Earlier this week I put out a tweet offering a free screen acting workshop for four actors on February 17th.
I didn’t expect it to blow up in the way it did, the interest has been huge.
I've learned a lot about screen acting from 15 years of short film directing and through my showreels business.
I want to teach what I know, but have never offered this directly before.
I'm offering a FREE workshop with a group of four actors on Feb 17th. Interested?
— Daniel Johnson | Writer/Filmmaker (@danieljohnsonuk) January 30, 2020
So in order to break things down a bit more, I am writing this to clarify who it is for and who can benefit from it.
First things first – this will be taking place on February 17th, from 11am-3pm in Stratford, East London.
This is not a course where you will be gaining showreel material – although I may release footage to participants at the end, but I recommend it for training purposes, for self-reflection, but not to form a professional showreel.
The ideal participants –
– Have some professional acting training and experience.
– Do not currently have strong showreel material (if you are already deep into your journey with screen acting, I’d rather you leave this to the less experienced)
-Are confident in their acting abilities but a little daunted or shy about screen work (a big part of what I want to achieve is to demstifying screen acting, to give you confidence doing it)
-More used to being on stage than screen.
-I am open to all ages and backgrounds, but am keen to work with people who don’t yet have a great deal of screen experience.
If you’re serious about being involved and think you’d enjoy working on this for a day –
Please email: email@example.com, give me a paragraph about yourself and why you think you would benefit from doing this.
And please do send your Spotlight/headshots (it’s not strictly necessary you’re on spotlight, but certainly desirable.)
I only have four spaces. And for the time being at least, this is one day only!
Also, I am likely to film this day and use it for marketing materials – so please only get in touch if you are happy for our work together to be filmed.
Look forward to hearing from you.