The Naked Face: Screen Acting Masterclass
The actor brings his or her own personal process to the camera in the general belief, it not being theatre, that more of the same but ‘less’ is required; whereas, in actual fact, it’s ‘a great deal more of something completely different’. The lens of the camera can see depths within an actor that are invisible to the naked eye, provided the actor knows how to let it in. David is able to demonstrate, with each and every actor present in his group, how it’s possible to communicate truth, as opposed to the construction that a performance is, to the lens. All the recognised techniques are unhelpful to this end but then David doesn’t teach some new one, either. The fact is, most actors have a misplaced sense of responsibility when it comes to their interpretation of character and story but all of this is elucidated in these revelatory three days in his class.
Classes are in English only.