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Vashti Anderson

Assistant Professor

School of Film and Animation
College of Art and Design

585-475-5303
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Vashti Anderson

Assistant Professor

School of Film and Animation
College of Art and Design

585-475-5303

Currently Teaching

SOFA-206
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the arts of directing and acting with an emphasis on script analysis, performance, and blocking. Students direct and act in scenes from professional productions. Scenes are rehearsed outside of class, and then staged and critiqued in class.
SOFA-416
4 Credits
The first of two classes designed to advance students toward the completion of a capstone. It will advance students from capstone proposal toward the completion of a project. Students will also take part in weekly critiques to present their work and discuss the work of their classmates. At the completion of this course, students should be at the halfway point of their set project.
SOFA-306
1 Credits
Students discuss and generate written plans for their senior films or capstone projects. Each student will secure a film and animation faculty adviser for their senior year.
SOFA-417
4 Credits
This course will lead students toward the completion of their capstone. Students will take part in weekly critiques, present their work, and discuss the work of their classmates. At the end of this course, students will complete their capstone and take part in a public screening of their finished work or craft experience.
SOFA-524
3 Credits
This course will offer in-depth study of techniques introduced in the basic directing class, with an additional focus on using external observation to determine appropriate behavior. This course emphasizes the problems in blocking for camera, peculiar to film and video production. Class meetings are organized around the presentation of scenes prepared by student directors using the acting students in the class.
SOFA-607
3 Credits
Students will deepen their skills in analyzing scripts and directing actors while adding the breakdown of scenes into shots and the choreography of the camera with actors. Students will stage scenes from professional productions in class, and then shoot and edit them outside of class with a focus on creative rather than technical accomplishment.

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