Acting Intensive

with Matthias Schott

We create a basis for your further work as an actor. Stanislawski and various english and american developments of his methods of Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg offer you a framework to learn the most important aspects of the art of acting. Improvisations, exercises and scene work that will stimulate your imagination and ability to transform, in order to be able to act convincingly in front of the camera or on the stage. + Improvisation and Exercises from British Drama Schools LAMDA, RADA, Guildhall and Drama Centre.

This will be a more in-depth version of the foundation course with additional focus on different methods (Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg) and more extensive scene and monologue work.

The course is suitable for:

  • Beginners (minimum age 16 years)
  • Young talents and people with pre-experience, who like to refresh or deepen their skills
  • Directors and writers
  • As preparatory training for drama school auditions
  • Newcomers


Venue: Berlin
Dates: September Wednesday, 4th to Friday, 13th; 2019
Times: 10 am – 5 pm | 8 Days | 52 hours
Normal Fee: 595 Euro VAT incl.
Instant Booking Fee: 545 Euro VAT incl.

Limited to 14 participants
For information & application please send us an Email: kontakt@schott-acting-studio.de | Homepage German | English
After your email to us, we make an appointment for a preliminary conversation (Skype or phone). In a preliminary talk, the content and framework conditions of the course are discussed and coordinated with your goals.

„Matthias Schott is a gifted and spirited artist, and an effective curator / organizer of events, serving actors and directors all over the world. He has fused his talent for creating workshops, intensives and „happenings“ of all kinds, with his own experience as an instructor, and his cultivated, keen judgement and good taste. His endless curiosity and love of his art form, his city of Berlin and his fellow actors, seem to fuel his ability to selflessly give a great deal, year in and year out. – I wholeheartedly recommend working through his studio.“ – Seamus McNally – Director/Acting Coach, New York

„The foundation acting course with Matthias is fantastic. It was engaging and exciting. Every exercise opened something new up and allowed us to step beyond ourselves and our habits and into a more honest place from which we could perform.” – Facebook Recommendation

Matthias Schott does a wonderful job teaching what can be a rigorous and complex technique in a clear and simple way. The workshop allows you to expand your repertoire of techniques or to simply enjoy yourself if you are a beginner. The exercises he assigned us really allowed me to free up, the prep made me connect to the work in a profound way and reach a new emotional peak. There was one monologue exercise in particular in which we used sensory memory that left me completely stunned at how effective the technique is and opened up a level of truth within myself I had not before been able to attain. It was a very entertaining and inspiring weekend!” – Gabrielle/Susan Batson Technique

“I took a 3 week intensive course and it exceeded my expectations! Matthias is a very humble and talented teacher who pushes you to go outside of your comfort zone. I highly recommend Schott Acting Studio for anyone who’s curious and wants to have a great time. This is very suitable for beginners or intermediates or for anyone who wants to have some fun!” – Facebook Reviews/Recommendations

Susan Batson Technik Berlin

Seminar zur Susan Batson Technik in Berlin

10. & 11. August 2019 | Termin: Samstag &  Sonntag

Jeweils von 10:00 bis 17:30 Uhr

Das Training ist für Schauspieler mit und ohne Vorkenntnisse der Technik geeignet. Anhand von jeweils wechselnden kurzen Monologen wird nach Susan Batson´s Technik die Empfindung, Verhaltensweise und Logik eines Charakters geübt. Schnell und entschieden einen Text umzusetzen und sich auf das Wesentliche zu konzentrieren ist hier das Ziel. Das Training schult den Schauspieler seine eigenen Sehnsüchten, Ängste, Erinnerungen und Empfindungen umzuwandeln in die logische und gebündelte Energie des Charakters und dessen Kurz-Monologes.

Susan Batson Berlin

  • 1. Teil: Circle Dance – Need, Personalisierung (zu wem spreche ich), Physical Condition
  • 2.Teil: Aufteilung des Textes in spielbare Beats & Actions.

Wir trainieren:

  • Emotionale szenische Anforderungen mit Leichtigkeit zu meistern
  • Vorstellungskraft, Verbindung Gefühl – Verhalten, Sense Memory
  • Den eigenen Entscheidungen vertrauen

*DIE MONOLOGE WERDEN AM ENDE JEDEN TAGES GEFILMT, zusammen angesehen und besprochen (Qualität des Materials nur für den Feedbackzweck, nicht geplant für die Verwendung des eigenen Showreels).

