SIMON PHILLIPS - TOOLS OF DIRECTING THE ACTOR - WEEKEND MASTERCLASS
Friday 16th September 7 - 9pm
Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September
10.00 am - 1pm & 2 - 5 pm
Novotel Hotel St Pancras, London NW1
Have you ever felt that all the existing methods were for the actors to do great work, and there was some deep, dark secret that the experts weren't telling about what a director can do?
We are now repeating Simon Phillips’ sell-out weekend master-class exploring the Tools of Directing Actors. Simon’s ground-breaking techniques give directors their own unique methodology, neither dependant on theories of writing nor acting, but relating specifically to the director’s craft. Simon brings new insight and clarity to the complex task of directing - and though his methods are based in film, they apply equally to the theatre.
Because of the one-to-one nature of Simon’s work, places are very limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
ABOUT SIMON PHILLIPS
Simon Phillips is a Direction Coach for feature film directors and script development. Oscar-winning filmmakers and experienced professional writers, directors and producers of films and TV series as diverse as The Full Monty, Sex And The City, and Cracker have all worked with Simon’s unique approach. His seminars have been taught in Europe and Hollywood and the Guild is pleased to help bring Simon’s methods to the UK, with every event sold out.
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE
Preparation work on your acting script and powerful direction of actors are vital to engage your audience. Directors need to have the tools and the skills to be able to direct their actors effectively under the pressure of production and yet keep creative ideas fresh and true.
• Defining your story in a new, elegant and simple way for actors and audience
• Creative reading of a script that empowers the director and actors alike
• Rehearsal planning to quickly get great performance
• Back story improvisations to rapidly solve problems
WHAT SKILLS WILL I ACHIEVE?
• Master the foundation of Tools of Directing
• Identify what is missing in a script, and scenes that spoil story
• Quickly build character biographies that give you power over the story
• Use character motivation to get great performance
• Learn to give feedback to overcome problems
• Improve prospects of success of your film project
COMMENTS AFTER PREVIOUS TOOLS OF DIRECTING MASTERCLASSES
“Very inspiring and a fantastic learning experience... With this understanding, I know I will be able to focus much more clearly on what I am looking for in the scenes and on what to point the camera at.” Andrew Lindsay
“The master class was invaluable. I found myself directing a piece a couple of weeks thereafter... The results spoke volumes, I came away feeling that my game had been 'upped'.” Guy Ducker
“Today was the last shooting day of my film. One of the actors sent an SMS to me this evening:
“Many thanks. Great fun and challenging to work with you, a director who has
the tools to direct for real, instead of a lot of empty talk. It's been a real pleasure!"
- thank you for The Tools.” Maria Eng
DATES: The class will take over 3 days; Friday 16th September 2011, 7-9pm,
Saturday & Sunday 17th & 18th September 2011, 10am-5 pm.
VENUE: Novotel Hotel St. Pancras, 100-110 Euston Road, London NW1 2AJ
Refreshments and lunches are provided as part of the course.
£315 - Directors Guild members (current 2011 membership required)
£340 - Concessions (students, unwaged, OAP) and members of BAFTA, WFTV, Equity, Writers Guild, BSC **
£395 - for non-members and corporate
** We will require proof of your concessionary status or your membership to an affiliated organisation when booking this course fee type.
Join the Directors Guild and take advantage of savings on this and all our training and events.
BOOK YOUR PLACE
• BACS / INTERNET TRANSFER payable to: Directors Guild Trust
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• CHEQUE made payable to ‘The Directors Guild Trust’ and posted to:
Guild Workshops - DGGB
Studio 24, Royal Victoria Building
John Archer Way
London SW18 3SX
• CREDIT / DEBIT CARD - phone the Guild Office on 0208 871 1660 or email us a contact number.
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Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend for any reason we will refund your full payment less an administration charge of £10 up to the 2nd September. Thereafter we will deduct 25% of the cost of your place. From 72 hours before the event commences we will have to deduct the full price of your place. If we cancel the event, we will refund the full cost of your place, except under circumstances caused by Act of God, riot or terrorism.
"These are simple tools, and yet some of the most powerful, eye-opening methods ever revealed about how to instantly succeed in directing."
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