A blog about movies and the Sturbridge area, including The Brookfields, Brimfield, Charlton, Holland, Wales, and Spencer as well as adjacent towns.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Event of the Season-Actorapture

This is what I'd like my headshot to look like. If I weren't a guy, of course.

We’ve mentioned the folks at OurTvSpace.com before. They always have some new project on tap. An interesting aspect is that much of it involves the nurturing of local talent. Their Oldbury Hill webisodes utilized mostly young and much of it new actors and actresses.

The newest event will take place on March 8, 2009. A workshop, the first of many planned, called Actorapture will be held. Much will happen on that Sunday. Three different photographers will take headshots on site. There will be sessions on Monologues and Improvisation, also, casting agency audition tips. There will be lunch and refreshments and much more.

If your headshot could be better, this is the place to come. There are three great photographers. Lindsay Monroe took photos of the Oldbury Hill cast. Tony Colapietro worked on the feature film Cruelty and took photos on location. Joe Zuidema also took some great Cruelty pictures as well as some wonderful shots of the auditions at OurTVSpace.

So what is the concept behind Actorapture. The OurTvSpace team explains it in these terms,

In meeting and working with Actors over the years – it seems that the moment of wonder that Actors strive for in their craft is that moment when they can merge self with character into a perfect Union which dazzles on the screen – evoking emotion in the audience – and reflecting the essence of “story”. Come join us for the first workshop in The Whisper Series - Actorapture - the OurFilmSpace Actor Fest on Sunday March 8, 2009!

Here is the whole idea behind the “Actorapture” – a combination or merger of two different words which Webster defines as follows:

1. Actor - one that acts a: one who represents a character in a dramatic production b: a theatrical performer c: one who behaves as if acting a part 2: one that takes part in any affair

2. Rapture - an expression or manifestation of ecstasy or passion, a state or experience of being carried away by overwhelming emotion. Even better is: a mystical experience in which the spirit is exalted to a knowledge of divine things.

It is a lot to ask of a Sunday. No matter, I’ve never had a bad time at 559 Main Street (Route 20), First Floor, Sturbridge, MA where OurTvSpace.com is located. I’ve always learned a lot. Attendance will be limited to 60 people and admission will be $50 to defray costs

To sign up for this event go here.
For more information go here and here.

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