UNDERSTAND CHARACTER AND BUILD DEPTH FROM AN ANGLE LIKE NO OTHER
The purpose of this workshop is to delve into and explore the world of creating a character, inside and out.
To find your truth in the characters you discover and how that translates through scene work, on camera.
To perhaps challenge yourself and your art more than you have before.
This Master Class was a great experience! Nic made the Laban Technique easy to understand and the atmosphere surrounding the class, as an actor, felt very welcoming. It's affected and changed my craft for the better. I can't wait to see where this method takes me.
THIS CLASS IS INTEGRAL FOR ACTORS
This master class teaches the necessary connection between physicality and emotional depth when creating a full character.
Connects the actor and their body to produce a grounded, full performance that works on Film/TV.
Learn to create and build emotions authentically without relying on memory recall… It’s healthier.
An atypical, advanced class with very little rote homework as you explore how movement affects us all in unique ways.
I'd never taken an acting class like this before. Studying the Laban technique under Nic's supervision at Shoreline Studios was a step I am really glad I took. It was an intimate class and working together was rewarding and illuminating. Learning to create character physically and working on different types of movement allowed me to access a different approach to understanding acting, and I am so glad I signed up. I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to delve deeper into embodying characters and getting in touch with their physicality.
Who: Intermediate - Advanced Actors
Max: 12 Participants
Age Group: 18+ Years
PLEASE SUBMIT HEADSHOT, RESUME, & FOOTAGE (IF APPLICABLE) FOR SCREENING.
Dates: November 12 - December 16 (6 Weeks)
Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM (4 hrs)
Cost: $540.00 (+GST)
Instructor: Nic Bishop
“Existence is movement. Action is movement. Existence is defined by the rhythm of forces in natural balance.”
I truly had a blast and learned a ton over the course. It surpassed my expectations and am really happy with the overall experience and content of the work. I really appreciated the way the course was laid out, with on camera work arriving later and a focus on what and how the technique affected the individual occurring each session.
Laban and the annotations will forever be a part of my process moving forward and the opportunities for discovery into specific behaviour(S) are infinitely explorative and illuminating. I specially enjoyed the “Hot Seat” and the experience of acting through it and subsequently participating with others while they were in the “Hot Seat.“
So much of the Laban work feels personal, explorative and active. As a result the class felt like it was always moving towards the “let’s get up and do” mentality. I feel like Nic reads the individual very astutely and was a very collaborative, honest and passionate advocate for developing character from a place of truthful behaviour. He guided and clarified with a mindful energy and was open and honest about his and our work and relationship to the technique.
I took the course with a lean towards advancing my understanding of something I knew nothing about (Laban) and I feel it was well worth the time and energy. It’s applicable to the work immediately which to me was a huge plus. Thanks to you guys so much for organizing and holding this course, it’s something I will recommend freely and can’t speak more highly of the class, Nic and the experience.
English-born, Australian actor NIC BISHOP has enjoyed a 20-year career that has spanned Television, Film, and Theatre.
He is perhaps best known to American audiences for his starring role in the ABC network crime drama BODY OF PROOF, in which he played medico-legal investigator Peter Dunlop, and also his starring role in the USA network original international spy drama COVERT AFFAIRS as Ryan McQuaid, a former Navy Seal turned private contractor billionaire who retained a taste and talent for field work.
He recently had a recurring role on the FX network drama series SNOWFALL. His last feature film, THE LEARS, just premiered at the Nashville International film Festival, and is currently touring the festival circuit. He stars alongside Anthony Michael Hall, Sean Astin and Bruce Dern.
Nic just completed filming Season 1 of TRUTH BE TOLD, the first drama series for Apple, opposite Octavia Spencer, Aaron Paul, Lizzy Caplan, Elizabeth Perkins and more. This series is due to be released this summer!
Nic has been a sought-after screen acting teacher for the past 12 years and has taught across the world: from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, London, and South Africa, to Los Angeles, and now Vancouver via Shoreline Studios!
Nic is a graduate from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia. He created the 2-year ‘THE SCREEN ACTOR’ program for the NIDA Open Program, and has worked extensively with the NIDA full-time and part-time programs, as well as many other studios and institutes.
Nic is represented by Abrams Artists Agency and Link Entertainment in the U.S., and Sarah Linsten at Linsten Management in Australia.
Additional U.S. Television credits include: SCALPED, CSI, NCIS:LOS ANGELES, BACKSTROM, HOT IN CLEVELAND, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, CASTLE, THE GLADES, and was the co-lead on the FOX network drama series PAST LIFE.
Australian Television credits include: HOME AND AWAY (3 years), FAT TONY & CO, WHITE COLLAR BLUE, McLEODS DAUGHTERS, WATER RATS, HEARTBREAK HIGH, MURDER CALL, WILDSIDE, COMEDY INC.
Nic has appeared in the Films THE LEARS (U.S.), WOODLAWN (U.S.), STAY THEN GO (U.S.), THE MENTOR (U.S.), BLACK LIMOUSINE (U.S.), PUNISHMENT (AUS), WALKING ON WATER (AUS), MY MOTHER FRANK (AUS), POWDERBURN (AUS), THE SWEAT (AUS), and OCCASIONAL COARSE LANGUAGE (AUS).
Nic is currently attached to a number of other films in various stages of development.