EDIT: WHEN CLASS STARTS, STUDENTS WILL BE MESSAGED A LINK TO THE OFFICIAL CLASS FORUM!
Scene study is a vital skill that all actors should constantly work on and hone. Learning how to prepare yourself for your material is one thing, but you must go analyze each layer and fully explore the character for yourself. In a matter a fact way: You'll learn about the character, the scene, and a little bit about yourself too! You'll get out of your comfort zone, learn fun exercises, and meet some cool actors!
7 Week Program
CLASSES START JUNE 14, 2012! Each assignment is started every Sunday, and is due the next Saturday.
- no lectures added
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- Lesson 1 - Monologue
Each student must record themselves performing a monologue preferably from a play or film, either classical or contemporary.
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The student then posts his video on the forum thru an unlisted YouTube link. Fellow students are encouraged to give CONSTRUCTIVE feedback to their peers. The instructor will provide a list of observations, notes, etc. for the student to work on.
- Lesson 2 - Monologue Pt. 2
Rerecord your monologue given your instructors notes and observations.
- Lesson 3 - Watch & Read
Watch and Read videos and articles on the art of scene study, techniques, etc. provided by your instructor.
- Lesson 4 - Your First Analysis
Your instructor will present to you a scene, and you are given 1 week to thoroughly analyze it based on provided guidelines. You are then to answer each question asked on a form. There are no right or wrong answers. Scene study is mainly subjective, and every actor will make different choices. It's the choice YOU make, not the choices others will that matter.
- Lesson 5 - Scene 1
Choose a scene partner from this class to work with. Preferably one in your area. If you can't find a classmate nearby, hold a skype session with a partner (and screen record with audio) as your submission. The scene you choose will be entirely up to you and the person you're working with. You will receive notes so you both can perform the following week.
- Lesson 6 - Scene 1 Pt. 2
Perform again taking into consideration the notes you were provided.
- Lesson 7 - More Reading
This is the last class! It will have been 7 weeks by now! We'll cover some of the previous materials, and build on them on this. You will be presented with a list of additional reading materials afterwards!
Working Actor, Writer, and Director. Analyzing, Creating, Directing, and Performing Scenes is my livelihood! Enrolled in college for a dual major in Theater Directing and Cinema Arts.