SRJC Course Outlines

9/22/2019 3:28:09 AMTHAR 63 Course Outline as of Spring 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  THAR 63Title:  ACT IN FILM, TV, & VOICE  
Full Title:  Acting in Film, Television and Voice-over
Last Reviewed:10/10/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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A class designed to introduce the actor to the challenges of film, television, and voiceover acting, with additional focus of 21st century tools.   Topics include:  how to adjust  the theatrical  acting process for camera and microphone producing a web-ready acting demo reel for casting and self-promotion.  Students will need access to a secure digital memory card as well as a smart phone, tablet, or other handheld device for recording and editing video.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of THAR 10A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A class designed to introduce the actor to the challenges of film, television, and voiceover acting, with additional focus of 21st century tools.   Topics include: how to adjust  the theatrical  acting process for camera and microphone producing a web-ready acting demo reel for casting and self-promotion.  Students will need access to a secure digital memory card as well as a smart phone, tablet, or other handheld device for recording and editing video.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of THAR 10A
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2008Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Audition and perform for various digital and film media.
2.  Utilize fundamental techniques of voice, movement, and the actor's craft adjusted to those
    media.
3.  Produce and market an effective demo reel for casting, self-promotion, social-media
    broadcasting and audience building.

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes during the course the student will:
 
1. Recognize and apply the technique adjustments required for adapting stage acting process to
    various digital media.
2. Participate in the filmmaking process and experience how actors affect storytelling in movies.
3. Define the roles and terminology of single and multi-camera crews and demonstrate basic
     knowledge of the protocols, etiquette, and processes on a set or in a studio.
4. Define production styles (including single camera and three camera) and the differences
    between feature film, one-hour drama, soap opera, situation comedy, reality, webisodic, etc.
5. Demonstrate the technical considerations of acting for the screen including working with
    offscreen partners and crew in studio and on location, adjusting performance to camera angles,
    camera positioning, frame size, multiple takes, and editing.
6. Recognize various types of commercial copy, as well as creating and performing the copy on
    camera.
7. Develop and perform narrative and character voices for voiceover projects.
8. Prepare for and create on-camera or voice-over auditions.
9. Produce a web-ready, acting demo reel.

Topics and Scope
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I. Aesthetic of the camera and its effect on performance
II. Adaption and application of acting theories and process
III. Adjustment of performance style to various camera angles.
    A. Wide-shot
    B. Medium-shot
    C. Closeup
    D. Extreme close-up
IV. Adjustment performance to various camera production styles.
    A. Single camera (such as feature film, one-hour drama, reality, webisodic, etc.)
    B. 3 camera (such as situation comedy, soap opera, broadcast journalism, etc.)
V. Performing within the constraints and technical considerations of the camera and voiceover
    environment
     A. Working with microphones and lights
    B. Hitting marks
    C. Positioning for the camera
     D. Recreating performance for continuity and editing
    E. Sculpting a performance through multiple angels and takes
    F. Working in studio and on location    
     G. Collaborating with crew and director
VI. Auditioning for film, television, and voiceover roles
     A. For the camera
    B. Voiceovers
VII. Types and structure of oncamera and voiceover commercial copy
VIII. Development of voiceover narrative styles and character voices

Assignments:
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Note: This course may collaborate with courses such as Media 20 and Media 21 for the purposes of practical experience with single camera, narrative film.
1. Reading from text and assigned handouts (approx. 10 to 15 pages/week)
2. Quizzes on reading, lecture, and demonstration material?
3. Written script/character analysis assignments and voice characterization sheets
4. On camera assignments (3-5)
    A. Commercial
    B. Single camera (multi-take and multi-angle)
    C. Three Camera (sitcom, soap opera and broadcast journalism)
    D. (Optional) Single camera film project in collaboration with Media 21
5. Voiceover assignments (2)
    A. Narrative
     B. Character
6. Class participation and attendance
     A. Participation in class activities, exercises, and discussions
     B. In class production crew responsibilities
     C. Adherence to standards of professionalism as outlined in course syllabus (including attendance, preparation, and collaboration)
7. Produce an effective demo reel and market it to a target audience on social media.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Script/character analysis; voice character sheets; resume (optional)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 70%
On-camera performances; On-camera interview; Voice-over performances; Rough demo reel
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 15%
Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Acting for the Camera. Barr, Tony. Harper Collins: 2012
Acting in Television Commercials for Fun or Profit (4th). Fridell, Squire. Three Rivers Press: 2009 (classic)
Action! Acting for Film and Television. Benedetti, Robert. Longman: 2006 (classic)
Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making. Caine, Michael. Hal Leonard Corporation: 2000 (classic
Making Movies. Lumet, Sidney. Vintage: 2010 (classic)
Secrets of Screen Acting. Tucker, Patrick. Taylor & Francis: 2014
Word of Mouth: A Guide to Commercial and Animation VoiceOver Excellence (3rd). Blu, Susan and Mullin, Molly Ann and Songe, Cynthia. Pomegranate Press: 2006 (classic)
Instructor created materials.

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