In this advanced acting class, students will learn some of the basic techniques of film acting, creating short form projects which will allow them to gain experience working for the lens rather than for the stage. Students will work with the book: Acting For Film by Cathy Haase, and using various selected monologue and scene material, will create and present short videos which will be shared and discussed throughout the term with a focus on acting for the camera film techniques. We will also look at selected examples of great film acting over the years, and reflect critically on this work as inspiration.
Extensive out of class rehearsal will be expected, and there will be some reading and writing involved in addition to the shot exercises assigned during the term.
Investigating, performing, researching, observing, collaborating, communicating and engaging.
Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor (email email@example.com).
Corequisites: Drama/Dance Lab
Course Level: 4000-level
M/Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: One time only
Categories: 4000 , All courses , Drama , Four Credit , Fully In-Person
Tags: acting , close readings and text analysis , experiment , film acting , screenplays , video acting