Feeling

Mike Mills - Writer/Director: 20th century Women, BEginners, Thumbsucker, Does Your Soul Have a Cold?

“It's hard to find someone who reads a script as deeply as Joan, and who researches a text with as many different tools: lots of emotions, running around a room, a broad knowledge of the history of stories, obscure classical music, perhaps a little psychic something, and on and on. Then, like a doula, it would be hard to find someone as sensitive and nurturing to the difficult process of having all these feelings, articulating them in a way others can relate to, even when you can't, even when it's beyond your present skill set...the questions and the wrestling bring me to a much richer understanding of what I'm trying to do."

WHAT IS IT?

The Feeling Lab focuses on the heart of The Technique™, Joan Scheckel's game-changing approach to Film, Episodic and Commercial artistic craft. In this playful, rigorous, 3 Day intensive Lab, you will discover tools to access the emotional core of your work. Learn how Feeling connects to Action and Rhythm, and use it to empower every level of your creativity! This essential, craft packed weekend delivers tools to:
 
  • Connect to the authentic, emotional core of your work
  • Learn what Feeling is and  how to practically access it with truth and immediacy
  • Apply Feeling to character, action and journey to create unforgettable stories and performances!

WHAT DOES IT COVER?

Day 1: THE FOUR ESSENTIALS OF STORY AND PERFORMANCE
First, we focus on clarifying the 4 Essentials of your screenplay, episodic, or character. Break down and specify the key feelings central to your:
 
  • Nugget
  • World
  • Character
  • Relationship

Use this clarity to:

  • Connect to the Emotional Core of your Story
  • Investigate your Character’s Nature and Backstory
  • Define the World of your Story
  • Explore the Tone of your  work
  • Create a Crib Sheet that brings coherence to your approach

 

Day 2: FEELING, MUSIC AND RHYTHM 

Explore what Feeling actually is.  Demystify how to give it practical language in your artistic work. Delve into the core physical exercises of The Technique™ and learn how to access Feelings physically, emotionally, intellectually and creatively. Use these tools to:
 
  • Embody the Feelings central to your screenplay, episodic, or character
  • Translate Feeling  into movement, painting, music and rhythm
  • Fearlessly embody the Inner Life of your story or character

 

Day 3: CHARACTER, JOURNEY AND WORLD

Using movement, music, writing, drawing and visualization exercises, investigate your character’s journey through the story. Then, using music and movement and the essentials of Rhythm,  learn how to create a visceral sense of the World in which your story takes place.
 
Use these tools to:
  • Deepen your understanding of your script structure and performance
  • Connect to feeling as a source of rhythm, blocking, pacing and interpretation
  • Define and visualize the world of your project in practical terms
  • Unleash your creativity and play your way to emotional truth
 

WHO GOES?

The Feeling Lab is designed for Film, Episodic, Commercial and all content creators. It may be attended individually by the Writer, Director or Producer...or by the entire Film Team.

  • Directors
  • Writers
  • Actors
  • Producers
  • Executives
  • Financiers
  • Production
  • Designers
  • Cinematographers
  • Editors

Please see See FilmsCommunity and Quotes for Artists Joan has worked with and their thoughts.

 

WHEN?

LOS ANGELES: FRI JAN 11 - SUN JAN 13

FRI 7PM-10:30PM

SAT 12PM-6:30PM

SUN 12PM-6:30PM

 

WHERE?

LOS ANGELES:
Los Angeles Theatre Center
514 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Rehearsal Room 4A - Fourth Floor
Maplink: Click here.

 

REGISTER:

 

For application call us at (323) 803-5039 or Email us.

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