Summer Film Course | Acting for Film and Television

FILM S4095
3 points
Instructor: Mark Christopher

For course schedule and location, please visit the School of Professional Studies summer site here.
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This 12 session workshop examines acting techniques for film and television giving special attention to methods derived from the teachings of Sanford Meisner.  Following the precept that acting is doing, students will each week explore the actor’s craft from within, working in front of the camera to create truthful and specific performances.  In addition, students will become familiar with set protocol, the division of labor for film and television, and the director’s responsibilities in detail.


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Tuition & Fees
 
Students can review tuition and fees here.

Materials Fee: $TBD
 
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For questions about School of the Arts summer courses, including those concerning admissions, registration, and billing, please contact the School of Professional Studies summer team at summersessions@columbia.edu or 212-854-9666. With questions about specific course content, please contact Film Departmental Representative Robert King at rk2704@columbia.edu.

About the Instructor
 
 
Mark Christopher premiered 54: The Director's Cut at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival to excellent reviews worldwide. Set at the world famous Studio 54, the film stars Ryan Phillippe, Mike Myers, Salma Hayek and Mark Ruffalo. With 30 minutes of re-shoots removed and 40 minutes of unseen material restored, critic’s have hailed Christopher's 54 as a “Jubilant Resurrection,” “A Lost Gay Classic," and “a work that moves beyond a director's cut into the realm of a different film.”  The director’s cut has screened at hundreds of film festivals and in limited runs worldwide and was just released on Blu-ray by Lionsgate. Additionally, Christopher produced the hit double CD soundtrack for the film’s initial release and its number one single “If You Could Read My Mind.” more
 
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