„The Susan Batson Technique workshop was very enlightening. The two day class brings forward new methods of approaching a text that are definitely great to have in your toolbelt! Matthias Schott does a wonderful job teaching what can be a rigorous and complex technique in a clear and simple way. The workshop allows you to expand your repertoire of techniques or to simply enjoy yourself if you are a beginner. The exercises he assigned us really allowed me to free up, the prep made me connect to the work in a profound way and reach a new emotional peak. There was one monologue exercise in particular in which we used sensory memory that left me completely stunned at how effective the technique is and opened up a level of truth within myself I had not before been able to attain. It was a very entertaining and inspiring weekend!“ – Gabrielle (Susan Batson Technique, 2017)

Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung: www.schott-acting-studio.de

Acting Workshop with Sheila Gray

“Sheila Gray is one of the best acting teachers and coaches working today. I always know when I send someone to her that not only will they have a great time, they will come out a better actor.”

Ellen Chenowith ; Casting Director/ No Country for Old Man, Doubt, Inside Llewyn Davis

“Sheila was terrifically helpful with our young actor on Michael Clayton. It’s delicate work. She made sure to understand exactly what we needed, kept me well-informed, and delivered an actor with the confidence to stay loose and take direction. She did a great job for us.”

– Tony Gilroy; Director/Writer ‘Bourne Identity’, ‘Michael Clayton’

“Sheila is a wonderful acting coach. She worked with all the actors on “A Bronx Tale. ” Sheila is able to prepare and rehearse the actors while keeping the scenes fresh and spontaneous. She was great to have on set. I am always happy to recommend her.”

– Robert De Niro


This workshop will be a survey class of tools an actor can implement while rehearsing and performing with an emphasis on film technique. Through improvisations the actors will practice being in the moment, working off of each other and bringing their own depth and truth to the characters and stories they are portraying. The class should feel like a rehearsal process rather than a performance so the actors are free to explore and discover without pressure.

Since working in film is an intimate process with the camera picking up subtleties we will focus on how to develop privacy in a public setting and how to create a rich internal life and inner dialogue that the camera will then pick up. This will enable the actors to embody the characters and the stories they tell in a realistic and unique way.


Acting Workshop Berlin

Dates: 10. bis 14. December, 2019 | 5 Days, 11:00 am – 5:00/5:30 pm
Venue: In Berlin, Schott Acting Studio
Instant Booking Fee: 715 Euro inkl. MwSt. | Possible in exceptional cases to participate for 2 – 4 Days
Observers (Actors, directors, writers, producers): 225 Euro | Observer Tickets for 2 to 4 days possible
Grands: Bildungsprämie & GVL | (Levels: Experienced Actors & Young Talents)
For further information and application, please send us an Email: kontakt@schott-acting-studio.de


Most of the improvisations will be short-format as the average film scene is no longer than 2-3 minutes. We will work on preparation, concentration and the physicality for the scenes in order to bring the intensity and depth which make film scenes so dynamic and exciting. I will often interject during an exercise or scene in order to guide it and accus-tom the actor to taking direction in the moment.

„Students are welcome to bring in monologues, scenes or stories from their lives that they wish to work on. People often prepare for movies or plays they are about to work on during my workshops. If students would like to do this please have them send us the material in advance so we can review and be familiar with it, that way our time can be used in the most productive way.“

Acting Workshop Berlin

Teambuilding Seminare

Seminartag für Gruppen oder als Teambuilding-Einheit mit Matthias Schott

Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten und Sichtweisen aus der Theater – und Filmwelt

Teambuilding

Dieses Seminar richtet sich an Firmen und Teams, die neugierig sind auf Schauspielübungen, Theaterspiele und Improvisationen, um neue Ressourcen und Potentiale zu entdecken.

