Filmbase Talent Development Scheme

**** Starting 31st October 2017****
Deadline to apply: 2pm Tuesday 24th October 2017

Filmbase has announced the third in a series of talent development schemes for actors. Close Up is a professional development programme for actors at Filmbase.

The programme is open to actors who wish to engage in a series of workshops with a range of professional directors working across film and television projects. The studio will run on Tuesday evenings and actors will work with a different director each week, adding up to a unique series of professional workshops.

Close Up is intended as a programme for actors who are developing their screen careers and can benefit from focused professional feedback on craft technique. Participants must have some existing credits or recognised professional training in order to apply. It is not a traditional acting course and is not suitable for beginners.

Each workshop will be led by a different director, ensuring that all participating actors gain a valuable experience working with a range of different professionals and gaining an insight into the different ways directors communicate and prepare actors for scenes.

Application Process:

Actors wishing to take part are invited to submit an application before 5PM Monday 5th June 2017.
To apply you will need:
1. Completed Online Application Form
2. Your professional CV and headshot
3. Showreel/Scenes
4. Filmbase membership number

Application is open to all members of Filmbase and places are fully sponsored. Studio blocks will run on six week rotations, beginning Tuesday 31st October until Tuesday 5th November 2017. There will be a limited number of places available per studio block to ensure a high quality of experience for all taking part.

Selection Criteria:

Spaces on the programme are limited to 16. Application to the programme does not guarantee a place. In the event that applications exceed the number of places available, priority will be given to emerging actors with feature film, television, commercial or short film experience in professional productions. Showreel scenes will be required as proof of existing experience. Actors who have completed advanced training in screen acting will be considered on the basis of showreel scenes shot as part of their training.
The final pool of actors selected for the programme will be chosen by a panel.
This is professional development workshop series. It is not a traditional acting class and is not suitable for beginners.
Taking Part:
You will be notified by 5pm, Friday 27th October if you are being offered a place on the programme.
Once you confirm your place we will ask you to fully commit to attending all modules in your block to allow for programme continuity and planning of exercises. If you will not be able to attend all modules we would kindly ask you to decline your place to allow someone else to attend. You will not lose your place on the programme if you do so and your place will carry forward to a future studio block.
Actors must be 18 or over to take part.
You must be available to take part in all six modules.
Although the there is no application fee you must be a Filmbase member to apply.

Details on Filmbase membership can be found Here
− Script Breakdown & Analysis
− Finding Your Unique Voice/Being Authentic
− Getting Clarity of Vision
− Articulating Your Vision
− Being The Actor
− Working With Directors
− Actors/Directors Tool Kit
− Creating An Honest Moment/Performance
− Auditioning & Casting
− Rehearsals: The Different Approaches
− Getting Your Work Seen

Directors that took part in the last round were Lisa Mulcahy (THE LEDGEND OF LONGWOOD, REDROCK), Kieron J Walsh ( THE SAVAGE EYE, JUMP, RAPT), Nick Kelly (DELPHINE, WHY THE IRISH DANCE THAT WAY, SHOE), Johnny Gogan (THE LAST BUS HOME, MAPMAKER, BLACK ICE), Frank Berry (TEENAGE CICS, BALLYMUM LULLABY, I USED TO LIVE), Louise Ní Fhiannachta (RÚBAÍ, EIPIC, ROS NA RÚN), Marian Quinn, Graham Cantwell, Ciaran Creagh, Ronan Burke, Gerry Stembridge and Laura Way.

Directors Dates:

31st October until 5th December 2017, 7pm until 10pm

Directors Dates:
TBC – 31st Oct, 7pm until 10pm
TBC – 7th Nov, 7pm until 10pm
TBC – 14th Nov, 7pm until 10pm
TBC – 21st Nov, 7pm until 10pm
TBC – 28th Nov, 7pm until 10pm
TBC – 5th Dec, 7pm until 10pm.


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