This is my video of the 1 min speech I did in drama class, and we had to make a reflection about how we did in the video.
In the speech, I talked about a recess time a few years ago. For my volume, I think it was nice and clear, and for the projection, I think it was good because the people in the room could hear clearly. I think my pace was a bit too fast because I was really nervous. My pitch did not really change in the speech but it did on a few parts. I paused a few times for breath, and for making the speech more dramatic than it really is.
During the speech, I fidgeted a little and played with my hair a few times, but I managed to smile during the speech.
Improv is about making things up on the spot. A few things I explored in improv was to name the it. Example: “Wow look there! It’s coming towards us!” ” Oh my! it’s a giant cookie rolling down the hill!”. So in that one, the it was a giant cookie rolling down the hill. I also explored the O+A=S. (offer + accept =scene.) This means that when someone makes an offer, you need to accept it and play along with it to make a good scene.
In this unit, I learned some games like, expert double figures, die story die, statues,space jump, and one word at a time. In expert double figures, there has to be at least two people, and one person sits on a chair with their hands at the back and the other person sits behind them and they pretend that their hands are the other persons hands and they have to make a scene in that position. In die story die, there is a few people standing up and a conductor, and the audience makes up a title of a story, and the conductor would point at a person who is standing up and they have to start telling the story, and when the conductor points at another person, that person has to keep telling the story. If the person who the conductor hesitates or says the same thing twice, they have to pretend to die dramatically. In statues, there are a few people who gets formed into a pose and those people has to start a scene from that position. In space jump, there is one person pretending to do something, and after 15 seconds, someone yells “space jump!” and the actor freezes, and another person goes in and that person makes up a whole new scene using the pose the other person is in. In one word at a time, there is a few people stand ing, and they say on word at a time to make up a story, but the story has to make sense.
I can use this in performance when someone gets stuck, I can say something different so the scene can keep going.
Before this unit, I did not know anything about improv, but I knew it was making things up on the spot. Now, I know a lot more about improv.
I want to learn more games so I can practice and do short plays with my friends for fun.
6B 1 min Speech from YIS Academics on Vimeo.