ABOUT PETE TRAVIS
Established director and BAFTA winner Pete Travis actually had a late start in his filmmaking career: before becoming a director, Pete Travis was a social worker. However, inspired by Alan Clarke and Costa-Cravas, he decided to take a post-graduate course in filmmaking. Soon after graduation he acquired the rights of “Faith” (short story written by Nick Hornby) and presented his first short film at the London TV Festival (1997).
Later, he directed episodes of “Cold Feet” (1999) and the TV series “Other People's Children” (2000), as well as “The Jury” (2002) mini-series and the TV movie “Henry VIII” (2003), featuring Helena Bonham-Carter and Mark Strong.
Impressed with his work, Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips´” director, sent Travis a script that he co-wrote with Guy Hibbert – “Omagh”. The film premiered in 2004 at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Discovery Award. The film also won the 2005 BAFTA Award for “Best Single Drama”.
“Vantage Point”, was his first major motion film, starring Dennis Quaid and Matthew Fox. It was released in the USA, in 2008. Just one year later, in January of 2009, Pete Travis took to Sundance to premiere “Endgame”, which dramatizes the last days of Apartheid in South Africa and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Hurt, Jonny Lee Miller and Mark Strong.
Later, Travis directed a film adaptation of the popular UK comic book series, “Dredd” (2012). In Travis' feature film, Karl Urban takes on the role of judge Dredd with Olivia Thirlby playing his young accomplice. The film quickly gathered a cult following.
Pete Travis most recent work stars Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper: “City of Tiny Lights” (2016) - a crime thriller film, written by Patrick Neate and based on his own novel of the same name.
The Directing Actors for Film workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of directing actors, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Pete Travis, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future.
The workshop will also cover the following structure:
Introduction to “acting” / How to actors work?
The Actor/Director relationship
Letting the actors to build their own characters
The Actor’s tools and methodologies
The director in a casting
What is a character?
The importance of the story through the eyes of the character
Planning Rehearsal - What to Rehearse and Why.
Directing The Character
How to communicate with actors
Staging the Scene and Blocking the Action
How the camera affects performance.
Business and endowment
Keeping performances dynamic and the actors engaged.
Keeping the set as a creative environment.
What to ask for in a new take.
Maintaining Continuity - Emotional and Physical
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT
The workshop designed for Directors, Assistant Directors, Film Students, or anyone serious about a career in the Film Business on the area of Directing Actors
Duration: 2 days
Dates: 26-27 September 2020
Location: LONDON UK
Maximum number of participants: 25
Registration at: https://www.filmlab.fest.pt/upcoming_workshop.php?workshop_id=129
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