ACTING INTENSIVE: TEAM BUILDING FOR THE 48!

Improve your acting skills, and have lots of fun — then make a movie — then watch it in a Seattle theater!  This class will be back soon! In the meantime, check out our other movie making classes:

  1. MAKING MOVIES ON A MICRO BUDGET (Learn how to make your own movies!)
  2. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE (We’ll make a short film in class.) (A great way to get some footage for your acting reel)
  3. LET’S MAKE A HORROR MOVIE (Offered once per year — we’ll make a short horror movie, then it’ll play in a Seattle theater along with other entries)
  4. SCREENWRITING 101 (Learn how to write screenplays)

TEAM BUILDING FOR A 48 HOUR MOVIE

  • 48 Hour Movies are fun.  We get our assignment on a Friday night; film the movie on Saturday; it’s edited on a Sunday; then two weeks later, we have a wrap party and watch the finished movie we’ve made together.  Fun times!
  • Teams are not allowed to write, edit or film 48 hour movies in advance. So we will not be doing that in the class.
  • Instead, we’ll meet and run drills to sharpen up our acting skills and build team cohesiveness in preparation for the event.
  • This class several times a year, in conjunction with different “48 hour” film festivals. Most end with the film being played on a large movie screen in a major Seattle theater. 
  • NOTE: If you’re new to acting, take ACTING 101 first
  • This class can either be taken independently, or applied toward either our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program or our Camera Acting Certificate.
  • MORE INFO – OR SIGN UP NOW

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TEAM BUILDING FOR THE 48 – MORE INFO


In this class, we’ll run through a bunch of fun, fast-paced ACTING EXERCISES, focused on revving up students’ acting skills.

  • Then after the class ends, everyone who was in the class will be invited to join us on ____ to make a movie together for the 48 Hour Filmmaking competition.  Everyone who takes the class, who wants to be in the movie, will have a speaking role in the Rekindle School team’s film.
    This class is open to everyone who has taken Acting 101 or another acting class from Rekindle School.
  • Our movie will play at the SIFF Uptown Theater along with other films made for the 48 hour competition, when it’s done.

How it works

Making a 48 Hour Film is really fun. We get our assignment on a Friday night; film the movie on Saturday; it will be edited on a Sunday; then a week later, we get to watch it on a big movie screen in a major Seattle theater.  Fun times!!

Teams are not allowed to write, edit or film their 48 hour movies in advance. So we will not be doing that in the class. But we can meet and run drills to sharpen up our acting skills and build team cohesiveness in preparation for the event. 


FAQ

  • QUESTION: What will we be doing in the class?
    ANSWER: 
    We’ll do improv exercises, scripted exercises, and “quick filming” exercises to fine-tune and hone our acting skills, and get the group working together as a team. Then when the class is over, everyone who was in the class who wants to, is welcome to join the Rekindle School team and film a movie on July 13th.
  • QUESTION: Do we all write the movie as a group?
    ANSWER: No, The instructor will write the script and send it out to the cast (those who took the class) on Friday night. (Filming will take place all-day Saturday) We’ve found this works best, because it’s actually harder to write a film under intense deadline pressure, with a bunch of different people working on it.
  • QUESTION: What will our genre be? (What will the film be about?)
    ANSWER: There’s no way to know our genre, or what the movie will be about, till we receive our assignment on Friday night. We could be assigned any genre. (This is to keep scripts from being written in advance.) In previous fests, we’ve filmed action movies; romances; road trip movies; zombie movies; thrillers; science fiction movies; black comedies; and fantasies.
  • QUESTION: What theater will the movie play in?
    ANSWER: All of the movies made in the festival will play in the SIFF Uptown Theater on Queen Anne Hill.
  • QUESTION: Will we all edit the movie together?
    ANSWER: No, that would be impossible. (Most editing for 48 hour films ends up being done in the middle of the night!) The focus of the class is on training and upgrading students’ acting skills, as preparation to give a great acting performance in a 48 hour film.
  • QUESTION: Do I have to take a class like this, in order to participate in the 48 hour project?
    ANSWER: No, not at all. The 48 Hour Project is open to anyone who pays the entry fee, sets up a team, and can write and film and edit a movie and get it turned in by the deadline.
  • This class is for folks who would like to: (1) hone and improve their acting skills in a class, then (2) join the students from the class to make a unique and fun movie together.

Movies we’ve made in previous 48 hour film competitions: