ACTING FOR THE CAMERA

DRA3CAM

2021

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesExamination 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; short written analytical exercises; peer reflection; reading critical material and small group discussion; viewing and critical discussion of screen performance.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesDRA2SIP OR MSS2SSP OR DRA2MIT OR DRA2MOA OR MSS2PER

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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)
02. To write a reflective analysis of the self-tape audition
03. To develop performance (for the camera skills; to reflect on existing practices and theories of screen performance

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRob Conkie

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Self-tape audition (perform, produce and upload a film of one or more performances)Equivalent to 2800 words

N/AN/AN/ANo70 SILO1, SILO3

Written critique (1200 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3