summer session part 2

And just like that, another summer semester with Bruce comes to a close. I had a great time working with familiar faces and meeting some new, very talented Vancouver actors. I’m really happy with the work I’ve done in class, as I can definitely see and feel progress from last year’s session. I learn a lot from looking back at the footage, and my newest goal is to work on stillness and trust that the camera can see what I’m thinking and feeling. That’s really the joy of working on camera. It sees all! I know that every time I break down a scene or analyze a character with Bruce, that my work becomes that much more solid and specific to how I personally view the given situation.

This first scene I have to share is from Kenneth Lonergan’s film You Can Count on Me. I got to work with good friend and fellow Eat Sleep Act’or Everrett Shea. Whaddaya think? Could we be brother and sister?

I also got to work with the wonderful and talented Jacob Richter for a second time this summer, this time on a scene from Patrick Marber’s critically acclaimed play turned film Closer.

I’m definitely not waiting until next summer to work with Bruce again. Although he’s now back in Toronto, he offers coaching via skype. I’m looking forward to coaching auditions with him this fall!

(See what I did there? I’m attempting to manifest auditions)