“The Art of Thinking” is a sequence of analysis and exercises that study the process of thinking. The exploration of subtext is critical during any scene. Students will learn how to build the unconscious of a character using “The Four databases of information”. Fundamental acting techniques will be used further - Stanislavsky, Grotowski, Meisner, Adler and Linklater.
The student will have theatrical presentations and film self-tape auditions. Instructors will provide detailed Script Analysis and Character Building Analysis. Students will also be able to utilize the online platforms, the industry visits and workshops.
Being - Opening towards the camera
Health / training / diet / meditation
The art of thinking
Commedia dell 'arte
TEXT - SCENE STUDY
The typical text of the host country
Text in another language
Audition for the camera
Ads and advertisements
Creation of "Demo Reel"
Work / professional practices
Action Photography (Headshot)
Marketing and public relations
Industry and new social media
Personal and Artistic Benefits
• Development of awareness of self: mind, body, and voice.
• Development of awareness of others: collaboration and empathy.
• Rhetoric/ Eloquence: clarity and creativity in the communication of verbal and nonverbal ideas.
• Deepen understanding of human behavior: motivation, diversity, culture, and history.
• Improvement of social skills.
• Acceptance and presence
• Drama Program that combines Classic training with modern forms of expression.
• Personalized LIVE classes with professional working actors.
• Guest speakers are invited to class for discussions. Among them are casting directors, actors, producers, agents, managers and directors both internationally or domestically based
• Learn the proper tools for marketing and Public Relations.
• Extensive variety of scene study for Film and Television
• Students will study with the latest and most practical acting techniques
• Fundamental acting techniques will be used further - Stanislavsky, Grotowski, Meisner, Adler and Linklater.
The Stanislavski method or system is a set of techniques used by actors to portray emotions on stage by putting themselves in the place of the character.
Jerzy Grotowski and his small groups of actors were known for experimenting with many different aspects of theatre: spiritualistic, ritualistic and physical and also the nature of role and the relationship between actor and spectator. His acting system is probably the most complete approach to role since Stanislavski.
The technique teaches the actor to think less, react to stimuli and get in touch with their instincts and emotions. Meisner noted that you should ‘Act before you think – your instincts are more honest than your thoughts.
First and foremost, Adler believed that actors should be independent, creative, well-rounded beings with their own personal points of view and their own unique, strong choices. She also strongly advocated for the use of imagination (vs. personal life experience/emotional recall) to bring the text to life on stage.
Linklater Voice Work releases the physical, psychological, and emotional blocks that inhibit the free, direct, and embodied communication necessary to an artist’s full range of expression.
The Art of Thinking
“The Art of Thinking” is a sequence of analysis and exercises that study the process of thinking. The exploration of subtext is critical during any scene. Students will learn how to build the unconscious of a character using “The Four databases of information”.
•Developed by Reynaldo Pacheco•