Acting On Green Screen and In Virtual & Semi-Virtual Worlds

Short course

Overview

Whilst technology benefits film-makers behind the camera, it poses great difficulties to those in front.

Actors are like chameleons blending seamlessly within their given environment. They feel comfortable in full costume, on dressed sets, using real, tangible props and exchanging dialogue with real-life scene partners. But what happens when they have to work in environments where a contextual reality for their character doesn’t exist, such as in a green screen studio, or mocap volume? Without a solid, reliable technique, or a sympathetic and far-sighted director, filming in these environments leaves them exposed, with nowhere to hide, and many actors, newly qualified graduates and seasoned professionals alike, often find the experience extremely stressful and fraught with challenges.

The Green Screen and CGI Acting Technique is the first ever comprehensive, actor-training technique, especially designed to train and support actors working in environments where the imagination plays a vital part in the role of the actor.

During this practical 2-day workshop, you will delve into key aspects of the technique including how to:

  • Visualise imaginary hand-held objects, vast alien landscapes and invisible CG scene partners
  • Hit technical marks with absolute precision without compromising your performance
  • Overlay VR (visual representation), i.e. at a tennis ball on a stick, a prop or prosthetic or a human stand-in whilst remaining fully immersed within the world of your character

During the course you will be offered personal feedback about your imagination in performance, as well guidance and support for further developing your skills.

 

Course Tutor Teresa Grimsditch trained at ALRA (BA Acting), The School of The Science of Acting (Acting & Directing) and Royal Central (MA Actor Coaching & Training). She specialises in imagination training and has developed The Green Screen & CGI Acting Technique, the first and only training system of its kind, designed to prepare and equip actors for working successfully in green screen and mocap environments. Teresa coaches professional actors and over the past fifteen years has been teaching at many of our leading training establishments, including RADA, Royal Central, Bristol Old Vic and the NFTS.

 

Corporate Rate: £575

Freelance Rate: £295