Acting Studio 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311AS1 ZK 2 20S English winter

Subject guarantor

Ondřej ZACH

Name of lecturer(s)

Ondřej ZACH

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Understanding and realising the valuable resource that actors can be in the realisation of the director’s vision.

Mode of study

seminar

Prerequisites and co-requisites

-

Course contents

  1. INTRODUCTION

• Open introductions

• The Actor

• Theatre v. Film

• The Lens and its relationship to Story

• Script and Interpretation

• Life and Truth

• Experiential revelation, on camera

  1. CASTING

• Leads and Supporting Roles

• Casting Directors

• Auditions, Self-tapes, Recalls

• Working the Actor

• Non-professionals and Children

  1. SHOOTING: THE SCRIPT

• The Screenwriter and the Producer

• The Actor and the Screenplay

• The Actor’s Creativity

• Takes

• Positivity v. Negativity

• Experiential revelation, on camera

  1. SHOOTING: EGOS

• Your own

• An Actor’s Insecurities

• ‘Difficult’ Actors

• Atmosphere on a Set

  1. SHOOTING: RHYTHM IN THE FRAME

• Rhythm in the Actor relative to the Lens

• In Close-up

• and Wide Angle

• Relaxation and Creative Freedom

• Experiential revelation, on camera

Recommended or required reading

-

Assessment methods and criteria

Class attendance, active participation.

Note

DAVID PENN is an award-winning, UK director (ex-Royal National Theatre and BBC) who’s directed over one hundred hours of television drama; his screen-acting masterclass, ‘The Naked Face’ (www.the-naked-face.com) is in demand throughout Europe

e-mail: david@the-naked-face.com

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
room 107
Room No. 1

(Lažanský palác)
ZACH O.
14:00–18:05
(parallel1)
Dates: Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, Nov 25, Dec 2, 9
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Mon 14:00–18:05 Ondřej ZACH Room No. 1
Lažanský palác
Dates: Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, Nov 25, Dec 2, 9 parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans