Directing Actors for the Screen

FILM TV X 475.44

Learn to recognize and apply the directorial skills for a successful artistic collaboration with performers. You will select one dramatic and one comic scene then cast, rehearse, and present the scenes in class.

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Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Remote Instruction
Classroom
Starting at $699.00
As few as 8 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn how to analyze a script
  • Understand the Method approach to acting, defining objectives, creating dramatic conflict, and the elements of characterization
  • Gain experience auditioning actors for class scenes

About this course:

If directors are the architects of film, then actors are the artisans of a collaborative team working together to realize a singular vision. Through discussions, exercises, casting sessions, and the presentation of scenes, you analyze and apply the directorial skills required for a successful artistic collaboration with performers. You select one dramatic and one comic scene, then cast, rehearse, and present the scenes in class. Topics include analyzing the script, the Method approach to acting, defining objectives, creating dramatic conflict, and the elements of characterization. Actors for class scenes are selected during in-class auditions, and final scenes are performed on camera.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Canceled
-
Tuesday 7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Location: Online
Instructor: Les Miller
372324
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 13, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Actions: The Actor's Thesaurus by Marina Caldarone
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Mar 31, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 7, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 14, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 21, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Apr 28, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 5, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 12, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 19, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue May 26, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 2, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Tue Jun 9, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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

Canceled
-
Saturday
Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
Instructor: Jerell Rosales
374726
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after May 01, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Apr 18, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Lecture
Sat Apr 25, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Lecture
Sat May 2, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Lecture
Sat May 9, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Lecture
Sat May 16, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Lecture
Sat May 23, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Lecture
Sat May 30, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215
Lecture
Sat Jun 6, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 215

Available Format(s):

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

Future Offering (Opens April 27, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
-
Saturday
Location: UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
Instructor: David Martin-Porras
373867
Fee:
$699.00
See Details
Notes

No meeting July 4, 2020.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 17, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Jun 27, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Lecture
Sat Jul 11, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Lecture
Sat Jul 18, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Lecture
Sat Jul 25, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Lecture
Sat Aug 1, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Lecture
Sat Aug 8, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Lecture
Sat Aug 15, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 1:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Lecture
Sat Aug 22, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415
Lecture
Sat Aug 29, 2020
10:00AM PDT - 5:00PM PDT
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood
UCLA Extension 1010 Westwood 415

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