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In Acting Skills 4, students will develop skills for acting for camera. Working with a range of film and television scripts, students will continue to apply acting processes developed in previous years whilst responding to the particular demands of the medium. Classes will develop the student’s understanding of all stages of the process, from audition to shooting and provide the foundation for diversifying employability for a sustaining career. As with all year 3 subjects, a high level of preparation and autonomy is expected, with students exhibiting strong organisational skills and confident application of technical and artistic principles in self-directed work.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject will:
- Develop knowledge of technique and terminology required for acting for camera
- Develop the ability to apply knowledge in practice
- Develop the student’s capacity to critically and objectively analyse their own performance on screen and adapt their performance accordingly.
- Develop the student’s capacity to critically and objectively analyse screen performances of other actors, including classmates and professional performance.
- Develop skills in combining technical craft skills with artistic and intuitive choices.
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
• Demonstrate an enhanced knowledge of the terminology and craft of working with camera.
• Demonstrate a developing ability to integrate technical and intuitive information to build performances that appear spontaneous and truthful whilst being technically specific.
• Demonstrate the ability to learn from watching their own performances in playback and put that knowledge into practical use.
• Demonstrate the ability to utilise constructive feedback and direction.
• Confidently present prepared work for camera.
Last updated: 2 December 2019