Nancy Bishop, CSA- iNTERNATIONAL Masterclass "Auditioning for Film and TV"- September 2017

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If you are an actor interested in an international career, join us for the Nancy Bishop International Masterclass on Auditioning for Film and TV.

Nancy has taught hundreds of workshops all over Europe; London, Prague, Cannes, Amsterdam and more. In September she will teach a 2 day masterclass in Athens, Greece. Please scroll down to check out the Agenda of the masterclass.

Nancy Bishop, CSA will also give a lecture on  marketing for actors. She will talk about how to self tape, choose a winning headshot,  organize a CV, create a website, and activate an interactive web presence using attraction marketing, and social media to draw casters to  you.

 

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Nancy Bishop, CSA, is an American casting director based in Europe. She has cast talent on nearly one hundred projects such as Mission Impossible IV, Bourne Identity and Snowpiercer. She recently finished work on Unlocked, directed by Michael Apted and starring Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom. Nancy was nominated for an Emmy Award and is also an internationally recognized acting coach. She founded the Acting for Film Program at the Prague Film School, and penned two books.

Nancy has been retained as casting director by dozens of major screen producers and directors, including Brad Bird, (Mission Impossible IV), Roman Polanski (Oliver), and Ridley Scott (Child 44). She also was nominated for an Emmy Award for her casting work on Anne Frank: The Whole Story, ABC/Disney Studios.

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Agenda

 

Day 1 – Screen Acting Technique

Actors participate in a series of targeted exercises that develop effective methods for on camera work. Material covered will include close-up vs. wide shot techniques, playing an inner monologue and playing objectives. Self- tape auditions.  At the end of the class, actors will be assigned scenes to prepare for mock castings the next day.

 

Day 2 – Strategies for Screen Casting

Actors will apply the techniques they learned on Day One to perform casting sessions in front of camera, followed by a critique. The scenes will include a variety of genres ranging from historical drama, to action/thriller to sci-fi. Each participant will get one-on-one coaching in front of the camera with Nancy.

 

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Show Up | Brand Up Evergreen Program

Evergreen Program

 

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The Show Up | Brand Up evergreen program is designed to support and empower entrepreneurs, coaches, business owners to grow their business and connect with their ideal clients through the powerful medium of VIDEO.

 

The Show Up | Brand Up evergreen program is divided in 3 parts.

Every part consists of Videos, downloadable PDFs with exercises and audios.

BONUS:

A one hour online session with Theodora.

 

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Chapters in Part A:

1.  Introductions | About Theodora

2.  Introductions | About The Los Angeles Method

3.  What is Acting?

4.  The Authentic You | Power of Emotions

5.  Plato's Soul

6.  What are Confining Convictions

7.  Global Confining Convictions and how to reprogram them

8.  Personal Confining Conviction and how to reprogram it

9.  Your Family

10.  The power of Forgiveness

11.  Values

12.  Identify your Goal from your level of Authenticity

13.  Goal Mapping

14.  Your movie

15.  Relax, it's all good!

 

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Chapters in part B:

1.  The laws of Success

2.  The 5 parts of every Business

3.  Basic Human Drives

4.  Understanding how Clients "work".

5.  Marketing

6.  Sales

7.  Your Branding Kit

8.  Your Brand's message

9.  Your brand's Why | What | How

 

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Chapters in part C | section 1. Visibility Mastery

1.  Acting Secrets

    a)  How to create a Role

    b)  How to create instant chemistry

    c)  How to connect On Camera and be Camera Confident

    d)  How to be extraordinary

    c)  Breathing | Voice

2.  Writing your script

    a)  Your message

    b)  Your audience

    c)  What words to use to "talk" to your ideal clients

 

 

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Chapters in part C | section 2. Video Mastery

1.  Create your own Studio

2.  Light

3.  Sound

4.  Make Up | Wardrobe

5.  Set

6.  Camera Angles

7.  Editing

8.  Music

9.  Formats for Social Media

10.  Share your VIDEO with the world

 

 
 

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How to jump in front of the Camera with confidence and Go Live! [Techniques and Equipment]

Welcome!