Eine Bereicherung für jeden Einzelnen: Es werden durch Übungen und Spiele verschiedene Aspekte der darstellerischen Fähigkeiten trainiert: Improvisation, unmittelbares Reagieren auf den Partner, den eigenen Impulsen vertrauen und die Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten erweitern. Eine Bereicherung für die Teamarbeit: das Improvisationstalent als Gruppe schulen durch schnelle Szenarienwechsel.

Wir werden in kurzer Zeit lernen: die Komfortzone zu verlassen, neue Fähigkeiten an uns selbst zu entdecken, spontan mutige Entscheidungen zu treffen, zu improvisieren, aufeinander zu reagieren, sich abzustimmen, zu interagieren, Hemmschwellen im Umgang miteinander abzubauen, sich aufeinander verlassen können und Vertrauen in die eigenen Fähigkeiten zu entwickeln.

  • Berührungsängste abbauen
  • Rollenspiele und Übungen, die das Einfühlungsvermögen fördern
  • Tiefe Verbindungen durch gemeinsames Meistern von Herausforderungen
  • Klar, direkt, spürbar und sichtbar sein, um den anderen mitzureißen
  • Individueller Einsatz und Zusammenarbeit
  • Team Player und Solisten – kein Widerspruch
  • Kommunikation und Handlungsfähigkeit

„Namenly we learn best about ourselves and our behaviour through personal participation in interaction combined with observation and analysis of that interaction.“ – I. D. Yalom

Was diese Seminareinheiten nicht bieten – Optimierung von Abläufen oder Mitarbeitern

Was meine ich damit: Anstatt schwierige Situationen zu vermeiden, werden wir spielerisch Konfliktsituationen erfinden, diese durchspielen und auf die Spitze treiben – Lust am Drama und Konflikt ist gefragt, sich in Situationen wiederkennen, im Mit-Sich-Ringen Empathie und universell Verbindendes entdecken, lernen sich nicht so ernst zu nehmen, über sich lachen, den Humor entwickeln gegenüber den eigenen Unzulänglichkeiten.

Ort: Berlin, Schott Acting Studio oder vor Ort
Buchungsoptionen: 2 Tage | 1 Tag | 3 – 4 Stunden
Zeiten: 1 – 2 Tage | Jeweils 10:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Für Team-/Gruppengrößen ab 6 bis max. 16
Für Informationen und Buchungswünsche, bitte eine Email senden an: kontakt@schott-acting-studio.de

Schauspieltraining Berlin

Schauspieltraining:

  1. Herbst Schauspiel Intensive: Beginn 4. September 2019 | 8 Tage
  2. 3-Wochen-Grundlagenkurs mit Matthias Schott: Nächste Termin im November 2019
  3. Schauspielseminar mit Matthias Schott: Wochenende 24./25. August 2019

Improvisationen, Szenische Übungen, Monolog- & Szenenarbeit

Wir schaffen eine handwerkliche Grundlage für deine weitere Arbeit als Schauspieler. Stanislawski und verschiedene englische/amerikanische Weiterentwicklungen seiner Methoden bieten dir einen Rahmen, um die wichtigsten Aspekte der Schauspielkunst zu erlernen. Improvisationen, Übungen und erste szenische Arbeiten, die deine Vorstellungskraft und Verwandlungsfähigkeit trainieren, um in jeder Sekunde glaubhaft vor der Kamera oder auf der Bühne agieren zu können.

Infos, Termine und Anmeldung 3-Wochen-Grundlagenkurs
Infos, Termine und Anmeldung 2 Tage Schauspielseminar

Für Infos & Anmeldung bitte schreiben: kontakt@schott-acting-studio.de

Schott Acting Studio, Schauspieltraining Berlin

Acting Intensive: Dee Cannon

Next Intensive 2020

“Dee Cannon’s classes at RADA were legendary!” – Eve Best (Kings Speech, Nurse Jackie)
“Dee is like a top athletic trainer. She pushes you through the pain barrier and makes you stronger and more agile.” – Maxine Peake (Black Mirror, Shameless)
“Dee is an inspiration. Her passion and guidance will remain with me throughout my career as an actor.” – James Norton (Happy Valley, McMafia)
“Dee is simply the biggest artistic influence in my life! She is a thorough, intense and nurturing director.” – James McArdle (Man in an Orange Shirt)

Dee Cannon’s (www.deecannon.com) teaching approach is pure Stanislavski based. She works from a place of absolute truth and specifics. She specialize’s in guiding actors to connect to text and character.

