Like any other creative art is so much craft.An actor needs to learn how to breath, how to move, how to use his voice and how to relax. An actor requires the training of an athlete only to be told that his goal is not the winning of a hundred meters race.
After he has gone through all the exercises that drama schools stipulate, he needs to have the experience of putting everything together in front of an audience.
Believe that would-be actors and actresses should be made aware of all the different schools of acting. They can then choose which approach best suits their temperament.
The weekend workshop specifically focuses on helping students to discover the actor in them and provides them with a thorough foundation of acting skills with a specific focus in helping them understand the basic techniques involved in developing their acting skills. The weekend workshop is conveniently designed to fit into their weekly schedule by committing the student to classes only on weekends. is for everybody from professionals to students, serious actors and acting students. Those who can find time on the weekends and want to learn the basics of stagecraft and acting, this Weekend Workshop is ideal for them.
Spread over 6 weekends (12 sessions), it starts from the essentials of story-development, play-writing, design and direction and moves on to focus on the craft of acting. Apart from acting, the workshop offers a rich mix of theatre activities, readings, analysis, discussions, and performances.
During the course, participants will get free video and photographs of their performance , along with a certificate.
Bhupesh Pandya is an actor, known for Vicky Donor (2012) and Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi.
Bhupesh Kumar Pandya is a writer, actor and director who is a post graduate of the prestigious National School of Drama (specialization in Acting), New Delhi. His work spans 27 years. He has to his credit a whopping 100 stage plays & 1600 street play shows in his theatrical journey. Having worked with the biggest names in Indian Television and Cinema he has made a name for himself in Films, TV and Radio. He has worked with stalwart directors such as Sir John Russel Brown,Stuart Cox,Peter James,Padmashree R.G.Bajaj,Satyadev Dubey, Shyam Benegal, Shoojit Sarkar, Sudir Mishra,Rajiv Menon,Umesh Bisht to name a few.
He is a much sought after trainer at various acting academies and universities. Having worked with top media houses such as the BBC, Miditech, etc he has come a long way. Currently he works in films, TV advertisements and theatre and is an actor of repute.
Incorporates different world renowned techniques which help in understanding, analysing and applying the craft of Acting. The module spans the history of Acting : traditional and classical modes of acting, modern acting i.e. method acting / realistic form of acting and the post-modern, i.e. contemporary methodologies, to comprehend the art of performance more efficiently.
Creative Body Movements
The body is the basic tool of an actor, just as brushes and canvas are to a painter. Creative body movements are prime exercises, which are conducted in the beginning of almost every acting class conducted by the faculty. These movement classes enables one to become graceful and energetic, and makes one aware of factors like rhythm, gait, pace, tempo, gestures, postures, body language, compositions, etc. which later help one in understanding scenes more effectively.
The voice is another tool of an actor. In voice classes, students get to understand the power of their voice and gain an insight of how to modify it by controlling various resonators and muscles.
By doing different breathing exercises, the students learn voice modulation which helps them in understanding the nuances of diction and articulation.
Diction & Speech
The students are taught the importance of clarity of speech — articulation as well as expressions. The students are made to analyse and study various monologues from plays and films, which later helps them in dialogue delivery
Actor and Camera
This aspect of training is a highly technical endeavour which deals with all the technical nuances of film acting, concerning the camera. Here the students get to know the importance of the camera, camera placement, camera movement, shot division, shot taking, types of shots, the presence of the actor before the camera, the significance of the ‘mark’ vis-à-vis the camera, etc.
You need an atmosphere where you can learn to express yourself…where you can develop a vision that will eventually lead you to a profession in the performing arts.
The curriculum at MFTS combines the academic rigours of a course with the more free-flowing approach of independent projects that is essential for the development of artistic confidence and understanding. You will learn the theory and concept of your chosen field but most of your time will be spent on working practically in a studio like environment.
You will have daily contact with some of the best professionals in various fields, who will guide you towards discovering your own artistic voice and potential.