Documentary Video

Joseph Hladek



HLADEKA is a character development system for film actors. Integrating traditional method acting techniques, virtual connectivity, and cyber-social networks, film actors personify contemporary characters interacting with a public audience in the “real” and “online” worlds. This process informs their performance. HLADEKA offers the ability for a director to work with various actors in different locations, gives them access to a global audience, and allows actors participation in the creative process. In order to test the system, HLADEKA is in use by several acting participants located in San Antonio, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; and Sherman, Connecticut for the independent film “Chosen Fallen.” On display is a montage of interactions between the actors, the public and on-screen performance.


Joseph Hladek