Lisa Robertson Masterclass
ALL ABOUT EMOTION
CONNECT TO YOUR DEPTH, CREATE EMOTIONAL LIFE & MELT SO CALLED “BLOCKS”
An immersive, on-your-feet Masterclass in emotional access, expansion, emotion-on-demand for roles and self-tape.
A collaboration with the Lisa Robertson|Studio
We have been privileged to host three highly successful masterclasses with the internationally recognised Lisa Robertson, and are even more excited to offer a brand new fourth series to the line up; All About Emotion. From Los Angeles, Lisa will use the tools and exercises she’s developed over her 20 years of teaching – based on her “Dream Of Life” work – to free the actor by introducing a more organic and spontaneous process with emotion.
“Lisa Robertson is a fully committed teacher with passion and insight”– Larry Moss
Designed specifically for online, as she has also run in her global courses for Sundance, Film Independent Labs, and Lisa’s own weekly online class; this particular series will run as a mixture of ‘on-your-feet’ preparation and session lecturing, using the processes and techniques that Lisa coaches for all roles and audition/Self-Tapes.
The work includes building the inner-life of a character (what Lisa calls the inner-scaffolding), laying “triggers” for emotion-on-demand in roles or for auditions. Lisa uses these emotional techniques to introduce crafting all-important behaviour and physical life from the unique inner choices the actor discovers.
At all times will Lisa maintain a safe and inclusive space for actors. (Please note: Lisa does NOT require actors to share personal info or stories in class. The actor maintains complete agency in all aspects of the work.)
This course is a strategic collaboration with the Lisa Robertson Studio
“Working with Lisa has truly injected so much passion and life into my work. The self tape masterclass was an incredible melting pot of skills, script analysis and talent. I felt inspired and challenged every week, and feel I’m working at a whole new level now.”
“You’re a workhorse Lisa! 4.5 hours of Performance Class. Very inspiring. Thank you as always for being so generous with your energy. Loved analysing Alexis Bledel’s work this week, damn she’s good. Watching her have to kill a part of herself.”
(THE WATER DIVINER, THE WILDS S1&2, THE WOLVERINE.)
“Lisa – last night fed my soul like no other class has since your MEAA class in January 2020. To observe your gentle guidance downstream, the nuance and light of the journey, is why so many of us stayed the entire time. Unforgettable. Thank you”
(2019 WAAPA GRADUATE, PLAYING FOR KEEPS)
“I just wanted to say thank you for everything I’ve learnt in the masterclass! You’ve given me so many new tools to get deeper and deeper into the text and into the life of the character. There were so many amazing moments, but I’ll never forget ‘ Simplicity in the deep knowledge of a moment’ – it’s a game changer.”
(BEFORE DAWN, DANGER CLOSE, TOP END WEDDING)
KHEMA DE SILVA
“THANK YOU Lisa, really thank you so much! There were parts of my process that denied myself the best chance of truly deep work. This class has changed that for me and I am so grateful. Every time I work with you a deep shift takes place.”
(2021 PARTICPANT IN SCRIPT ANALYIS + EMOTIONAL CORE MASTERCLASS.)
“An incredibly inspiring 5 weeks Lisa! I can’t believe it’s gone already! You taught us so much that it’s never going to end for me, excavating scripts & scenes, looking for all the gems, becoming a “sea scavenger”……I’ll use it forever”
(HOME & AWAY; WOG BOYS FOREVER; NEIGHBOURS, NEVER TEAR US APART : THE UNTOLD STORY OF INXS)
This special online workshop will focus on Lisa’s highly regarded Emotional Core work which is a deep-dive into opening the actor to their authentic emotion, building emotional arc and introducing physical life for lead and supporting roles, including for high impact performance in self-tape and in-person auditions.
Tools and insights the actors will gain from the Masterclass;
- Authentically connect to your emotion.
- Understand your particular nervous system
- Melt (so called) “blocks”
- Learn Lisa’s tools and exercises she has developed at hand.
- Craft a characters unique “inner-scaffolding”.
- Intro to creating specific character physical life by understanding and accessing their emotional core.
What: 4 x Wednesday Mornings
Dates: 24th August – 14th September 2022
Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm each session (AEST)
Format: Online using Zoom
Cost: $885.00 incl GST
Participants: 50 max
The HubStudio also offers to payment options, in full or instalments. To request an instalment payment option please use the from below. Please note that the full amount of the course must be paid for by the last session of the series.
|Session 1||Wednesday 24th August||9.30am – 1.30pm AEST|
|Session 2||Wednesday 31st August||9.30am – 1.30pm AEST|
|Session 3||Wednesday 7th September||9.30am – 1.30pm AEST|
|Session 4||Wednesday 14th September||9.30am – 1.30pm AEST|
|*Please arrive at 9.15am latest for a 9.30am start|
About Lisa Robertson
Lisa Robertson has built a premier reputation for coaching cutting-edge performances in film and television for 19 years in Los Angeles. Recent credits include: Alexis Bledel’s Emmy Award winning performance in THE HANDMAID’S TALE; Logan Browning’s NAACP nominated lead in DEAR WHITE PEOPLE; Ashleigh Cummings in the current Amazon epic series CITADEL, THE GOLDFINCH and WESTSIDE (NZ) and upcoming, CITADEL. Other current projects include WESTWORLD; THE L WORD: GENERATION Q. Some favorite past credits, MUNICH; THE RICHES; OCEAN’S 13; VALKYRIE, MARS; MAD MEN; THE TWILIGHT SAGA; THE PACIFIC; TENDERNESS; THE OC; THE BRIDGE: BROTHEROOD; THE SOPRANO’S; UGLY BETTY; THE SHIELD; ALIAS; THE MIST; THE STONING OF SORAYA M, in a list runs to hundreds.
Currently home in Australia, Lisa works with actors appearing in ELVIS; NINE PERFECT STRANGERS; TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG; 3000 YEARS OF LONGING; POKER FACE with Russell Crowe; WOG BOY; MR INBETWEEN; EDEN; SISSY and AMAZING GRACE.
As a writer/director she’s won numerous awards as well as fellowships with the AFI Directing Workshop for Women and Film Independent. Her short film, COMMERCE, qualified for Academy Award Consideration.
Starting her young acting training in Australia with Kevin Jackson, she attended ACT in San Francisco before moving to LA. from an early stage Lisa was trained by acting coach, Larry Moss.
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