The students focus on observing and interpreting human behaviour.
As they read a screenplay, they learn how to draw out the ‘roles’.
To analyze each of the characters through the script. To note the interpretative tools available to an actor.
To run the casting process. To organize auditions and to choose the right actors for each character/role.
To build the character with the actor, either in one-to-one sessions / improvisations with each of the actors in turn, or in rehearsals with all the actors in a given scene.
To communicate with the actors during a shoot.
To communicate with the actors during the dubbing process.
By the end of the semester, the students have largely wound up their work with the actors for the films they will be completing by the end of the spring semester.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Observing someone; analysing their behaviour. Imagining that person in another place, in another time.
Noting/summarizing the roles in a screenplay.
Analysing a character through the screenplay. Noting and analysing an actor’s interpretative tools.
Casting. Staging auditions. Rehearsals.
Finding ‘special participants’ for a film (dancers, athletes, people with a particular profession). Finding extras for a film.
Working with actors during a shoot. Working with actors during the dubbing process.
Working with extras during a shoot.
Films, and scenes from films, are screened during the workshops.
Auditions are recorded. Rehearsals are recorded. The recordings of the auditions and rehearsals are shown and commented on.
The auditions and rehearsals from previous years are shown, or the auditions and rehearsals for Greek or foreign films.
At the end of the semester, the students present the recorded material from their collaboration with the actors: Auditions, selecting the actors, rehearsals.
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. ΑΝΤΛΕΡ Στέλλα, H τέχνη του ηθοποιού, μτφρ. Σύλλας Τζουμέρκας, εκδ. Ίνδικτος 2007.
2. WESTON Judith., Σκηνοθετώντας τον ηθοποιό, μτφρ. Νίκος Λερός, εκδ. Πατάκη 2006.
3. ΚΟΜΙ, Τζερεμάϊα, Η τέχνη της Υποκριτικής στον Κινηματογράφο, μτφρ. Μαριτίνα Πάσσαρη, εκδ. Αιγόκερως 2006.
4. ΚΑΙΗΝ Μάϊκλ, Μπροστά στην κάμερα, μτφρ. Θέμις Μπαζάκα, Μιράντα Βερούλη, εκδ. Καστανιώτης 2000.