ACV330 - The Actor and Technology

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Subject Title
The Actor and Technology

Subject Description
This course exposes acting students to the aspects of film and television production and the technologies that they must accommodate when working in the entertainment marketplace. For example, films are always shot out of sequence; therefore, actors must learn to adapt their technique to compensate for this nonlinear style of storytelling. Students will also learn how to work in front of a green screen motion capture technology, teleprompters, computer animation, and how to adjust their performance for multiple-camera shoots.
Pre-requisites: ACV230

Credit Status
Acting for Camera and Voice Diploma

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

1. 3-camera shooting.
2. Teleprompter work.
3. Green screen work.
4. Single-camera work with multiple set-ups.
5. Character Analysis
6. Non-sequential shooting.

Essential Employability Skills

1. Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

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

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

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

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

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

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