Mark Piper presents a unique intensive 8 week workshop, which is a rare opportunity to learn from award winning Producer and Director, Mark Piper, and industry guests.
They will participate in a wide range of activities designed to develop acting skills, voice articulation and vocal technique through spontaneous and structured, improvisation, movement and song.
Tailored to this age group we will look at the basics of script analysis, such as objectives and beats to develop a convincing acting performance and build performance discipline and readiness for audition.
They will experience what it is like to be on a production set performing crew roles such as camera and sound.
Key Learning Outcomes:
- Introduction to acting methods and techniques, shooting scenes and monologues.
- Receive realistic feedback and encouragement from a director’s perspective
- An understanding of the facets of the process of making a film or television production.
- Headshots, Acting CV, Footage
Delivery: Part-Time 8 week workshop Mondays 4 30 to 7pm
Venue: Byron Bay Film & Television Studio 18 Brigantine Street Arts & Industrial Estate Byron Bay NSW 2481 Australia
Intended Audience: Aspiring and Intermediate Actors 12 to 15
What you can expect to achieve:
Develop the skills you need to be part of the creative team of a film or television production. As one of no more than 12 participants, you will play different characters in scenes, which we will film as you would on any film or television drama, and you will also have the opportunity to operate camera, boom and rotate through the various roles of a film and television set crew. Based on the feedback from participants from previous Mark Piper workshops you can expect to develop and boost your confidence as an actor or filmmaker, clarify your vision and become more determined and motivated to succeed in a highly competitive industry.
Complimentary footage: All students will have access to their scenes and can copy to hard drive or memory stick through out the course. Scenes are filmed using Canon 7D state of the art camera.
- Bookings $435
- Payment plan available
- Dates: Mondays 4 30pm to 7pm for 8 weeks
- Strictly limited places available (Max 12 per class)
You can pay direct debit to
Account Name: Byron Bay Film & Television School BSB 032573 Account No 252578
Previous guest presenters have included Louise Lee Mei, Meisner Technique; Adrian Willams – Brett, Voice & Theatre studies; David Swann, Comedy; Charlie de Salis, Writer / Director; Mandy Nolan Comedy; Anthony Wong - Ivana Chubbuck method of Acting; Karel Segers Writer; Dean Frances Actor / Filmmaker; Martin Sacks Director / Actor; Andrea Moor Practical Aesthetics; Michael Futcher; Actor/Director
About Mark Piper:
Spanning over three decades in the international Theatre, Film and Television industries, Mark Piper’s award-winning career has seen him on the initial teams Producing and Directing many international drama programs. Water Rats – Director Pilot Episodes (Australia), Mercy Peak (NZ), Beastmaster (USA), Ponderosa (USA), Neighbours, Home and Away, All Saints – Co Director Pilot, Blue Heelers, Always Greener, Halifax F.P (Australia), & Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten – Adviser & Pilot Director (Germany), are just some of the popular series that Mark has worked on.
Beginning his career as an Actor in New Zealand, Mark went on to running Director Roger Donaldson’s (“The World’s Fastest Indian”) company Aardvark films, & then worked on such films such as “The Blue Lagoon” with Brooke Shields, “Tim” & “Attack Force Z” with Mel Gibson, and “My Brilliant Career” with Sam Neil and Judy Davis. More recently he has been working with internationally acclaimed actors Eric Bana, Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Kylie Minogue, Julian McMahon, Simon Baker, Callan Mulvey.
In 1995 Mark led a unique project with Care Vietnam, in conjunction with the Vietnamese Government entitled ‘Qio Qua Mien Toi’; a 32-part Drama series, of which Mark Piper was the Executive Producer. This was a TV series utilised on behalf of the Government to highlight the HIV & AIDS problem emerging in Vietnam; Mark was involved from the outset to set-up the concept and assisted in sourcing finance through French private investors as well as sourcing key personnel from Australia to mentor the Vietnamese crew. This has inspired Mark with his current project in development “Buscar – oneworldonelove” which Mark soon hopes to shoot in Byron Bay.
Mark has been a tutor at NIDA, Actors Centre, Bond University, and various other institutions as well as conducting his own workshops nationally and internationally.
He mentors both Actors and Directors.
Mark judged the 2012 Logies & the 2011- 2016 International Emmy Awards
Mark has been a Board member for ASDACS & Screenworks & on the Selection Committee for Flickerfest International Film Festival
You can also read Mark’s full professional profile click here