Acting for the Camera
This course is designed for the student actor who has interests in on camera performance techniques. Both film and television instruction will be addressed. Each section will receive instruction, participate in exercises and performances. All modules are treated as specific areas of camera acting technique and will culminate in a final performance and critique of the varied assignments.
Shows proficiency with the creative process .
Demonstrates comprehension and execution of acting methods
Understands and incorporates critiques and instruction
Participates and actively contributes to the ensemble.
Gains an increased awareness, focus, and professionalism.
Completes all assignments within the time structure.
Auditions on camera
Understanding the role
Methods of on camera auditions
Connecting with the material
Commercials and Industrial
Types of commercials
Character vs realism
Blocking for camera
TV Studio Operations
Television Scenes with 2 characters
One on one with a partner
Master shot/ Pick up shot/ editing
Rehearsal and performance
Note: Each class will use a video camera for recording and playback. All course material will be provided.
Introduction-"The Audition Process"
The copywriter's job-basic steps of copywriting
Cold Reading for VO commercials
Audition and playback with critique
Script analysis-"Finding the personality"
Rate vs energy
Using punctuation effectively
Record and Playback with critique
Performance objective-"Finding the voice"
Narration vs natural
Recording and playback with analysis
Production elements-"Why spots work"
Special effects and unusual requirements
"Looping" Your voice on you or someone else
Demo construction elements "Your demo"
Examples of successful demos
Assembly of your best work
Placement in the demotape
Record and Playback
Recording Studio session for final "takes"
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