Intro to Film Acting & Directing
Pre-Requisites: None
Grades: 9-12
Credits: 2.5 Semester
This course will provide the student with a history of film production, an understanding of elements of film critique and analysis of material, and an appreciation of film as a performing art. Students will view a wide spectrum of films and scenes from the 1930's through the present day. Acting, direction, set, cinematography, and editing techniques will be studied, analyzed, and critiqued. Students will be responsible for written criticisms, response papers, and projects dealing with the content, nature, and makeup of films viewed. The second part of this course will culminate in students writing, directing, acting, and filming their own cinematic project utilizing the techniques studied.