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The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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3-Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive

TheFilmSchool
Campus 3 weeks July 2017 USA Seattle

The 3-Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive teaches the principles and mechanisms of structure and character, as well as the courage of personal storytelling, through five distinct approaches. [+]

Course Studies in Acting in North America 2017. The 3-Week Screenwriting & Filmmaking Intensive is a journey of self-discovery–taught by current industry leaders. This program is designed to help you unleash your unique storytelling voice and give you the tools to take your script from page to screen. A tour de force in screenwriting and directing. Course Description To be a successful in the digital age, writers and filmmakers must not only write exceptional stories, but also understand how to get their story from script to screen.You will experience a deeper connection to the creative part of you as this fast paced diversified program immerses you in character development, story structure, “on your feet” directing and acting, comedy improvisational writing, and the business of the business. At the end of 3 intense weeks you will emerge with a practical understanding of screenwriting, filmmaking, what is necessary to get your story from script to screen and a network of professionals at your fingertips. COURSE DETAILS Many sessions are taught by award winning faculty that are active in the film and television industry. The cost of each session is $2,995. There is a $50 fee to apply. 3-Weeks, 6-days/week. Partial Tuition Assistance is available for those who demonstrate a need. After you are accepted, a $500 deposit will be required to hold your seat. To be a successful in the digital age, writers and filmmakers must not only write exceptional stories, but also understand how to get their story from script to screen. TheFilmSchool’s 3-Week Intensive will give you the tools to take your story to the next level. You will experience a deeper connection to the creative part of you as this fast paced diversified program immerses you in character development, story structure, “on your feet” directing and acting, comedy improvisational writing, gaming story and the business of the business. At the end of 3 intense weeks you will emerge with a practical understanding of screenwriting, filmmaking, what is necessary to get your story from script to screen and a network of professionals at your fingertips. Curriculum Screenwriting & Visual Storytelling Brian McDonald | Award-winning director/writer and lecturer who has worked as a story consultant for both Pixar and Disney Feature Animation. Acting & Directing Tom Skerritt | Award winning actor with over 35 feature films including MASH, Alien, Top Gun, A River Runs Through It, Steel Magnolias, Harold and Maude, and Contact. Producing Stacey Adams | Stacey recently held the position of Vice President of Current Programming at CBS Entertainment. Stacey managed the creative direction of drama and comedy series and oversaw CSI, CSI: Miami, The Big Bang Theory, and Flashpoint. Diana Dotter | Executive Director of TheFilmSchool, Diana has two decades of experience in entertainment media, marketing, and business strategy. Diana co-produced the feature film “Zaytoun”, a special presentation at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, AFI and London Film Festivals. Diana Executive Produced the documentary film “Against All Odds”, comedy pilot “Throw Me A Bone” and co-wrote the web and television series “Staffers”, “Operation Dust” and recently produced two TFS Digital Media Innovation Lab projects “Signs Everywhere” and El Camino Solo” Character Warren Etheredge | Co-founder of TheFilmSchool and Emmy nominee for his show “TheHighBar”, published author, staged playwright, producer and veteran festival curator. Comedy Writing Through Improvisation Stan Wells | Former director of The Groundlings, has coached Conan O’Brian, Lisa Kudrow, Felicia Day, and more. Wells launched The Empty Stage in West LA in ’91 where he directed over six hundred shows a year for more than a decade. Guerrilla Filmmaking Joseph Assi | Joseph was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. He was able to get an education outside the camp due to the full scholarship he was given, until he finished his masters in Cinematography and Science.He taught Editing & Script development at the Academy of Arts & Sciences, Beirut. In 2010 he was chosen to be a main character in a documentary called On the Road in America.After participating in the documentary, he started making documentaries and films in the USA. Learn Story Visualization, Composition & Time-Space Learn Sound & Camera Learn Editing, presentation & Broadcast Platforms Chapters The course will consist of three chapters that are prerequisites for each other. Chapter I – Concept Creation: Understanding the power of “Time-Space continuum”. Understanding the power of “Framing & Composition”. The translation of words to images. Mise en scène. Chapter II – Visual Creation: Thinking like a camera. Sound & Music for film. Available Light & Exposure Chapter III – Finalizing The Creation: Video & Audio Editing. Export, Encode & Upload. Platforms. Introduction to “Websites and Apps” interactive builders [-]

Course - Acting Essentials

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 4 months January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Created specifically for beginners with a strong desire to take their first steps in front of an audience. Acting Essentials is a four month course that introduces the discipline [+]

