Directing Actors for the Camera|
Working with actors is an essential component of cinema and television. This workshop course leads students through exercises both as actors in front of the camera and directors behind the camera. Topics include: directing actors for the camera, casting actors, the analysis of screen performance, script analysis from the actor and the director's POV, on-camera acting technique, introduction to the craft of staging dramatic scenes for single-camera shooting, director/actor collaboration, and communicating with actors to create successful performances.
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|Course Format: Laboratory Course||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: FILM304 AND FILM307
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Kazan, KAZAN ON DIRECTING; McDonagh THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE; Kazan, ON THE WATERFRONT Students should be prepared to familiarize themselves with a dozen or so plays and will be asked to select scenes for their work in class.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
This is a workshop course. Grading is based on in-class work, development of original scenes, and participation in collaborative exercises.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This workshop course is especially valuable for students who plan to undertake a senior film-making thesis and it requires intensive collaboration. Professor Scott Higgins will be granting POIs for this course but is not the instructor for the class.
|Instructor(s): Youssef,Susan Times: ....R.. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: CFS133; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 7||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: X|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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