2.11 - Film Acting 2/11 Film Acting What does the actor contribute The human presence in the machine Five unique characteristics that shape film

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Film Acting What does the actor contribute? The human presence in the machine Acting in film vs. theater Five unique characteristics that shape film acting Movies: Lack of rehearsal Budgetary factors create shortage of time Director attitudes Shooting out of continuity Economies of time and cost determine shooting order of scenes Shooting close-ups and coverage Economies of time and cost determine shooting order of scenes Shooting close-ups and coverage
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Amplification of gesture and expression; Camera and microphone magnify performance Encourage restrained style of performance Minimalist styles Clint Eastwood’s squint Lighting, lenses, and effects work; Hitting the mark Performer should know how the camera reads scene Depth of field Lens angle of view Contrast range – lighting falloff Camera movement Green screening Playing to nonexistent sets and characters Scene fully assembled during post-production compositing
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course COMM 2054 taught by Professor Srprince during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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2.11 - Film Acting 2/11 Film Acting What does the actor contribute The human presence in the machine Five unique characteristics that shape film

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