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Lockdown? Openup! Blender Live Streams, Tutorials & Characters

The global spread of the Corona virus has affected our daily lives, most of us now have to stay safe at home. To turn the lockdown into something positive, the team at Blender will provide free daily content for everyone: video streams, tutorials and a new cool open project “Settlers”.

Blender Today, Everyday – live stream

You might be familiar with Pablo Vazquez hosting the Blender Today weekly show, where he shares the latest Blender updates. Starting this week, Pablo will be creating DAILY content, providing a mix of news, guest appearances from the community and a very relaxed vibe while talking about Blender. Join the live stream on YouTube (and soon on more channels) at 5PM (CET) and watch the videos as they drop online!

Python for Artists and More

While the development team is constantly busy developing new features and improving the existing ones, Blender developer Sybren Stüvel is also going to extend his popular Scripting for Artists series, on Blender Cloud and on YouTube, free for everyone! As videos get published, make sure you leave him a comment about what you’d like to see next.

Next to that, Blender developer Sergey Sharybin will also share some insights on Blender development – stay tuned!

Settlers. A new free and open project

The Blender Animation Studio team is working the production of their latest short film: Coffee Run. Since the project will soon reach the end of production, it’s time to look at what to do next. Introducing: Settlers!

Concept art by Vivien Lulkowski

Settlers is a new kind of project, a small “playground set” that everyone can use to create adventure and exploration scenarios. Escape from the daily routine and make your own world! Settlers will be freely available on Blender Cloud and will consists of:

  • A set of rigged characters
  • Environments and props
  • Plus all the behind the scenes and source files, starting from concept art, to final rigs and animation

We will keep these projects running for at least a few weeks, until we will be able to go back to a normal life, working together at the studio. Until then #stayhome, let’s keep each other company online!

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Acting For Film – Short Courses – ACT Cape Town

Commencing on 4, 8 & 11 Feb 2020
Still time to enrol…

Our hands-on intensive short courses provide the skills necessary to springboard you into the film industry.

Acting for Film I

11 Feb – 19 March / Tues & Thurs / 5:30pm-8:30pm

Coaches incorporate various exercises and techniques including those of Uta Hagan, Stella Adler, Ivana Chubbuck and Sandford Meisner to help the actor build a solid acting foundation in preparation for performance on film.

Click here to find out more about your AFF I coach, Tamryn Speirs.
Click here for more info on AFF I
Click here for 2020 Course Calendar

Acting for Film III – ‘SHOW-REEL COURSE’

4 Feb – 10 March / Tues & Thurs / 5:30pm-8:30pm (with an extra class TBC at start of course)

Shoot Dates: 7 & 8 March

The Acting for Film III Course gives the actor the specific tools required to deliver an engaging performance for film and television. The course culminates in a filmed scene on location that may be used for show-reel purposes.

Click here to find out more about your AFF III coach, Grant Swanby.
Click here for more info on AFF III
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Auditioning for Camera

8 & 9 February / 9am – 1pm

This course explores all aspects of a film audition. It includes the step-by-step breakdown of an audition script, the call back, acting technique and the practical exploration of the audition process. The course culminates in a mock audition for playback and review.

Click here to find out more about your auditioning coach, Uga Carlini.
Click here for more info on Auditioning for Camera
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TO ENQUIRE OR BOOK, CONTACT US TODAY!
Tel: 021-4197007 / 074-737-7096 (WhatsApp only)
enquiries@actcapetown.co.za

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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