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Directing and Acting for the Screen

Mon 17 Jul 2023



Free | No booking required



Directing and Acting for the Screen

While principally aimed at directors and actors in narrative filmmaking, this short talk should be useful for all types of filmmakers. It addresses the question of how to go about getting (or giving) a good performance on camera. So often neglected because everyone is concentrating on getting a good shot and decent sound quality, this is about that elusive magic of performance. It will look at good and bad directing strategies, ways of coaxing actors into giving what you want, and what an actor can do when the director is not helping them.

The talk will be followed by a discussion. Please come and share what works for you, and what doesn’t!

As George Burns once said: “The secret of good acting is sincerity – and if you can fake that, you’ve got it made”!

About Simon Tytherleigh:

Simon has spent his professional TV and film career as a pioneering special effects make-up artist working with actors and directors of all calibres. He has written, directed and performed in many stage plays as well as on film. He describes his current project, a stop motion retelling of a Cornish legend, as basically the same only a whole lot slower.

About the workshops

This series of workshops are open to all regardless of experience and free to attend. Whether you’ve never been involved in any kind of filmmaking or a seasoned professional, everyone is welcome. Session will cover a variety of topics with the aim to share, teach and to encourage new and existing filmmakers. The local filmmakers have a wealth of knowledge and experience that we are hoping to share for the benefit of everyone in the community.

Please join us and have a chance to meet and network with other filmmakers in the area.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please come and find us in the community facebook group:

Phoenix film club: Tuesday collective


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