Winter 2012 Season: “Comedic Mini-Series Creation Lab”
An ensemble-minded process of creating the 3rd featurette from the HARA Motion Picture Conservatory.
NOW CASTING! Actors/actresses ages 13-18 who are motivated to star in character roles they create for the ensemble comedy film “Camp Hero-Time”
“CAMP HERO-TIME!” An ensemble comedy film. (“Breakfast Club”-meets-”Salute Your Shorts”-meets-”Harry Potter”) When troubled teens are sent away to camp, their idiosyncratic characters are put to the test when the camp counselors push them to their limits in a fantasy world of play to eventually confront their biggest challenge: their parents.
Audition 1: Saturday, October 20th: 12pm – 3pm
Audition 2: Wednesday, November 7th: 6-8:30pm
at our home, AMP (2200 Garden Rd, Monterey) Studio A & B
Please wear comfortable clothes. Please no jeans or dresses (without leggings), or large hoop earrings.
The auditors will focus on your level of imagination and how well you take direction as well as your ability to work well within small groups. Some memorizing of text is required.
Dates: (see application for exact times)
HARA Weekend 1 – Nov. 10&11
HARA Weekend 2 Nov. 17&18
HARA Weekend 3 Nov. 24 & 25
Off Dec. 1 & 2
HARA Weekend 4 Dec. 8 & 9
HARA Weekend 5 Dec. 15 & 16
Pre-Production with HARA Alumni Crew, Interns and Guest Faculty only – Dec. 17-21
Off Dec. 22 – 25
On-Location Film Production
HARA Production 5-Day Week 1 – Dec. 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
HARA Production 5-Day Week 2 – Jan 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
HARA 3-Day 2nd-Unit Production Week Jan. 8-10 (no actors necessary)
Michael Buffo Program Director. Clowning, Screen Acting Secrets, HARA Technique. Writer/Director
Brittney Buffo Program Manager. Curriculum Design, Voice, Dialogue Creation Coach. Writer/Producer
Tammy Massa Guest Industry Professional. Crew Training, Production Designer, Cinematographer
Vincent Cardinale Guest Industry Professional. Dance, Choreographer
Nicholas Barth Guest Teaching Artist. Character Building, Writer/Teaching Assistant
Joey Huller Guest Teaching Artist. Writer/Teaching Assistant
HARA Prodigy Crew:
Eric Hinwood Assistant Director
Collin McDowell Boom Operator, Driver
Nate Mandurrago Documentary Camera Operator/2nd Assistant Camera, Driver
Rebecca Hoffman Communications Manager
Bieito de la Fuente – Gaffer
Reilly Skinner 1st Assistant Camera, (Driver), Editor
Sameer Narain Digital Tech, Editor
Selena Welling – Costume Coordinator (Driver)
* ALL paid positions subject to deletion if we don’t make our budget. (TBA)
**Interns & crew cannot be cast as leads.
With the addition of the new camera and microphone packages supplied to us by the “Summer 2012″ & the “2012/2013 school year” grants from the STAR Foundation of Monterey County, our next winter season’s product will be on a new level of quality. With our demonstrated quick post-production time-span of 4 months, our film will be ONE OF if not THE FIRST productions of its kind to be shot with the Black Magic Cinema Camera; utilizing 10-bit Apple ProRes 422(HQ) Compression. Coupled with the superior lighting capabilities brought to HARA by Left Coast Entertainment’s Tammy Massa, our technical production capabilities are on par with modern 2012/2013 independent film standards.
We will be taking a different approach with this “Comedy Feature Film Creation Lab.” This season will focus on what HARA does better than any video production class ever does: capturing great performances. In order to spend more of our class time on performance training, time must be cut from the concept-creation process. A treatment of the film will serve as a rough outline of the plot, locations, morals, and general production scope before classes begin, although it will not include characters or dialogue. Having an outline of a film suitable for our cast, crew, and budget ahead of time will allow the ensemble to focus more on acting training, dialogue creation, and pre-production during our 10 classroom sessions together. Although the outline will be in place, the dialogue and characters will still need to be rehearsed into creation. Taking an improvisational approach to script creation will be a key component in rehearsal as well as on set for this film. Our film will be funny, energetic, and above all – like everything HARA creates – meaningful. By taking on this new approach to the filmmaking process, the faculty intends to continue to offer the students the most creative control possible within the time we have together.
The byproduct of going though this 10-weekend training and subsequent 10-day production will be a more lively connection to the audience/performer paradigm, confident performances on camera and off, and a broader sense of belonging to the HARA Community through hard work and a rewarding product for all.
Due to the focus on acting and the overwhelming interest in this 9th season of HARA, each alumni student as well as new students will have to audition on October 20th & 21st. If you are more interested in behind the scenes work, this is not the season for you! A brief script will be provided for memorizing for the individual section of the audition but the casting process will be held on two separate dates. We will be giving workshops throughout October at the drama classes Carmel High, Monterey High, Santa Catalina, RLS, and Pacific Grove High Schools.
Tuition for this season is:
$675 for new students, (or $250/month x 3 months)
$400 for returning students, (or $175/month x 3 months)
There will be limited FULL scholarship for some internship positions listed above. Partial scholarships for new students and alumni are available to qualified applicants. (see page 3 of application)
Remember to RSVP your audition!