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Languages of the Screen 3 advances students’ study of current motion picture and television industry practices and concepts. Lectures, workshops and seminars further develop students’ knowledge of the practical and theoretical grammar of the screen, and the direction of performance for screen specific practice. Local and visiting industry practitioners discuss current industry practice in a series of guest lectures and Q & As. Students work with professional actors in workshop environments. Student-produced screen work is critically reviewed in this subject, with particular focus on students developing an understanding of screen languages and screen specific performance. Additional classes introduce students to techniques of preparing and communicating critical feedback of screenwriting students’ work.
Intended learning outcomes
- direct performers using effective performance techniques and styles for the screen;
- display a broad range of communication methods in reference to direction to performers;
- critically and constructively review their own work with a growing understanding of cinematic form and its storytelling potential;
- critically and constructively review peers' work and provide considered feedback from a collaborators perspective.
On completing this subject students will be able to:
- Display and enhanced understanding of performance techniques and styles for the screen;
- Apply a broader range of communication skills with particular reference to direction ofperformers;
- Direct actors with greater skill;
- Critically and constructively review their own and peer’s screen direction work with a growing understanding of cinematic form and its storytelling potential;
- Research and apply current professional practices in their own film and television work;
- Demonstrate a broad awareness of the various paths into the film and television industry.
Last updated: 29 April 2020