Comedy in TV & Acting with Director/Writer Gordon Anderson ( "Shameless", "Love Sick", "Endeavour")

Fri 20 Sep 2024 10:00 - Sat 21 Sep 2024 18:00
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2 Full Days Comedy in Television - Intensive Class with Director/Writer Gordon Anderson ( "Shameless", "LoveSick", "Endeavour")

Four times BAFTA nominated  Director Gordon Anderson trained as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama in London and knows what it takes to enhance your comedy performance in front of the camera! Gordon Anderson went on to set up, write for and direct THE CATHERINE TATE SHOW (BBC) and set up and directed the first series of THE INBETWEENERS (Channel 4). He subsequently directed some of the UK’s most successful prime time television dramas including ENDEAVOUR (ITV), SHETLAND (BBC), LOVESICK (Netflix), FRESH MEAT (Channel 4), GRANTCHESTER (ITV), SILENT WITNESS (BBC), SHAMELESS (Channel 4), HOFF THE RECORD (UKTV), GATES (Sky TV) and THE MALLORCA FILES (BBC) and many more.

Comedy in Television Class:

This workshop will focus on the specific requirements of screen acting for comedy. We’ll be looking at how the camera and the edit affect performance and how the actor can arm themselves for the set. We will explore building a comedy character for the screen and blocking and choreographing comic routines for film.

The sessions will be practical as well as theoretical. We’ll be using existing scripts and completely new ones (currently in development) and we’ll make micro-short films in rough format. This workshop isn’t only for funny people it is also for those that haven’t yet released their inner funny!

The process will be filmed and sent to you (upon request) for no extra charge. Which will allow you to showcase what you have developed together over the two days. Come and learn how to shine in COMEDY!

Format: " 2-days SEPT 20-21" 

Time: 10am -6pm. Limited group of actors. Auditors allowed., Directors or writers can visit the class to learn and ask questions!
This workshop will focus on the specific requirements of screen acting for comedy.

Where: @Genslerstr. 13a, Berlin

- We’ll be looking at how the camera and the edit affect performance and how the actor can prepare themselves for the set. We will work on exercises and improvisations useful for screen comedy storytelling.

- We will explore building a comedy character and blocking and choreographing comic routines for the screen.

- We will be working on scene studies from some of TV shows I have directed - LOVESICK (Netflix), FRESH MEAT (Channel 4) and THE CATHERINE TATE SHOW (BBC), as well as scene studies from new scripts currently in development. I will also shoot with you a micro-short to put all this work to the test and we will watch it together for feedback!

Bio: Gordon Anderson has been commissioned as a screenwriter by Working Title Films, the BBC, UKTV and Dragonfly Films. Gordon began his career in the theatre, directing for many of the UK’s leading theatre and opera companies, including the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court Theatre, Manchester Royal Exchange, Bristol Old Vic, Scottish Opera and English Touring Opera. He was Artistic Director of ATC where he commissioned, developed and directed theatre productions that toured throughout the UK. He also co-founded THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN comedy group and directed their first live performances.