SCREEN + SOUND PERFORMANCE

MSS2PER

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will explore the difference between live performance and screen acting through lectures, film screenings and small-group exercises with video cameras. Students will compare different approaches to screen acting, and analyse the effect of the star system on the idea of the modern self. They will do an in-depth study of  a star performance of a public figure: e.g., Michelle Williams performing Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Hopkins performing Hitchcock, Natalie Portman performing Jackie Kennedy. We look at voice-acting in animation;  green-screen acting in CGI films; acting styles in comedy, melodrama, horror and musicals. We explore the concept of affective performance, with students devising a live performance incorporating a music video and small screens. Students will develop small-group creative projects. No prior performance or production experience is required.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFelicity Collins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Capacity to characterise and compare different types of screen and sound performance and apply key concepts to star performances in selected films.

Activities:
Analysing a range of screen and sound performances, applying concepts from lectures and readings. Essay on a selected sceen and sound performance demonstrating grasp of relevant concepts.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Ability to collaborate in small groups to devise creative solutions to conceptual problems in screen and sound performance.

Activities:
Workshop exercises in small groups exploring key concepts covered in lectures. Devising creative ways to explore issues such as voice-acting, Computer Generated Performances and genre-specific styles of acting.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Capacity to contribute independent research to the development of a creative project. Ability to respond to group presentations and participate in evaluation of group projects.

Activities:
Contribute to a group project requiring research and development, presentation, class feedback and evaluation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFelicity Collins

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Access to desktop computer, internet, USB inputs, good screen and sound playback with blackout windows and DVD player. Access to cameras and playback for workshops. Access to sound studio with tech support for 2x 2hour sessions."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1500-word Essay analysing a star performace by applying key concepts from lectures and reading40 01
participation in four workshop exercises equivalent to 750 words, worth 5% eachStudents will be required to present and discuss their creative exercises in 4 creative workshops, and to respond to questions from the class.20 02
one 1500 word equivalent group presentation of a creative project, including written report.Students will be required to respond to group presentations in class, as well as present their group project and write an individual report.40 03