Film Masterclass w/ Danny Raco
A special one day Network Television Masterclass for professional actors w/ renown Home & Away director Danny Raco.
NB. Commencement dates TBC due to Sydney lockdown. If you’re interested in this course, please do send in an application and we can get in touch once we have new dates.
Danny’s specialty and aim is to give very pragmatic advice about the industry. He ensures that what actors learn from him is never a given or information they could just as easily acquire from reading a textbook on the industry and its craft. His focus is on “authenticity” but makes a point not to overlook the technical side of the job, in order for your best possible performance to make the cut.
Danny Raco Director and Actor credits
During the day Danny will cover:
- How to prepare for an audition and stand out with a memorable performance
Advice on how to remember your lines and make the dialogue sound more organic and natural.
- Work ethics and on set etiquette.
- How to make the most of the rehearsal process.
- How to communicate on set with the director in order to be able to give your best performance for the scene.
- The importance of continuity.
- Understanding the rhythm, tone and beats in a scene.
- “Practical aesthetics” and how that will help to improve your performance.
- In depth analysis on characterisation.
After this one day course, actors will leave with knowledge about:
- How to more clearly define your character’s objective in the scene and how to find the tools to achieve that objective.
- Working on the technical aspects (hitting your mark, finding the light, tips on how to work the camera to your advantage, etc).
- How to make a good impression and be respected by the cast and crew (and why that is a vital skill to learn).
- ‘Real’, pragmatic and hands-on advice on how to make it in the game, from the audition room to the red carpet.
For application, please fill out the details below.
Date: 17th July 2021
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: The HubStudio, 18 City Road, Chippendale 2008
Participants: 14 Maximum on each workshop
Price: $185.00 incl GST (10% off for members)
|Session 1||Saturday 17th July 2021||10am – 4pm|
|*Please arrive at 9.45am latest for a 10am start|
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About Danny Raco
Danny Raco was born in Rome and grew up in a small medieval town in Tuscany until the age of ten. He has worked in the film and television industry since 1998 as both an actor and a director.
He began his career at the age of 18 when he joined the cast of ‘Heartbreak High’. In the year 2000 he became a regular cast member on ‘Home and Away’ and remained there for 4 years. In 2004 he moved to Melbourne to join the cast of ‘Blue Heelers’. He also acted on feature films ‘Almost’ and ‘Crooked Business’. In 2002 he was nominated for a Logie Award in the Most Popular New Male Talent category.
In 2007 he began directing on ‘Home and Away’ and has been a regular director on the series for over 14 years. He was nominated for an ADG Award (Australian Directors Guild) on 4 occasions and went on to win the ADG Award in 2018 for best Direction of a Television or SVOD Drama Serial.
Danny was also the lead director for two seasons of the AACTA nominated children’s series ‘Drop Dead Weird’.
Apply For The Course
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