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wThe Moving Frame: 2 Day Melbourne Workshop with Welker White and Damian Young

The Moving Frame: 2 Day Melbourne Workshop with Welker White and Damian Young
16th Street Actors Studio is proud to be offering this unique opportunity to work with two highly acclaimed teachers and actors – Welker White and Damian Young.

 

“I’ve known Welker and Damian for 30 years. They bring rare extensive experience across the spectrum of film and television to bear on a unique approach that inspires actors to develop and own their artistic process onscreen. Find a way to work with them!” – Allison Janney – Academy Award Winner


In this unique, process-oriented approach to working on-camera, teachers and actors Welker White and Damian Young guide participants through specific steps to building a personal framework for acting on-screen. This workshop will reframe your understanding of the medium as well as bring you to a more authentic and responsive place in your work on camera.

This 2-day workshop is an immersion into the world of visual storytelling on screen.

Participants start with an exploration of the work through the use of short-form filmed exercises, building to short original scenes with minimal dialogue. This process has been designed to provide the actor with a clear template for moment-to-moment behavioural storytelling.

Actors will come away with a comprehensive experience of the form, and a greater ability to self-assess their work onscreen.

The Moving Frame Workshop Is…

The Workshop

Informative:
– An understanding of how the medium functions, how it touches & moves us, and how an audience assigns meaning in visual storytelling
– How the specifics of the shooting process inform acting choices and preparation
– How to analyse any screen performance, including your own, to identify universal truths

 

Transformative:
– Peeling away to reveal where the character lives in you
– Building truth and specificity in your work while eliminating amplification and embellishment
– Connecting to the deeper meaning beneath the dialogue
– The faith to bring all you have, the courage to let it go
About The Instructors

About Welker White

WELKER WHITE is on the acting faculty at Brooklyn College, where she teaches a range of classes, including The Art and Craft of Acting in Film and Television for MFA acting candidates. Welker has brought screen acting workshops to numerous training programs and artistic communities, including:

– NYU Grad Acting
– Columbia
– Brown/Trinity
– Montclair State University
– Drew University, and;
– The Actors Center, among many others.

On stage Welker has originated roles by playwrights Lisa Kron, John Patrick Shanley, Craig Lucas, Mac Wellman, Howard Korder, David Ives, Amy Freed, and many others. Her film work includes roles in GoodFellas, Dead Poet’s Society, This Is My Life, Eat Pray Love, Morning Glory, I Think I Love My Wife, as well as numerous television guest appearances on TV. Most recently, Welker completed shooting Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, opposite Al Pacino.

 

About Damian Young

DAMIAN YOUNG is a sought-after character actor, with nearly 100 credited film and television appearances.

Damian is known for his early work in the films of Hal Hartley (Amateur, Simple Men), and has gone on to work as a regular or recurring character on numerous television shows:

– Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete and Pete
– Damages on Amazon
– USA’s The War Next Door
– Showtime’s Californication
– HBO’s The Comeback
– Netflix’s House of Cards

His many film appearances include Birdman, Edge of Darkness, Everybody’s Fine, Unbreakable,Catfight, We Only Know So Much, Ocean’s 8, Wonderstruck. Damian has appeared on and off-Broadway, and is currently shooting recurring roles on Ozark and Homeland.


“I have just finished working with Welker White on the film Bad Education. We had several scenes together and I was always incredibly impressed and inspired by her work ethic, and how easy she made it all look. She is one of the great actors, living in a city filled with great actors. I know her and her husband Damian have a workshop that they do, and two of the other actors in the film had been involved in that workshop. And it’s precisely built for people trying to feel comfortable and relaxed and getting the best out themselves in front of the camera. I highly recommend this workshop. I kind of wish I had gone to something like this early on in my career. As someone who had been mainly in the theatre when I began, it took me a while to really feel that I was reaching a level of relaxation to allow my potential to come through on film so I think this is a really valuable thing to do for anyone who’s learning how to act.” – Hugh Jackman

“I’d love to see every actor possess what Damian has as an actor: He is completely there, completely open, listening and responding to whatever is happening. No resistance! And I’m not kidding, watching him make adjustments with a director’s notes is inspiring. Damian is so gifted. He is what makes acting fun.” – Lisa Kudrow