A fully rounded workshop that delves deep into the lives of the characters through improvisation, previous circumstance, relationship exercises, private moments, animal work, objects and music. We will also explore objectives and text through rehearsal of the scenes. The workshop will help actors draw from their own lives and imaginations and teach them to make informed choices on the chosen material as well as finding Objectives and dealing with any challenges that the material might bring up.

Acting Workshop with Dee Cannon: www.schott-acting-studio.de

4 Acting Technique Books Every U.K. Actor Should Read

Book Review: In-Depth Acting by Dee Cannon – INVALUABLE!

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Filmschauspiel Berlin Ron Burrus

Film & TV Acting:
Stella Adler Technik & Filmschauspiel mit Ron Burrus

6. bis 10. JANUAR in Berlin 2020

5 Tage | Montag bis Freitag von 10:00 bis 17:00 Uhr

Filmschauspiel:

■ Die Sprache des Filmschauspielens besser verstehen ■ Das universelle Thema des Drehbuches und die einzelnen Perspektiven der Charaktere ■ Sequenzen – Entwicklung – Höhepunkt der Szene ■ Handlung zuerst – Dialog an zweiter Stelle ■ Die emotionale Entwicklung des Charakters ■ Emotionen an der richtigen Stelle – das Verständnis für den gesamten dramaturgischen Verlauf ■ 3 Arten von Reaktionen ■ Verhalten verbunden mit Dialog ■ Das Erschaffen einer spezifischen Vergangenheit, die auf die Gegenwart einwirkt ■ Die Imagination als wesentliches Instrument für die Vorbereitung

In der Arbeit an Filmszenen werden die Schauspieler zunächst für ihre Rolle vorsprechen mit einem neutralen Partner als Reader. Danach werden Partner ausgewählt, um über 5 Tage an einer Szene zu arbeiten. Alle Arbeiten der Schauspieler werden gefilmt, nach dem Betrachten werden Anpassungen vorgenommen und entweder gleich oder am nächsten Tag noch einmal gefilmt. Erhahrene Schauspieler, die bereits ihre eigene Methode der Vorbereitung mitbringen, eignen sich am besten für diesen Workshop.

Stella Adler TechniqueRon Burrus studierte die Ausbildung von Schauspielern über viele Jahre an der Seite von Stella Adler und ist als der größte lebende Vertreter ihrer Arbeit bekannt. Er lehrt in LA und in NYC.

„Ron helped me to look at my life without judgment, to be present. I’m able to articulate what I want to do with the material. I can have a discussion with the director, whether I do a play on the West End in London and rehearse for six weeks, or a CSI in Miami. I always keep an open mind. What I love about his way of working is that it has to do with the universal. Ron also said that a script is skeletal, and it’s our job to add the heart, the soul.“ – Michael Landes („Boston Legal“, „You Are Wanted II“ /Acting Teachers Of America by Ronald Rand)

Schauspieler, die Ron Burrus über Jahre trainiert hat, sind: Bryce Dallas Howard (Black Mirror), Mathew Modine (Stranger Things), Talia Balsam (Mad Men), Chris McDonald (Thelma & Louise), Eve Hewson (Bridges Of Spies), Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters Of Sex, Rectify, UnREAL), Olivia Washington (The Butler, Mr. Robot), Sebastian Eslava (Narcos) und viele mehr.

A session with Ron is like going to church.  I am not a bit religious but I can image that the feelings of calmness and reassurance I am left with after an hour with Ron is similar to sensation of walking about of a service.  This is high praise! But I don’t believe there anyone better at breaking down a script.  He just makes things so much simpler and that is all I ever need.” – Jane Levy („Shamless“ | Los Angeles)

Bewerbung: www.schott-acting-studio.de

Stella Adler Berlin: Camera Acting Intensive, Filmschauspiel Berlin, Stella Adler

Grundlagenkurs Schauspiel

Grundlagenkurs Schauspiel

Wir schaffen eine handwerkliche Grundlage für deine weitere Arbeit als Schauspieler. Stanislawski und verschiedene englische/amerikanische Weiterentwicklungen seiner Methoden von Uta Hagen, Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg bieten dir einen Rahmen, um die wichtigsten Aspekte der Schauspielkunst zu erlernen. Improvisationen, Übungen und erste szenische Arbeiten, die deine Vorstellungskraft und Verwandlungsfähigkeit trainieren, um in jeder Sekunde glaubhaft vor der Kamera oder auf der Bühne agieren zu können.

