Quick chat round to see what problems have come up and what tips we can find to help… Looking at specific challenges: increasing ammunition for emotional scenes (including muscle memory), working in difficult circumstances (like your close-up at the end of the day) or with ungenerous partners. Let’s look at what we mean by ‘type’ and deal with doing roles that are out of your comfort zone, long reaction shots and generally play around with anything the group brings up.
Scenes will have already have been given to you: Today we will film the master shots of all the scenes. (Possible playback).
We’ll go back to the scenes & do the close-ups, reaction shots etc. Playback of all remaining scenes and pick-ups of anything we want to try.
Mel Churcher worked mainly as an actor and broadcaster for her first twenty years in the business. Her work included leading roles at the National Theatre, New Shakespeare Co. and extensive film and television work including classic series such as Upstairs Downstairs, Edward VII & Duchess of Duke Street.
She coaches in voice, dialect or acting and has worked with amazing actors such as Daniel Craig, Benedict Cumberbatch, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich or Keira Knightley. And also with renown directors like Luc Besson, Tim Burton, Sam Mendes, Richard Donner and Hugh Hudson.