Acting 5 - Animation and Actor
Name of lecturer(s)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Introduce the potential use of live actors in animated film. Also, vice versa, the use of animated film as part of a comedy theatre performance in the form of an equal acting partner on stage.
Mode of study
An intensive instruction module taking place at UVS Poněšice. Part of the instruction is practical experience in building gags.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
This course is intended for all students who have had at least simple directorial experience in film or acting experience in theatre.
Maximum 15 students.
An animated film director rarely encounters the work of an actor, becase the director usually works with non-living subjects or non-existent objects. This allow a glimpse into their own work from a different perspective.
Animation and the actor is a topic which provides the theatre actor, literally the magical opportunity of surrealistic work and as well leads to an analysis of everyday and rare movement.
- Man and object
- The richness of a relationship with an uncountable number of objects which we encounter in life.
- Film pixelization
- Film presentations of the most significant representatives using live actors and processes used in animation from George Méliése through Normana McLarena to Jana Švankmajera.
- Film special effects, „pixelization“ and other ways of using live actors.
- Practical exercises on given topics using pixelization. Part of the course is an analysis of the movement of an actor, which means laying out gestures and mimicry in individual positions which creates thought about non-existent movement.
Investigating forms of acting-miming, during the course of recording, which provides an understanding of intentions or just intuition.
Recommended or required reading
Film files of feature films with special effects and pixelization.
Assessment methods and criteria
Kritéria hodnocení jsou originalita, přesnost, tvořivost a intuice.
A non-traditional encounter of actors and animators in front of the camera and mutual understanding of the particulars of both professions.
This course is an elective for all AMU students
Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:
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