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Blocking Your Actors Workshop

Unlocking the Art of Actor Blocking

Led by Tom McDaniel

April 2 @ 7:45 pm 10:00 pm

Join us for an immersive workshop designed to master the craft of actor blocking within a scene. Perfect for both budding and seasoned filmmakers, this workshop will provide you with the tools and insights to enhance your directorial skills and elevate your narrative storytelling.

What Is Actor Blocking?

Actor blocking is the precise staging of actors in a scene, determining their movements and positions in relation to the camera, each other, and the set. It’s a crucial element in the pre-production process that helps in creating visually compelling and emotionally engaging scenes. Effective blocking can significantly influence the pace, mood, and clarity of your story.

Actor Blocking Workshop

Workshop Highlights:

  • Foundations of Blocking: Understand the principles behind effective blocking and how it contributes to storytelling.
  • Communication Techniques: Learn how to effectively communicate your vision to actors and crew, ensuring a collaborative environment that brings out the best in your team.
  • Practical Exercises: Dive into hands-on sessions where you’ll practice blocking scenes with actors, receiving constructive feedback to refine your approach.
  • Analysing Scenes: Dissect and discuss renowned film scenes, uncovering the blocking techniques used and their impact on the narrative and audience engagement.
  • Creative Problem-Solving: Explore how to navigate the challenges of limited spaces, complex scenes, and dynamic movements to achieve your directorial vision.
  • Technology and Tools: Get acquainted with the latest tools and software that can aid in planning and visualising your blocking strategies.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is ideal for directors, cinematographers, stage managers, and anyone interested in the filmmaking process. Whether you’re looking to sharpen your skills or delve into the world of film directing, this workshop will provide valuable insights and practical experience.

Join Us

Empower your filmmaking journey with the art and science of actor blocking. Enhance your visual storytelling and bring your cinematic visions to life with confidence and creativity. Step into a world where every movement tells a story.

£5 for members £8 for non members (first two meets FREE)

Sutton FilmMakers Club – Parochial Rooms

42 The Broadway
Cheam, Surrey SM3 8BL United Kingdom
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Member Benefits

Development of skills

Help and support members

Interesting workshops

Networking with other members

Community Services

Helping not-for-profit organisations

Helping new filmmakers

Offering advice on filmmaking to local businesses and organisations

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Sutton Filmmakers
Parochial Rooms,
42 The Broadway,
Cheam, Surrey,
SM3 8BL,
United Kingdom