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FLM 170 - Film Direction of the Actor

Credits: 4
2 Lecture Hours 4 Lab Hours

This course introduces students to the creative techniques and technical aspects used to work with actors in television and film productions. Students will direct and workshop scenes involving actors.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Show examples of direction for actors in rehearsal and on a film set.
  2. Create improvisational sessions for actors to develop spontaneity.
  3. Lead actors through a sense memory technique for emotional connection to character.
  4. Develop skills to become adept at seeing and guiding the story through the actor’s decisions.
  5. Utilize techniques on set to create a mood.
  6. Identify the major acting disciplines to understand how to maximize the actor’s training.
Listed Topics
  1. The moment before
  2. Complex purposeful blocking
  3. The love scene
  4. Camera placement
  5. Contrast in acting and directing
  6. Sense memory
Reference Materials
Lecture, Films, Videos, Textbooks, Cameras and Film Equipment.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 12/01/2016

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