Mar 29, 2023
DRA 139 - Acting for the Camera Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
Foundational training in the vocal, physical, and behavioral practice of truthful acting for on camera projects. Participants will be expected to memorize and perform copy and dialogue on camera.
- Break down the definition of acting.
- Experiment with the theory of truthful behavior.
- Practice with the theory of imaginary circumstances.
- Examine the foundational terminology for the craft of acting.
- Discuss relevant terminology used in the field.
- Use studied terminology practically in exercises, discussions, assignments, rehearsals, and performances.
- Distinguish the principal differences between acting for the camera versus acting on stage.
- Discuss how truthful behavior in imaginary circumstances is used most effectively on the stage during live performance.
- Explore effective truthful behavior while acting on camera.
- Determine how effective performed acting choices are on camera.
- Incorporate the tools of the voice, body, and impulse into truthful behavior as perceived by the camera.
- Experiment with a wide range of vocal-physical choices on camera.
- Develop an ability to gauge how effectively the intensity of vocal-physical tools are being applied to storytelling on camera.
- Interpret a character as written in the context of a television show or short film.
- Decide what character analysis will be strongest in support of clear and effective storytelling on screen.
- Determine how effectively the analysis can be implemented.
- Interpret copy as written in the context of a commercial.
- Prepare copy to be effectively shared multiple ways in the context of a video commercial.
- Compare and contrast the variant copy performance styles.
- Create an audition length performance of at least one film or television character.
- Perform each memorized scene more than once.
- Synthesize character analysis preparation with any performance.
- Perform audition length copy from at least one commercial.
- Present each memorized script more than once.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply variant directions.
- Show a capacity to hit consistent marks.
- Critique performances of actors on camera in various forms.
- Evaluate the performer with clear communication of effective and/or ineffective acting choices.
- Argue how effective the performer’s acting choices were by citing specific examples.
- Distinguish the variant effective choices as related to their forms of delivery.
Competencies Revised Date: 2020
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