WEEKLONG SUMMER SCREEN ACTING workshop - JULY 15-19, 2019


“I’ve known Welker and Damian for 30 years. They bring rare extensive experience across the spectrum of film and television to bear on a unique approach that inspires actors to develop and own their artistic process onscreen. Find a way to work with them!” 
– Allison Janney – Academy Award Winner

 

 
 

 

5 Day Screen Acting INTENSIVE with Welker White and Damian Young

REFRAME YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE MEDIUM AND TRANSFORM THE WAY YOU WORK ON SCREEN. A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO EVOLVE YOUR SKILLS. THIS INTENSIVE OFFERS MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SHOOTING, AS WELL AS BRINGING ACTORS TO A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THE CINEMATIC FORM.

ApplY Early - Offers to Participate made ON A ROLLING BASIS

COST: $795* for 5 DAYS (28 hours of instruction)

Limited number of AUDITING spots available: $60 per day or $250 for the week

DATES: JULY 15th - 19th, 2019

Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 10am- 2pm

LOCATION: Pickerel Pie Loft in LIC Queens, adjacent to PS1 and 3 blocks from Silvercup Studios

Easy Access to the 7, E and M trains, and Midtown Tunnel

* a limited number of partial scholarships available, apply early for consideration

Explore the world of shooting – and what it means for the actor – with Welker White and Damian Young.

Armed with a unique, process-oriented approach to working on-camera, teachers and actors Welker White and Damian Young guide participants through specific steps to building a personal framework for acting on screen. 

This intensive will reframe your understanding of the medium as well as bring you to a more authentic and responsive place in your work on-camera.

This 5-day intensive is a deep-dive into the world of cinematic storytelling. Learn how to adapt-and thrive- in the shooting environment. Actors begin by exploring through the use of short-form filmed exercises that unlock specific behavior that reads onscreen, building to fully-shot film scenes.

Actors will come away with a comprehensive experience of the form, and greater access to their own truth.

Actors will receive all takes of their work at the completion of the Intensive.

 

The 5-DAY INTENSIVE IS:

Informative:

  • Understanding how the medium functions in order to allow for more freedom in your work

  • How the specifics of the shooting process inform acting choices and preparation

  • Learn to identify universal truths in effective screen acting, and how to apply these discoveries more consistently to your own work

Transformative:

  • Peel away to reveal where the character lives in you

  • Building truth and specificity in your work while eliminating amplification and embellishment

  • Connecting to the deeper meaning beneath the dialogue

  • The faith to bring all you have, the courage to let it go

 

DESIGNED FOR ACTORS:

  • Who have foundational acting training and/or professional theatre and/or film/tv credits

  • Who are eager to gain a firmer grasp on the shooting process

  • Who are open to exploration through a process-oriented approach

    • (ie: although you will receive all takes from shooting, this Intensive does not generate edited scenes designed for reels)

  • Who are looking to discover more freedom, specificity, and a sense of play, and are eager to find more truth in their work onscreen