MAKING FRIENDS WITH THE CAMERA
Intensive in the Michael Chekhov Technique
Date & Time: t.b.d. / Please inquire
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)
Intensive Program, working with Michael Chekhov’s Acting Technique to develop confident performance skills in front of the camera. Work includes text & work with partners. During the course there will be regular opportunities to see one’s own work projected on the screen for review & reflection. 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 (48K).
When & Where
Date & Time: t.b.d.
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.
Morning Sessions are with Ted Pugh and Fern Sloan. Drawing on their experience of more than 40 years with the Michael Chekhov work, both will be focusing on technique, including qualities of movement, sensation, psychological gesture, imaginary body / centers, atmosphere.
Afternoon Sessions are with Ragnar Freidank. Award-winning filmmaker (Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn) & co-director of the DVD series Master Classes in the Michael Chekhov Technique, he will focus on working with each actor’s individual processes in a creative & supportive atmosphere.
Our core faculty are Ted Pugh, Fern Sloan & Ragnar Freidank. Additional faculty include the last living direct student of Michael Chekhov Joanna Merlin, plus other guests. All of our faculty are teachers for MICHA, the Michael Chekhov Association. For more information on our faculty, please visit our ‘faculty’ page.
Date & Time for this course have not been determined yet. Please use the form below to contact us if you would like to be informed when this course is taking place. The course is limited to 12 actors.
If you have additional questions; or you would like more information, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.