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If you are here, it means that you are an entrepreneur or a business owner who understands that the best way to connect with your audience and reach your ideal clients is through Video and presence.

You are in the right place.

 

In this blog post you will read about useful tips that will help you with your presence and confidence on camera,

I have also gathered all the link to equipment you might need to make your videos the best possible experience for your audience.

 
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My name is Theodora.

I am the creator and founder of the TVP Foundation which operates through two main venues: The International Theatre in English and The Los Angeles Method.

I have been a director, actress, producer, coach for more than 20 years. I have worked with actors all over the world, directed and produced sold out performances in central big theatres in major cities like Rome, Amsterdam, New York, Athens.

Now I want to help you, the Entrepreneur of today, to unleash the STAR you have within you, to connect with your audience and find your ideal clients through live streaming, video blogs, promotional videos. I want to support you to Show Up and Brand Up!

 

I want to support you so you can  

  • CREATE VIDEOS THAT WILL HAVE YOU AUTHENTICALLY CONNECT WITH YOUR IDEAL CLIENTS

  • BE CONFIDENT IN FRONT OF A CAMERA

  • CREATE PRESENCE

  • CREATE CONNECTION

  • IMPROVE YOUR VISIBILITY

 
 

Tips:

- What is your message?

Before pressing "REC", you need to know what you will be talking about. What is the conclusion you want your audience to draw? What is the "arc" of your speech or presentation? Make sure you have mapped out your Introduction, Main Theme and Outro. What is the Call to Action you want them to take?

Please remember that preparation is key, but so is being in the NOW, following the flow. Use the map as a simple guideline. Do not confine yourself within it. If it is a Live video, maybe one of your audience members asks a question that was not in your "schedule". Do not ignore it. "Listen" to your audience and navigate the presentation accordingly.

- Talk to a loved one.

In Acting this is called "Substitution". Replace the wide audience of people you do not know with a familiar and loving face. Look into the camera and imagine you are talking to your husband, your girlfriend, your son or best friend. Your energy and vibration will instantly change and everyone will feel like their friend is talking to them, instead of a sales person or a stranger.

Personality is key. Think about the "Role" you want to play. Remember that Acting is not about pretending. 

Acting is about living truthfully under imaginary circumstances.

Who is the person talking? What is her or his objective? Values? 

- Study the greats.

Choose films you love, classical movies, film makers who have succeeded in telling great stories. Study them. Pay attention to how they use the camera. When the scene is about something emotional and important to the plot, do they use Close Ups or Wide Shots? How is the lighting? The sound? The surroundings?

- Speech.

Make sure to use your diaphragm. When you use your diaphragm, the breath- used for speech- passes through all your chakras (your energy centres in your body). Most importantly it passes through your heart, the centre of your emotions and your throat, the chakra of creation. This way your voice is infused with emotion and power. That is how people will be able to connect with you; when you will evoke emotions in them.

People might forget what you told them, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Maya Angelou

- Camera Position

Make sure your camera is on eye level or a little bit higher. Low angles are not very flattering.

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Equipment

Your message and your energy are the most important aspects of your On Camera presence.

However it is important for us to be able to hear you and see you clearly.

You need to make the experience of your audience watching you, the smoothest and most enjoyable as possible.

As mentioned above, make sure the camera is on eye level or a little bit higher. 

Pay attention to the frame you are creating. What is the most important element of your frame? You of course!

 

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Here are some tools

you can use to make

the viewing experience better

for your audience.

 

If you are using your Smart Phone:

- Light

The LuMee Case is perfect for instant light solution when you are on the go.

If you want to create a small "Studio" in your office or home, a soft box is a great tool to have.

 

- Microphone

I use the Rode Microphones or my iPhone EarPods-they work as microphone as well.

 

- Mounting Gear

 

- Lenses

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me!

I would be very happy to help out.

Please share your videos to our Facebook group The Los Angeles Method. We would love to see what you created!


 

If you liked what you read so far and found it useful, join me on February 28, 2017 online for our program Show Up | Brand Up.

