Acting for the Camera I

THEATER X 410.3
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.
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Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

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 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Enrollment Closed
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Tuesday, Saturday
Instructor: Lisa Chess
363799
Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

No mtg. Oct. 16. 

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. No refund after Sept. 28. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 28, 2018
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Tue Sep 25, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B17
Discussion
Tue Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B17
Discussion
Tue Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B17
Discussion
Tue Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B17
Discussion
Tue Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B17
Discussion
Tue Nov 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B17
Discussion
Tue Nov 13, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B17
Discussion
Sat Nov 17, 2018
2:00PM - 5:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B17
Discussion
Tue Nov 20, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B17
Discussion
Tue Nov 27, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B17
Discussion
Tue Dec 4, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood B17

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