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Fundamentals of Acting on Camera

  • About this Workshop

    Being an ~actor~ can mean so many different things to everyone, but to appear on screen brings about a unanimous sense of excitement and fear!

    While these two emotions can feel pretty polarising, Fundamentals of Acting on Camera aims to harness these emotions and help you get comfortable with all the practical and technical aspects of working on camera as well as the terminology used.

    The interactive workshop will give you a comprehensive understanding of how the ecosystem of a set runs. Once you get familiar with the workings on set, assimilating yourself into character becomes second nature and then the magic begins!

  • Who is the workshop for?

    Anyone and everyone! Similar to the fundamentals of acting, this workshop is designed for anyone that has ever been curious about the wonders of acting and is willing to give their inner artist a shot!

    Minimum age for admission is 13 and above.

Workshop Fees:

$90.00

    • Date

 

12th November 2022: Saturday, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

3rd December 2022: Saturday, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

 

 

 

SYLLABUS

  • Understanding the roles each department plays on set
  • Getting comfortable with the terminology used on set
  • Understanding technical direction in front of the camera
  • Understand the difference between acting for the camera and live theatre and the subtleties involved depending on the camera setups.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Eyelines
  • Continuity
  • Adjusting to different shot sizes
  • Cheating for the camera
  • Single camera and multi camera setups
  • Stand-ins
  • Hitting a single mark
  • Multi mark blocking
  • Volume levels
  • The various departments involved

LEARNING OUTCOMES
  • Understanding the language used on set
  • Ability to apply basic technical understanding to a performance in front of the camera
  • Realising the team work involved in a TV/Film production

20% for all workshops with HCAC Student Card (No Expiry) Apply here.


30% Bundle Discount

Add any two workshops to cart for 30% off.


“Out of Stock” means the workshop is full. Email us at hello@hcac.sg with your Name, Email & Contact Number to request to be on the waiting list.

 

I have no experience in acting and I’m really shy, is this workshop for me?

Yes! This workshop is designed to be a whole lot of fun for beginners. We’ll be encouraging, but we’ll never push you further than what you’re comfortable with.


What are the classes going to be like?

The class moves fast – we’ll start with a quick introduction, some warm up activities and we’ll dive straight into our interactive games and exercises.


I’m not sure if HCAC is right for me, can I audit a workshop session?

Yes, you can. Simply email hello@hcac.sg with the heading “Workshop Audit”.

With the following information:
(i) Workshop name you want to sign up for
(ii) Your name
(iii) Your email
(iv) Your contact number


Will it be awkward if I come alone?

Absolutely not! In fact, HCAC is a great place to meet like-minded friends.


Do I have to bring anything to the classes?

As our activities and games involve movement, we’d advise wearing something comfortable.
If you’re attending the workshop after work, office wear is fine! (Note: Skirts/dresses might impede some movements)


I’m an actor, why should I sign up for workshops at HCAC?

HCAC offers comprehensive, carefully structured and rigorous actor training workshops and programmes. We believe in providing the actor with a stable and reliable framework for his work through various methods of acting.

The actor’s instrument is his mind and body. This means that both the physical and mental muscles require consistent conditioning and research to keep the instrument sharp and prepared, ready to go at a moment’s notice.

This is why we review our curriculum meticulously and constantly check in with our students’ progress here. Our immersive training programme contain both depth (i.e. 8 weeks programmes) and breadth (i.e. short intensives) modules.

With training, actors become more acquainted with the strengths and weaknesses of their instrument, and are better able to be in control of it. They become more grounded in truth and are able to ensure greater sensitivity when approaching their work. Their work becomes more visceral, more in tune with the human condition and certainly, in most instances, more relatable.

HCAC also offers one-on-one coaching sessions to help actors prepare for various industry-related scenarios e.g. audition coaching, role coaching etc. Actors will receive personalised feedback on their material. We believe in producing actors and performers whose work is serviceable to the industry.


