Film Workshop

PROJECT, September 2019

We are accustomed to hide our feelings… Throughout our lives we are doing counter-exercises; we are doing everything we can to confine our feelings under our skins so that we show nothing and radiate nothing… All is masked; all is hidden. We must exercise … to open ourselves and show to the audience our souls… (Michael Chekhov)


PART I: Weekend Camera Intensive

Course Description
Over the course of a long weekend we will work with Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique to develop confident performance skills in front of the camera. Work includes text & work with partners. In addition to the hands-on learning experience, each actor will leave the Intensive with footage of their own on-camera work, recorded in HD (1080p) with quality audio. Part 1 can be taken independently from Part 2 and is limited to 12 actors.

When & Where
September 6 – 8, 2019 (to be confirmed)
Fri. 7pm-9pm
Sat. 10am-5:30pm
Sun. 10am-5:30pm
The Michael Chekhov School is located in the historic City of Hudson (NY), two hours from New York City.
Hudson is accessible by train (Amtrak); the closest airports are Albany (NY) and all NYC airports.

The Tuition for only Part 1 is $400.


PART II: Short Film Project

Course Description
A project for actors who would like to continue their work from the weekend workshop for an additional week into the making of a short film. The process will include the creation of an outline of images & story, shooting on location in Hudson, post-production and the screening of the film on the last day. Part 2 can  be taken only as a continuation of Part 1 and is limited to 9 actors.

When & Where
September 9 – 15, 2019 (to be confirmed) in Hudson (NY), two hours from New York City.

The total cost for both Part 1 + Part 2 is $1200.

Ragnar Freidank is an award-winning filmmaker (Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn) & co-director of the DVD series Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique. He is co-founder of the Michael Chekhov School and a faculty member for MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association. In NYC, he is teaching in The New School’s Acting Program as well as his own scene study class. For more information, visit our faculty page.

How to Sign Up
For information on the enrollment process, please contact us using the form below.

If you have additional questions;  please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.