Directing Actors - Jerry Coyle´ workshop

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
311MDAC Z 3 3/D English winter

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim of the module is to give students of directing as much on-camera time as possible.

Mode of study

Intense hands-on workshop.

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Course contents

Mr. Coyle´s workshop offers actors and directors a safe and inspiring environment to risk, develop and grow.

He teaches directors and actors a quick and efficient way to communicate with each other. Through simple and effective sensory exercises, right before the camera rolls, he allows the actors to find their authenticity, freedom and creative courage. He provides directors with new tools to communicate with the actors, helping the actors achieve successful scenes, which are organic and truthful. Being on the other side of the camera is useful for every director. As a result of his workshop, directors begin to see actors and the acting process in a different light.

Two cameras, three monitors and a switcher will allow the teacher to show action and reaction shots. Students (directors/actors) will run the cameras for each other. The action will be recorded onto two or three TV monitors using a switcher.

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Assessment methods and criteria

100% participation


Numbers of FAMU students limited. DAMU acting students involved!

About Jerry Coyle:

Jerry Coyle has been teaching the advanced courses in acting for film and TV at the Weist-Barron School for Television & Film in New York City for over thirty years.

He has conducted and directed acting workshops and seminars at many universities throughout the U.S.A. including the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University; the University of California at Irvine; Kent State University, Ohio; Montana State University, Bozeman and the Actors Conservatory at the Dorset Theatre Festival in Dorset, Vermont

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