A practical and theoretical exploration of techniques and conventions of acting for the camera.
Students learn primarily through practical workshops taught by internationally renowned film-acting coach Miranda Harcourt.
|Paper title||Special Topic: Acting for the Camera|
|Teaching period||1st Non standard period (13 November 2017 - 15 December 2017)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$851.85|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,585.00|
- (THEA 151 or THEA 152) and 18 200-level THEA points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with THEA 257 passed in 2017.
- Students should contact Hilary Halba (email@example.com), who is the co-ordinator of the paper.
- Teaching staff
- The paper will be taught primarily by Miranda Harcourt, who is an internationally
renowned acting coach for film. Miranda's work has included:
- Coach on feature films, including the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award nominated film Lion;
- Coach to actors including Nicole Kidman, Juliette Binoche, Dev Patel and Saoirse Ronan;
- Former Head of Acting at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School.
- Paper Structure
- The paper will be taught through weekly 1-hour lectures and three 3-hour workshops for the first four weeks of the pre-Christmas Summer School (PXSS) period. The final week of the PXSS period will involve performance assessment.
- Readings will be drawn from the following books, which will be available in the University
of Otago Central Library:
- Baron, Cynthia, Diane Carson and Frank P. Tomasulo (eds.). More Than Method: Trends and Traditions in Contemporary Film Performance. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2004.
- Churcher, Mel. Acting For Film: Truth 24 Times a Second. London: Virgin, 2003.
- Kramer, Peter and Alan Lovell. Screen Acting. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2014.
- Robertson Wojcik, Pamela. Movie Acting: The Film Reader. New York and London: Routledge, 2004.
- Taylor, Aaron. Theorizing Film Acting. New York : Taylor and Francis 2012.
- Tucker, Patrick. Secrets of Screen Acting (3rd ed.). New York and London: Routledge 2015.
- Course outline
- Please conatct Hilary Halba (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the course outline.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, teamwork, self-motivation, lifelong learning, scholarship, critical
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- Learning Outcomes
- Upon successful completion of this paper students will:
- Develop an understanding of the principles and practices that govern film acting and an enhanced ability to contrast these processes with those governing live performance;
- Apply concepts, principles and ideas to do with screen acting to a practical environment;
- Gain the ability to perform collaboratively and autonomously as required in the high pressure and technically challenging creative environment of a film set;
- Evaluate, assess and critically reflect upon one's own performance and one's ability to integrate knowledge and practice;
- Be able to draw upon and develop theory to inform performance and reflection.
- If students have not met the prerequisite, they need to have practical experience
in performance, so they would need to present a performance CV to the Programme Co-ordinator.
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
|Paper title||Special Topic|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018|
|Domestic Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music