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Characterisation – 8. Internal influences

Characterisation

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Internal influences

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Internal influences

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Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Explore the emergence of Realism as an art form, what influenced it and how acting practitioner Konstanin Stanislavski revolutionised acting technique. Practical activities included.

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Characterisation – 8. Internal influences

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Art Bites on demand

Art Bites invite students to join a choir rehearsal, dance ensemble, music practice, art club or a debating team meeting.

Each week The Arts Unit will schedule short video lessons in a range of areas to offer students a chance to engage in the co-curricular activities they are missing while learning remotely. Visit the Arts Bites page for more.

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Art Bites in this series: 

Characterisation

Characterisation – 1. Stereotypes

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Build engaging characters through role play and improvisation using voice, body and dialogue.

Duration: 
18:17
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 1. Stereotypes
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Characterisation – 10. Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we explore Stanislavski's fundamental  questions and given circumstances.

Duration: 
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Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Characterisation – 11. Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we learn about the magic 'if' and  muscle and emotional memory.

Duration: 
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Characterisation – 2. Melodrama

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Learn about the dramatic form of Melodrama and how to act in style and with large emotions and gestures.

Duration: 
15:21
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 2. Melodrama
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Characterisation – 3. Melodrama – characters and performance

Lower secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Stock characters are an integral part of melodrama. In the third video of the characterisation series, Jane Simmons introduces you to stock characters and delivers you a script to work with at home.

Duration: 
11:42
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 3. Melodrama – Characters and performance
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Characterisation – 4. Creating characters using forms of movement and status

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we will learn about observation skills as actors. We then explore status and how to use movement to play high and low status characters.

Duration: 
9:24
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 4. Creating Characters using forms of movement and status
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Creative composition for the home – 1. Dancing in small spaces

Secondary and advanced contemporary dance
Presented by 
Angela Hamilton

Using the space in your home, create a simple story, then choreograph dance movements to convey the essence or feeling of a story.

Duration: 
13:21
Video transcript – 
Creative composition for the home – Contemporary dance with Angela Hamilton
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High school debating – 3. Defining a topic

Secondary debating
Presented by 
Hugh Bartley

This week Hugh Bartley defines the topic: 'That the casts of Australian films and TV shows should be required to reflect the racial diversity of the population.'

Duration: 
9:48
Video transcript – 
Defining a high school debating topic – 03. With Hugh Bartley
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Practice series – 3. How to approach practising pieces

Secondary music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

The third video in a series of practice sessions to enhance your skills. So the next time your teacher, mentor, parent or tutor tells you to "practise, practise, practise!" you can do so with confidence, enthusiasm and purpose.

Duration: 
12:47
Video transcript – 
Practice series 1 – 3. Practicing pieces
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Solo vocal workshop – 3. Audition tips part 1

Advanced upper secondary music
Presented by 
Charmaine Gibbs

Join me in how to prepare for auditions, choosing repertoire, attending to warm ups on audition day and what to do in that audition room.

Duration: 
20:36
Video transcript – 
Solo vocal workshop – 03 Audition tips part 1
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Practice series – 1. Warm-up and scales

Secondary music
Presented by 
Brad Lucas

A series of practice sessions to enhance your skills. So the next time your teacher, mentor, parent or tutor tells you to "practise, practise, practise!" you can do so with confidence, enthusiasm and purpose.

Duration: 
13:53
Video transcript – 
The practice sessions 1 - 1. Warm up and scales
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Characterisation – 2. Melodrama

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

Learn about the dramatic form of Melodrama and how to act in style and with large emotions and gestures.

Duration: 
15:21
Video transcript – 
Characterisation – 2. Melodrama
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Disclaimer

Viewers are advised that the content, views and opinions expresses in the following presentation are those of the authors and do not represent the views and policies of the NSW Department of Education. Viewer discretion is advised. If you are a student and you are viewing this, you have sought prior approval from your parent/caregiver to do so.
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Characterisation – 11. Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

Characterisation

11

Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

11

Konstantin Stanislavski’s system of acting to create believable characters

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we learn about the magic 'if' and  muscle and emotional memory.

 
 

Characterisation – 10. Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

Characterisation

10

Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

10

Konstantin Stanislavski fundamental questions

Secondary drama
Presented by 
Jane Simmons

In this episode we explore Stanislavski's fundamental  questions and given circumstances.

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Lunch Bites on demand

Join us at lunchtime each Monday, Wednesday and Friday to experience outstanding student performances and presentations from The Arts Unit’s catalogue of festivals and events. If you can’t join us at lunch, drop by anytime. All of the Lunch Bites will be available on demand.

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NSW Premier's Reading Challenge and ARTEXPRESS collection 3

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Join Rafief Ismail and Jenna Guillaume at the Sydney Writers' Festival as they talk about their experiences as authors for the 2019 Premier's Reading Challenge, and gain an insight into the creation of an ARTEXPRESS work.

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Public speaking collection 3

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The final of the Multicultural Perspective Public Speaking Competition is a highly anticipated event. Join us for Part 1 of the 2019 State Final for Years 3 and 4 students.

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Dance collection 2

Dance
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Many wonderful performances by public school HSC dance students from throughout NSW were showcased in Callback 2017 and 2018.  Here is a small selection along with the Featured Ballet Ensemble from the 2019 School Spectacular.

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Drama collection 3

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These three performances by secondary school groups give us some food for thought. Enjoy these drama items from the 2019 State Drama Festival.

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Highlights collection 3

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Six weeks of Lunch Bites and there is so much talent to showcase. Here's a few to show how amazing NSW public school students are.

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Public Speaking collection 1

Public speaking
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The final of the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition is a highly anticipated event. Join us for Part 1 of the 2017 State Final for Years 3 and 4 students.

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27
 
May
 
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