KEEPING ALIVE AND REAL ONSCREEN with Mel Churcher The first time I had the honor to work with Mel Churcher was in 2013. In 2014 I was lucky again: I had the chance to be in another course with Mel. She taught us voice technique, body language and acting technique too. First I had some problems with my voice and after doing my scene in front of the camera with Mel watching it. She told me that it´s not a big deal, and that the only thing I had to do was to breath right. She taught me breathing exercises and my voice starts to come out easily. Then she told us about an imaginary circle we have in front of us and inside of it is our character. The best way to be in the role is to jump in that circle and be the character but with some of our gestures and with our essence, in Mel´s words - THE ROLE IS YOU "AS IF". She said to us that we have to do our best private preparation but we don´t have to decide ´´how we´ll play". Mel likes to work with us on improvisations, doing certain moments of our character´s life , moments that don´t exist on the script. This will help us to build our character´s universe and in the moment we start to do our scene in front of the camera, this background that we´we created, is so strong that it really help us to be almost entirely the character. There are so many things Mel taught us and she gave us a lot of new tools for us to put in our tool-bag that now we are pretty sure that every time we´ll go to an audition or we´ll shoot a film we´ll be more than ready. It´s a big pleasure learning from such a kind person and brilliant profesional. Thank you Mel.
curso con Mel Churcher de interpretación ante la cámara y ya estoy esperando a
hacer el próximo. Trabajar con una coach de reconocido prestigio internacional
como ella, en inglés, es un lujo. Mel consigue algo tan esencial para una buena
interpretación como es generar la mayor confianza posible en el actor que está
entrenando. una experiencia excepcional que se tiene que repetir ! Y como todos
los grandes, encima, es una gran persona. ¡Bravo otra vez, Frank Stein Studio!
Churcher is an amazing person and knows exactly how to make you nail the
role. With only a couple of adjustments, you can really feel the
Mel Churcher is a delight to work with and learn from. Her anecdotes are helpful and hilarious. She has wonderful tools to share that focus on voice and body awareness, warming up and exercises to utilize when actors have little time to warm up before filming.