Screen Acting Workshop with Actor Duncan MacInnes
Time & Location
About The Event
Actor Duncan MacInnes will be leading an all day workshop for 10-18 year olds to learn about the differences in acting for theatre to acting for screen. A great opportunity for Light UP and non Light UP students to learn first hand about acting for film and TV in the half-term holiday. Light UP Director Rosie will be assisting on the day.
Using a range of commercial, television and film scripts, students will gain experience in scenes and camera set-ups. You will develop an understanding of the more technical aspects of shooting a scene, whilst maintaining a focus on acting. You will learn to develop a truthful, emotional connection that can be captured through the camera lens.
You will learn about castings and auditions for film, television and commercials and learn how to improve your technique.
You will prepare and work on monologues, duologues and scenes from a range of television and film genres, building confidence as a performer and in particular as a screen performer.
(Work will not take place in a television studio, but will be with the use of a handheld camera. You will be monitored and will receive immediate feedback on your achievements. You do not produce a showreel as part of this course.)
A workshop leader for many years, Duncan has travelled across the country giving talks, workshops and seminars on developing skills and managing a career as an actor. He ran the 1 year acting course at the American Musical Theatre Academy in London where he also taught devised performance and audition technique. Duncan is part of the ‘Genesis Young Vic Directors network’.
Theatre credits:- Up n'Under (Gordon Craig Theatre), Edward II, Stoned (National Theatre), The Winters Tale & Coriolanus (English Shakespeare Company) The Lady with the Dog (White Bear/Tabard Theatre, Holmes & The Ripper (Dundee Rep) Extra Marital (Paines Plough) , Onenite.com (Birmingham Rep) Starman, Hooked (Ensemble 52) Bashment, Separate But Equal, Why Are We Whispering? (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Innocent (Waterloo East Theatre), Alice (Theatre In The Quarter) The Wind In The Willows (Haymarket Theatre) 101 Dalmatians and Jungle Book (Chester Gateway), Rope (Devonshire Park), Murder With Love & Deathtrap (Nottingham Theatre Royal), The Gruffalo’s Child UK & International Tour (Tall Stories& Kenny Wax), Mr Benn (Northcott Exeter) Peter Pan (Bristol Hippodrome), The Miriam Gospel (Oval House Theatre) Bell Book & Candle (Greenwich Playhouse).
TV & Film credits Casualty (BBC), Alan (Channel 4) Mercenaries ( ABC), Retribution (Pridepath Films) FIT, Kick Off ( Team Angelica) Private (Tsarkoe Films,)
Radio and Recording - Sapphire and Steel & Doctor Who (Big Finish), Zauberjackyl (BBC Radio 4)
Duncan is also a playwright and screenwriter with his first play ‘Waste’ written and performed at the Bush Theatre, Dagger Lane for Theatre Royal Stratford East and ‘Echo Road’ for Defcon Films and Channel 4.
- Acting for Screen Workshop£30£300£0