Created specifically for beginners with a strong desire to take their first steps in front of an audience. Acting Essentials is a four month course that introduces the discipline and is tailored to prepare students to enter our full-time Acting program. What You Will Learn Acting is an art of self-discovery. Your craft is based on a close study of relationships, emotions, and actions, and your talent is seen in every gesture you make and every word you speak in front of the camera. Here are some of the highlights from your four months as an acting student at VFS: Process You will gain an understanding of the benefits of a physical warm-up that includes exercises, voice and body work, and improvisation games. Acting Your first lessons allow you to build your confidence as you study the core techniques of good performance. Camera & Audition At VFS, the focus is on preparing actors for the camera, from your very first audition to the last take of the day on a major film shoot. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 - March 2, 2015 - May 4, 2015 You Graduate With: - A Certificate in Acting Essentials. - The opportunity to apply to the VFS Full Time Acting program. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. Program Requirements No program-specific entrance requirements. All you need is a passion for acting and the arts, a strong desire to express yourself and tell stories through performance, and a willingness to collaborate with peers and instructors. Acting Essentials is ideal for those who feel a need to expand their foundation as an Actor and for those without a portfolio sufficient to gain entrance into VFS' one-year Professional Acting program. [-]

Course - Acting for Film & Television

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Acting for the camera requires a unique set of skills. What you will learn in VFS acting classes emphasizes the fundamentals of cinematic naturalism, the style you'll be expected to achieve [+]

Course Studies in Acting in North America 2017. Acting for the camera requires a unique set of skills. What you will learn in VFS acting classes emphasizes the fundamentals of cinematic naturalism, the style you'll be expected to achieve most often when you're on set. From your very first week in school until the last, you'll be on camera. What You Will Learn Acting is an art of self-discovery. Your craft is based on a close study of relationships, emotions, and actions, and your talent is seen in every gesture you make and every word you speak in front of the camera. Here are some of the highlights from your year of acting classes at VFS: Your Physical Instrument Every day in Acting starts with a routine physical warm-up that includes exercises, stretches, voice and body work, and improvisation games. Your Relationship with Yourself Your first lessons allow you to shed inhibitions and build your courage to tackle everything from visual effects action stunts to intimate scenes. Your Relationship with Other People Expect your biggest creative breakthroughs to come during this intense and challenging few months full of Film and TV workshops. You, Your Craft & The Business You've got the talent and the know-how - so where's the audition? Your year is completed by the preparation of a professional portfolio as well as a Final Project "Location Shoot". Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Wait-list - March 2, 2015 Limited Seats Available - May 4, 2015 Program Requirements Successful completion of VFS Acting Essentials program and an invitation from the Acting Faculty - OR - Demonstrated post-secondary acting experience and a videotaped audition that meets Department standards. Department Standards Auditions may be submitted by either: - VHS (NTSC) - YouTube or similar link - Video posted on personal website Please note that the audition must be specifically created for VFS according to the Content Requirements provided below and must be clearly identified as such. DVDs or VHS videotapes submitted will not be returned. Content Requirements The tape must be a maximum six minutes in length and must be in the following format: - State your name on camera - Demonstrate a contemporary monologue in less than one minute - Demonstrate a short contemporary scene (applicant should be on camera and the reader off camera) in less than one minute - If desired, provide a maximum one-minute demo of a special skill (e.g. singing, dance, physical action, etc.) - Provide answers to the following questions in a maximum of two minutes: Why did you choose your audition pieces? How long have you wanted to act? Who inspired you to want to pursue an acting career? What are your strengths & weaknesses as an actor? If you can't be an actor, what would you choose to be? [-]

Theater Year

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA New York

Do you have a love for the stage as well as the camera? You can broaden your career opportunities to include the theater—and become a “triple... [+]

Theater

 

Do you have a love for the stage as well as the camera? You can broaden your career opportunities to include the theater—and become a “triple threat” actor who does it all—with the training of our theater year. In expanding your repertoire of skills to the stage, you’ll learn the unique vocal and physical skills needed to perform and project to the audience. You’ll also study theater history and theatrical styles in exciting, non-traditional classes. Throughout the year, you’ll bring all your skills together in a variety of performance opportunities, including two productions mounted in professional New York theater spaces. It takes solid training to move seamlessly from a theater production to a film audition to a commercial voice-over booth to a three-camera soap shoot. The goal of the theater year is to give you the ability to change gears without thinking. When the curtain goes up or the director calls “Action!” you’ll be ready.... [-]


Film and Television Year

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 USA New York

Advancement into the Film and Television year is by invitation only and is based on teacher evaluations, academic standing and final performances reviewed. [+]

Film and Television

 

Advancement into the Film and Television year is by invitation only and is based on teacher evaluations, academic standing and final performances reviewed by the Academic Committee.The Film and Television year brings the young actor to the world of the camera. Learning to integrate technique with understanding and accommodating the requirements of the camera are the objectives of this year. It is grounded in Scene Study for the Camera, and Acting Process for the Camera. Actors expand their on-camera craft with Auditioning for Film and Television, Commercials and Daytime Drama. Actor’s Comedy Workshop, Monologues and the Voice-over workshop continue to support actors in their growth.Actors in the final semester begin to be introduced to the industry. To prepare them, students take a Business of the Business workshop. They are invited to do monologues for a jury of professional casting directors and agents. A six-week workshop run by casting directors gives actors the opportunity to meet and work with these professionals. The film and television year work culminates with a unit devoted to shooting a final project.In your final semester:... [-]


The Platform Year

New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 USA New York

Training the acting instrument is the first goal in year one. The Meisner technique, voice and text, movement and improvisation introduce you to the road of... [+]

The Platform Year

 

