Actor Skills Training
Teaching Artist: Genadijs Dolganovs
This program is designed with an emphasis on relationship between camera and actor. In the first place, the psycho/physical examination of acting done by the students is an analysis of how well the learner’s physical instrument reflects his/her psychological state. These two elements must work in tandem, especially if students'’ filmmaking projects have monologues or dialogues. Through series of exercises involving improvisation, inner/outer movement, rhythmic patterns, sense memory etc., the learners develop their abilities to synchronize text, body and mind in naturalistic performances. Secondly, while acquiring the understanding of what an actor’s craft is, the students learn to direct using their own as well as their peers’ experiences.