Acting Technique 4 With Bonnie Rodini Starting 11 October 2018

Acting Technique 4 
Actors work individually and in pairs.

  1. Emotional memory recall
  2. Strong inner occupation
  3. Three Entrances
  4. Private Moment
  5. Short scene with a partner + Script Analysis
  6. Short Scene

Cost:
R3,100.

Venue:
30 Alpina Road,
Claremont

Bonnie Rodini
www.rodinifilms.com
30 Alpina Road
Claremont
Cape Town
+ 27 83 2652236

Cape Town Film Market: The WGSA Pitch Program – Entries Open

In its second year, the Writers’ Guild of South Africa in collaboration with the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will once again present a scriptwriting pitch program. A two-day pitching forum for feature film scripts and projects will take place at the Cape Town Film Market, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, October 10-13.

After the success of the WGSA Pitch Program 2017, the Writers’ Guild is again seeking developed and production-ready projects from both experienced and emerging South African writers. The forum is open to both WGSA members and non-members.

Selected projects will be pitched to local and international experts over two sessions. Pitches will be narrowed to a final round, where international festival programmers and consultants will award prizes, including production sponsorship to the value of R200,000, script and project consultancies and international festival strategy consultations.

Writers of the selected projects must take part in a WGSA Pitch Readiness Session, which will be held in major cities prior to the Market. This session is external to the Cape Town Film Market and carries a nominal cost of R300 for non-members and R150 for WGSA members. All attendees of the WGSA Pitch Readiness Session will receive two complimentary Cape Town Film Market Badges, worth R1000.

Applicants must submit the following materials to have their project considered for selection for the Scriptwriting Pitch Program:

  • Motivation / Introduction of the project (300 words)
  • One Page Outline, including title, logline and synopsis.
  • Full feature film script
  • WGSA Script Registration number (recommended). See more information HERE
  • Biographies of writer and any key attachments: director, producers, production companies, etc.
  • WGSA Membership details (where applicable)
  • Budget top sheet and production schedule (where applicable)

Materials are to be submitted via email to ctpitch@writersguildsa.org
Deadline 14 September.
Projects selected for the WGSA Pitch Program will be  announced on 21 September 2018.

The WGSA and the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival are committed to transformation and empowerment within the industry.

Applicants may apply for a waiver of payment for the Pitch Readiness Workshop, which will be considered on a case by case basis.  Please supply a one page letter of motivation for the waiver.

From 10 -19 October, 80 Feature Films, 20 documentaries and 66 short films will be screened at various venues at the V & A Waterfront. Full schedules and ticketing information can be found  on the the website, www.filmfestival.capetown.

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival is proudly hosted by the City of Cape Town.

Acting Technique 2 With Bonnie Rodini Starting 26 September 2018

Technique 2 is designed to help the actor stay in the moment and really listen. 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: Wednesday mornings
Dates: 26 September + 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 October
Time:   10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: 30 Alpina Road, Claremont (Off Keurboom road)
Investment: R3,100

www.rodinifilms.com

Script Writing Workshop With Bonnie Rodini Starting 28 September 2018

The last script writing class, at Bonnie Rodini, for the year starts at the end of this month.

Dates:  September 28 + October 12, 26 + November 9, 23 + Dec 7th
Day: Fridays
Time: 9:00am – 12:00 pm
Venue: 30 Alpina Road, Claremont

Investment: R3,500 for 6 classes.
Payment terms are available if needed.
All workshop info: www.rodinifilms.com

“Bonnie’s screenplay workshop was the base on which I wrote my first feature film. I couldn’t even find anything comparable on the internet! Thanks to her guidance to create a well-written screenplay, our movie will now be distributed globally.” – Jacobus Kriel (Director – Trailer-Made)

‘ I thoroughly enjoyed the scriptwriters course! Bonnie Rodini really knows and understands the intricate World of film! I learnt so much and really didn’t want it to end! Thank you for passing on your knowledge and experience!’ Kira Wilkinson – Actress APM

Acting For Film Short Courses – Starting 23 July | ACT Cape Town

Acting for Film I – The Actor & The Self

Date: 23 July – 29 August / Days: Mon & Wed / Times: 5:30pm-8:30pm

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.

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.

This workshop is designed for the new actor as well as the professional, looking for re- inspiration. It culminates in the performance of a scene for filming and a monologue for live performance.

Workshop will cover:

  • Using the body as an instrument in overcoming barriers to authenticity.
  • Trusting instinct and honoring impulse
  • Innovative techniques to memorize lines and blocking.
  • Script Analysis
  • Motivation and uncovering subtext
  • Developing a character

Workshop Schedule: 3 hours per class, twice per week, for six weeks
Entry Requirements: None.

