The Travis Technique
Developed by director Mark W. Travis, the director-centric Travis Technique is a transformational approach to cinematic storytelling.
If you’re a DIRECTOR…
And wish to go beyond traditional directing and venture into inspired and impactful collaboration with writers, actors and crew… and if you long to be the kind of director you’ve always dreamed of…
The Travis Technique offers you innovative ways of working with actors to elicit instantaneous and authentic performances that translate brilliantly onto the screen.
The Travis Technique will embolden you in the art of fearless storytelling and creating powerful, imaginative, character-driven films.
If you’re an ACTOR…
And are working with a director who is trained and certified in The Travis Technique, you’ll enjoy the rare pleasure of stepping back and allowing your character to fully emerge from within.
If you’re a WRITER…
And are consulting with Mark Travis, you’ll get to pluck your characters out of your head and engage with them up-close, live and in person.
If you’re a PRODUCER…
The Travis Technique opens up and elevates all phases of filmmaking, from pre to post, including the writing, casting, rehearsal and staging processes, often resulting in a noticeable reduction of production time and cost.
“Mark Travis sure can teach. Don’t know why he’s not running the TV directing world”
“Mark understands that the director is quintessentially a storyteller. He knows what it takes to shape a compelling film.”
“I’ve been an actor for almost 60 years, worked with many directors: Josh Logan, Sidney Pollack, Robert Altman, Stuart Rosenberg, Sidney Fury, and many others. Mark Travis has directed me in several projects and he is far and away my favorite director.”
Patience & Humanity
Nothing has resonated with me as much as Mark’s method to obtaining organic, authentic performances that truly grab audiences. My expectations for the course were deeply surpassed. The clarity, emotional intelligence and passion with which Mark and Elsha taught the course made this workshop one of the most enlightening academic experiences of my life. Beyond the technical aspects of it all, Mark and Elsha’s patience and humanity is what makes this a unique learning experience. Nothing is more fulfilling as a director than to see how Mark’s techniques affect and alter a character’s reaction, an actor’s ‘performance.’ I will make sure to continue practicing and perfecting his method in the years to come.
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