Acting for the Camera I
Learn the technical and emotional adjustments required for working in front of the camera in a relaxed and truthful way and developing intimacy with the camera.
What you can learn.
- Perform exercises and critiques through playback of performances in front of the camera
- Learn the adjustments needed to stay relaxed and truthful while on camera
- Understand how to act in position to basic camera moves
- Hone in on acting techniques in moment-to-moment exercises
About this course:Learn to get comfortable in front of the lens. Exercises begin with on-camera interviews so students can view their screen images in playback. Instruction focuses on understanding technical and emotional adjustments required for working in front of the camera in a relaxed and truthful way and developing intimacy with the camera. Topics include the difference between frame sizes and learning to hit marks. Hone your acting techniques through scene-study guidelines and sensory and moment-to-moment exercises, as well as monologue work. Some exercises are performed on camera with emphasis on close-ups, simple scenes, and basic camera moves. The instructor critiques individual students' work during playback.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.