ACV230 - Deepening Your On-Camera Work

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Subject Title
Deepening Your On-Camera Work

Subject Description
This course will challenge students to discover a richer set of tools to enable them to take their acting ability to the next level. Through a selection of emotionally more demanding and complex scenes, students will expand their ability to analyze scripts through detailed use of "actioning". Students will also learn how to use historical source material and contemporary character research techniques to expand character depth. A large part of the course will be focused on the relationship between scene partners and honing the actor's listening skills. The student's understanding of the on-set operations will also be extended as they are exposed to basic shooting and lighting techniques.


Credit Status
Acting for Camera and Voice Diploma

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

1. Identify the personal challenges and discoveries that surface through participation and observation of the scenes/exercises performed in class.
2. Demonstrate (at a basic level) approaches for creating emotional depth and truth on camera, through classroom discussions and performance.
3. Question the validity of certain performance concepts in application to their individual approach to the work.
4. Utilize "actioning" as a creative tool to generate dynamic, consistent and repeatable characters.
5. Generate detailed, text-based, character breakdowns.
6. Formulate character choices, based on introduced research techniques, and apply them during performance.

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.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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