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FLM 170 - Film Direction of the Actor

Credits: 4
4 Skills Lab Hours

This course introduces students to the creative techniques and technical aspects used to work with actors in television and film productions. Students build a directorial style through the combination of performance with cinema-specific concepts like framing and camera placement. Students also 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. Assess the decisions a performer makes through a survey. 
  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.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/16/2022

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