FAGS3015 Individual Enhancement Workshop (1 unit)
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This course will be in the format of one to one tutorial. It will focus on students' attention to their own acting skills and their application in stage/film/television/screen interviews/self-taping/interviews/audition/casting sessions, in particular the skills in and approach to presenting themselves professionally for opportunities, roles and parts. The workshops will review their performance in voice, speech and movement, with special emphasis on how to apply their work to audition, how to prepare and successfully record screen test for a self-taping session.
This course focuses rigorously on how to apply a proactive and creative approach to a script, enabling one to improve one’s skills in voice and body acting, and apply critical thinking to a text to deliver a persuasive performance within the tight confines of a table script read, casting suite, or the self- taping onto a mobile phone or device.
This course addresses how to translate the actor's initial and instinctive response as an artist into a convincing character that the students can then present to the camera. Students will learn to receive criticism and make improvement, develop their ability to make strong brave choices when they perform on stage or in front of the lens. Through exercises for varied texts, they will develop a profound understanding of their casting potentials.
This course will focus firstly on the actors’ understanding of their own physical type, vocal range, class, accent, social type/range and its impact on others. These are examined alongside an intensive exploration/understanding of one’s own individual quality. Students will take part in mock interviews with directors of film, television and theatre. The feedback should enable them to transform and improve. The student will review self-taping outcomes and go through workshops for enhancement, which will examine and explore methods and approaches to bring the character to life in creative ways.
Students are required to keep an individual journal throughout the course. They are expected to develop self-awareness and conduct self-critique. As a result, the journal will be an articulation of critical analysis, personal reflection and self/peer appraisal. While the course is basically composed of one to one sessions or individual tutorials, there shall be group sessions for sharing and exchanges.
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