Für wen ist der Grundlagenkurs geeignet:

-Anfänger (Mindestalter 16 Jahre)
-Amateurschauspieler mit Vorkenntnissen/Quereinsteiger
-Interessenten aus Bereich Theaterpädagogik
-Werdende Schauspieler und Filmschauspieler mit Interesse an Grundlagenarbeit
-Regisseure und Autoren, die sich solide Grundkenntnisse aneignen und ihre eigenen Erfahrungen machen wollen, um ein Verständnis für die Arbeit mit Schauspielern zu entwickeln
– Als vorbereitendes Training für Aufnahmeprüfungen

Ort: Berlin, Schott Acting Studio
Zeiten: Nächste Termin November 2019, 3 Wochen
Montag + Mittwoch + Freitag jeweils von 18:00 – 21:00 Uhr
Die Teilnehmerzahl ist begrenzt auf: 12 Teilnehmer
Für Infos & Anmeldung bitte schreiben: kontakt@schott-acting-studio.de

Feedbacks vergangene Kurse und Testimonials Schauspieler:

„Sein Blick sowohl in inszenatorischer, wie auch gestalterischer Hinsicht, ist sehr genau, von hohem inhaltlichen Anspruch und einer erstaunlichen Tiefe.“ – Pamela Knaack (Schauspielerin/u.a. Hamburger Schauspielhaus; Hamburger Kammerspiele, Polizeiruf: Kleine Frau, Ich & Kaminski)

„Danke Matthias, es hat viel Spaß gemacht!“

„Ich mache jetzt weiter mit Schauspiel. Spiele in mehreren Theaterproduktionen. Ich habe nette Kollegen und es macht sehr viel Spaß!!! Danke für deine Unterstützung!“

„Auch, wenn ich keine konkreten Erwartungen hatte, war das, was du mit uns gemacht hast genau das, was ich mir gewünscht hatte! Du hast uns mit Feingefühl und Empathie geführt.“

„Matthias Schott ist ein hervorragender Beobachter. Das Spiel des Schauspielers schafft er klar und genau zu spiegeln.“ – Eray Egilmez (Schauspieler/u.a. Berliner Ensemble; Die LottoKönige, 5 Jahre Leben)

„Mich hat der Workshop noch die ganze Woche über beschäftigt. Dies lag zum einen daran, dass ich die Übungen und Szenen als sehr intensiv empfunden habe, zum anderen daran, dass ich jetzt eigentlich ziemlich sicher bin, dass ich versuchen werde, Anschluss an eine Theatergruppe zu finden. Vielen Dank für den tollen Workshop“

“The Schott Acting Studio offers very good quality workshops, with teachers coming from different countries and with varied acting techniques. I have participated in a few of these workshops and it has helped me a lot in my understanding of acting and gave me the opportunity to learn many techniques, to practice with motivated partners and to receive tips from great teachers. I highly recommend this Studio to any actors and actresses, whether they are professionals or amateurs and would add to that, that it is a great chance to have the possibility to act in English, something that is difficult to find elsewhere in Berlin.” – Nagisa Morimoto

Casting-Training

In this workshop participants will learn the key elements of a successful on-camera audition.
Workshop with Devin Shacket (NYC)

We will systematically break down the audition into two parts: the script and the world on screen. Beginning with sides from well written film and television shows, we will develop a process for working with text. This portion of the course will include ways of reading sides and making acting choices informed by the text. We will look at punctuation, action lines, stage directions, locations, events in the scene, and thoughts on the page as the basis of the story that need to be brought to life on screen. Once participants are proficient with the text, we will explore the world on camera.

