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The annual conference of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) welcomes you to the Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, June 11th – 14th, 2017

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Wednesday, June 14 • 14:00 - 14:30
SP Dan Leberg. Empathy On Set: An Ethnographic Study On How Canadian Actors Think Of/With/About The Camera

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This presentation uses my recent ethnographic interviews with Canadian screen actors to analyze how creative training and the industrial logistics of film production enable the performing actor to solicit empathetic bonds with the camera, as a surrogate for an anticipated audience. I give special attention to on-set practices that some actors use to "befriend" the camera, to enworld themselves and their scene partners for screen-specific verisimilar performances, and to actively collaborate - metaphorically "dance" - with the camera.

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Dan Leberg

University of Amsterdam
Dan Leberg is a PhD Candidate in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. After 25 years of work as a professional stage and screen actor in Toronto, Dan’s dissertation project is a neurophenomenological theorization of screen acting. He has published on Stanley Kubrick and... Read More →

Wednesday June 14, 2017 14:00 - 14:30 EEST
A-306 Room, Töölö Campus, Aalto University (3rd floor) Runeberginkatu 14-16, Helsinki