Acting Studio 1
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The primary objective of this course is to learn the basis of the actor's craft so that you know how to work with him or her. You will learn:
-the basis of the actor's craft: „the thought process“ that shapes the action from „game to drama“. Exercises that will expand your creativity. Improvizations,opening your horizons.
-how to devise work on a particular text - „an actor prepares“ and what director needs to know.
-to shape your own film through work-shopping your scripts with actors
-touch of casting through your own experience
Mode of study
exercises, monologue, scenes
Prerequisites and co-requisites
General cultural knowledge, including film knowledge.
This is a practical course/workshop for directors, producers, scriptwriters, cinematographers or editors, simply for people behind the camera, to understand the actor's craft. We will proceed from exercises and various improvisations to a given text, a dialogue and finally a monologue. At the end of each section students will perform a piece in front of the camera, directing each other and then assessing their work together. The actor is your creative partner and in order to understand his/her process you need to try the same yourselves.
(The first part of each acting session consists of a group warm up and improvisations. The warm up concentrates on voice skills and coordination, the improve exercises prepare for work with a partner and lead to the dialogue piece. The work will result in the filming of the piece as a casting session. You will direct each other and then assess each other in groups. Part of each session will be devoted to work-shopping your script assignments according to your individual needs.)
Recommended or required reading
RECOMMENDED READING :
-AN ACTOR´S WORK ON HIMSELF part one and two, 1990-2
-AN ACTOR PREPARES -1936
-BUILDING A CHARACTER-1950
-CREATING A PART? -1961
-STELLA ADLER:TTHE TECHNIQUE OF ACTING-1987
-LEE STRASBERG:A DREAM OF PASSION-1988
-JEAN BENEDETTI : STANISLAVSKI AND THE ACTOR -G. B.1998
-JUDITH WESTON:DIRECTING ACTORS-1996
Assessment methods and criteria
Class attendance, participation in group learning exercises and preparing texts are basic prerequisites of the course, otherwise, performing the final piece will be like a performance in a theatre premiere without rehearsals. Practice makes perfect.
Schedule for winter semester 2018/2019:
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Schedule for summer semester 2018/2019:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Academy Preparation Program - Cinematography (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Animated Film (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Directing (qualification subject, optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Documentary (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Editing (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Photography (optional subject)
- Academy Preparation Program - Screenwriting (optional subject)