The Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre (BRIFT) recently published its Fall catalogue of classes, which offers a wide variety of acting and filmmaking courses for both the novice and experienced entertainment professional. New to the course curriculum is “Sixty Second Filmmaking,” described by its teacher, well-known and highly regarded writer/director/producer Aaron Wells, as “guerrilla filmmaking meets guerrilla marketing.” Wells, who owns Silver Beach Productions in Wellington, plans to focus his course on ways to produce shorts utilizing whatever resources are available with the idea of getting noticed on social media networks & film fests.
Returning with his ever popular course, “Real to Reel in Real Time,” is another well recognized name in filmmaking, Frank Eberling. Eberling, a recognized writer/producer/director with numerous accolades under his belt, has taught this course before to thunderous approval. In Real to Reel, Eberling leads potential filmmakers through the work-flow process of making micro budget independent feature films from start to finish in real-time. Anyone wishing to produce his/her own films is encouraged to attend.
Acting selections include Fundamentals of Acting with Sherman Roberts, a Master Class actor who has appeared in a variety of roles on stage, in film and on television. Fundamentals is open to all performers but is especially beneficial to novice actors wishing to learn and perfect the finer points of theatrical technique. Also available is Improvisation Plus taught by Todd Vittum, another Master Class actor. Improvisation is the art of reacting in the moment without preparation. Vittum is an expert at teaching students to think on their feet. On Saturday mornings, Vittum teaches an improv class geared for children 12 to 17.
A final selection, popular with actors and non-actors alike, is “Emerging Playwrights” taught by Sherman Roberts. This class offers theater lovers an opportunity to read and discuss selected scenes by cutting edge American playwrights, thereby acquiring insights into the mind of the author.
Most classes, with the exception of Fundamentals of Acting, run on a six week cycle. Fundamentals is ongoing and students may register throughout the year. The cost for most classes is $120/six weeks, although a discount is offered for those who pay upfront. For additional information and registration, contact email@example.com or call 561 743-9955.