Hello fellow actors and artists,
I have an exciting opportunity for those looking for some on-camera training in order to bring another approach to their work. A friend of mine has trained with Paul Kampf of the Performing Arts Institute in Los Angeles and RAVES about his insight into building a character and practically putting this work into play outside of the classroom. It's a fascinating approach that seems easy to repeat during an audition or while finding a way into the text. We've asked Paul to come to Seattle to teach a one day workshop on his method. He teaches workshops in New York, Chicago, LA and Portland and has always wanted to teach in Seattle after hearing of our talented community of actors.
When talking with my Seattle theater actor friends, many have expressed the desire to move from theater to on-camera work, but have had trouble transitioning. I've talked this over with Paul and he is happy to focus on practical ways to transition, while delving deeper into the approach with those who have a bit more experience in the area. He made the transition from theater to camera himself and has a lot of pointers for those feeling the difference. Feel free to email Paul if you have questions. He's a great guy with lots of enthusiasm for his tribe - the actor. I hope to see you there! Seattle One-Day Intensive with Paul Kampf of the Performing Arts InstituteSaturday, August 11, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.ACT Theatre
This is a practical, dynamic and highly effective process for developing your exceptional instrument and will teach you to teach yourself how to eliminate the distance between IMAGINATION and EXPERIENCE. The techniques covered in this workshop give the actor the practical tools to transition from stage to screen, without losing the power and depth of experience cultivated for the stage.The Approach
Paul focuses on freeing your gifts as an actor through exercises that harness the imagination and access life in the body. When you learn visceral and repeatable triggers, you will find a depth of truth in your work like youíve never experienced.
During this one-day Intensive, you will learn techniques that reveal your characterís emotional state, rhythm and thought process. Moreover, it will give you control of your work in the most profound way.Schedule
10-11 a.m. - Introductions, discussion, preparation, laying the foundation for the day
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - The power of atmosphere, psychological action and effective inner dialogue. Your unique talent revealed, experienced and cataloged
1-2:00 p.m. - Lunch break
2:00-6:00 p.m. - Application to circumstance, script and characterCost:
ACT Theatre 700 Union St. Seattle 98101 Ė Allen TheatreRegistration:
To sign-up or for more information, visit: http://paitraining.com/457-2
Participants will be asked to submit a headshot and resume or link to your webpage/reel. All work is done on camera and participants receive a video download link. About Paul Kampf:
Paul is the founder and Master Teacher at P.A.I. Training in Los Angeles. His training methods and dedication to the professional actors in his program have led to unique levels of success. His student base continues to make its mark on film, television and the stage. The programís growth and success is a reflection of Paulís exclusive approach and the type of talented, dedicated students that seek P.A.I.ís approach and supportive atmosphere.
Paul is a very active writer/director/producer with a rare dedication to truly developing talent. He put his passion for training into action and made the small feature film From Grace. This project has led to the development of Film Lab, a professional production wing of P.A.I. Training.
Before transitioning to film, Paul spent fifteen years building Breadline Theatre Group in Chicago. Under Paulís guidance, the company produced thirty world-premiere plays, and created one of the most unique arts centers in the city. He has taken his playwrighting skills and honed them for the screen, creating sought after roles and unique stories for audiences.
Learning from his experiences in world-premiere theater, Paul has built strong bridges to private equity partners to help empower the artist and protect the investor. He is also constantly exploring new financing/production methods that create a win-win for artists and investors.
In between teaching and production obligations, Paul contributes to his blog, The Right to Act
and continues to work on an acting book and a video series that highlights the specific techniques he has developed.