Trained theatre actors often have difficulty transitioning to film acting. This class helps the stage-trained actor become comfortable and confident working on a film set. Students will explore the artistic and technical tools needed for professional film and television acting work and auditions. Among the subjects covered in this class are auditioning on-camera, rehearsing with your film director, acting in a master shot, medium shot and close-up shot, eye-line and emotions. Classes are June 24-28, 2019, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
First Day of Regular Class: Monday, June 24, 2019
Parent Observation/Q&A Session: Friday, June 28 at 4:00 p.m.
ABOUT EUGENIE BONDURANT
Normal with a “twist” is a common phrase for Eugenie Bondurant. Coming in at 6’1” the willowy with case-study cheekbones Bondurant has always seen herself on the upside of landing the interesting character roles. During her career as a model, she was promoted by her agents as androgynous which then followed her into her acting career. The fun variety of roles played include a male transvestite, bio-mechanical warrior, Dominatrix, to a quirky unemployed rodent lover.
“Can’t you play a normal person?” was the comment most heard from family members as they joke about the roles in which she’s been cast.
When Lionsgate announced that actress Eugenie Bondurant had joined the cast of the fourth and final installment of The Hunger Games film saga The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 as Tigris playing opposite Jennifer Lawrence, it further cemented her unique theatrical style.
Bondurant can also be heard singing the American Songbook with Paul Wilborn and Blue Roses. “Elegant Chanteuse” with the sultry alto voice, Bondurant finds cabaret the best medium to tell the story in the song. As an original founding member, you will find her performing almost monthly with the Radio Theatre Project at Studio@620. She’s also an active voice-over artist, recently being heard as the voice of the Dali Museum and the St Petersburg Mural tour.
Eugenie Bondurant , SAG/AFTRA actress and teacher, was the first teacher hired at the Patel Conservatory in 2004. She brought her dynamic on-camera acting program to Tampa from Los Angeles.She also teaches scene study and Meisner Acting at Andi Matheny Studios in St. Petersburg.
Eugenie has her Meisner Acting certification, studying with mentor, Larry Silverberg. Her students have gone on to principal roles in film, television, commercials and enrolled in prestigious theatre programs around the country. Most recently, Eugenie will alongside Pollyanna McIntosh in Darlin’ at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. Her short film Tiny Bacteria was shown at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival; other film and TV credits may be viewed on her IMDB page. Recent awards include 2018 Arts Alliance Ambassador MUSE Award and Women in Film Award of Excellence.
IMDB Profile: www.imdb.me/eugeniebondurant
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