Sun, Feb 04|
Stage to Screen & Showreels Retreat
Learn how to transfer your performance from the stage to on screen and create a showreel that truly shows all you are.
Time & Location
Feb 04, 2024, 5:00 PM – Feb 12, 2024, 11:00 AM
Corwen, Bodlondeb, Corwen LL21 0NY, UK
About the event
What is it?
We've combined two brilliant retreats to give you the ultimate master class in filming. Understand how fiming works and then utilise those skills to create your own showreel retreat. You'll walk out feeling knowledgeable, confident and comfortable enough to deliver every single time without stress or anxiety backed up by a professionally made showreel (or additional material for your current showreel).
Dream team Steph and Pete are ready to help you discover how simple the transition can really be.
As a coach Steph specialises in safely guiding actors to trust themselves enough to let the camera in. Whilst Pete specialises in the film industry and the technicalities and detail of camera work.
How it works
This course is ideal for anyone who wants to develop an understanding of the nuance's involved in acting for camera, or actors looking to diversify from stage acting to screen.
Showreels are often your introduction to agents, casting directors and directors, you need them to share what you can do. A common problem a lot of actors face is that the footage on their showreels doesn't fully reflect their range or casting bracket. We've tackled that problem for you by creating a tailored showreel retreat. This retreat is designed to allow you to show your true range.
We've teamed up with filming professionals (specialist camera operator, director of photography / Lighting cameraman and drone pilot) to give you a professionally lit, two camera experience, your other retreat attendees act as scene partners meaning you get a full diverse cast of experienced actors and we can film inside and out utilising multiple locations: pubs, homes, countryside locations and more to give you high quality scenes to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your reel. You also have a director and coach to give you objective and honest feedback and support in the development and blocking of your scenes.
Together we capture scenes that you just can't get alone.
What we’ll cover
· Basic understanding of cameras / lenses
· Working with script
· Continuity - How to understand what matters without compromising performance.
· Finding the ease in front of the camera
· How to bring it take after take, after take
· Play back analysis - what works and doesn't work and why?
· Exploring difference between theatre acting and camera acting
· How to be an editor's dream
· An introduction to camera lenses and what they mean to you as an actor
· Common pitfalls and challenges when working on camera.
During the course you will have the opportunity to work with a camera and see how your performance comes across first hand. You will gain valuable feedback, and be able to reflect on and refine your technique.
· Accomodation at our custom built studio and retreat space in the rolling hills of North Wales
· Tailored coaching, directing and advice from Stephanie Morgan
· Indepth filming knowledge and training from Peter Firth of Multi-tool Media
· Wild swimming to awaken the senses
· Country walks in the wilds of Wales
· Open flame dinner on the Welsh moors
How many scenes are included in the showreels portion? 2 guaranteed scenes (though you may end up with more to choose from).
What makes this so special?
We are process driven. Even though we're creating something specific, over our 5 days together you will continue to be challenged as a human and an actor as we have a biiiig stretch of those acting muscles. We’ll connect to our deep sense of self, we’ll continue to practise grounding and stability and what it is to be present because without it you won’t be a present and safe actor. And it wouldn’t be one of our retreats if we didn’t get outside to deepen that learning so we’ll also head out into the wild for some fun too.
· You'll be staying in our custom built studio and retreat nestled in the rolling Welsh countryside.
· Sleeping up to twelve people, our accommodation is the perfect place to relax and bond with your group.
· We have a patio garden and balcony for moments of calm and boundless countryside to explore.
· Want to find out more about the accommodation? Click here!
· Getting here is easier than you think. You can drive or we can help with car sharing / collection from Chester/Ruabon if someone's not passing your route. And the T10 bus stops right outside our door!
1) Pay up front via the website.
2) Personal payment plans – If you need a little help, we can spread payments out to make them suit your pocket. Want to set one up? No problem!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you a bespoke package.
Who coaches you
Cofounder, Company Manager & Coach
Steph is a practitioner with over 15 years’ professional experience in the performing arts. Since 2005, she has worked in theatres across the country as a performer, Venue Technician, Stage Manager, Assistant Director and Director. Most recently, she taught Acting to Undergraduates and Masters’ students at ALRA Drama School and ICTheatre & has been a guest practitioner and lecturer at Leeds Conservatoire. Steph is an INLPTA certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and an mBIT (multiple Brain Integration Techniques) Master Coach - where neuroscience backs up ancient wisdoms. She integrates all her training into her teaching practice to fuel her passion for creating healthy and happy actors. Steph trained in the Meisner Technique under Scott Williams (The Impulse Company) and Keith Farquhar (Moment to Moment) and has been teaching her version for several years. Prior to Both Feet, Steph was the Managing Director of West Yorkshire Theatre Network (2009-2016), which offered performance and networking opportunities, rehearsal space and training courses from internationally renowned artists for thousands of actors across the world. She also is the founder and creator of Bodlondeb Retreat in North Wales, where our Both Feet Retreats take place.
CEO Multi-Tool Media
(https://www.multi-tool.media), a small North Wales based production company, and supplier of equipment and specialist camera operators, to a wide range of productions across the uk and around the world.
Pete Firth is a specialist camera operator, director of photography / Lighting cameraman and drone pilot, predominantly working in broadcast television and film, specialising in high end documentaries but working across an extensive range of genres. Trusted by the most highly respected broadcasters and streaming services to capture stunning visuals and tell their stories.
We will utilise a range of equipment as appropriate for the scene were filming, to include Broadcast approved, ultra high definition, Sony Cine series cameras. A range of Lighting & sound recording equipment, and a wide range of drones, gimbal stabilisers, camera sliders, grip and rigging are available as required.
Sam Brady is a writer, performer and producer. He began his career as a stand-up comedian, touring his one man shows throughout the UK and Ireland and performing at many festivals, including the Edinburgh Fringe.
His first play, Things I Say When I Don’t Say I Love You, was commissioned by The Lowry.
Over the past few years, Sam has been working with Steph Morgan to develop an exciting collaborative approach to making theatre based on Meisner technique. Recent productions include the ground-breaking Upline, an interactive, live-streamed play funded by the Arts Council and directed by Steph.
Sam's work typically explores the comedy and the tragedy of human relationships - our need to love each other and the obstacles that life puts in our way.
Want to find out even more about Sam? Check out Sam's website: www.sambrady.co.uk
Hello! Thank you for booking onto the retreat. We can’t wait to meet you! You will shortly receive an email with your Welcome Pack. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. Just drop an email to email@example.com. See you soon!£1,669.00
- Sale ends: Dec 11, 11:50 PM
Hello! Thank you for booking onto the retreat. We can’t wait to meet you! You will shortly receive an email with your Welcome Pack. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. Just drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you soon!£1,589.00
- Sale ends: Feb 12, 2024, 11:00 AM
Deposit only - Full Price
Hello! Thank you for booking onto the retreat. We can’t wait to meet you! You will shortly receive an email with your Welcome Pack. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions. Just drop an email to email@example.com. See you soon!£834.50
- Sale ends: Dec 04, 11:50 PM
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