Starts: 30 Sep 2021
Acting for Camera Level 3 – Scriptwriting for Actors
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Use improvisation and your own life as a starting point for writing and devising drama.
- Develop character, story, world, and mood.
- Structure your work into a short TV play with a beginning and middle and an end.
- Format your script according to the conventions of the TV industry.
- Use your voice and body with control and confidence in front of the camera.
- Understand screen acting terminology and different shots.
Class format and activities
During the sessions, you will work collaboratively and individually. The tutor may also provide pre-recorded additional video material with exercises and practical tasks via Moodle. You will discuss and analyse some relevant TV drama, and learn about structure, formatting and the elements of story. You will go through the process of working up your script using a cycle of dreaming, realising and refining receiving feedback and guidance on your work as it evolves. You will then workshop and be directed by your tutor, which will lead up to filming performances of the scripts. You will study leading industry practitioners and use immersive drama exercises to discover the nuanced differences between stage and screen acting. Prepared scripts will be developed through the rehearsal process and filmed. Students will view the filmed work, then discuss and analyse techniques, skills and progress identifying areas for development. In order to ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor.
The course is suitable for those without any film experience but is best suited for students who have studied acting or have experience in performing arts related areas.
What you need to know before you enrol
You will need to sign a release form for your film to be broadcast on the Morley College Website (not public, but viewable to the college, tutors and students). Excellent attendance and punctuality will be required from all students. This course will include some completion of activities outside of class time, e.g. preparation of favourite exercises to share with fellow students.
What you need
Bring a notebook, pencil, eraser and pen to class always. Wear loose clothing and footwear appropriate for an acting class. Bring any scripts which have been given by the tutor and any text or small bits of props and costume as requested if available to you.
What you can do next
We offer a broad range of performance skills aimed at trainee & professional actor, courses for radio drama, scriptwriting and directing. Please check our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.