5 Day Acting for Film – with Mel Churcher
Location: Pinewood Studios | Tutor: Mel Churcher | Time: 10am – 5pm
Work directly with world renowned acting, voice and dialect coach, Mel Churcher on this highly practical 5 day training course. With over 35 years’ experience and an extensive credits list, Mel has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, training actors and working closely with Directors on a range of International film and TV projects.
Mel has worked with Directors and Actors coaching in voice, dialect and acting on a range of International film and TV projects including:
- Daisy Edgar-Jones (War of the Worlds)
- Daniel Craig (Tomb Raider, I Dreamed of Africa)
- Jet Li (Unleashed), Keira Knightley (The Hole, King Arthur)
- Henry Cavill (The Count of Monte Cristo)
- Sam Riley (Control)
- Gerard Butler (Beowulf & Grendle)
Unique from her Showreel Course, Mel takes a holistic approach over a full 5 days of process, taking students through the step by step process of creating, developing and delivering assured on screen performances using attributes within your personality and how to preserve it infront of the camera.
On the first day Mel will look at you, your unique life, your shining eyes on screen and see how you can use your energy within the specifics of the role – so that your work is alive and truthful. You’ll look at the differences between our essential selves and learnt text. (Everyone will have a solo session on-screen with Mel.)
On the second day filming will continue alongside tips and games on camera. Scenes will be given out for the end of the week.
On the third day you’ll look at rehearsal techniques and strategies to build a life for screen including breathing work, improvisation, psychological gestures, physical metaphor and Mel’s new ‘Power of the Elements’ games.
On the fourth day you will explore self-taping and you will record a self-tape following direction for feed-back.
On the final day short scenes will be filmed in master and close-up for critique at the end of the day and to take away.
Taught in English, this course is suitable for International students who can understand and speak fluent English.