YOUNG ACTORS: The Playing with Greenscreens acting workshop held at Gayndah in May.
YOUNG ACTORS: The Playing with Greenscreens acting workshop held at Gayndah in May.

Workshop gets shy students out of their shells

ACTING workshop co-ordinator Rachel Koster said even the shyest of students came out of their shells when they learnt improvisation skills and performed scenes in front of a green screen.

Held at the Gayndah Arts and Culture centre on Sunday, 18 young students attended the Playing with Greenscreens workshop, funding through the Regional Arts Development Fund.

Actor Luke Koster, who grew up in Gayndah, directed the class alongside actor Paul Talbot and Videographer Jed Cahill.

"As someone who grew up in Gayndah it's nice to return and help the up-and-coming generation discover their creative and artistic sides,” Mr Koster said.

"I've had many rewarding moments in the creative industries, through acting and music alike so its nice to share that experience with others.

"The class of kids who participated in our workshop were so enthusiastic and showed great potential.”

Mr Koster said alongside learning via drama games, and self direction of each other's scenes, a main takeaway from the day was that the young actors learn the importance of using 'environment, connection and objective' in their acting.

"There were plenty of laughs and surprises,” he said.

"Some of the films made on the day are yet to be edited and shown, so a date will be set later in the year for a public viewing of the footage.”

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