DATE: Saturday 17th May 2014
TIME: 9:00am – 5:00pm
PLACE: Upper Level, 57 Queen St Woollahra
You can enrol by clicking on the link above or you can download the ENROLMENT FORM and email it to us.
Since winning the AFI award for Best Cinematography in a non-feature film in 1990 for his short Tom & Elizabeth, Ian Watson has established himself as one of Australia’s most sought after television directors. Having worked on almost every major television series for the past 24 years his credits are far too many to list here. His IMDB profile speaks for itself.
Ian Watson is coming to the Sydney Drama School in April for a one-day Acting Masterclass.
Learn how Ian works with an actor to achieve their on-screen performance. Spend the day workshopping scenes one on one with Ian.
ACTING SIMPLIFIED will focus on two key concepts:
1. That the actor must aim to know everything and nothing
Preparation and performance.
How to prepare for a role.
Differences in preparing for a role in theatre and in film and TV
2. Rehearsal is a craft and performance is an art
Being in the moment and how actor training works.
The actor’s toolbox. Making sense of different theories and approaches to acting.
Places are limited, so book now to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from one of Australia’s most current and sought after directors.
Entrance to this workshop is by submission of your CV.[hr]
IAN WATSON (IMDB Profile) has been directing for over 30 years. His extensive television credits include: Heartbreak High, The Secret Life of Us, Seachange, Wildside, the US science fiction series Farscape, White Collar Blue, Blackjack, All Saints, Tripping Over, East of Everything, the multi award-winning Love My Way, Carla Cametti P.D a six part miniseries for SBS, Satisfaction, Packed To The Rafters, Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story, Rescue Special Ops, Killing Time, Dance Academy, Underbelly Badness and most recently, Janet King, House Husbands and Screentime’s mini-series Anzac Girls.
Ian has had his work nominated for three AFI awards (The Wayne Manifesto, Best Episode in a Children’s Series, Seachange, Best Episode in a Drama Series and White Collar Blue, Best Episode in a Drama Series (two episodes).
He was the inaugural winner of the Australian Directors Guild (ADG) Award for best direction in a television miniseries for his work on the Australian/UK production Tripping Over. Ian was again nominated in the same category in 2009 for the miniseries.
As a theatre director his credits include productions for the Melbourne and Adelaide State Theatre Companies, the Griffin Theatre Company, the Hunter Valley Theatre Company, the Victorian College of the Arts and the National Institute of Dramatic Art.