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15 – 18
In this course, actors will be given the opportunity to use their existing skills and learn how to transfer them to working in front of the camera. Actors will be introduced to the concepts of slating for the camera and auditioning for the camera. Students will also dedicate their time preparing both a monologue and two-person scene that will be filmed as well as viewed.
One particular element that will be focused on is the ability to “watch oneself” on camera through implementing the vital skill of positive, well-informed criticism of self and of fellow classmates in order to further the actor’s growth and foster the spirit of exploration as a group.
Marie-Lorraine Rubin holds a B.A. in Drama from the Colorado College. She is originally from Switzerland where she began her training as a dancer at the Basler Stadt Theater. Her curiosity soon took her into exploring other means of expression through acting, visual arts, writing, music and foreign language. She firmly believes that one discipline will always enhance another. Marie has spent a considerable amount of time teaching at the pre-school and primary school levels. She has been a guest lecturer at the Colorado College where she taught German Immersion through Theater and directed an annual stage production. Marie has taught various art forms at the pre-school through middle school level, is Arts Enrichment Specialist at The North Seattle French School and as Drama Camp Director has successfully piloted a Summer Drama Camp for The Seattle Arts and Recreational Council at the Montlake Community Center. She is recurring acting faculty for the Cornish Summer Dance Program. Marie has experience teaching acting and auditioning skills for both theater and camera. Her zeal for expression through acting, visual arts, writing, music and foreign language has led to a multidimensional approach to teaching, which she looks forward to sharing with students in the Summer of 2014 at Cornish College of the Arts.