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Chabot THTR 4 - Course Outline

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1. demonstrate some of the basic techniques and principles of acting;2. perform in acting exercises, warm-ups, technique work and scene study;3. perform in both scripted and improvisational scenes in front of an audience;4. work individually and with a partner in the process of rehearsing and performing an acting scene;5. analyze a character, scene, and play as part of the actor’s preparation;Chabot College Fall 2008Course Outline for Theater Arts 4ACTING ON CAMERA Catalog Description 3 Units4 – Acting on Camera(May be repeated 3 times)Introduction to the principles and techniques of acting on camera. Different techniques for work with three cameras, commercials, acting for film and acting for television. Work with technique for various on camera types of auditions, i.e., commercials, film and television. Prerequisite: Theater Arts 1. Strongly recommended: Theater Arts 2. 3 hours.[Typical contact hours: 52.5]Prerequisite skills:Before entering the course students should be able to:1. demonstrate some of the basic techniques and principles of acting;2. perform in acting exercises, warm-ups, technique work and scene study;3. perform in both scripted and improvisational scenes in front of an audience;4. work individually and with a partner in the process of rehearsing and performing an acting scene;5. analyze a character, scene, and play as part of the actor’s preparation;6. critically evaluate the acting performances of other students and other actors.Expected Outcomes for Students:Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:1. explain the difference in acting technique required for on camera acting and for theater;2. apply acting technique learned in previous acting classes to the style necessary for acting in front of a camera;3. demonstrate ability to “cold read” a script in front of a camera;4. demonstrate the ability to create a character appropriate for a scene;5. analyze a script for performance in front of a camera;6. complete scene that will be shot, edited and recorded. Course Content:1. Viewing and analysis of film acting and theater acting2. Technique developmenta. Talking to the camerab. Hitting markc. Staying in character for repeated “takes”d. Voice-overse. View and discuss work 3. Exercisesa. Cold read commercial copyb. Cold read scenes from screenplays c. Relaxationd. Create personal commerciale. Improvise scenes on cameraf. Character developmentChabot CollegeCourse Outline for Theater 4, Page 2Fall 2008Course Content (continued):4. Scene preparationa. Character and scene analysisb. Memorizationc. Rehearsal with partner in and out of class5. Taping of one fully rehearsed scene a. Following directionb. Perform multiple takes of scenec. Feedback from instructord. Review scene after completion with class and instructorMethods of Presentation:1. Class lecture with presentations of examples of acting from numerous films, television shows andcommercials, as well as pod casts2. Full class discussion focusing on each area of technique approached by the class3. Working hands on with a camera in the classroom. Taping the work and then viewing it4. Students working individually and in groups analyzing and rehearsing their work5. Reading assignments, homeworkTypical Assignments and Methods of evaluating Student Progress1. Typical Assignmentsa. Cold read advertising copyb. Study on-camera performances of other actorsc. Create personal monologuesd. Score a realistic scene in preparation for performancee. Rehearse and perform a scene on camera2. Methods of Evaluating Student Progressa. Presented reading of advertising copy b. Written critical response to on-camera performancesc. Performance of personal monologuesd. Analysis of scenee. Attendancef. Participationg. Final filming of rehearsed scene Textbook (typical):Reader with various commercial copy, scenes from film scripts, scenes from television scriptsSpecial Student Materials:Recordable media as neededDH:\iFolder\Theater Arts 4New:


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