The Unofficial Google+ Film Festivalis still accepting short documentaries, narratives, animation, and web sites in all genres. Projects which were created after 2005 and that are less than 25 minutes in length are eligible. The deadline is November 4, 2013.
This year the festival will be holding live events around the world at places including Singapore, New Zealand, Toronto, Trinidad, New York City, and Los Angeles( to name a few) from Dec. 13 – Dec. 29, 2013. The festival will also be bringing in celebrities to help host these events as well as the main event online.
8-WEEK SCRIPT ANALYSIS
with MARTIN RADER & RICHARD HANDY Begins Tuesday, November 5, 2013 1:00 – 4:00pm
No part of the acting technique can stand alone. They all fit together to give the actor the necessary tools to succeed. One of the most neglected tools is Script Analysis. This course is taught in the context of how you use it with the other elements of the acting. In this class you not only learn how to read, research, and explore scripts effectively, but you also learn how to combine your analysis to your acting and apply stronger choices.
Each class will be broken down into three sections:
1. Analyzing and breaking down the Script
2. Understanding the significance of the work and it’s playwright
3. Applying your analysis and consequential choices to a scene
Martin Rader taught acting at the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts for 28 years.
Duration: 1x /week for 3 hours for 8 weeks
Dates: November 5 to January 12 (off for Holidays in December) Days/Time: Tuesdays, 1:00 – 4:00 No Audition Necessary Cost: $330
6-Week Improv Level 3B with Tom Chalmers Begins Tuesday, Nov 5 -January 7
5:30 – 7:30pm 6-weeks
For the experienced improviser and the accomplished actor, these courses develop the ability to use instant acting choices to create original characters, written scenes, and interconnected long-form structures. Students will create personalized audition pieces, collaborate with classmates to create material, and learn to improvise short plays. There will be a showcase performance at the end of the second semester.
Duration: 1x /week for 2 hours for 6 weeks Dates: November 5 to January 7 (off for Holidays in December) Days/Time: Tuesdays 5:30 – 7:30 No Audition Necessary Cost: $175
6-Week Screenwriting with Maryedith Burrell
Wednesday, Nov 13 – Jan. 8 5:30 – 7:30pm6-weeks
Maryedith Burrell is a 12-time award-winning and 4-time Emmy nominated writer, producer, actress and director. A Hollywood professional for over 30 years, Ms. Burrell made a name for herself as a writer/performer on the ABC late-night comedy series FRIDAYS with Larry David and Michael Richards. She went on to star in the series THROB, Ron Howard’s PARENTHOOD, and THE JACKIE THOMAS SHOW and enjoyed recurring roles on HOME IMPROVEMENT and SEINFELD as well as countless guest-star turns.A prolific author, she has written everything from stage plays to webisodes in the U.S. as well as Europe. Her film credits include the story of John Muir and American conservation, DOMINION, for Paramount and an adaptation of the biography of EMILY POST for Sony Pictures. Disney signed her to an overall deal to create original TV programming; she has written a dozen top-rated TV films including MR. ST. NICK for Kelsey Grammar and ABC and she recently produced the documentary NYC:INSIDE OUT for Discovery Channel. Her humorous essay, AN AFFAIR TO FORGET appears in What Was I Thinking?, the best-seller from St. Martin’s Press.
Duration: 1x /week for 2 hours for 6 weeks Dates: November 13 to January 8 (off for Holidays in December) Days/Time: Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 No Audition Necessary Cost: $175
FilmmakingIntensive: Process to Product Sign up Deadline is October 30
A Foundational Guide to Film and Digital Production
with Bill Pivetta and Guest Industry Film Director
This Filmmaking Intensive provides a practical and comprehensive grounding in the concepts and techniques for both film and digital production. Students will have the opportunity to learn and work with state-of-the-art cameras, lighting, and digital editing equipment. As a group, students will create a short in-class project, which will provide experience in the entire production process (including storyboarding, directing, shooting, sound recording, and editing). As part of the project, students will learn and perform the various on-set crew positions that are so often shrouded in mystery. If you want to take the first step toward a life in film or are just curious how movies are made, this class is for you.
Start Date: November 2, 2013 End Date: November 23, 2013 Duration: 5 hours 1x a week for 4 weeks Saturdays: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Maximum Number of Students: 12 Prerequisite: None Cost: $400
Advanced Scene Study with Kelly McGillis Sunday, Nov. 3 – Jan. 12
4:00 – 7:00pm
1 spot available
All levels are welcome.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to work with 13 year veteran Shakespeare National Theatre and Film actress Kelly McGillis (35 years of experience and 32 feature films including Top Gun, The Accused, Witness) This class will focus on developing and strengthening scene work. Students will work through a variety of scripts they have chosen in an effort to discover possibilities in strength of choice in character, set construct, relationship, emotional preparation and specificity.
10 student limit.
Most professional directors and agents spend between 4-10 seconds making a decision on whether or not they are going to call an actor back or even listen to the rest of their monologue. It is a very competitive industry and although auditions are the first part of getting the job they are a very advanced and intricate part of the craft that incorporates headshots, resumes and a large variety of skills necessary to do slates, monologues and cold readings – all under pressure. In this workshop we will break down and simplify the audition process. Somethings that will be covered in the workshop include:
Audition Intensive Duration: 6 hours Dates: November 10 Days/Time: Sunday 10:00 – 4:00 pm Prerequisites: Please have a monologue(s) and or song prepared for the workshop. Sides will be provided. Cost: $120z
Asheville’s WORDSLAM Youth Poetry Team Presents: SLAM THE VOTE!
Youth Poetry and Slam FREE Wordshop
Glenis Redmond, Staci Koonce and the Peace Voices Poets will be our special guests at the Alan Wolf wordshop
Saturday, November 2, 2:15 – 4:15 pm:FREE WORDSHOP
Join us for an afternoon with the thoughtful and sometimes hilarious award winning author and poet ALAN WOLF (like the animal) as he shares the 3 important lessons every poet must know, how to tell the difference between Po-Folk and No-Po’s and real talk about Life Beyond the Slam. DO NOT MISS this fun and thought provoking FREE wordshop!
Poetry Slam 7:00 PM at NYS3
The slam is open to poets ages 12-19. Poets need 3 poems for 3 rounds, no more than 3 minutes, 30 seconds in length. Please sign up on the Facebook page. We will have an open mic as well. Slamming poets get in free. Students $7, Adults $15.
Rent, The Book of Mormon, Spring Awakening, The Last 5 Years, Les Mis, Wicked, Ragtime, West Side Story, Sunset Boulevard, The Sound of Music, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hairspray, Spelling Bee, The Producers, The Full Monty, Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q, Into the Woods, Man of La Mancha and anything else you’d like to bust out.
We’ll be taking requests. Lots of them. We’ll also have light refreshments and snacks on hand.