Training the acting instrument is the first goal in year one. The Meisner technique, voice and text, movement and improvisation introduce you to the road of discovery of one’s self as an artist. Next, you begin to explore the technical aspects of working in front of a camera and have the opportunity to learn the information necessary for an actor to function with professionalism on a set.You also begin to work on your craft. You start to explore the given circumstances of a scene and how to own them in an authentic way, taking what the writer has given you and learning how to make those circumstances your truth.While there are many facets to a successful acting career, it all starts with the pure artistry of acting. So your first year at NYCDA is dedicated to developing your acting instrument. It’s an exciting year where you’ll find yourself as an actor and grow, building essential skills and techniques to craft authentic, believable performances. Our program is grounded in the Meisner technique, pioneered by American master Sanford Meisner. You will also study the Stanislavski System of acting, from which all modern acting techniques derive. Of course, you will also receive extensive training in voice, movement, improvisation and more.As the year progresses you’ll really develop your craft, exploring each scene’s unique circumstances so the truths the writer has given you fuel every  movement, every impulse, every expression and inflection. At the end of this year comes the fork in the road where you declare whether you’ll be continuing in our Film and Television Performance Program or the Theater, Film and Television Performance Program with its added emphasis on theater. Advancement to the Film and Television Year or the Theater Year at NYCDA is by invitation only and is based on teacher evaluations, academic standing and final performances  reviewed by the Academic Leadership Team.... [-]


Course - Acting for Film & Television

VanArts
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Canada Vancouver

Enrolling in the diploma program at the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study at VanArts means you’ll be mentored by some of the best actors you’ve watched on screen, and come to respect [+]

Course - Acting for Film & Television

Practical, professional and intense; be challenged to go beyond what you thought possible.Enrolling in the diploma program at the William Davis Centre for Actors’ Study at VanArts means you’ll be mentored by some of the best actors you’ve watched on screen, and come to respect. Talent and confidence are both necessary to secure an agent and start working in the industry. You’ll nurture both of these with small acting class sizes in Vancouver, the heart of Hollywood North.At VanArts, you’ll develop a demo reel, head shot and a resume with impact, by using a highly collaborative approach to hone your craft while working with VanArts animation, photography and visual effects departments. Show your range while showing you’re ready to work. Additional acting classes teach voice-over, movement and scene study with real professional actors.You bring self-discipline and determination; we’ll provide the acting school instruction and experience to help you land that role.Next Start Dates... [-]


8 weeks Acting for Film workshop

Kilroy Norway
Campus Full time 8 weeks January 2017 Australia USA Los Angeles New York United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Italy Florence India Delhi + 8 more

No matter how beautiful the cinematography or impressive the special effects in a film, audiences are drawn in by the struggles of the characters on screen. On set, dozens of crew members whirl [+]

8 weeks Acting for Film workshop

Awarding Body:

New York Film Academy

No matter how beautiful the cinematography or impressive the special effects in a film, audiences are drawn in by the struggles of the characters on screen. On set, dozens of crew members whirl about, twelve kilowatt lights bore into the eyes, focus tape is pulled to the actor's cheek, and the actor is still expected to give a believable and moving performance. In acknowledgment of the importance of the film actor's job, and in support of the skills required to do the job brilliantly, the New York Film Academy is proud to offer its Eight-Week Acting for Film Workshop. The Eight-Week Acting for Film Workshop allows students interested in a short-term course to go beyond the basics.... [-]


Project Contracting and Procurement Control

University of Management and Technology
Campus Part time 2 days September 2017 USA Arlington

To provide students with a practical understanding of key issues involved in the acquisition of goods and services from outside vendors [+]

Course Studies in Acting in North America 2017. This course provides students with a practical understanding of key issues involved in the acquisition of goods and services from outside vendors.Objectives To provide students with a practical understanding of key issues involved in the acquisition of goods and services from outside vendors To help students acquire the skills to work effectively with contracts. InstructionMethod: Lectures, case studies, class exercises, homeworkMaterial: Course workbook PMBOK Knowledge Areas - Integration Management - Scope Management - Cost Management - Procurement Management Topics Covered- Understanding needs and requirements - Capturing needs and requirements via statement of work (SOW) and/or Statement of Objectives (SOO) - Planning for solicitation - Different contract modalities - Sole-source vs. competitive contracts - Issuing an RFP (request for proposal) - Responding to a solicitation - Writing a proposal - How sealed bid contracts are handled differently than negotiated contracts (IFB vs RFP) - Holding vendor questions-and-answer sessions - Formulating the contract - Structuring the contract (FFP, CPFF, CPAF, CPIF, time-and-materials) - Post-award contract management - Verifying that work had been done via work performance measurement - Making progress payments - Verifying that funds are available for the work that has been done - Intellectual property - Data rights - Non-disclosure agreements - Non-competition agreements - The purchasing function - The contracting life-cycle - Role of contract specialists - Closing out contracts - Customer acceptance testing - Use of punch lists - Making final payments Course LengthThis course comes in varying lengths depending upon the needs of your organization. Project Management Professionals (PMPs) are eligible to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) for taking this course. [-]