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Thet 241 - Acting for Television

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COURSE OUTLINE THET 241 Acting for Television 3 Credits HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE Description This class will prepare students to present themselves in a professional manner in any of the mass media Voice appearance movement and the technical aspects of the mass media performance will be covered through comprehensive exercises and on camera evaluation Prerequisite THET 102 4 hours weekly Overall Course Objectives Upon completion of this course the student will be able to 1 Recall basic terms and vocabulary relevant to working mass media actors 2 Discuss the significant differences between acting for the stage vs the camera 3 Memorize TV scripts to be performed before the camera 4 Perform for the camera with artistic consideration to commercial advertisement broadcast journalism and TV comedy drama 5 Illustrate make up and wardrobe guidelines for mass media 6 Take direction and adjust a performance accordingly 7 Prepare an acting resume headshot and demo reel 8 Discuss the role of the union AFTRA SAG 9 Critically evaluate an actor s performance Major Topics I INTRODUCTION A TV Terminology B Film Terminology C The Camera s Eye II ACTING FOR THE CAMERA A TV Film vs Stage B Media Presentations 1 Commercials 2 Broadcast Journalism 3 Comedy Drama III PREPARING THE ROLE A The Script 1 Film script 2 TV two column 3 Working with Teleprompter 4 Working with Cue Cards B Blocking 1 Hitting the Mark 2 Continuity C Working with a Director D Make up and Wardrobe IV FILMING AND TAPING A Film Style Single Camera 1 Continuity Continues B Multi Camera Shooting C Voice Overs V PREPARING FOR THE CAREER A Resume Headshots and Demo reels B Auditioning 1 Cold Readings 2 Scripts 3 Monologue C Agents D Unions 1 AFTRA 2 SAG E Trade Papers Course Requirements Grading exams Grading Procedures will be determined by individual faculty members but will include Attendance and participation in class is required The student will do assigned readings in the required text There will be five graded



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