DEGNZ workshop: directing actors with Mark Travis

Posted Monday 15 May 2017

Two weeks left to apply! Get your skates on. The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites you to apply for a two-day Directing Actors workshop with renowned American director, writer and teacher Mark Travis - in Auckland, June 10-11.

Directors will be immersed into the complex world of actor, character and story. The interpretation of story, the perception of character and the techniques of acting, when combined, create a complex world full of expectations, desires, projections, misunderstandings, and even miscommunications. Yet, this world is the core of every story told on screen and must be entered by the director with a sense of confidence and conviction and a willingness to collaborate.

Mark will introduce participants to the essential aspects and tools of The Travis Technique�, specifically the Interrogation Process and the Power of Staging. Using scenes from an established screenplay with the participation of professional actors, participants will get the opportunity to practice and explore this organic approach to directing actors.

Acclaimed as "the director's director", Mark W. Travis is regarded as one of the world's leading authorities in the art and craft of film directing. Drawing from his impressive background in design, writing, acting, and his wide range of experience directing theatre, film and television, Mark is able to bring new insights and exceptional clarity to the complex task of directing the feature film.

When: Saturday 10 June, 9am - 5pm & Sunday 11 June, 9am - 4pm.
Where: Kingsland, Auckland
Cost: DEGNZ members free, non-members $100

For more about the workshop and how to apply, visit the DEGNZ website. Deadline: 9am, Monday 29 May.