ACTING FOR FILM

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Syllabus 2021-22

JANUARY. FEBRUARY. MARCH

Sitcom
-Nickelodeon Sitcom/Disney Sitcom

-What is a sitcom?  
-What are the 8 characters of comedy?  -WOFAIM  
-Bring out the funny  
-Mannerisms on camera 
-How to write a sitcom  
-How to act in a sitcom  

APRIL

Sketch comedy  
-
Organic Sitcom 

-What is sketch comedy?  
-How to write sketch comedy  
-How to act in sketch comedy  

MAY

Stand up comedy 
-What is stand up comedy?  
-What is improv  
-What is comedic timing? 
-Steps to write your own stand up 
-How to improv your humor  

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Syllabus 2021-22
 
JUNE
 
Mime 
-What is miming?  
-What are the three types of mime?  
-What are mime techniques?  
-Working with gestures and emotions  
-What are the key elements in mime?  

JULY 

YouTube  
-How to create an account  
-Content brainstorming  
-How to show up on “suggested”  
-How to upload a video  
-How to customize thumbnail  
-Finances

AUGUST 

Your brand
-Auditions, landing page, self tape, how to do an interview  

-How to dress  
-How to be aware of lighting  
-Filming in landscape  
-Differentiating between personalities numbers 1, 2 and 3 


 

SEPTEMBER 
 
Combat 
-How does stage combat work?  
-What are three different break falls of stage combat?  
-Ensuring safety during stage combat 
-What is wire-flying? 
-How to film actors flying  
 
OCTOBER 
 
Horror, Suspense and Action  
-What are the key elements of horror?  
-Timing for suspense in acting  
-Steps to create a suspenseful story  
-How to act in a horror film  
-Understanding the different kinds of horror genres: science fiction, comedy/horror, etc.  
 
NOVEMBER.DECEMBER 
 
Drama
-Organic real life drama, Nickelodeon drama, Disney drama  

-Elements of drama  
-Different drama situations  
-Meaning/concept of drama  
-How to create the triangle dramatic structure 

Schedule

IN-PERSON ACTING GROUP COURSES
 

Ages: 5-8 
Monday
4:00 PM - 6: 00 PM * Only Weston

6:30 PM -  8:30 PM * Only Weston
 

Ages: 5-8 / 9-10 
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 
 

Ages: 11-13
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 
 

Ages: 14-17 
Thursday
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 


Ages: ADULTS
Thursday
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM 

Students will practice to perfect their acting for  television, film, and social media from the  perspectives of being both in front and behind the  camera.  

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