ACV130 - Acting Inside the Frame

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Subject Title
Acting Inside the Frame

Subject Description
This course introduces students to the restrictions and freedoms with acting on-camera. Students will learn what is required to bring a compelling performance to the screen through various technique exercises. In this course students are also exposed to the aspects and roles in a complete production so as to identify the complex relationships that exists between them, and how their role as talent fits into that picture.

Credit Status
Acting for Camera and Voice Diploma

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Formulate how intimate camera acting can be and begin to develop a technique to prepare to work on this level.
  • Begin identifying their individual strengths, weakness and selling points and demonstrate this knowledge through script and character choices as well as in written work and class discussions.
  • Work through any points of challenge or fear by actively participating in all exercises and discussions.
  • Generate basic character breakdowns using the technique explored in this course.
  • Identify the practical differences inherent with performing within a ‘long shot,’ ‘medium shot,’ ‘close up’ and ‘extreme close up.’
  • Adjust their performance relative to different camera shots.
  • Demonstrate basic on-set etiquette during all class activities - differentiating the major crew positions and how the actor interacts with each.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

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