. Film, Television and Stage Credits include: Beyond the River, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Invictus, Blood Diamond, Troy Fall of the City, The Last Post, Women in Love, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Jesus Christ Superstar, amongst others.

COURSE INFO:
Calibrating the acting instrument specifically for camera is vital for the modern actor. Understanding the language of film and the specific tools required, empower the actor to accurately deliver an engaging performance vital to the medium of film and television.

The course culminates in a filmed scene on location that may be used for show-reel and promotional purposes.

Dates: 24 Oct – 3 Dec 2019
Days & Times: Tuesdays & Thursday, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Shoot Dates: 30 Nov & 1 Dec
Cost: R8900.00
Entry Requirements: None.

The acting for film short courses afford the student the flexibility of completing all three courses in sequence or according to students’ requirements.

TO ENQUIRE OR BOOK, CONTACT US TODAY!
Tel: 021-4197007
info@actcapetown.co.za

ACTING FOR FILM I – THE ACTOR & THE SELF
Coach: Michael Kirch

An experienced and respected actor and director, Michael Kirch has worked with many local actors, directing their stage productions. In 2012, he received a Fleur du Cap award nomination for Best New Director for Brent Palmer’s play “Bench”. Michael also works as a freelance casting director, directing and filming candidates’ audition tapes for film and television commercials.

COURSE INFO:
Understanding the self is fundamental to authentic performance. Transcending ego and connecting to truth enables the actor to relinquish fear, build confidence and embody honesty in performance. This course is designed for the new actor as well as the professional, looking for re- inspiration.

It culminates in the filmed performance of a scene and a monologue.

Dates: 22 Oct – 28 Nov 2019
Days & Times: Tuesdays & Thursday, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: R7400.00
Entry Requirements:None.

The acting for film short courses afford the student the flexibility of completing all three courses in sequence or according to students’ requirements.

TO ENQUIRE OR BOOK, CONTACT US TODAY!
Tel: 021-4197007
info@actcapetown.co.za

AUDITIONING FOR CAMERA
Coach: Uga Carlini

Multi-award winning filmmaker, Uga Carlini has fast become one of South Africa’s most versatile and celebrated directors. Her extensive film experience, both in front of and behind the camera, boasts a career that’s stretched across South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia and Fiji. Most recently, Uga brought home BEST DIRECTOR and BEST SCREENPLAY for her film “Alison” at the 2019 edition of the International Innovation Film Festival held in the Swiss capital of Bern.

COURSE INFO:

This course explores all aspects of a film audition. It includes the break-down of an audition script, call backs, acting technique and the practical exploration of the audition process.
Course culminates in a mock casting for playback and review.

Dates: 19 Oct & 20 Oct 2019
Days & Times: Sat & Sunday, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: R1950.00
Entry Requirements: None.

The acting for film short courses afford the student the flexibility of completing all three courses in sequence or according to students’ requirements.

TO ENQUIRE OR BOOK, CONTACT US TODAY!
Tel: 021-4197007
info@actcapetown.co.za

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Movie Firearms Course, Cape Town – Mil.Spec.

A Movie Firearms Training Day for those working in the film industry actors, extras, stunts – those who need an Introduction to Weapons – Revolver, Semi-Auto Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Assault Rifles – and their safe use on a movie set. Introducing participants to safe movement in-scene with weapons, and some action with Assault Rifles. We allow 10 participants per course.

A certificate will be issued to you at the end of the day – this certifies that you have attended an introduction course to a variety of weapons from a SAPS Certified Movie Armoury Company that is recognised by Production Companies. Lance Peters who runs these courses with his armourers, has been involved in the industry for 25 years and is Ex British Army.

Our Goal is:

To try and make the film industry safer. It is a legal requirement from The South African Police Service (SAPS) that film industry actors / stunts / extras have received adequate training on the weapon they will be using in the scene, before they are in the scene.

Further, we wish to create an opportunity for industry professionals to acquire this additional skill, and thereby gaining more opportunities when productions have action scenes requiring cast / stunts with previous weapons training and safety.

Date: 10 November 2019
Time: 0800 to 1700
Venue: Lourensford Wine Estate
Cost: R2300 incl. vat. Includes All weapons, Ammo and light lunch
Contact: sheena@milspec.co.za

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Auditioning For Camera With Uga Carlini – ACT Cape Town

Master the Audition Process!

