ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

DRA3CAM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be exposed to current screen industry practices by analysing, critiquing and being involved in  the process of producing performance work for the screen. Students will be required to produce a "self-tape audition" as an outcome of the subject. This latest industry practice requires, in many cases, actors to produce their own screen audition. Across the semester, students will, in masterclass workshop sessions, learn about and practice the skills of: performing monologues and scenes; shaping those performances for a range of camera/screen contexts (often via "low-fi", available technologies); show-reels, screen tests and self-tape auditions; the uploading of screen performance to online platforms; self-reflexivity and critique of one's own practice.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites DRA2SIP or DRA2MIT or DRA2MOA or MSS2PER or MSS2SSP or subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. To produce a "self-tape audition" (this is an uploaded film featuring the student in one or more performances)

Activities:
Examination of online audition and performances; workshops in acting practice and technique; workshops in filming and performing for camera/screen; class discussion; small group work; workshops on editing and uploading audition films
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. To write a reflective analysis of the self-tape audition

Activities:
Short written analytical exercises; class discussion; peer reflection
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. To develop performance (for the camera) skills; to reflect on existing practices and theories of screen performance

Activities:
Workshop exercises; reading critical material and small group discussion; viewing and critical discussion of screen performance
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Self-tape audition (perform, produce and upload a film of one or more performances; 2800 words equi)70 01, 03
Written critique (1200 words)30 02, 03