„Her passion for the work is extraordinary. Her talent for the work is unique. Her commitment to the students is awesome.“ – Olympia Dukakis, Oscar Winning Actress & Master Teacher

„Devin is brilliant. She has a keen eye for text and content and has the ability to bring out the best performance in an actor. Her start in casting has provided her with an extra layer of understanding for what the director/producer might be looking for and she can guide the actor in a way that is both sensitive and respectful to what the actor is already bringing to the table. She has a lot to offer and I’m happy to see her succeed.“ – Julie Schubert, Emmy Award Winning Casting Director (Jessica Jones, Mindhunter, House Of Cards – Netflix)

Casting-Training Workshop in Berlin

BEGINNER Group 1: Becoming Actors, Starting Young Talents
Friday & Saturday from 10am to 2pm

ADVANCED Group 2: Professional Actors & Experienced Talents
Friday & Saturday from 4pm to 8pm

CASTING-TRAINING: 8. bis 9. Juni 2019 | 2 Tage
SELF TAPE/ABOUT ME: Freitag 7. Juni 2019 | 1 Tag

Devin Shacket began coaching and taping auditions in 2013, while working in the HOUSE OF CARDS: Season 2 casting department. Professional casting credits include the second season of the award winning show House of Cards, alongside Emmy Award winning casting director, Julie Schubert. Additional casting credits include feature films, (Good Funk, Black Nativity, Three Backyards), and theatre projects, (SF Playhouse). Freelance casting work includes collaborations with casting directors Meredith Tucker, Laray Mayfield, Kevin Kuffa, Rori Bergman, Bess Fifer, Beth Bowling, and Kim Miscia.

Media: Acting Workshops 2019

Acting Workshops Berlin:

More information and workshop descriptions: www.schott-acting-studio.de

Video 1: „Laura Dern and Sandra Seacat“Sandra Seacat

Video 2: „Character Analysis & Movement Psychology“James Kemp

Video 3: „Camera Acting – Study with Stella Adler Master Teacher“Ron Burrus

Acting In Film with Ron Burrus

Film & TV Acting: Camera Acting Intensive

with STELLA ADLER Master Teacher, RON BURRUS

 

CAMERA ACTING INTENSIVE :

  • Difference between stage and film acting
  • Proving truthfulness to self
  • Unspoken language of film acting
  • Theme and POV
  • Sequence/Growth/Climax
  • Transitions–Adjustments
  • Actions first–Words second
  • Chronological & Emotional timelines
  • Being present under pressure
  • Playing actions rather than words
  • Three types of reactions

 

CAMERA ACTING INTENSIVE: Experienced actors as they will be working with writers’ material (selected film scripts). The advanced actor has to already have their own way of working and preparing for auditions. I will give them my approach in the workshop but they should have something to compare it to.

A session with Ron is like going to church. I am not a bit religious but I can image that the feelings of calmness and reassurance I am left with after an hour with Ron is similar to sensation of walking about of a service. This is high praise! But I don’t believe there anyone better at breaking down a script. He just makes things so much simpler and that is all I ever need.” – Jane Levy (Art Of Acting | Los Angeles)

„He knows the limitations of camera art for the actor and always teaches surprising keys to making it real in each moment….He’s an artist. He never stops learning, teaching new things, seeing the world anew. He is clarity personified.“Robin Levenson (Quelle Backstage)

Mr. Burrus apprenticed under Stella Adler for the teaching of technique and then taught alongside her for 10 years before opening his own Ron Burrus Studio in Los Angeles. Twenty-five years later Mr. Burrus rejoined the staff in New York and merged his studio with the Stella Adler Studios, NYC for the creation of the Art of Acting Studio, Los Angeles.
 Internationally, workshops have been conducted since 1995. The film school in Lausanne, Switzerland first invited Mr. Burrus to conduct workshops for their directors and actors. His teaching schedule in the US is divided between Los Angeles (winter,spring,summer) and New York (fall).
 Spending most of his teaching time in Los Angeles has resulted in Mr. Burrus adjusting the realistic acting technique (Marlon Brando being the foremost student) for film and the articulation of its doable principles for the 21st century. 2017 will mark the beginning of his 44  year of teaching.

Read more & Application: www.schott-acting-studio.de

January 7th to 11th, 2019 in Berlin 

Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Limited to 14 – actors/actresses

„Acting In Film with Ron Burrus“ weiterlesen