Identifying training needs for the transition from stage acting to screen

Singh, Dayal Gian (2016) Identifying training needs for the transition from stage acting to screen. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Identifying training needs for the transition from stage acting to screen
Synopsis:

Singapore’s entertainment industry is evolving and over the past ten years there has been an increase in the number of actors who call Singapore home. Many of these actors have gone through the traditional forms of theatre actor training and due to the demands of both local theatre and the film/screen industries, these actors are in demand and must be able to transfer their skills into both mediums. What determines their success is if the actor has presence in their medium and ability to connect to the audience.
In the theatre training schools, such as LASALLE College of the Arts, there are modules that students take that help bridge their skills from theatre to screen, however a greater in- depth study into the Singapore industry is needed to understand whether the skills these actors are learning can be directly applied upon graduation or if there are certain areas that educators should be focusing in on to aid in the transition.

The purpose of this study was to look firstly at what defines a commonly used term, which is presence. Presence seems to be what many consider to be the essence of what determines great acting from bad in both theatre and film. A survey was conducted with Singapore based theatre trained actors that identified how the merging of skills is achieved by the actor when applying their stagecraft to film. The survey also asked whether the actors thought their theatre based education allowed them to achieve their screen results and if so, which areas should be the main focus when training. The data collected from the survey reinforces the concentrated areas that educators then need to hone in on within their teaching practices.

Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Arts Pedagogy and Practice
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 07:16
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 08:18
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/423

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