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Published on Aug 31, 2009
www.TheTotalPictureSeminar.com with Actor Martin Landau, Director Mark Rydell, & Screenwriter/Playwright Lyle Kessler. A one-time special event for Actors, Writers, Directors in every aspect of filmmaking.
Pacino, Burton, Strasberg, Allen, Hepburn, Fonda, Wayne, Caan, Depp, Finney, Coppola, Hitchcock, Spielberg, Carrey, De Niro, McQueen, Whittaker, among many other giants who have worked with these three men.
NEVER BEEN DONE This unique two-day seminar is a first of its kind where all three disciplines are interwoven with active audience participation.
COMPLETE EDUCATION IN THE FILMMAKING PROCESS This two-day in-depth education will give you a firm grasp of the significant aspects of filmmaking.
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION This is not just a lecture. Writers will submit five minute scenes directed and staged for the camera by Mark Rydell working with a renowned cinematographer. Actors will be cast from the audience and coached by Martin Landau. The scene content will be analyzed and discussed by Lyle Kessler.
EXPERIENCE Martin Landau, Mark Rydell, and Lyle Kessler have worked together as a team for many decades at The Actors Studio. They bring industry experience, prestige, and personal success to the seminar. They each have a lifetime of teaching experience.
FILM ANALYSIS Clips from major motion pictures that Landau, Rydell, and Kessler have been involved with will be analyzed for their acting, directing, and writing content.
Ed Wood, On Golden Pond, Orphans, Crimes and Misdemeanors, among other films will be discussed with the audience.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT A unique insight into all three disciplines of filmmaking.
HIGHLIGHTS The Directors Notebook An Actors Preparation Evolution of a Screenplay Character and Story Working with Major Directors Camera Placement Video Playback Overcoming Obstacles Challenging Self Maximizing your talent (Q&As) Audience Participation
PROCEDURE Writers may submit 5 minute two-character scenes. For demonstration purposes they should be simple one set scenes. Four scenes will be selected and directed for the camera. Actors will be cast from the attendees based on character considerations. Participants should write a brief synopsis of their professional experience.
DATE: Sat & Sun Nov 14 & 15, 2009, 10AM-6PM PLACE: UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, Haines Hall, Room 39