Filmmaking for Actors (Nashville) — AAPEX

Friday, June 5, 2009

Filmmaking for Actors (Nashville)

**What Every Actor Should Know Before Arriving On Set**

You aced the audition and got the part! But do you know what to do next?

This course is designed for actors who want to be prepared for their first day on the set. What's proper set etiquette and protocol? Who do you report to? What do all those people on the set do?

Taught by award-winning local producer and director Steve Horswill-Johnston, this class will prepare you for what happens beyond the audition.

The 2-session course gives a basic understanding of the filmmaking process for actors from pre-production and casting through post-production and distribution.

Students Will Learn:

· What's expected from actors on the set.

· The names and functions of all major positions and related departments.

· How to read a "Call Sheet."

· How to understand the "Day-Out-Of-Days" (DOD) Schedule.

· What exactly happens when the camera starts rolling and before you have your first line?

Steve has more than twenty years experience as a television/film producer, radio broadcaster, and communications executive in Los Angeles and here in Nashville. He currently is an executive producer at the international headquarters of The United Methodist Church.

Prior to arriving in Nashville, Steve earned his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Film Production from San Diego State University and attended the graduate program at the prestigious University of Southern California (USC) school of cinematic arts. While attending film school he wrote and produced programs for San Diego public television ( KCET), worked on "Simon & Simon" television series and was a radio broadcaster in the San Diego and Los Angeles markets. He has worked on several feature films, including "Pontiac Moon" and "That Thing You Do". Recently, he was co-producer, writer, and acted in "Becoming Jesse Tate", a feature filmed in the Nashville area. Steve has produced over 30 short films.

Steve was producer of The United Methodist Church's first $20 million dollar national television advertising campaign for 8 years and produced over 15 national commercials.

For producing, writing, and directing Steve has received two national Telly Awards, six Axiem Awards for Absolute Excellence in Electronic Media and numerous "Addy" Gold Awards for advertising.

Total cost for the two-session course: $150

Date: June 30th and July 7th - Tuesdays
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: The Actors School

To register, call The Actors School 615-500-7661 or or email:

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