Cost: R6 950.00 (includes all training material and certificate of completion).

Students who complete the workshop are encouraged to move on to Acting for Film II, where they will acquire further skills and prepare for work in front of the camera. Many of our part time workshop students have gone on to enroll in our dynamic and popular 2 Year Acting for Film Program.

Acting for Film II – Finding Emotional Truth

Date: 23 July – 29 August / Days: Mon & Wed / Times: 5:30pm-8:30pm

The emotional self is the key to unlocking the psyche. Knowing how we are shaped by our life experiences and understanding their role in our psychological development, enable the actor to harness emotional truth and deliver dynamic performances.

Defining pivotal moments in the actors 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.

This workshop is designed for the intermediate actor or professional wishing to hone their craft. The workshop culminates in the performance of a scene for filming and a monologue for live performance.

Workshop will cover:

  • Sense and Affective Memory
  • Substitution
  • Moment before
  • Public persona/ private moment
  • Tragic flaw
  • Alba emoting

Workshop Schedule: 3 hours per class, twice per week, for six weeks

Entry Requirements: Acting for Film I / Equivalent in Industry Experience

Cost: R6 950.00 (includes all training material and certificate of completion).

Students who complete the workshop are encouraged to move on to Acting for Film III, where they will acquire further skills and prepare for work in front of the camera. Many of our part time workshop students have gone on to enroll in our dynamic and popular 2 Year Acting for Film Program.

info@actcapetown.co.za
021 419 7007
www.actcapetown.co.za

Please note: ACT reserves the right to change, without notice, the workshop structure and/or schedule and/or coach

July Holiday Acting Film Camp | ACT Cape Town

The perfect introduction to the world of acting for film!

The Act Cape Town intensive, fun holiday program, introduces students to the basics of acting for camera, scene study and audition technique.

KIDS:
Dates: 9, 11 & 13 July
Times: 9am – 1pm
Cost: R1500 for the 3-Day Camp

TEENS:
Dates: 10, 12 & 14 July
Times: 9am-1pm
Cost: R1500 for the 3 Day Camp

Students receive a Certificate of Completion and a Recorded Copy of Film Work completed in class.

Limited spaces available.

TO ENROL, CONTACT US ON:

021-4197007 / info@actcapetown.co.za
www.actcapetown.co.za

Audition Masterclass With Christa Schamberger & Digby Young – Act Cape Town 23 June 2018

BOOK NOW!
AUDITION MASTERCLASS WITH CHRISTA SCHAMBERGER & DIGBY YOUNG!
South Africa’s Leading TV & Film Casting Directors

Workshop 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 / Director

Date: Saturday, 23 June
Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: R1500.00

SPACES LIMITED! BOOK NOW!

info@actcapetown.co.za
021 419 7007
www.actcapetown.co.za

Movie Firearms Training – Mil.Spec.

Your 1 Day Training 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, and that you are safe and competent when firing on set.

Your fee of R1,950 includes

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

Date: Sunday 10 June 2018
Time: 8.15am to approx: 5pm
Venue: Cape Town Film Studios
Address: Corner of Baden Powel Drive and N2 Highway, Faure, Cape Town

Email Sheena if you would like to book and receive more info
sheena@milspec.co.za
Cell: 082 457 769
WWW: www.facebook.com/milspecarmouryandprops

 

Movie Firearms Training Course – With Mil.Spec.

Your 1 Day Training 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, and that you are safe and competent when firing on set.

Your fee of R1,950 includes

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

Date: Sunday 6th May 2018
Time: 8.15am to approx: 5pm
Venue: Cape Town Film Studios
Address: Corner of Baden Powel Drive and N2 Highway, Faure, Cape Town

Email Sheena if you would like to book and receive more info
sheena@milspec.co.za
Cell: 082 457 769
WWW: www.facebook.com/milspecarmouryandprops

 

Scene Study Workshop With Bonnie Rodini – 17 April 2018

A scene study workshop gives an actor tools to approach a new script or audition sides correctly, before line readings are developed and poor choices are made.

It covers character study, first contact with the script, the rehearsal process, breaking down a scene into beats, objectives, obstacles, relationships, sub text and finally and most importantly sending and receiving dialogue honestly. Actors are paired up with a partner and given a scene to prepare together for class. In class Bonnie will direct the scene and help the actors find different interpretations of the work and challenge the actor to take direction.

“A good actor is one who can truly listen”.

Registration deadline Tuesday 10th April so I have time to research roles for all the actors and different characters.

Investment:  R3,100
Date:
17 April – 22 May
Days: Tuesdays
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: 30 Alpina Road Claremont
Off Keurboom Road
Cape Town

www.rodinifilms.com