Students will become familiar with the skills and techniques required in acting for the camera (both film and video). They will learn the specific terminology and vocabulary relating to acting for the camera including technical terms and descriptions of various functions of the camera and the film crew. They will learn to apply these skills and vocabulary to actual on-camera performance situations.
Due to the fact that this is a studio course, full attendance and regular punctuality is mandatory. The following deductions will apply: 3% off the final mark per missed class and .5% off the final mark per late class.
Written Journal (5%)
Students are expected to keep a journal for this course. Student reflections on class material, projects and exercises should be recorded at appropriate times throughout the semester. The instructor is most interested in seeing how the student is able to express his or her understanding of how to apply the class work to practical acting events.
Students are expected to approach their work in a mature and professional manner. Promptness, out-of-class preparation, and consideration of others will be reflected in this mark.
Students are expected to participate fully in all aspects of the work, not only as solo and/or ensemble performers but also as constructively critical audience members whose individual observations and opinions are valuable.
Students will be assessed on an ongoing basis according to level of commitment and dedication to the process of class work and practical application of techniques.
Presented Work (60%)
Students will be assessed on their individual progress toward achieving course objectives with regard to presentations of some or all of the following: on-camera exercises, participation in a film shoot, monologues, small and large group exercises and major performance projects. The weighting and number of Presented Work assignments shall be determined by the instructor but shall correspond to the following guideline:
Quizzes on lecture and textbook material (15%)
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline, which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. Example: Newhouse, Miriam. Messaline, Peter. The Actor’s Survival Kit. Simon & Pierre, 1999.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU HUMN 2XXX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU CA 1XX (3), Theatre Studio||2004/09/01 to -|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU THTR 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU THTR 2XXX (3)||2010/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||Individual assessment||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO THTR 2nd (3)||2017/09/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit||2005/05/01 to 2017/08/31|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||No credit||2005/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV THTR 2nd (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC UNSP 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV THEA 1XX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||No credit||2004/09/01 to -|