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 that 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.
Fall 2019 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
Students are recorded on camera during several sessions; those wishing to keep a copy of their work must bring a flash drive to each session.
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.