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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 21, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

MPFV264 Performance for Camera 3cr.

This class is an introduction to working with performers, both in a traditional narrative
context and in a more experimental mode, with an emphasis on building performance for camera. The
class will take a experiential approach - the students work with each other, allowing their
experience as actor/performers to inform their choices as director/filmmakers. Trained actors
may be brought in at some point for additional experience. Topics covered include an overview of
traditional acting techniques, classical scene analysis, working with “non-actors” (including
oneself), and post-modern performance techniques. Selected viewings supplement each lesson, and
occasional guest speakers from the theater, film and art world bring further depth and context to
the subject matter.

Undergraduate Elective
Fall Only