CCOG for MM 145 Summer 2024

Course Number:
MM 145
Course Title:
Acting for Recording
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Course Description

Explores the process of acting for camera in collaboration with directors, writers and crew in media production. Focuses on current industry standards and principles within the multimedia profession. Covers the process of translating the performance for the appropriate medium. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Translate the performance for the appropriate medium.
  • Perform an on-screen character in order to fulfill a role in a scripted recorded narrative.
  • Create materials for an actor's demo reel.
  • Prepare marketing materials for presentation to an agent, casting director, or director.
  • Discuss union and non-union work, contracts, working with agents, managers and other standards and issues involving negotiation, on screen work and other current trends.

Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in a classroom lecture/discussion/demonstration format, and in class hands-on exercises.There will be short assignments weekly, which may be partially completed in-class.Also, a longer assignment, which demonstrates techniques and skills, developed in the course.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Projects will be the major criteria for evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on creativity, presentations, meeting assigned deadlines, and participation in critiques. Additional methods of assessment may include quizzes, exercises, assignments, and attendance.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Student will work together to record material with various communication goals. Themes will be connected to the actor/ director relationship and collaboration toward meeting those goals.Timelines and other technical requirements will be documented in industry standard format.Student will create final projects that demonstrate their skills to potential clients.