What a great way to learn about acting for film & television than to be on a camera! Learn with other young actors on the Zoom platform and enjoy improvisation and script work, while you develop the skills and understanding of what it takes to have good camera presence. You will explore creating characters and scenarios, as well as working from a script. The class will produce a short on-camera piece that will be recorded during the last class.
ACTING FOR FILM & TV
TIME: 4:30 - 6:00PM
COURSE ID: 13065
TERM DATES: Monday, May 25, 2020 to Saturday, June 27, 2020
Introduction and ice breaker games along with other improvisation games. Discuss “on camera” acting versus theatre acting, watch examples of the differences, and deconstruct why we love certain film while exploring film terminology.
Continue improv work. Students will also recreate scenes from a film in addition to small scene work between students, small monologues and commercials.
Students will continue to work on scenes while adding in small props and costume items to flush out characters. We will also explore different camera “shots” such as close ups, medium shots, etc.
Students will develop their final character stories and monologues.
The class will record a live 'Character Talk Show' of their characters interacting with one another.
Allison Beula holds an Honours B.A.A. in film and is a recipient of the “Norman Jewison Filmmaker” Award. She furthered her training at The Randolph Academy For The Performing Arts, for whom she currently Directs, Choreographs, and Instructs. She is also on faculty for The Avenue Road Arts School and VIBE Arts. She has lead workshops and classes for dozens of institutions including: Mirvish (Lion King),The Toronto and Catholic School Board, OISE, and The Ontario School of Ballet to name a few. She trained with Upright Citizens Brigade and Dance Manhattan (NYC), and is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory Program.
Allison is a two-time recipient of an Ontario Arts Council grant for “Artists in Education”. Allison’s musical “The Tiki Bikini Beach Paradise Party A-Go-Go!” which she wrote, directed, and choreographed, made its debut at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival where it won “Patron’s Pick” and “Best of the Fringe” and then continued on to be in the January 2012 “Next Stage Theatre Festival”. Her choreography can be seen in the video “Hypnotized” (Jeffery Straker) which hit the “MMM” Top 10. She also choreographed for “CBC-CBC Days Live” and she continues to direct and choreograph multiple productions across the city every year.
As a performer she has appeared in dozens of musicals, music videos, and improv shows, and frequently makes appearances for SONY entertainment as a “Smurf” (Santa Claus Parade, Woofstock, TIFF Smurfs-Lost Village Gala Premiere). She recently made her television series debut as a principal lead, performing “DURP-E” the loveable robot, in Season One of “Oh Yuck!”