Film and Actor Studio

Instructor: Samuel Morris

What is Film?

A film, also called a movie, motion picture or moving picture, is a work of visual art used to simulate experiences that communicate ideas, stories, perceptions, feelings, beauty, or atmosphere through the use of moving images. These images are generally accompanied by sound, and more rarely, other sensory stimulations.[1] The word "cinema", short for cinematography, is often used to refer to filmmaking and the film industry, and to the art form that is the result of it. World Academies of Performing Arts Curriculum at Ivy League Royal Academy.

World Acting Academy

Ivy League Royal Academy’s World Acting Academy encompasses a comprehensive, rigorous series of hands-on and project-based courses.

Based on both stage and film performance, along with academic research, students are given the tools to develop their skills as a performance artist, seek out opportunities in their theatrical future, as well as develop a positive sense of self, on and off the stage. Each course provides a safe environment for taking risks in one’s performance, and an atmosphere made exclusively for positivity within creativity. Students learn to trust their own instincts, ideas, and abilities while they develop characters, practice, and have the times of their lives while performing on stage or before the camera.

Act I:  Acting for Film and Stage (All Students – 25 Units)

Audition/stage/set techniques, Monologues *Comedic (rules) *Dramatic (16 steps), Scenes (sense memory), Reel, Teleprompter, Improv skills, Characters, notable differences in Stage Acting, Parts of the stage, vocabulary and terms. 

Act II- Career Preparedness (Performance Track Students Elective – 25 Units)

Choose headshots, polish resume, learn about IMDb credits, seek and go with an agent/manager, get 10 industry contacts, learn about and prepare for pilot season, create your website/link tree/social media, post card-birthdays/holidays/mailing address, sponsorships.

Act III: Lights/Camera (Production Track Students – 50 Units)

Budget, Strip boards, DOODs, Key Sheet, Call Sheet and Email info letter for cast and crew, Look book, Shot list, Story Boards, Script Writing

Edits, Color Correction, SPX/m, Open Credits, Credit Roll, Sound, Foley, Music, Deliverables Exhibit A, Prints and Advertising, Promotions, Posters, Trailers, Screen Film Locations...

Students will learn to build a simple budget as well as a pitch deck to show you how to raise money for films. They will then look at the deliverable sheet called Exhibit A which is what Distribution looks for...after edits are complete, how to sell your movie.

Act IV: Action! (Performance Track Students – 50 Units)

In the Fall, write and/or perform own scenes or scenes from Classical Playwrights for theater acting. 

Students will also perform before agents/managers/casting directors. Prepare for Pilot Season.

In the Spring, write and/or perform original scenes or scenes from Contemporary Playwrights for Film Acting.  

Students will also perform before agents/managers/casting directors.