In Drama we are doing a mime unit. In this unit we had to make a scene where we have to pass an object all around the other people in our group. This was a bit hard because you have to show the size and shape of the object that we pass around. Sometimes it can also be about the weight of the object because it will help the audience see what your passing around. My group is with Krysta, Siavon and Rhiannu. We made up a scene all by ourselves and practiced and performed it in front of the class.
I think that our performance was pretty successful. I think that We could have made what we were passing around more clear. Since me and Siavon was passing drinks and sandwiches we could have made it more clear because I thought some people didn’t know what we were passing around. Other than that I think we had a pretty successful performance.
I think we were pretty good at using the space. The reason is that when me and Siavon were going to play we went to the side so we wouldn’t be all squashed with Rhiannu while she was setting up her chair. Another reason is when we were hiding from Krysta and Rhiannu, we also went to the side so they can both look around before finding us. The last reason is when Siavon and I came in we made sure to sit on opposite of each other so we would have space to set up the blanket and the food for the picnic.
I interacted with all the characters. I interacted with Siavon when we setted up for the picnic and when we played together while Rhiannu sets up her chair. I interacted with Rhiannu when I was laughing at her and she gets angry at both me and Siavon. I interacted with Krysta by hiding from her and she catches me and Siavon and gets mad at us too. We all interacted with each other when we ask Krysta if she wanted to sit with us but instead we give her a sandwich and says goodbye.
I think at some parts it was believable and some wasn’t believable. I think when we were passing around the food it wasn’t really believable but I think we did do a pretty good job at it. The part that wasn’t really very believable was the part when Siavon and I were hiding behind a tree while Krysta was looking for us. It wasn’t really that believable because there was some parts when we made some mistakes and it wasn’t really believable when she was looking at one side and we were looking at another side.
This is the ending of the silent movie ‘Smile’ starring Charlie Chaplin.
How are the actors showing emotion?
The Actors show their emotions by there facial expression, gesture and what they do. They also exaggerate their emotion so that it’s easier for people to see what is happening without sound. For example when the girl is sad she just stares into space and then breaks down crying.
What emotions are being shown?
In the start I notice that everything was fine and they were acting normal. Then it zooms in on the girl and she is tying something then she starts breathing heavily and staring into space finally, she breaks down crying on the rock next to her. I also notice that when he finally notices that she was crying he completely stops what he was doing and goes over to confort her. When she looks up agin I notice that she wasn’t looking into his eyes so that could mean that she was embarrassed so she didn’t want to look at him. Her expression then changes and she starts to look more confident and she finally looks at him and stands up with him. They then walk to the road he stops and tells her to smile. They both smile and walk down the road.
In drama our first unit we are learning about miming. We practice miming with parters doing different things for example getting ready for something. At our last lesson we went into parters and we have to mime the two of us trying to open an imaginary door. We had to all come up with different ways of opening a door which was locked. I think me and my partner did pretty good on that because we had a different way to open the door than other people.
This is the video of me and my partner (Marina) trying to open the door.
How we got in the door was we had to push instead of pulling the door. I think we were pretty successful at opening the door because I think that we did pretty good at opening the door when we finally got in and thinking of the idea of pushing instead of pulling the door open. What I think we didn’t do so well was maybe trying to pull open the door we kind of moved the doorknob a little when we were trying to pull it. I think that we should have stayed in the same place when we were pulling it. I think this helps our performances because we learn about gestures, expression and posture. With those three we can make the character we are playing more believable when we are acting. It helps express what people are feeling so it’s more clear to people and using gesture can help explain what you want to say to the person.
These few weeks we have been working on making a dance in drama. For this dance we went into groups and chose a theme and prop to use. I was with Mihaela and Aruna. Together we thought of doing a halloween theme and we each were a monster. Mihaela was a werewolf, Aruna was a vampire and I was witch. Our props were ribbons and a jacket. The ribbons were my made up wand and the jacket was a fake dead human being that we were fighting over.
At first we had a practice performance where we showed the class what we have worked on and they gave us feedback on how to improve on our performance. The feedback we got from other people in our class was to use more patterns and to use more space. So after we got our feed back we went into our groups and started to practice for our final performance.
