Schauspiel Berlin

Animal Work In Film/Theatre mit Paul Miller (Drama Centre, London)

Animals are an actors friend. We can learn a lot from them. Animal work is a wonderful tool for creating a physical life different from our own and essential work in our quest to create a character.

We base our work on animal movements and behaviour through detailed observation. We become the animal totally. From the humble rabbit and to the majestic eagle to the comical duck and proud lion. Once the animal has been established in our bones we understood it’s dynamics we slowly see how our investigations effect our bodies when we start to humanise the movements. You will find that you truly become some one other than yourself. Down to the way you lift your foot and scratch your ear.

We will work on characters that you bring to the workshop and create brand new ones to improvise with. The workshop will culminate in a improvised scenes using the characters we have uncovered. The workshop will be friendly, open and fun and will involve all sides of your creativity. Please bring a sketch book and pencil and pens.

The Workshop includes: Animal – and Scene Work

Examples Animal Work in Film/Theatre: JERUSALEM (Mark Rylance), TAXI DRIVER (Robert De Niro), THE GRADUATE (Dustin Hofman), PRAVDA, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (Anthony Hopkins), MAGNOLIA (Tom Cruise), THE MASTER (Joaquin Phönix), THE GODFATHER, STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Marlon Brando) and all main characters in „IVAN THE TERRIBLE“ by Sergei M. Eisenstein.

Paul Miller is an English actor, writer and film maker. He trained at the Drama Centre London under Christopher Fettes and Yat Malmgrem. He has taught acting at The Drama Centre London, City Lit and the Method Studio and is also an accomplished film maker. Alumni and students of the Drama Centre London were Colin Firth, Paul Bettany, Michael Fassbender, Tom Hardy, Russel Brand, Emilie Clarke and Gwendolin Christie.

Venue: Berlin | Acting Animal Work
Dates: Autumn 2018  | 10 am to 5:30pm


Acting Animal Work