Dialogue in Performance

A Stream on “Dialogue in Performance: Pre-, During and Post-Production”
as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts
11-14 June 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts

The Arts & Culture Unit of ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Dialogue in Performance: Pre-, During and Post-Production”, 11-14 June 2018, Athens, Greece as part of the 9th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts sponsored by the Athens Journal of Humanities & Arts.

This stream examines the role of dialogue today in storytelling on camera, on independent, world and studio sets.  We aim at soliciting discussion from film actors, directors, editors, writers, mixers, dialogue directors/editors and others responsible for the dialogue of a film. Often, a director or DP will watch a scene without headphones on because the focus of the storytelling in Film was first, and often still is, about the picture. On set, there are, usually, 15 or so departments devoted to the image and only three dedicated to the dialogue – Mixer/Boom, dialogue or dialect coach and writer (if they are allowed on set). What purpose does dialogue fill in today’s film work? How important has it become in the 88 years since it was first introduced? We don’t make silent films today. But, much of what is prized in filmmaking is non-verbal.  How do we support the artist with the responsibility of delivering the words?  Is it solely the responsibility of the directors/director? How important is “Production sound” vs. ADR?  Often Post-Production Supervisor will get every single line of dialogue in ADR, “just for safety.”  Can a performance be improved in ADR? How often is the writer consulted in the final product?  What are the writers feelings about the dialogue vs. the picture?  How is this taught in film school today when few directors have ever taken a voice or acting class?

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/2018fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by the 30 April 2018 to: Ms. Amy E. Chaffee, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre & Dance, Tulane University, USA. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (gregory.papanikos@stir.ac.uk).

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