FOCUS School of Film and Theatre
PROGRAMME OF EDUCATION
"WHAT MAKES THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD"
Would You like Your Child or Yourself to became new Spielberg or Brad Pitt? Good thinking…Sign up to attend our Theatre Arts and Filmmaking School “Focus” under artistic direction of Genadijs Dolganovs (2010 Gemini Award Nominee). You will learn how to make real blockbusters (cartoons and movies). We’ll develop your Speech and Voice. You will learn how to move on stage and in front of camera, and You will have a great opportunity to polish your Acting and Directing Skills.
Actor Skills Training
Speech and Voice Development
This workshop is a training workshop with an emphasis on camera relationship and actor. In the first place, the psycho/physical examination of acting done by the students is an analysis of how well the learner’s physical instrument reflects his/her psychological state. These two elements must work in tandem, especially if students’ filmmaking projects have monologues or dialogues. Through series of exercises involving improvisation, inner/outer movement, rhythmic patterns, sense memory etc. the learners develop their abilities to synchronize text, body and mind in naturalistic performances. Secondly, acquiring the understanding of what an actor’s craft looks like the students learn to direct using their own as well as their peers’ experiences.
Art of Filmmaking and Camera Operating
Animated Films Creation
Filmmaking (short live-action)
This workshop is both educational and has a production side to it. During the workshop, a student not only acquires knowledge and professional skills but also receives a final product of his/her own creation after completion of every stage: self-created photo-album, video ethude, two film-formatted scripts, animated and live-action short film.
(The instructor provides cameras, lights, and necessary equipment).