Monday, May 04, 2009

Mark Travis Directing Actors Workshop Follow-up.

Reel Inspiration, with ArtFare and the Tucson Film Office, is proud to have brought world renowned directing instructor Mark Travis to Tucson for the successful master class, “Directing Actors” on March 21-22, 2009.

Mark wrote the Best Seller, THE DIRECTOR’S JOURNEY: the Creative Collaboration between Directors, Writers and Actors; and DIRECTING FEATURE FILMS.

The workshop was attended by 60 people from around Arizona. The first day Mark demonstrated the Travis Technique with four actors. The next day eight directors received hands-on training while rehearsing two actor scenes. Attendees were blown away by the transformation in the actors' performances after being directed using the Travis technique.

There was such an outpouring of gratitude from attendees encouraging me to bring Mark back for another workshop. Here are just a few of the comments...

"Mark has an in depth understanding of how an actor works and what an actor needs to give their best performance. His techniques are simple yet profound. Directors and actors alike were astounded by the results." Eric Schumacher, Actor.

"It was so exhilarating to see (and experience) the magic created in a scene using Mark's techniques. I'm so glad you brought it to Tucson where it will no doubt benefit 'the industry'. Looking forward to more workshops with Mark in the future." Chris Farishon, Actor

"What an amazing learning experience. I feel like we only scratched the surface. I'm very anxious to incorporate his technique into my rehearsal process." Alan Williams, Director

"Techniques that Mark shared with us opened up exciting new avenues in how to work with actors on a deeper level." Annina Lavee, U of A Media Arts Instructor, Director.

"I learned more in two days than in all the previous acting training I have undergone." Brian Mulligan, President IFASA

Due to the positive response, Reel Inspiration will be bringing Mark back for a "Staging the Scene" workshop August 14-16, 2009.

Jana Segal
Reel Inspiration

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