New image College Acting Department Head, producer, director and actor visits Kelowna Secondary Schools and teaches a master workshop in film acting. As part of New Image College’s give back program we teach an acting or make up workshop for high schools free of charge.
This last week New Image College’s Acting Department head Philip Granger was invited to host the gala event for the Okanagan Film Commission and The Okanagan Film Fundamental Symposium. Present at the symposium there were some of the film industries most prominent figures including Award winning director and cinematographer Vic Sarin of Sepia Films. What better time to visit the local secondary schools.
When Philip arrived at the schools he was greeted by the drama teachers who were thrilled to have him. Each class the students were engaged in doing Micheal Chekhov’s body exercises, one by one each student found confidence in exploring their creative potential.
One of the students very favourite exercise was Chekhov’s lightness and ease. This exercise demonstrates the power of intention and the mind, body connection. In this exercise a group of students lift another student right over their heads and float them. It is brilliant how they learn to have faith and trust. Each and every student stated that they all felt a spiritual awakening and found an inner confidence.What a great week it was in Kelowna!!!