Directing Actors

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Kód Zakončení Kredity Rozsah Jazyk výuky Semestr
311DIAC zkouška 2 20 hodiny výuky za celý semestr (45 minut), 35 až 45 hodin domácí příprava anglicky zimní

Garant předmětu

Jméno vyučujícího (jména vyučujících)


Výsledky učení dané vzdělávací složky

Forma studia

The course is interactive, using exercises to illustrate principles underlying the acting process. Students are expected to keep up with readings/homework and come to each class prepared. Readings are related to practical aspects of acting and directing. Learning will take place through scenework, improvised situations, practice with blocking and directing for character. Students will need to act for each other, which should help them to work with both actors and non-actors in the future. Attention is also paid on the casting process and students are expected to attend the open casting session held early in the semester.

Předpoklady a další požadavky

This course is offered only to APP students in the directing track.

Obsah kurzu

Students come to understand the film actor's process, in order to better work with them as directors. They learn to avoid result-oriented directing and replace it with actions, imagery, improvisations, as-if situations, and directing character rather than the actor.

Doporučená nebo povinná literatura

Required readings:

Bruder, M. et al. (1986). A Practical Handbook for the Actor. NY: Vintage.

Cohen, R. (2007, 5th edition). Acting One. McGraw Hill.

Weston, J. (2014, updated 2021). Directing Actors. LA: Michael Weise Productions.

Recommended readings:

Travis, M. (2002). Directing Feature Films. LA: Michael Weise Productions.

DeKoven, L. (2006). Changing Direction. NY: Focal Press.

Meisner, S. (1987). Sanford Meisner on Acting. NY: Random House.

Hodnoticí metody a kritéria

Two tests on readings and concepts (each 15% of final grade x2 =30%)

Two Scene breakdowns using 3-steps from Practical Handbook (each 10% of the grade x2 = 20%)

One detailed written rehearsal plan (20% of final grade)

Attendance and Participation in exercises (30% of the grade)


Note on course content: At times, because the course focuses on working with actors who play characters in a variety of dramatic situations, material presented in an exercise may evoke emotional responses if/when the directing students relate to characters in potentially traumatic situations.

Students for whom exercises may trigger stressful or painful responses are invited to pass on participating in such exercises.

Rozvrh na zimní semestr 2022/2023:

místnost 107
Učebna 1 (FAMU)

(Lažanský palác)
(paralelka 1)

Datum Den Čas Vyučující Místo Poznámky Č. paralelky
Čt 10:40–12:15 Mary Carmel ANGIOLILLO Učebna 1 (FAMU)
Lažanský palác
paralelka 1

Rozvrh na letní semestr 2022/2023:

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