SRJC Course Outlines

2/26/2024 10:25:08 AMTHAR 63 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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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:5/8/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.008 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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In this class, the student will be introduced to film, television, and voiceover acting using 21st century technology. Topics include: the differences between acting for the stage and acting for the camera, understanding the complexities of a professional film set as well as a television studio, and the study of voice-over techniques. The class will culminate in the creation of a web-ready acting demo reel. 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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of THAR 10A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this class, the student will be introduced to film, television, and voiceover acting using 21st century technology. Topics include: the differences between acting for the stage and acting for the camera, understanding the complexities of a professional film set as well as a television studio, and the study of voice-over techniques. The class will culminate in the creation of a web-ready acting demo reel. 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.
(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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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 various digital and film media.
3. Produce and market an effective demo reel for casting, self-promotion, social media broadcasting, and audience building.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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 on Camera and Voiceover Commercial Copy
VIII. Development of Voiceover Narrative Styles and Character Voices
 
All items in the topics and scope are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

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. Weekly reading from text and assigned handouts (approx. 10-15 pages)
2. Quizzes on reading, lecture, and demonstration material
3. Written script/character analysis assignments and voice characterization sheets
4. On-camera performances (3-5)
    A. Commercial
    B. Single camera (multi-take and multi-angle)
    C. Three camera (sitcom, soap opera, and broadcast journalism)
    D. Single camera film project in collaboration with Media 21 (optional)
5. Voiceover performances (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 a demo reel and market it to a target audience on social media
8. Resume (optional)

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%
Written script/character analysis assignments and voice characterization 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; voice-over performances; demo reel production
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 (classic).
Acting in Film: An Actor's Take on Movie Making. Caine, Michael. Hal Leonard Corporation. 2000 (classic).
Acting in Television Commercials for Fun or Profit. 4th ed. Fridell, Squire. Three Rivers Press. 2009 (classic).
Action! Acting for Film and Television. Benedetti, Robert. Longman. 2006 (classic).
Making Movies. Lumet, Sidney. Vintage. 2010 (classic).
Secrets of Screen Acting. Tucker, Patrick. Taylor & Francis. 2014 (classic)
Word of Mouth: A Guide to Commercial and Animation VoiceOver Excellence. 3rd ed. Blu, Susan and Mullin, Molly Ann, and Songe, Cynthia. Pomegranate Press. 2006 (classic)
Instructor created materials.

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