Workshop: DIRECTING ACTORS 101 - More than just saying "Be happy" or "Act sad"

Date: Sat 13 July, 12pm-3pm & Sun 14 July, 12pm-3pm (6 hours in total)
Venue: The Arena, Level 5, *SCAPE
Target Audience: Aspiring directors and actors from ages 15-35
Note: Participants will have to act out scenes

Do you struggle to get the right performances from your actors? How do you communicate with actors that can help take their performances to the next level? Through both lecture and hands-on exercises, learn the language of acting and techniques for communicating and working effectively with actors. Learn also common directing mistakes like giving result-oriented directions such as "Be happy" or "Act sad".

Topics covered include
  • Subtext vs Main Text
  • Result-oriented vs Process-oriented Direction
  • Improvisation and Substitution
  • Listening and Reacting
Instructor: Kenny Gee

Kenny is a filmmaker and educator from Singapore. After majoring in English Literature at the National University of Singapore, he enrolled in NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he received an MFA in Film & Television Production.

His short film, MEAT AT BLOCK 320, won the Audience Choice Award at the 5th Singapore Short Film Festival, and his crowdfunding pitch for THE BODY, his NYU thesis film, was praised by Indiegogo and Indiewire as "one of the best crowdfunding videos ever", after winning their Projects of the Day and Month awards respectively. THE BODY also screened at the 25th Singapore International Film Festival and 6th Singapore Short Film Awards, where it was nominated for Best Script.

Currently, Kenny splits his time freelancing as a writer-director of media content and teaching at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore. He is developing two short films as well as a feature-length crime comedy titled BLOOD AND CONCRETE.

This programme is co-organised by *SCAPE and The Filmic Eye.
For enquiries or bulk-booking, please write to hosaypeng@gmail.com
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Jul 13 - Jul 14, 2019
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM SGT
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6-hr Workshop (13 & 14 Jul) - 90% Subsidised (U.P. $100) SOLD OUT $10.00
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