Acting Level 3: Acting and Creating Smartphone Mini Movies

Class
Choreography by Rae
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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(568)
In this course students will use their acting skills and creativity to make their own 1 minute movies.

Class experience

Learning to understand film from the director and writer's perspective. Learning to use their acting toolbox to create memorable moments by focusing on different aspects of the performance.
I have worked as a professional actress and performance artist for well over a decade. I love acting and have been fortunate enough to travel throughout the United States as a paid actor. When I’m not performing, I can be found in schools directing the school play and teaching young actors how to bring characters to life. I have worked as a casting director, director, assistant director, choreographer, writer, producer, and as an actor. As an actor, I know how important it is to continue to practice your craft and I'm excited to help other young actors by providing a safe and fun class.
Homework Offered
Students will be responsible for creating 1 minute videos each week. This will involve some editing. Students may choose to spend as little as 20 minutes or up to an hour recording and editing the work. It is up to each student. Students may use any recording device of their choosing to record their video homework but a smartphone is found to be the easiest and fastest. The teacher will provide a list of free apps that can be used for editing videos. Students will also be encouraged to use supplies at home for the final class to bring their character to life. Suggestions for supplies may include: wear a hat, wear sunglasses, bring a book as a prop. Students will not be asked to buy anything for class.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Smartphone or video camera to complete homework.
Laptop or computer for taking the class. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
This class uses Canva and Nearpod. Students are not required to give any personal identifying information to use these resources.

The teacher recommends Videoshop app for video editing. This app is free to use. Students may also use any editing software of their choice (iMovie, final cut pro, Wondershare). Students who do not have access to a smartphone may use Canva to edit their videos. The teacher will provide access to a group student account that will not require personal identifying information.

Students should be comfortable dealing with themes such as murder, bullying, love, and fear. Students should be mature enough to understand the difference between real and imaginary. We do not use guns as props in class. If a student wants to film a "murder" mystery they may mention a gun, but they cannot use a prop gun. Participants must be mature enough to understand that referencing a murder or referencing a gun is a part of the character's imaginary world.
 
Students may use any recording device of their choosing to record their video homework but a smartphone is found to be the easiest and fastest. Students may use any editing software they choose to edit their video on either a smartphone, laptop, iPad, tablet, or desktop computer. Some popular editing software programs are iMovie and Videoshop. This class is not centered around FinalCut Pro. While the instructor will review some editing options it is understood that students using FinalCut Pro should have an understanding of how to use the software prior to taking the class. This class is designed to support actors creating content. It is the responsibility of the student to take into consideration whether the software they use for editing requires a personal account (Mac uses will already have iMovie and no additional account is required, Videoshop App requires downloading to smartphone and creating a personal account). 

Students will also be encouraged to use supplies at home for the final class to bring their character to life. Suggestions for supplies may include: wear a hat, wear sunglasses, bring a book as a prop. Students will not be asked to buy anything for class.

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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(568)
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Choreography by Rae has been creating self-confidence boosting programming since 2015. We're more than just movement.
Academic and Life Skills:
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Group Class

$200

for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 4 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 11-15
2-6 learners per class

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