I will walk you through on how to put  videos together that will have you Authentically connect with your ideal clients.

You will learn techniques on how to get rid of all the nerves and concentrate on your energy and  the energy of your brand that you want to put out in the world.

You will improve your visibility and your presence.

You will learn how to make people feel you relate to them, because you will learn how to create instant chemistry with your audience.

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Looking forward to working with you and supporting create and grow.

Theodora.

 

Are you stuck? Awesome!

You want to make a change. You want to start something new. And as with all new beginnings, you make plans.  You set goals and create maps, and you think about your desires and where you want to go.  You start reflecting on the past, and what went wrong- or not the way you wanted it to go, what choices you made and why? Why didn’t you finish that book?  Why didn’t you lose the weight? Why didn’t you end that relationship? Why didn’t you start that business you always wanted to? How can you make things differently this year?

 

The Sun will always SHINE.

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There are usually two ways in answering these questions; you either fall head first and start doing everything in high speed because you really want the change, or you freeze because the thought of you not succeeding- again! – is paralysing. Either way, you will get exhausted very soon, give up and sink in to the old habits.

The good news are that there is a third choice.  You can tell yourself that you were stuck and now you are about to change and do things differently. Really tell yourself.  Speak to yourself. Sound is creator, whatever you say can be manifested.  So stand in front of a mirror and talk to yourself as if you are reassuring a good friend of your love for them.  Look at yourself in the eyes and say “Now I am changing.”  Do not say “I will change”, your mind does not understand the future tense.  If you say “I will”, subconsciously you believe that the change is in a distance. You are changing Now! and it is wonderful!

Once you have informed and reassured yourself that now you are changing, it is time to make the actual changes.

What is it that you want? If you feel stuck, if you do not know, that is ok.  A lot of us feel this way one time or another.  If you do not have the answer to a question, maybe you do not understand the question, maybe you need to change the question.  So let’s change the question in to

How do you want to feel?

Do you want to feel happy? ecstatic? joyful? energetic? fulfilled? loved? worshiped? desired? appreciated? wanted? valued? hugged? admired? virtuous? strong? high-minded? delicious? precious?

If the answer is yes, it is very easy to do.  The only thing you have to do is believe that you deserve to feel this way!

Authenticity is liberating!  

Allow yourself to do what feels right, without giving permission to confining convictions to dictate the way.

When you are feeling stuck, by the way the “stuck” feeling means that you are far from your Authentic Self, just accept it.  Do not tense, relax- accept it and it will flow right through you, away from you. Shitty things happen! Accept it and move on. Besides being “stuck” is just a thought, and thoughts are easy to change.

So when you are not feeling the way you want- happy, strong, precious, wanted, worthy- and you are feeling the way you do not want- stuck- look at yourself as a character in a movie or a play.  You write the movie of your life. You are the writer, the producer, the director and the star. Understand that this- being stuck- is just a scene, it is not the entire movie. Think of the next scene, where do you want your character-you- to go? to do? to feel like? What is your objective?

The objective is what the actors use to guide them through every scene.  They have the overall objective, what they want through the course of an entire movie or play, and the scene objective- for every scene. The scene objective needs to support the overall objective. So if your overall objective- what you want in life- is to be worthy, your scene objective could not be judging and criticising yourself.

When things do not go the way you want them to, you know that it is up to you to change them.  You write the script, you decide on the objectives. You have the power of creation.

Just remember, how do yo want to feel? Let that guide your choices.  The better you know yourself, the easier it will be to answer the question “How do I want to feel”. Overcome the fears, the confining convictions and the obstacles and you will be able to connect to you in a strong and fulfilling way.  When you establish the connection with you, you will be able to do it with any one you meet.  Connection gives purpose to our lives.  To be able to connect with yourself and with others, one must overcome the fear of “I am not good enough”, “I am not strong enough”, “I am not rich enough”, …

To be able to achieve connection, one must have a strong sense of worthiness.  This comes fron courage, compassion, vulnerability.  It begins with a thought.

You will never feel stuck again!

What do you do when things get stuck?

Leave your comment.  I would be delighted to hear from you.