SRJC Course Outlines

10/1/2022 4:36:17 AMTHAR 63 Course Outline as of Spring 2015

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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: 
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Catalog Description:
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A class designed to introduce the actor to the challenges of film, television, and voice-over acting.  Topics include:  how to adjust performance style from stage to screen; the adjustments required within various camera styles; the particular challenges of camera auditioning; an introduction to commercial styles; and the unique challenges of voice-over acting.  Students will need access to an audio recording device for homework assignments.  

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 voice-over acting.  Topics include:  how to adjust performance style from stage to screen; the adjustments required within various camera styles; the particular challenges of camera auditioning; an introduction to commercial styles; and the unique challenges of voice-over acting.  Students will need access to an audio recording device for homework assignments.  
(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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Distinguish film and television acting from stage acting.
2.  Recognize camera aesthetics and how movies tell stories.
3.  Define the roles and terminology of those who produce camera productions and demonstrate
     knowledge of the environment of the camera set.
4.  Define camera genres (including single camera vs. three camera TV) and the differences
     between Soap Opera, Situation Comedy, Crime, etc.
5.  Recognize how performance is adjusted to the camera genre and how acting theories
     may be adapted.
6.  Demonstrate the technical considerations of acting for electronic media including working
     with off-screen partners and adjusting performance to frame size.
7.  Discriminate between various types of commercial copy, as well as analyze and perform the
     copy on camera.
8.  Develop and perform commercial and character voices for voice-over projects.
9.  Prepare and audition for an on-camera or voice-over role.

Topics and Scope
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I.      Aesthetic of the camera and its effect on performance
II.     Adaption and application of acting theories
III.    Adjustment of performance style to various camera set ups
           A.  long-shot
           B.  medium-shot
           C.  close-up
           D.  extreme close-up
IV.    Adjustment of performance style to various camera genres
           A.  3-camera Situation Comedy
           B.  single camera film
           C.  Soap Opera
           D.  Action-Adventure
           E.  other genres such as Crime
V.    Performing within the constraints and technical considerations of the camera and
       voice-over environment
           A.  working with microphones
           B.  hitting marks
           C.  cheating for the camera
           D.  continuity
VI.    Auditioning for film, television, and voice-over roles
           A.  for the camera
           B.  voice-overs
VII.  Types and structure of on-camera and voice-over commercial copy
VIII. Development of voice-over attitudes and character voices

Assignments:
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1.  Reading from text and assigned handouts (approx. 10-15 pages/week)
2.  Quizzes on reading, lecture, and demonstration material
3.  Written script/character analysis assignments and voice characterization sheets
4.  On-camera assignments
         A.  Performance of 2-4 scenes and monologues
         B.  On-camera interview
5.  Voice-over assignments  
          A.  Performance of voice-over material (1-2)
         B.  Production of a rough voice-over demo
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.  Optional: Some instructors may also choose to include a resume assignment.  

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 of scenes and monologues; On-camera interview; Voice-over performances; Voice-over rough demo tape
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 in Television Commercials for Fun or Profit, 4th ed.  Fridell, Squire.  Three Rivers Press (Crown Publishing Group imprint) New York:  2009 (Classic)
 
Secrets of Screen Acting.  Tucker, Patrick. Taylor & Francis (Routledge imprint):  2014
 
Word of Mouth:  A Guide to Commercial and Animation Voice-Over Excellence, Edition 3.   Blu, Susan;  Mullin, Molly Ann; and Songe, Cynthia.  Silman-James Press: 2006. (Classic)

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