I’m not an actor, why should I sign up for workshops at HCAC?

Everyone can benefit from creativity and self-expression.

In fast-moving societies (and particularly in Asia) people often suffer from high levels of stress. Many condition themselves to suppress their emotions and impulses, avoid taking risks, and fall into patterns of habit in their daily lives. Our programmes can help to release these unwanted tensions, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and experience life at its fullest.

HCAC offers a safe, judgment-free environment where everyone is free to discover themselves. Through acting, you will explore your consciousness, heighten your self-awareness and develop your sensitivity to the people and world around you. This in turn will benefit your life and career.

Even if you have no intentions of being an actor, our training can help you explore and express various facets of your personality. We aim to equip you will the skills to free your unique talent and creativity so that you become a confident, competing and effective communicator in your workplace and even at home.


Can I repeat a workshop?

At HCAC we believe in the benefits of continuous training and development, both as actors and as people.

We design our programmes so that you may repeat them to deepen your understanding and enrich your skillset without feeling as if you are just learning the same thing over again. If you take the same programme again your coach will ensure there are new exercises and assignments to further your training and push your creative capabilities. Our priority is your personal and professional growth.

If you are a Student Card holder you can receive 50% off when you repeat any programme that you have taken before.

About the Instructor

Shrey Bhargava

Shrey is a professional Actor, Host and Filmmaker. He has a BA in Theatre and a BA in Cinema & Media Studies from the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was named a Renaissance Scholar. He was also awarded the Ruth & Albert McKinlay Award for Best Actor. 

During his time at USC, Shrey trained under many prominent practitioners in Hollywood. For Acting on Camera, this included Kate Burton (Grey’s Anatomy; Scandal), daughter of the Richard Burton (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) and Joseph Hacker (S.W.A.T; Charlie’s Angels), whose acting pedagogy comes from the having studied with Stella Adler, Peggy Feury, and Lee Strasberg. John DeMita, voice actor on the hit anime series Naruto, trained Shrey in Voice Acting for Animation. Shrey was also trained in the Stanislavski’s system, Maria Knebel’s Active Analysis, and Acting Theory by internationally acclaimed Stanislavski researcher and educator Dr. Sharon Carnicke.

Shrey’s actor training in Singapore includes Buds Youth Theatre, Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Young Company and Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity. He hosted numerous high-profile live and TV events including the SG50 NDP Concert at the Marina Bay Floating Platform, the National Day Reception at the Istana for then president Dr. Tony Tan and the 28th Southeast Asian Games. At 19, Shrey was one of the youngest contestants on The 5 Search. Out of 700 hopefuls, Shrey placed 2nd overall. 

Shrey has produced, written, and directed over 7 short films. His film, My Home, Singapore? clinched over 10 official selections in film festivals worldwide. It was featured at the renowned Asian World Film Festival in 2017 and was named a semi-finalist at the Best of India Short Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2018. At the latter, it secured a broadcasting deal with Shorts TV for the South Asian region.

Shrey has acted in films such as Lizard on The Wall (2017) by Cannes-acclaimed director K. Rajagopal, and TV shows such as Fine Tune (2016), which was nominated for Best Comedy Program at the 22nd Asian TV Awards. Shrey has also starred in various web series, such as My Lockdown Wedding (2021) – that also appeared as a telemovie on Channel 5 – and Long Story Short (2020), that has over 10,000 views on NSFTV’s Instagram channel. Shrey will also be starring in upcoming Channel 5 period drama, This Land is Mine (2021). 

Shrey has prior experience as a trainer and facilitator for several theatre-led corporate training workshops organized by the Haque Centre for Acting & Creativity and Dramatic Difference. His clients have included banks such as OCBC and DBS, companies such as Bloomberg as well as brands such as Auchentoshan.

Shrey was also the Ambassador for the inaugural Singapore Monologue Slam as well as SRT’s Youth Initiative with Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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