Direct With Non-Actors


$30 DCTV Members // $80 Non-Members

The decision to use non-professional actors, whether stylistic or budgetary, often lends unparalleled realism to a film. This workshop explores methods and techniques, from casting and coaching to blocking and improvising, as well as ethical considerations to weigh the challenges and rewards of working with talent who have little to no experience in front of the camera.

Topics include:

  • Scouting Talent
  • Differences Between Actors and First-Time Actors
  • Creating and Casting a Character
  • Coaching about Production Protocol
  • Directing a Non-Actor Performance
  • Improvisation Techniques

Capacity: 15 students | Duration: 2 hrs

Materials: All you need to bring is yourself! This workshop will offer invaluable knowledge from a working artist in a discussion setting.

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*If registration is closed, please call 212.966.4510 x646 to be added to the wait list.