6 weeks Weekend Acting Workshop
Like any other creative art is so much craft.An actor needs to learn how to breath, how to move, how to use his voice and how to relax. An actor requires the training of an athlete only to be told that his goal is not the winning of a hundred meters race.
After he has gone through all the exercises that drama schools stipulate, he needs to have the experience of putting everything together in front of an audience.
Believe that would-be actors and actresses should be made aware of all the different schools of acting. They can then choose which approach best suits their temperament.
The weekend workshop specifically focuses on helping students to discover the actor in them and provides them with a thorough foundation of acting skills with a specific focus in helping them understand the basic techniques involved in developing their acting skills. The weekend workshop is conveniently designed to fit into their weekly schedule by committing the student to classes only on weekends. is for everybody from professionals to students, serious actors and acting students. Those who can find time on the weekends and want to learn the basics of stagecraft and acting, this Weekend Workshop is ideal for them.
Spread over 6 weekends (12 sessions), it starts from the essentials of story-development, play-writing, design and direction and moves on to focus on the craft of acting. Apart from acting, the workshop offers a rich mix of theatre activities, readings, analysis, discussions, and performances.
During the course, participants will get free video and photographs of their performance , along with a certificate.
Incorporates different world renowned techniques which help in understanding, analysing and applying the craft of Acting. The module spans the history of Acting : traditional and classical modes of acting, modern acting i.e. method acting / realistic form of acting and the post-modern, i.e. contemporary methodologies, to comprehend the art of performance more efficiently.
Creative Body Movements
The body is the basic tool of an actor, just as brushes and canvas are to a painter. Creative body movements are prime exercises, which are conducted in the beginning of almost every acting class conducted by the faculty. These movement classes enables one to become graceful and energetic, and makes one aware of factors like rhythm, gait, pace, tempo, gestures, postures, body language, compositions, etc. which later help one in understanding scenes more effectively.
The voice is another tool of an actor. In voice classes, students get to understand the power of their voice and gain an insight of how to modify it by controlling various resonators and muscles.
By doing different breathing exercises, the students learn voice modulation which helps them in understanding the nuances of diction and articulation.
Diction & Speech
The students are taught the importance of clarity of speech — articulation as well as expressions. The students are made to analyse and study various monologues from plays and films, which later helps them in dialogue delivery
Actor and Camera
This aspect of training is a highly technical endeavour which deals with all the technical nuances of film acting, concerning the camera. Here the students get to know the importance of the camera, camera placement, camera movement, shot division, shot taking, types of shots, the presence of the actor before the camera, the significance of the ‘mark’ vis-à-vis the camera, etc.
Bhupesh Kumar Pandya is an actor, known for Vicky Donor (2012) and Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi is writer, actor and director who is a post graduate of the prestigious National School of Drama (specialization in Acting), New Delhi. His work spans 27 years. He has to his credit a whopping 100 stage plays & 1600 street play shows in his theatrical journey. Having worked with the biggest names in Indian Television and Cinema he has made a name for himself in Films, TV and Radio. He has worked with stalwart directors such as Sir John Russel Brown,Stuart Cox,Peter James,Padmashree R.G.Bajaj,Satyadev Dubey, Shyam Benegal, Shoojit Sarkar, Sudir Mishra,Rajiv Menon,Umesh Bisht to name a few.
You have seen him in Vicky Donor, Hazaron Khwahishein Aisi, Lanka, O Teri, Gandhi to Hitler, Muavza, Kukkoo Mathur, Siddharth (Films), Hitler Didi, Dahleez, Samvidhan, Kyoki Jeena Isi ka Naam hai, Zindagi Dot Com, Kabhi Aaye Na Judai, IMW, Gali Galiu Sim Sim (TV Serial), Birla Wall Putty, Fevicol, DMRC (Ad Films)etc. Parmanu (John Abraham Ent.) and Sandeep aur Pinki Farar (Yashraj Films) are his upcoming films.
JAY SINGH - an Indian Theater Artist/Actor. Recently, he has completed his M.phil. in Acting/Theater Art from Mangalayatan University. He has worked in lots of short and feature films and has played lots of theatrical shows and Nukkad Natak. He has been involved in theatre for more than 10 years. Currently he is working as a Theater/Acting Tutor in KDS Films Institute, and performing Theater shows with renowned actor Mr. Saleem Shah. He began his acting/theater career in 2007 with Theater Show “Sorry Madam” a full length theater play
RANJAN ARNEJA is a Graduate from Delhi University and a Diploma holder from AAFT marwah studios in Acting and Presentation. Ranjan has been a veteran theater artist ,has worked with Pandies theatre group as well as Advait theatre group, starting his journey during college days. He is a renowned Radio Jockey with ALL INDIA RADIO’S RAINBOW INDIA CHANNEL for the past eleven years and running. He has also been a successful crime show anchor with India Tv for three years, from( 2006 to 2009 )He has also been training and educating students in various mass com institutes for past ten year’s as a guest faculty specializing in voice modulation, camera facing, diction ,modulation and overall confidence building and character building of the student’s. He is also a very successful voice caster with career spanning more than a decade and has worked with big brands like Utv, Prime focus and different news channels. He has also worked in couple of bollywood films, which are Saat Uchakey and Meeruthiya Gangster .To sum up he is a confident person with artistic attitude towards life and also plays guitar as a hobby to quench that thirst, and believes in living life to the fullest .
Why Choose MFTS
You need an atmosphere where you can learn to express yourself…where you can develop a vision that will eventually lead you to a profession in the performing arts.
The curriculum at MFTS combines the academic rigours of a course with the more free-flowing approach of independent projects that is essential for the development of artistic confidence and understanding. You will learn the theory and concept of your chosen field but most of your time will be spent on working practically in a studio like environment.
You will have daily contact with some of the best professionals in various fields, who will guide you towards discovering your own artistic voice and potential.