Course will cover:

  • How to prepare for an audition and call-back.
  • Audition and cold-reading techniques.
  • Listening and taking direction in the audition room.
  • What to do during the call-back to impress the producer and / or director.
  • The Business of Auditioning.
    The course culminates in a mock audition for playback and review.

Course Schedule: Saturday 17 August & Sunday 18 August 2019
9am – 1pm

Entry Requirements: None

Cost: R1950.00 (includes all training material and certificate of completion).

TO ENQUIRE OR BOOK, CONTACT US TODAY!
Tel: 021-4197007
info@actcapetown.co.za

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Auditioning Now For 2020 Full-Time Programs | ACT Cape Town

2-YEAR ACTING FOR FILM PROGRAM
Commencing 3 Feb 2020

The 2-Year Program culminates in an NQF Level 6 Advanced Certificate Qualification.
The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) oversees the development and implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

An NQF Level 6 Qualification is equivalent to an Advanced Certificate or National diploma.

At the conclusion of the two year program, students are given the opportunity to audition for the prestigious Third Year Professional Program. This cutting-edge training, designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and the profession, offers unrivalled performance experience & career exposure to a select group of students.

Next round of auditions take place:
Saturday 27 July 2019

Notification of acceptance of place on Friday 02 August 2019.
Places are filling up – please book now, to avoid disappointment.

What to prepare for the audition?
Download application form here.
Book your audition through the office on 021-4197007 / info@actcapetown.co.za. Please ensure the relevant paperwork (as per application form) accompanies your audition booking.

What does the course entail? How much does it cost?
Download prospectus here.

Financial aid?
At ACT we have various internal payment plan options for our students to choose from including upfront, bi-annual and monthly.

ACT is a Manati Partner Institution.
MANATI Alternate Student Funding (Manati) is a registered credit provider that assists ACT students, both registered and prospective, to finance their studies.

To apply online for Manati Student Finance, visit their website on: www.manati.co.za/how-to-apply

JULY SHORT COURSES OPEN FOR ENROLMENT!

JUMP START YOUR ACTING CAREER!
OUR HANDS-ON INTENSIVE SHORT COURSES ARE TAUGHT BY PROFESSIONALS IN THE BUSINESS!

ACTING FOR FILM I – THE ACTOR & THE SELF
23 July – 29 August 2019

Tues & Thursday / 5:30pm – 8:30pm / R7400
Understanding the self is fundamental to authentic performance. Transcending ego and connecting to truth enables the actor to relinquish fear, build confidence and embody honesty in performance. This course is designed for the new actor as well as the professional, looking for re- inspiration. It culminates in the filmed performance of a scene and a monologue.

For more info on course content, dates & cost, click here.

ACTING FOR FILM II – FINDING EMOTIONAL TRUTH
23 July – 29 August 2019

Tues & Thursday / 5:30pm – 8:30pm / R7400
Defining pivotal moments in the actor’s life, unpacking and owning these, help to further break down blocks to honesty in performance. Using techniques and exercises developed by Lee Strasberg, Susan Batson, Sanford Meisner and other master practitioners, allow students to further explore, develop and deepen their understanding of textual analysis, acting and performance.

For more info on course schedule & brief, click here.

TO ENQUIRE OR BOOK, CONTACT US TODAY!
Tel: 021-4197007
info@actcapetown.co.za

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12th Talents Durban 2019 Call For Entries – Deadline Extension

Calling emerging African film professionals – New application deadline: April 30th

The 40th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, in co-operation with Berlinale Talents, is proud to announce the 12th edition of Talents Durban in partnership with Durban FilmMart (DFM), taking place from 18 to 22 July 2019.

The exciting partnership with DFM, Africa’s leading film finance and co-production market, aims to raise the visibility of Talents Durban projects, create networking opportunities with potential co-producers, and facilitate funding opportunities for promising projects.

Menzi Mhlongo, Talents Durban co-ordinator with Christine Tröstrum Project Manager, Berlinale Talents at last year’s event.

Talents Durban is open to African screenwriters and directors, with animation, fiction, documentary or hybrid projects in development. The five-day event consists of workshops, discussions, screenings, and programmes for specific disciplines. The initiative also includes Talent Press, a co-operation with FIPRESCI and the Goethe-Institut, which will once again host mentorship for emerging film critics.

