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In Drama class were working on speeches. So far we have done two speeches in this unit. The first was more of an introduction where we could talk about whatever we wanted and it only had to be one minute in length. The second one was on a given topic and it had to be about 3 minutes in length.
In looking at the video of my one-minute speech, I thought my volume was good. My pitch was moderate and did not change much throughout the speech. I thought my pace was good. I did not seem to speak either too quickly or too slowly and my pauses were appropriate. I thought my posture was OK, although I did sway side-to-side a bit. I also moved hands quite a lot and made fists which was distracting. My facial expression was good.
In looking at my three-minute speech, I think that my volume was good and my pitch was again moderate – as it also didn’t change that much. My pace was good and easy to understand and my pauses were timed right. I think my posture was good because I was standing up straight but i occasionally swayed side to side. My hand movements were still there like the last speech, but they didn’t happen as much.
I think my best speech was my second one on the given topic. It was better because of how much more detailed it was compared to my first speech. My second speech was a lot longer and I also delivered everything I wanted to, unlike my first speech, where I forgot some of the things I wanted to say.
In the future, I think I should try to improve on my speech delivery, because, in reviewing both of my speeches, I tended to talk over and repeat myself. I also, need to be aware of what I do with my hands because I look kind of weird when I’m moving my hands in front of me and then behind me over and over again. Another thing I think I could have improved on was not saying the same thing more than once. I found myself in a few cases saying what I had said before but just rephrasing it.
In looking at some of my other classmates speeches, I thought that Toshi’s was well done. Toshi did a good job of delivering the speech. He looked at the camera, maintained good posture, did not have any distracting body movements and new his material well. He also had good volume and pace.
In Drama class, we were supposed to make a dance. We made a scene which is technically a dance because there is movement with props. This is what my group came up with:
I think we had a good use of props and rhythm. I think we didn’t do well on it looking real for multiple reasons. One, the poles didn’t look like sword, two, the death was not real, and three, one of the dead people came to life. Also, I didnt like the parts when there were two people fighting and the one person was standing still. I think the hardest part was adding the music and making it flow with the dance.In the end, the music mostly matched. I really liked the part when we all froze because it really matched the music. I think my group and I did a good job making the most of the music and I hoped you enjoyed it.
Gene Kelly in “singing in the rain” was excellent. He thought of good lyrics with a good dance that had interesting scenes. I think he had a good rhythm and and his body movement matched well. Its was very interesting and entertaining. Along with all that it was pretty funny which was an even better thing about this perfect film.
He used his set really well and made it feel real. it wasn’t a dance numbered it just looked like a singer having fun in the streets. He turned a plan 2D scene into a Beautiful fun song and dance that was 3D. I liked how he had so much emotion when he danced and always had a smile. I think he used all his space and had all sorts of patterns and rhythms that tied in with the music. I think a big part of this is in the beginning because of the kiss. The reason he was so happy was because he had kissed. This was a really important because thats what is making him act this way, witch is like a kid.I also liked his use of props because it really tied in to the scene. He used his props in a phenomenal way, such as twisting and waving his umbrella. He also used water as a prop, such as rain, in puddles, and from the water spout. It was an amazing film in every way and everything tied together perfectly.
last week we made a rythem and were split up in to 3 groups are groups came up with this. hope u enjoy
weaknesses: didn’t use enough body language. I didn’t make my notes clear (to me). it was to long.
i had a lot to say i think i said it well but i think I could use little bit more practice. It was a little to long but was still good. i had a good speech i think with a lot of good things about it.
Significant Concept: Responding to an external stimulus, one needs to have immediate action where there is a suspension of thought.
Guiding Question: How can I stop hesitating and re-act without thinking?
Summative Task: Improv Theatre Sport
Students will engage in summative Improv Theatre Sport Event. 3 theater sport games will be chosen from 6 theater games practised during the unit. Students are divided in 3 teams. Each student has a sheet with rubric to record the minimum of 2 games joined.
•Be aware of dramatic instinct.
•The importance of the ensemble.
• Making an offer
• Accepting offers
• Giving the stage to others
• Move the action on (advancing)
• Creating a location