Teen Film Making & Acting for Camera

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Are you ready for your Oscar? Maybe not just yet! But why not start your journey with the upcoming Dublin Central School of Acting (DCSA) Teen Film Making & Acting for Camera.

The online course runs from Monday 14th June -Friday 18th June 2021 from 10am-1pm each day for 5 days. The course is specifically designed for young people with little or no experience in film-making or acting for camera – which is very different from stage acting!

  • At DCSA, students learn the difference between stage and film acting as well as presentation skills and confidence building.

    It is suitable for students who have a keen interest in both Acting and Film Making.

    Many movie Directors and Actors began making short films as teens before going to film or drama school. Others learned creatively without ever going to film or drama school!!!! Others may be just curious as how you become a You Tube blogger like Casper Lee – who has become a very, very wealthy young man by just blogging.

    It is aimed at students who either want to be Film Directors or for those who want to be Screen Actors. If you want to be a be a director or actor – you need to know how to direct actors, and as an actor you need to know what to expect from a director. You have to learn how to work with each other – to communicate with each other and to understand their respective roles, so that the film is the best it can be – with both parties pulling together. The day is divided between instruction, followed by practicals – so all that is learned in theory is immediately put into practice. We switch constantly from theory to “on set” demonstrations.

    Teen Film Making & Acting for Camera


    The Casting Director
    The Casting Director – What exactly do they do, and how do you become a Casting Director for Films/T.V./Commercials?

    The Actor
    What every Actor and Film Director needs to know.
    The Essentials! How to create a character and back-story.
    The importance of Improvisation
    Acting for camera: Camera angles, eye lines, and framing

    The Script

    How to break s script down/Motivation/Objectives/Conflict

    The Crew
    What is a You Tube Blogger and how do you set up a Blog?
    Who is needed on a film set, and who is needed off a film set!
    What exactly does everyone do, from the “runner” to the “producer”.

    The Director
    Artistic Vision
    Auditions and Casting
    How to communicate with the Actor and Crew.

    The Film Script
    How the script is so important to any film.
    The key ingredients for a successful script – Theme, Character, Story structure, conflict, tension.
    How to break a script down.

    The Camera & Lighting
    We learn how to use the camera and how to light a set.
    Crew up
    Cast the roles

    Shoot The Script
    Shooting sample scenes using the knowledge learned about camera angles and eye lines for camera.
    Playback on screen
    Why editing is so important!

Online course for Teens:

Dates:Monday 14th June-Friday 18th June 2021 17th January 2021 from 10am-1pm

Contact Dublin Central School of Acting  here

Steven Galvin

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