Actors Visual Storytellers Week:

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MFI is offering a one-week program for directors and actors who want to enhance their visual storytelling abilities. Actors perform in scenes directed by MFI directors. Actors also perform monologues which will be shot by MFI cinematographers and rehearsed with MFI faculty. Not only will actors leave MFI with two pieces of film, they will also learn how to edit their monologues with MFI supervision. Actors will have on-camera technique training from acting coach Bob Krakower for their scene work, as well as individualized rehearsals with Wendy Makkena for their monologues.

  • Visual Storytellers Week for Actors with Bob Krakower, Wendy Makkena, Tony Spiridakis and Shannon Goldman, with opening night seminar from guest celebrity artist.
  • Actors will not only perform in a short scene with an MFI directing student, they will also direct themselves in a "cinematic monologue", with material chosen or written by the actors, and edited by the actors with MFI editors guiding them through the process. We teach actors the visual storytelling process and allow them to do the work themselves. The ultimate in empowering actors. This is a perfect compliment to our 2-week Actors Gold Program, as well as a stand-alone workshop, with the same small classes and individualized attention. Hard work, nurturing, collaboration, on-set training, and support from world class faculty and staff… that is the MFI experience.
MFI actors live in the Greenport area at a location to be determined (an hour and a half from NYC.) Lodging will be age and gender appropriate with adult supervision and security. ONE WEEK SCHEDULE FOR DIRECTORS & ACTORS
  • DAY 1 (SUNDAY)
  • Arrive at 3PM – 5PM
  • Welcome dinner at 6PM – 8PM
  • Introduction seminar with Chazz Palminteri at 8PM - 10PM
  • DAY 2 (MONDAY)
  • Actors: On-camera Technique with Bob Krakower (scenes)
  • Directors: Foundation Filmmaking with MFI cinematographers covering 3 point lighting, basic camera details like focus, exposure, audio, and more w/Tony Spiridakis and Shannon Goldman
  • Actors: Scene work with Bob Krakower; ADD Monologue work with Wendy Makkena
  • Directors: Editing training with MFI Post Production Supervisor; ADD Blocking/Tech Rehearsals
  • Actors & Directors Shoot Scenes
  • Actors continue prepping monologues with Wendy Makkena
  • Actors: Direct their own "cinematic monologues" w/ MFI cinematographers shooting
  • Directors Edit Scenes/Crew monologues
  • MFI Screening (To Be Announced)
  • DAY 6 (FRIDAY)
  • Actors: Edit their "cinematic monologues"
  • Directors: Edit their scenes
  • MFI Bonfire on North Fork Beach (TBD)
  • Directors and Actors screen scenes and monologues with MFI Faculty and Staff
  • Goodbyes and Checkout by 1PM
Students will be supervised with a ratio of 5 students per 1 adult. Counselors have studied with our faculty, none are younger than 21 years of age, all outstanding role models. Along with having a personal relationship to faculty prior to coming, counselors are chosen for their ability to help students and for their talent as filmmakers. This way, they not only provide a safe environment but also support the ongoing work. Course, faculty and screening offerings subject to change at owners discretion and based on faculty and guest artists availability. Refund Policy: Upon acceptance into our program a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. In the event that a student cannot attend after an initial deposit has been paid, MFI will attempt to find a replacement, but a refund will occur only in the event that a replacement is found.
Terrace Cottages Cottage Pl, Southold, NY 11971
Map of   Terrace Cottages  Cottage Pl, Southold, NY 11971
  • Acceptance based on talent and passion.
  • June 26th - July 2nd, 2017
  • Tuition, room, all meals, all film equipment, all courses: $2,195
  • Faculty: Bob Krakower, Wendy Makkena (schedules permitting)