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Directing Actors for the Camera
Winter 2023
Section: 01  

The actor is arguably the most important instrument in the director's arsenal for storytelling. This course aims to give students a set of tools to draw on when facing the actual task of telling a story through a lens with performers. Through discussions and exercises, we'll cover script analysis, casting, rehearsing, staging, framing, editing, and more. Emphasis will be on creating strategies for getting the desired performance. Students will be acting in scenes as well as directing them. The goal throughout is to demystify all elements and for each student to understand better what kind of director they want to be. The instructor has been a member of the Directors Guild of America since 1990 and a member of the Writers Guild of America since 1985. As director, writer, and producer, he has credits on over 500 episodes of television. Smartphones with cameras are strongly recommended and will be used for class exercises.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA FILM
Course Format: Laboratory CourseGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: FILM307
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (FILM-MN)(FILM)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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