i feel really good about the progress we have made.
During todays afternoon rehersal, we have finished the script, timing of sounds and have very nearly mastered all our stage directions/movement.
thing we need to work on is learning our lines. & make some final decisions regarding costuming.
we do need to find someone who is willing to do the sounds for us and this cant be a teacher, someone in our class or someone in our HSC year.
finished the sounds. finally.
the sounds we are incorporating go for roughly 25 seconds which should be long enough to do our entire first part.
these sounds consist of:
the only thing we need to sort out is “are we going to include ALL CLEAR (our theme/topic) into it and how are we going to do that?” since i cannot find a sound for that anywhere.
I also need to create a 10 second maximum sound for the ending which should be the EKG Flatline & the Heart Monitor.
compared to our class we have done alot for our group performance but after researching for the study lesson i have relised we are way behind. A lot of groups around australia are now at the stage where they are performing for large audiences to see their reactions. Unfortunatly the only people we have shown is half the class and miss wright. It technically isnt our fault we do try our best and we are making some progress. we already stay back twice a week and we cant do much more. erghh i dont not we can do to help us get a move on.
things we need to complete like soon
Things we need to do before our examination at the end of this term in front of miss wright
Important questionsto ask yourself while you are developing your performance
have i checked the criteria in the HSC guidelines?
what can i do best to show my performance skills ?
have i thought about the development of my character or role?
what is the message my group wants to communicate?
are we using the Performance area effectively ?
have we established an actor - audience relationship?
do we show that we are working well as a group?
This is the HSC timeline for group performance. we are currently slightly behind. but if you consider that there is an extra week this term.
The HSC says that we should start scritpwritting in term 3, we did that half way through the term so we are ahead in that area.
Weeks 1-4: is choosing the topic, brainstorming and preparing characters.
Weeks 5-8: developing the performance, focusing on a particular topic and developing scenes. WRITING AND REFLECTING IN LOGBOOK
Weeks 9-10: performance for drama night a chance for feedback and evaluation
Weeks 1-4 : finalise script, check production effects (keep minimal), check logbook, check and sign examination paperwork
Week 5: Drama HSC Pratical examinations
Operation of technical equipment such as lighting can only be carried out by other students in the school who are not HSC students. Teachers, or members of the public, are not permitted to operate technical equipment. A stage crew of students who are not HSC students may be used to set and remove props.
Operation of technical equipment
such as lighting can only be carried out by other students in the school who are not HSC students. Teachers, or members of the public, are not permitted to operate technical equipment. A stage crew of students who are not HSC students may be used to set and remove props.
we need to find a student in the school that can be trusted enough to do our sound effects. its a big job LOL
progressing. adding to our script but chantelle’s unfortunetly not here so we have to pretend she is and it sometimes doesn’t work out well. we should have this done really soon but again unfortunetly i don’t think thats going to happen. it’s time to start timing it, and showing our teacher to see where we are going or where we could be going.
Steph, Maddie & Tara
finally moving on & deciding what to do with our HSC group peformance.
after about half a lesson of still deciding what we want to do, we got up and began to be practical by getting up and putting words into actions.
after one or two more lessons of some practical movement, maybe we can start working on a script.
The Wizard of Oz
we all know this is a prime example that we should all know about of an accident, dream sequence, alternate reality, etc.
so, our group has had a change of plans.
no army. no jail/prisoner ideas. really, no plan at all. just alot of good ideas.
ideas that were unfortunetly not agreeing on, & that needs to change, fast.
we discussed the pros & cons to both our previous ideas and eventually realised how much these ideas constricted us.
we have come up with plenty of other great ideas. these include:
really hope we figure this out.. & soon.
so this was a producive study lesson. LOL :) people are bonking in the bathroom apparently. steph and maddy leave their DNA all over the place. tara has a little notebook and it’s pretty cute. blue, actually. we rate it.
things which can be incorporated into both army and prison themes:
psychopathic character (“kill all them foreigners!”/no regrets killer)
innocent one (conscription/ framed)
one main setting (army barracks/ prison cell)
fully sikk costumes (commando+face paint/ jumpsuits)