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Acting Preparation: Differences Between Film and Television Series

Acting is a versatile discipline that spans various formats, from film to television series. Each medium has its own characteristics and demands, meaning that actors must adapt to different approaches in their preparation for a role. In this blog, we will explore the key differences in acting preparation for movies and television series.

1. Narrative Pace and Character Development:

Film:

In film, the narrative tends to have a slower pace and allows for greater depth in character development. Actors have more time to explore the nuances of their roles and build complex arcs throughout the movie.

Television Series:

In television series, the narrative pace is usually faster, with episodes airing weekly. Actors need to be prepared for quicker character development and be able to adapt to more frequent changes in the plot.

2. Volume of Content:

Film:

Movies generally have a limited duration, which means actors face a manageable volume of content and focus on quality over quantity. They can dedicate more time to preparing specific scenes.

Television Series:

Television series, especially long-running ones, can have a large volume of content. Actors must manage an intensive workload, preparing for multiple scenes and character arcs in a shorter period.

3. Flexibility and Adaptability:

Film:

Film production often allows more time for the preparation and shooting of scenes. Actors may have the opportunity to explore different approaches and perform multiple takes to perfect their performances.

Television Series:

In television, the production schedule can be tighter, requiring actors to be highly adaptable. The ability to quickly adjust to changes in the plot or new directions is essential.

4. Continuous Connection with the Character:

Film:

Actors in films can deeply immerse themselves in building and connecting with their characters, but the nature of a film often involves a limited time of continuous commitment.

Television Series:

In television series, actors experience a continuous connection with their characters over several seasons. This requires an emotional investment and a constant understanding of character development.

5. Long-Term Arc Development:

Film:

In films, actors may face more closed and conclusive character arcs. The narrative tends to have a more defined beginning, development, and conclusion within a single work.

Television Series:

In television, actors must prepare for long-term character arcs that evolve over multiple seasons. This involves a continuous understanding of the character’s evolution and the ability to maintain consistency in performances over time.

6. Collaboration with Directors:

Film:

In film production, actors often have more time to closely collaborate with directors and explore different creative approaches for their characters.

Television Series:

In television, where the pace can be faster, collaboration with directors is important, but efficiency and the ability to adapt quickly are crucial.

7. Viewer Experience:

Film:

Viewers experience a complete story in a single sitting, allowing actors to build a powerful and memorable narrative within a limited time frame.

Television Series:

In series, viewers follow the story over multiple episodes, creating a prolonged connection with the characters and allowing actors to deepen their performances over time.

In conclusion:

While acting preparation shares common foundations, acting in film and television requires specific skills and approaches tailored to the unique demands of each medium. Adaptability, time management, and the ability to maintain consistency across variable narrative arcs are essential for success in both settings.

Acting for Camera Classes

This Saturday, the students from our school’s Acting for Camera course in the filmmaking program were working on creating their own scene. The exercise consists of composing, with complete freedom, the scene they themselves want to star in. They should be able to cover, with discretion and from their own initiative, all areas involved. They can use references or do it completely original, thinking about the setting with all the necessary props, the preferred lighting to create the appropriate atmosphere, and, of course, the script. They have already started testing and rehearsing their ideas, and the filming is approaching, where the students from the filmmaking course will be able to assist them with the technical aspects. Completing this exercise will allow them to save the material in professional quality to continue building their showreels, which will be crucial in job searches and audiovisual experiences. We’ll be back soon with more updates from our courses! And remember, if you enjoy being both in front or behind the camera, we surely have a course for you! Don’t forget where to find us, for the school’s address click here. And if you want to be part of any film course, enroll here

Summer courses at B.movie School

This year, at our film school, we have summer courses available in two modalities to ensure you don’t get bored at home and can choose the option that suits you best.

Summer is approaching, and we already have our schedule ready!

Join the audiovisual community in the role you prefer. This summer, you can enroll in:

Camera Acting to learn how to star in your own videos, those of your friends, or even in a professional job. We’ll provide you with acting tools through practical exercises so you can unleash your potential with any script in front of the camera.

Filmmaking to help you bring your own projects to life. You’ll learn how to translate a good idea into audiovisual language, mastering the key concepts and functions of each area: scriptwriting, production, direction, cinematography, art, costume, and sound.

Editing and Montage if you prefer to focus on post-production, the final step of audiovisual content creation. You’ll learn to use professional programs like Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.

You can enroll in these summer courses on a biweekly or monthly basis.

Biweekly: first or second half of July or first half of August.

Monthly: throughout the month of July.

If you want information about our fees, you can check it by clicking here.

If you’re ready to join us, you can enroll here.

And if you want to see our facilities, you can visit us at this address

THE SITCOM AND OUR FILM COURSES!

Do you know about our film courses? Very soon we will start a new shoot with the filmmaking students, the course for young people at Bmovie School, the film school in Alicante. Last Friday, the public voting ended. Along with the votes from the students and the teachers, they chose a winner: “Alma Mater”. “Alma Mater” is the script from one of the three filmmaking groups, featuring a group of teenagers and their particularities, living their days and resolving conflicts in a foster home. Now the fun begins! Finalizing script details and kicking off the production of the first episode of this sitcom. Each of the students will take on a role within the audiovisual technical team and, with professionalism, fulfill the tasks of each area to ensure the necessary materials are ready for the shooting day. Shooting an episode of a series is the opportunity to learn how to work in the professional audiovisual world. It’s important to meet the established shooting times, understanding practically what each role entails, what their responsibilities are, and – considering all this – also learning how teamwork is organized. We are very excited about this project and we want to share it! If you love the world of cinema and want to join our courses, don’t forget that registrations are now open for the summer courses.

  • Filmmaking
  • On-camera Acting
  • Editing and Montage

You can enroll here or visit our film school here.

See you soon!

The summer course at Bmovie School has ended.

The students of Bmovie School have completed their intensive summer course! Both the filmmaking group and the on-camera acting group have already filmed their final projects. The kids had days full of shooting and hard work. Only the last part remains: the editing stage of all this material so we can enjoy the two summer 2021 audiovisual productions. The short film by the on-camera acting students (a story of teenagers, causes, and effects) was specially written for them, with particular importance given to the development of the characters each one wanted to portray. During all the sessions, they worked on each character’s profile, their dialogues, and their movements in front of the camera. It’s time to see the results!The pilot episode of the filmmaking sitcom (the story is better shown than told) was entirely written, planned, and produced by the students of the course. Each class day covered different areas to decide how to organize the production, dividing roles and rehearsing all the scenes to be ready for shooting. We are very close to premiering these projects, so stay tuned for updates from our film school in Alicante. And if you missed out during the summer, no problem! You can now enroll in the annual course at Bmovie School! Just click here, or you can visit us to get to know us and resolve all your doubts here. See you soon!