Acting for the Camera
Tutor: Katie Plaisted
Length:2nd Semester Class Period: (offered again in 2021-22 )

Description: Learn the art of bringing a performance to the big screen! Venture through the film actor’s process by exploring aspects like auditioning, putting on a character, memorizing lines, hitting your mark, and bringing your acting talent to new depths. Although this class has us working in front of a camera, the skills that students learn are valuable for building confidence as they move through high school, college, and even in their careers!

Tutor: Katie Travis-Plaisted is an independent filmmaker in the Twin Cities with a Cinema Production Certificate as well as an Associates Degree in Cinema: Directing and Producing from the Minneapolis Community and Technical College - where her thesis film project won in the 2012 Cinema Excellence Awards. She is the director and producer of several narrative short films, two of which have also gone on as Official Selections in film festivals across the country; and has been the Media Director at Reign Dance Theater and the lead acting coach for over five years. She grew up in the performing arts and was herself homeschooled from K-12, graduating from Christian Liberty Academy. Her passion is to pass on the skills she has learned to the next generation of blossoming artists and inspire them to use their gifts to praise our Lord Jesus Christ with excellence and professionalism, and touch those in the film industry with the truth and love of Christ. Katie and her husband are members of Church on the Hill in Chaska, MN, where they are currently leading the youth (7th - 12th). Free time for her includes longbow archery and writing one of her screenplays or novels.

Cost:  $195
Level: G
rades 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Homework:  Worksheets and Video Performance Assignments
Textbook:  None

Supplies:  Camera/phone that can capture video. Computer with internet access to upload assignments or USB drive to transfer files at class.