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Course Details

Course TitleThe Director/Actor Collaboration
SemesterFall 2019
Registration IDFMST01601
DepartmentFilm and Media Studies
InstructorEvans, Rodney
Times and DaysW 01:00pm-04:00pm
TH 07:00pm-10:00pm
Room LocationLang Perf Arts Ctr 101
Course Info

This course focuses on the importance of the relationship between the director and the actor and the use of improvisation in rehearsal and production to create more powerful performances for film and television. Texts and films examined in the first half of the course will include THE IMPROVISED PLAY: THE WORK OF MIKE LEIGH by Paul Clements, DIRECTING ACTORS by Judith Weston, THE COOL WORLD by Shirley Clarke, VERA DRAKE by Mike Leigh and OLD CATS by Sebastian Silva. The second half of the semester will include in-class exercises, open rehearsals with professional actors and individual student films that put some of the examined techniques into practice. The course will also include special workshops and Q&A's with guest filmmakers.

FMST 2 or an equivalent introductory film/video production course in the TriCo with a working knowledge of the Premiere Pro Editing software is required for this course.


FMST 001 or FMST 002

Miscellaneous Info

Course Record Number: 17786
Enrollment Limit: 10
Current Enrollment: 9
Distribution: Humanities

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