The School of Acting for the Screen

This school is part of a growing film program at University of the
Nations and runs along the School of Digital Filmmaking. Both
curricula are intertwined in order to generate the synergy and working
dynamics of a community of filmmakers.

Actors trained in the School of Acting for the Screen have an
opportunity to have leading and supporting roles in the short films
produced in the School of Digital Filmmaking and therefore having an
immediate practical application of all what is learned in class.

Guided by the staff and experienced professional guest speakers, the
School of Acting for the Screen provides intensive training in the
following topics:

- Introduction to the craft of acting: From Stanislavsky’s System and
the Meisner Method to Uta Hagen´s approach and Suzuki’s technique of focusing, students will fully explore
the most effective ways an actor can “live” truthfully under imaginary
circumstances when inhabiting a role.

- Improvisation: learning how to leap past boundaries and move forward
into strong choices in role-playing

- Visual story telling: Understanding camera angles, lenses, lighting,
and its influence in the performance.

- Script analysis : Understanding how characters are structured within a
film script, scene study, script analysis. Breaking down scripts,
scene preparation, creating your role etc.

- Working with the film director: discontinuous shooting, set work
ethics, script readings and rehearsals.

-Auditioning: preparing the actors for the audition environment by
giving a realistic idea of what is required in an audition.

For more information, or to apply online, click on:

http://www.uofnkona.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=97&Itemid=614&lang=en

The School of Digital Filmmaking

The School of Digital Filmmaking provides intensive training in topics
such as camera, audio, lighting, picture composition, directing
actors, film history, computerized editing, screenwriting, as well as
other technical aspects that will give you a Christian perspective of
the film industry in the digital age.

Guided by the staff and experienced professional guest speakers you
will get to write, produce, shoot and edit a
short film and one you will also have a major role in the final group
projects. You will also collaborate in at least two
other films being produced by your classmates. Yes, after only three
months you will walk away with your own demo reel and with the
experience of having been exposed to the different roles in the
filmmaking process.

Emphasis is placed on excellence, relevance and effective
communication as well as integrity and the challenges this media
presents. The school gives special consideration to character development,
spiritual growth, intercession and spiritual warfare for Hollywood and
the film industry in general.

Our graduates have also worked on several feature films such as:
“Lincoln” (directed by Steven Spielberg), “Serendipity ” (starring John Cussack), “Tears of the Sun” (starring Bruce Willis), “Matchstick Men” (Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Nicolas Cage), “The Polar Express” (directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Tom Hanks) “The Aviator” (directed by Martin Scorsese, Starring Leonardo DiCaprio),  “Million Dollar Baby” (directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Hillary Swank), and many others.

For more information, or to apply online, click on:

http://www.uofnkona.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=105&Itemid=153&lang=en