Talent Labs

  • Storytelling Lab selects three features and three short films currently in development. The stories are given advanced consultation and mentoring by three script editors, as well as participating in scriptwriting workshops.
  • Doc Lab is a hands-on training programme in which three Talents Durban participants who submitted documentary projects are given expert mentorship. The participants then pitch their projects at the Durban FilmMart’s African Pitching Forum.
  • Animation Lab is open to screenwriters and animation directors with animation projects. The lab will focus on character development, visual development, and the business of animation in Africa.
  • Talent Press offers mentorship for three emerging African film critics and journalist. Participants will cover the 40th Durban International Film Festival. FIPRESCI is an organization of film critics and films journalists established for the promotion and development of film culture.

As well as focused mentorships, industry-specific expert master classes, workshops, and a creative platform for self-expression and networking, Talents Durban will also cover participants’ accommodation, airfare, and festival accreditation. Participants will have direct access to DIFF screenings, DFM masterclasses, networking sessions, and other activities with experts and industry players from around the world.

2019 Focus and Theme

This year’s Talents Durban theme ‘Authenticity’ is inspired by the contemporary moment in African cinema. Following a global renaissance of African cinema and television content, the demand for stories from the continent is rising. African storytellers and audiences seeking to connect with African cinema are grappling with the question of what is authentic African cinema. For filmmakers, this question has a far more inward dimension – before the auteur can offer the answer to this question they have to ask the question of themselves – what is authentic to me? With the four-day programme we are looking for storytellers who embody the future of what it means to have an ‘authentic voice’ – to join this pertinent conversation.

Selection process

Talents Durban will invite 18 Talents, carefully selected by a panel of industry experts. Prospective Talents should complete the application form online, provided they have a recognised portfolio of previous work and a project in progress. Selected projects will be announced on 16 May 2019.

Applications are now open, online at: www.berlinale-talents.de/bt/durban/ap/info/index. Deadline is 30 April 2019.

For more information contact Menzi Mhlongo, +27 (0) 31 260 2506 or talentsdurban@gmail.com

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Marriott Hotels Brings TED Fellows Salon To The Mother City Inspiring “Vibrant Innovation”

Meaningful conversations spark creative thinking at the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers

Marriott Hotels (www.MarriottHotels.com) in partnership with TED, hosted its first TED Fellows Salon in Cape Town, South Africa, sparking conversations around Africa’s beauty, rich heritage and innovative spirit. Held at the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers, renowned TED Fellows, Kenyan musician Bill Sellanga and South African conservation biologist Steve Boyes, led the innovative and thought-provoking discussion providing guests the opportunity to engage and be inspired.

“At Marriott Hotels, everything we do is guided by our belief that travel expands the mind and triggers new and creative ways of thinking,” said Sandra Schulze-Potgieter, Vice President Premium & Select Brands, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “Our partnership with TED brings together creative energy and distinct aesthetic. In recent years, Cape Town has shifted its focus to making the city more sustainable, encouraging citizens to innovate while maintaining its rich heritage. Hosting our first TED Fellows Salon at Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers is an opportunity for us to spark intellectual conversations and inspire new perspectives for our guests.”

The speakers at this Marriott Hotels TED Salon represent some of the brightest thinkers of their generation who are working towards making positive, meaningful and lasting change in their communities. Steve Boyes explores, protects and restores some of the most remote wildernesses in Africa, including the threatened Okavango Delta, one of our last remaining fresh watersheds. Working with the Angolan government, Boyes recently established two of the largest protected areas in Sub-Saharan Africa amounting to twice the size of England. A trained ornithologist, he is the Executive Director of the Wild Bird Trust and a Fellow at the National Geographic Society.

Sharing the spotlight with Boyes was TED fellow Bill “Blinky” Sellanga. A prolific Kenyan producer and musician, Sellanga is the frontman of musical collective Just A Band, which mixes genres like hip-hop, electronica and funk to make music for popular radio and to give voice to the Kenyan youth. He recently released his first solo album, Everyone’s Just Winging It and Other Fly Tales, weaving African rhythms together with electronic cuts, hip-hop and funk for a unique-brand of “African cool.”

Held at the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers, the event was attended by thought leaders, innovators, members of the recently launched travel platform, Marriott Bonvoy and media. Overlooking the Grand Canal in Century City, Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers formed the perfect backdrop for the Cape Town edition of the TED Fellows Salon. Whether you admire the view of Table Mountain from the exquisite outdoor swimming pool or settle down after a busy day in a guest room with sleek furnishings and ultra-soft, plush bedding, a stay at the Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers promises to be a journey that inspires brilliance.

