The Actors Centre

Working on Camera

WHAT IS IT? An intensive and practical two-day workshop exploring screen acting and how a director, actor and production team work together to create visually exciting and entertaining work. HOW WILL IT WORK? Participants will work on elements of screen performance including the close-up, the power in your eyes, thoughts and actions and being aware of where the camera is in relation to you. There is no hiding place on camera and if you are not being equally and spontaneously reactive and proactive in a scene, you leave the director and, more so, the film editor with fewer options when cutting the show. For those who have worked with Marcus before - welcome back - we shall work on a specific scene from a film. For those who are new to this workshop, we shall work on monologues first. Book early so you can learn scripts. WHAT DO I GET OUT OF IT? A deeper understanding of your relationship with the camera and how this can make you shine on screen. Price: £110


This workshop runs over two days

September 21, 22


Marcus DF White

Marcus studied drama at The RSAMD (now The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and trained to be a teacher at the University of Glasgow. He then gained a place on the highly competitive Directors Training Course and his many TV credits since then include Howards Way, Casualty, Emmerdale, Taggart, Peak Practice, The Bill, Dream Team, Monarch of the Glen and Urban Gothic. His children’s drama credits include Gypsy Girl, Jeopardy – a BAFTA award-winning series shot in Australia, Roman Mysteries for CBBC and Half Moon Investigations. He directed Junk (adapted from the novel by Melvyn Burgess) which won a BAFTA. He has also been nominated for an RTS award for Peak Practice – Through a Glass Darkly and a BAFTA for Taggart – Angel Eyes. He has taught TV and film technique at RADA, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and DSL.


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