WELCOME -- Get your sides below:

The following material will be made active, one at a time. To keep the class as similar to "real life" as possible, you'll get your sides fairly "last minute". Below, please find the sides are active on: JULY 18, 2018.

Don't forget to leave time in your schedule each evening to do your homework. Doing your homework causes the lessons you learn during the day get actualized. Please, feel free to email your finished "homework template" each evening to me. :-)  If I have a minute in-between clients, I'll email you my thoughts.

(crystal.carson@mac.com) 

The 1st set of sides will me made available 72 hours before class 1, but class 2 sides won't be up until the evening of the 1st class. 


First Day of Class - "UNT Horror Film: Chapter Two" - Drama | Horror | Thriller - Feature Film

 

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shapeshifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

Now ... 27 years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

 

Everyone is Matty

 

 


Second Day of Class: "ARCHER" - 

Action | Adventure | Crime (Episodic)

 

A deadly and unparalleled fighter who comes in contact with the team.  One half brilliant military tactician, one half back alley street fighter.  ASP ONE SEASON SERIES REGULAR.  

 

 

Everyone is RHODES


Third Day of Class: "HANKERING FOR TEXAS" - Multi-Cam Comedy (Pilot for Television) 

A "normal"conservative, small-town Texas family who is forced to reconcile their family values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect.

Billy. The baby, is the golden child. A smart, handsome, war vet who maps a course for his life and follows it without deviation.

Bowie, suffers from "middle child syndrome", ends up back in the old family home in Texas after life in New York City proves to be too much.

 

EVERYONE IS "BOWIE"


 

Use this Homework Template to help you prepare - 

If you don't understand all of it, do what you can. You will understand by the time class is over :-)

I want to _(phys. action verb)_ this_(3 pos. adj)_ yet_(3 neg. adj)_ _(colorful noun)_ into __or _(dire consequences)_ .
 

THE 15 QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR LIFE:

1. What name has been given to this conversation?
(In other words; What is the title of the script - and episode name, if appropriate.)

1A. When living the life where you have this conversation, what is your name?

(Aka, your character's name) Where are you? (Environment)

What is it like here? -- BRIEFLY mention important sounds, smells, sights, etc...

  1. What is your relationship with the other major person in this conversation?

  2. What is your current overall objective in life? (What is your "super objective"?)

  3. What is your relationship with the other major person in this conversation? 

  4. A) What do you want from the "main" other person in this conversation?  B) What will happen if you fail to get it from them?   

  5. A) What are the internal obstacles making it difficult for you to achieve your goal? B). What are the external obstacles making it difficult? (make sure you tell me more than one)     

  6. At the end of this conversation, what would the other person say or do that would let you know that you were successful in winning your objective?         

  7. Tell me about one conversation that you could have that would cause you to "relive" and experience, step-by-step, a relevant moment in your history as you walked the person you were sharing it with, through it. Please include: Who it is with. Whether or not this conversation is on the phone, in person, or with yourself or with God. What you want from this person and what they want from you. (Hint: make them at odds.)

  8. Tell me about one other conversation that you could have that would cause you to "relive" and experience, step-by-step a relevant moment in your history as you walked the person you were sharing it with, through it. Please include: Who it is with. Whether or not this conversation is on the phone, in person, or with yourself or with God. What you want from this person and what they want from you. (Hint: make them at odds.)

  9. Tell me about one final conversation that you could have that would cause you to "relive" and experience, step-by-step, a relevant moment in your history as you walked the person you were sharing it with, through it. Please include: Who it is with. Whether or not this conversation is on the phone, in person, or with yourself or with God. What you want from this person and what they want from you. (Hint: make them at odds.)

  10. What stands out to you as the greatest piece(s) of valuable information from the last audition (or acting opportunity) that you went to?

  11. What are you currently working on in your craft (what is your main focus) in your next acting opportunity?

    (example: I’m working on history or I'm working on having powerful transitions or I’m working on being in the moment, etc…)

  12. With that in mind, please make a Promise To Yourself.  Focus your mind on this goal above all else. Commit that you keep this promise.

  13. "On my way to the audition, I'll be in my car...." where am I going as the character, what am I doing/contemplating? (Remember: make it in the timeline of the conversation in the script, this is not a “deep history” but more of a "moment before" kind of history. If you have more than one scene, use this work to fuel one of the later ones.)

  14. While I'm in the hallway before I enter the audition to "live the life", I'll be… (where?) as the character (doing what?)  (Remember: make it in the timeline of the conversation in the script, this is not a “deep history” but more of a "moment before" kind of history. If you have more than one scene, use this work to fuel the first one.)

  15. What does it mean when "they call your name” today?  (Set up something that gets your juices flowing and emotionally connects you to the story) :-)