The ongoing global partnership between Marriott Hotels and TED is now in its third year, following its launch in 2016, and has been expanded to include more exciting and innovative programming at Marriott Hotels in key destinations worldwide. Marriott Hotels is a brand that’s geared towards a new generation of travelers, who continuously seek fresh inspirations and creative ideas during their own life-changing journeys around the world.

The Cape Town edition is the third TED Fellows Salon to be held within Middle East and Africa with two previous ones being held at Cairo and Abu Dhabi. TED Salons have been hosted in several Marriott Hotels globally, including Bengaluru, Bangkok, London, and Athens. Marriott Hotels also has an Instagram story series, #MarriottHotelsxTEDFellows, which offers viewers original, inspiring content and an inside look at their favorite idea engine. To watch the series, follow @marriotthotels on Instagram and stay tuned for content throughout the year.

For more information, please visit tedtalksmarriott.com.

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Movie Firearm Training Course – Mil.Spec.

For Actors, Action Extras, Budding Stunt Performers
Run By Lance Peters – over 20 years International Film Industry Experience and ex-British Army, and the Mil.Spec. Armourers

1 Day’s Training 0830 to 1700 Consists of:

  • General Firearms Handling – Revolvers, Pistols, Rifles, Assault Rifles, Shotguns
  • Ensuring that you look competent for camera when handling these firearms, loading & unloading, clearing, making ready, aiming, moving & carrying.
  • Ensuring that you are safe and competent when firing on set

Fee of R1950 (last years price for February 2019) includes:

  • All Firearms and blank ammunition
  • Snacks, Lunch Platters and Bottled Water
  • A MIL.SPEC. certificate for Proof of Movie Firearms Training

Next available Date: 1 space on 16 Feb and spaces on 23 Feb.
email: sheena@milspec.co.za

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Acting Technique 2 Starting 22 January 2019 – Bonnie Rodini

Technique 2 is designed to help the actor stay in the moment and really listen, using substitution in the 2nd half of the class. Exercises are done in pairs and are essentially improvisation performed inside structured exercises. Props need to be brought in for the exercise but there are no rehearsals in-between classes.

6 Classes over 6 weeks. No classes can be missed as you are working in pairs.

Days: Tuesday mornings
Dates: 22, 29 January and 5, 12, 19, 26 February
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: 30 Alpina Road, Claremont (Off Keurboom road)
Investment: R3,100

www.rodinifilms.com
Tel: +27 83 2652236

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Monologue Workshop – Bonnie Rodini

Monologue Workshop starting 16 January 2019, only 3 places available.

Don’t be caught out at an audition without a prepared monologue
Monologue Workshop (6 Classes over 6 weeks)

Specific monologues will be selected for each actor. The class is designed to help the actor find their character truthfully and and make the words their own through action. Actors will have the opportunity of working on 2 or 3 very different characters in each monologue. The film industry has exploded in South Africa and exciting top notch films are being brought here. Actors must be ready for any eventuality. Auditions are becoming more and more demanding and actors need to be able to rise to this challenge. It is therefore essential to have a monologue ready to perform, if requested by the director, at a call back.

Registration Deadline: 9 January so I have time to select suitable monologues for each person.

Days: Wednesday + Friday mornings
January 16, 25, 30 and February 8, 13, 22

Time: 10:00 am – 1:15 pm

Venue: 30 Alpina Road, Claremont (Off Keurboom road)

Investment: R3500 for 6 classes

Bonnie Rodini
www.rodinifilms.com
30 Alpina Road
Claremont
Cape Town

Tel: +27 83 2652236

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Monologue Workshop With Bonnie Rodini – January 2019

Only 10 places available
Don’t be caught out at an audition without a prepared monologue
Monologue Workshop (6 Classes over 6 weeks)
Specific monologues will be selected for each actor. The class is designed to help the actor find their character truthfully and and make the words their own through action. Actors will have the opportunity of working on 2 or 3 very different characters in each monologue. The film industry has exploded in South Africa and exciting top notch films are being brought here. Actors must be ready for any eventuality. Auditions are becoming more and more demanding and actors need to be able to rise to this challenge. It is therefore essential to have a monologue ready to perform, if requested by the director, at a call back.

Registration Deadline: 9 January so I have time to select suitable monologues for each person.

Days: Wednesday + Friday mornings
January 16, 25, 30 and February 8, 13, 22
Time: 10:00 am – 1:15 pm
Venue: 30 Alpina Road
Claremont (Off Keurboom road)

Investment: R3500 for 6 classes.

www.rodinifilms.com
bonnie@rodinifilms.com

Tel: +27 83 265 2236