Online. All levels
6 online zoom courses
July 10,11- 9 am-11 am
July 14,15- 4 pm-6 pm
July 17,18- 9 am-11 am
12 hours of creative learning
July 28,29- 4pm- 6pm
July 31,Aug1 -9am-11am
12 hours of creative learning
Throughout the workshop, you will work with Director Tony Starting with the first step of understanding the storytelling and filmmaking process.
You will learn how to create your own story for your film. Details of how to tell a good story. What makes your story special?
Create your story, learn how to confirm your story into movie format by using storytelling method dates back thousands of years that the professional still apply to film today.
You learn all the elements you need in a story to make your film emotional like a professional movie. We will watch scenes from award-winning films to learn how the pros make films.
Learn about pre-production. You wrap up your complete movie story structure plan. Learn the preparation work you need to do before you start filming.
The most important job of filmmaking – Learning how to be a good director. You will learn a step-by-step process of directing. The students delve into more detail of the art of directing including visual, sound, and effects.
WORKING WITH OTHERS
A good filmmaker must be a good communicator. You learn to be a leader on the film set. You communicate with actors and the crews. Everyone is looking to your decision. You are like the captain of the ship. You lead your actors and crews to finish your film with your creative vision. This is the most valuable lesson the student will learn that will be useful for filmmaking and for being a leader in life.
What does a producer do on a TV show or a feature film? How to produce your own project? The more the student understands about producing, the better quality of the film the student will produce. Learn about the part you never learn about in film school- The real world of the film industry and working in the professional world.
Throughout the workshop, you will work with Director Tony and acting teacher Danielle. Students are immersed in an intensive, professional educational experience, combining fun, experiential, interactive classes with direct, hands-on acting in front of the camera. Depending on your particular goals and experience, we will cater to your level.
Working on scenes from published plays and screenplays allows actors to learn all of the basic concepts of approaching a scene: defining objectives, breaking the scene down into beats, understanding the arc, pursuing an objective, playing actions, and working to overcome obstacles.
ACTING FOR FILM
Students learn the basics of film acting and are assigned scenes, which are then worked on in front of the camera.
Students will receive an edited version of their scene at the end of the program.
Through games and exercises, students learn how to let their imaginations run free, how to play well with others, and how to live “in the moment”—free from anticipating or planning what to do next.
Screenplays oftentimes incorporate monologues into their dramatic structures, but more importantly, actors must learn the self-discipline to work individually, without relying on a scene partner for inspiration.
This class focuses on making strong acting choices with little or no preparation as well as bringing your “best self” to the audition room.
We provide all of our acting students with unique experiences of working with the director and understand what does a director do behind the scene. Taught by the director Tony Shyu. The acting students gain knowledge about the behind-the-camera experience, therefore learn how to work with the director and producer.
Our VIP Team
TONY SHYU is a noted American director and award-winning screenwriter. The PSA he directed for API Vote starring George Takei, John Cho, and Constance Wu won the 2016 Videographer award. Tony has directed over 50 TV commercials in U.S. and Asia. for brands like MTV, Avon, and Visa card.
He is currently in production on a feature film Macau Omen (2020), which has won numerous awards including Best
Screenplay at the 2012 Gotham film awards. His short film, Macau Twilight (2008), was an official selection at the BFI London Film Festival. Tony also wrote, directed, and produced a feature film, Tequila Body Shots (1999), distributed by Lionsgate.
He is the producer and director of a new documentary film called The Race Epidemic. He also serves as the producer of a new American Reality TV show.
Tony enjoys working with actors and has taught Acting in Film at Hong Kong International Film Academy.
Tony received his M.F.A. in film from the renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, known for creating visual storytellers.
DANIELLE HEATON graduated with a B.F.A in Musical Theatre from Emerson College in Boston MA. She acted in the film “The Box” with Cameron Diaz. Danielle has been teaching Acting for over 15 years. She works with classes of up to 15 children ages 5-19 on honing their craft, auditioning for the camera, character development, improvisation, and building confidence. She helps them prepare for upcoming auditions using various methods and also coaching for audition prep as well as improvisation and in-depth character analysis. Danielle worked for the Norwegian Cruise Lines as Voice and Acting Coach- “I have performed for Norwegian Cruise Lines on several of their shows, however, I have enjoyed my role coaching and working one on one with casts helping them integrate the material they have learned in rehearsal to the Main Stage on board. "
Upon graduation, Danielle moved to NYC to play in the musical theatre. She started working on her original screenplay as well as sketch writing. She even started puppeteering and became the voice and character behind a jovial, British eggplant named Erica with the group “Super Sprowtz”. She is currently a professional actress in Los Angeles and is starring in a variety of international commercials and indie films.