Improving The Actor-Director Relationship

The Art Of Give And Take
Hosted by Paul Barry

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Paul Barry

Webinar hosted by: Paul Barry

Acting Coach at Acting 4 Camera

Top Australian acting coach Paul Barry is a regular contributor to Backstage and Casting Networks, and runs classes on the art of memorization and choices in Los Angeles. With 30 years as an actor and 20 years as both a director and acting teacher Paul’s clients have landed top representation, work and awards worldwide. Paul has released an e-book on acting called “Choices”, and teaches around the world online as well as conducting masterclasses across the US and Australia. Aside from coaching award-winning Australian actors, Paul’s current and former clients have taken lead and guest roles in US productions, such as The Pacific, Shameless, NCIS, Spartacus, Greek, Dollhouse, Hercules, The Cape, Revolution, Teen Wolf and many more. Clients of Paul’s are repped by: CAA, UTA, Abrams Artists Agency, The Gersh Agency, ICM Partners, Paradigm, and managed by: United Management, Principal Entertainment, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Untitled Management, having worked at: MGM, CBS, NBC, C20th Fox, MTV, ABC and more. Paul has taught in the vicinity of three thousand actors over the past 19 years, in both Australia and America. He has been a professional ‘reader’ for American & Australian auditions, seeing literally thousands of auditions in this time, developing a solid understanding through his own observations (as well as constant dialogue with industry practitioners) of what works and what doesn’t. Paul has been acting coach on US feature film and a multi award-winning Australian TV. He has taught Australian Film Institute (AFI) & Logie Award-winners and nominees, as well as other professional actors. Former students of Paul’s have taken lead and guest roles in most TV shows and films made in Australia in recent years and now regularly appear in US TV & film. You can read more about Paul and his e-book on his website by clicking here. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Learn directly from Paul Barry, top Los Angeles-based Australian acting coach with 20 years of worldwide audition, memorization, and on-screen teaching experience (current and former clients are represented by WME, CAA, Paradigm, and UTA, and have secured work with CBS, NBC, ABC, Netflix, Starz, Disney and many others)!

For a set to run smoothly, the actor-director relationship must be a symbiotic one. Too often directors struggle to effectively communicate their ideas to actors, and actors feel confused by generalized direction. If the actors and director aren’t speaking a common language, they will begin to separate from each other and diminish the desired results for the shot.

Whether you’re an actor or director, knowing how to effectively communicate with a common vocabulary, regardless of your training, is a must for understanding what is wanted and needed from one another. This will take the subjectivity and guesswork out of the equation, allowing both sides of the creative process to break down the barriers that often separate them.

In this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, host Paul Barry will teach you 3 very specific techniques that will eradicate the guesswork when it comes to the communication process between actors and directors. Drawing from his 20 years of experience as an acting and directing coach, as well as a professional reader, he will teach you how to translate generalized direction into specific action, harness the power of counter-intuition and create real drama in your scenes by defining the “rules” you both can play by.

This webinar is essential for both actors and directors, and you will leave understanding how to create a clearer, stronger form of communication on set that will allow you to elevate the performance every time.

What You'll Learn

  • Habits vs. Choices
    • The important difference.
  • Making Choices.
    • A breakdown of the mechanics.
  • A Common Language.
    • Introduction to a common language for actors and directors, regardless of prior technique.
  • Counter-Intuition.
    • What is this?
    • Why it is essential for on screen work.
  • How to Translate Generalized Direction Into Specific Actions.
  • How to Get Productive Results.
    • Utilizing general praise and specific criticism.
  • The Fundamental Differences Between Physical, Vocal, Emotional and Psychological Issues Actors Face.
    • How these effect the director's communication process.
  • Confidence Building Tools in the Making of Choices.
  • The Art of Communicating Choices Between Departments.
    • How to do so in a non-threatening manner.
  • Self-sufficiency in Rehearsals, Auditions and On Set.
    • How to create this with specific communication techniques.
  • Recorded, in-depth Q&A with Paul who has 20 years of experience working with both directors and actors!

About Your Instructor

Top Australian acting coach Paul Barry is a regular contributor to Backstage and Casting Networks, and runs classes on the art of memorization and choices in Los Angeles. With 30 years as an actor and 20 years as both a director and acting teacher Paul’s clients have landed top representation, work and awards worldwide. Paul has released an e-book on acting called “Choices”, and teaches around the world online as well as conducting masterclasses across the US and Australia.

Aside from coaching award-winning Australian actors, Paul’s current and former clients have taken lead and guest roles in US productions, such as The Pacific, Shameless, NCIS, Spartacus, Greek, Dollhouse, Hercules, The Cape, Revolution, Teen Wolf and many more. Clients of Paul’s are repped by: CAA, UTA, Abrams Artists Agency, The Gersh Agency, ICM Partners, Paradigm, and managed by: United Management, Principal Entertainment, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Untitled Management, having worked at: MGM, CBS, NBC, C20th Fox, MTV, ABC and more.

Paul has taught in the vicinity of three thousand actors over the past 19 years, in both Australia and America. He has been a professional ‘reader’ for American & Australian auditions, seeing literally thousands of auditions in this time, developing a solid understanding through his own observations (as well as constant dialogue with industry practitioners) of what works and what doesn’t.

Paul has been acting coach on US feature film and a multi award-winning Australian TV. He has taught Australian Film Institute (AFI) & Logie Award-winners and nominees, as well as other professional actors. Former students of Paul’s have taken lead and guest roles in most TV shows and films made in Australia in recent years and now regularly appear in US TV & film.

You can read more about Paul and his e-book on his website by clicking here.

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Testimonials

"I’ve been using Paul’s approach for about 7 years now starting off in my work in co-op theatre around Sydney and now... Paul’s approach to acting is direct, effective and completely doable. More importantly, it elevates material to a level that’s exciting to play and gives it an edge that is exciting to watch." - Stephen Peacocke (three-time Logie award-winning actor)

"I have been acting in film, television and theatre for the past twenty five years, and have attended a number of courses and classes throughout this time. Paul's course proved to be the most practicable, useful, and inspiring I have been to. His methods are immediately usable. They both expand and simplify what you've previously learnt, and they avoid mystification and obfuscation. And his teaching is all about the process and you." - Nicholas Hope (AFI award-winning actor)

Paul really made things clearer. As an actor I complicate things and working with him really articulated a process that helps me work effectively. He is great” - Dichen Lachman (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Shameless, The 100)

I cannot think of a teacher that an actor in Los Angeles (or elsewhere) could gain better training from, in order to gain a well rounded education and perspective for a career working in Film,TV or Theater than with Paul Barry.” - Lisa Kowalski

"The tricks and techniques Paul gives his students are effective and acquirable that you can apply and experiment with... Rewarding and enjoyable don’t pass up the opportunity to be taught by Paul." - Clare Cholerton

Very helpful! Practical tips I can use at my 5pm audition today! Really charismatic, cool teacher who knows what he is doing” - Joanna Folino

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