Since our only feedback was to use more space and patterns we did some crisscross and some circling and we started to use some more space. We used more space and patterns when me and Aruna were fighting in a scene. For example we circled each other in one part and we moved around when Mihaela came into the story. After practicing through it we decided that we should use more patterns so at Mihaela and Aruna‘s fighting scene tehy also did a crisscross and after their fight scene it was the end.
In conclusion I think that we did a pretty good job. However I think we could’ve made it a little longer and maybe used some more space and patterns. Since I thought it was very short and that we didn’t do anything special in the video so I thought if we did it would’ve made the performance better than the first time we did it. I have leaned a lot about movement an props. I have learned that the performance would look better if you use more space than to stay at the same place the whole time.
At drama we talked about using space and prop to perform. We looked at Gene Kelly and his video for Singing in the rain. We watched his video because we wanted to learn more about moving around the stage. We watched it a few times and I have learned a lot about it.
He has use the umbrella as a cane and he has twirled it around. He has also used that water on the ground very well because he was stomping around the puddles and was splashing it everywhere. Another prop that he has used was his hat he has made it soaking wet. The last prop he used was his shoes and the ground because he was tap dancing. I also noticed that he use a lot of space. Since he had a big stage he was always dancing all over the place so I learned that it is good to use a lot of stage space when you are performing.
He has also showed a lot of emotion in his dance. I now know that his emotion was happy and in love. I know this because he was smiling the whole time. He has also shown emotion in his dace since he was jumping around so it showed that he was happy. However he wasn’t jumping around the whole video he only jumped around after his girlfriend kissed him. After that he started walking slowly and singing. That’s when he started getting excited and jumping and dancing all around the place.
He also used a lot of rhythm in his dance since he always was with the music. For example when the music was slow he was calm and walking. However when the music was fast and upbeat he was running jumping and dancing. Another way he showed rhythm was when he used he started tap dancing on he side walk. I was amazed when he tap dance because it fit with the music. He also uses rhythm when he is walking in the start. He made sure that the steps were matched together with the music.
What I like about his is that he used a lot of rhythm and a lot of space. I now understand that using space is a good thing. I also liked how he used all his props for example when he twirled his umbrella and also when he also used his hat when he took it off and on again. I also noticed that he used the lamp post and he twirled around it. I think that Gene Kelly is a very talented person.
I think this time was better than the first one because I think my volume was much more louder and clear. One thing I think I did not that good was maybe my position when I was talking. When I was talking I fidgeted the piece of paper I had in my hand. I also put my hands behind my back so I had to take the paper into the front and looked at it so I think I should work on that.
Our unit in drama is “How do we adapt our communication style to different situation.” In this unit we are working on a 1 minute talk and I wrote my talk about tennis. We had a note card with bullet points to remind us what to say. Our goal was not to look at the cards all the time and just put reminders.
I think what I need to work on was my projection (volume) of my voice. However what I think I did good was information in the talk. One of my weakness in the talk was the clarity of my voice. Next time I think I should also think of my position because in the talk my feet was kind of moving and my hands were fiddling with the piece of paper. Another thing that I need to improve is to not be nervous. However I think what I should really improve on is projecting (volume) my voice
Hope you enjoyed it it was very fun.
What I should have done better and what I think was my weakness was when, we played Space jump and I had to think of another story to do. What I thought was easy was how to react to thing that had happened. My strength was maybe making a story when we were doing story story die.
You're Rose Tyler!
You are spunky, determined, and as religiously devoted to your Doctor as you are to chips. (He's the only one who doesn't know how sweet you are on him, too.) You never stay put when you're told to stay put, but just when everyone expects you to get roasted by the monster of the week, you turn right around and figure out the mystery. You're sharp as a tack, but also sensitive, knowing when the Doctor needs someone to back him up or when he just needs a hand to hold. He seems to think he can get rid of you... you're quick to show him he's wrong!
You're Donna Noble!
Oi! Wotch it, Martian boy! The Doctor thinks he can spout all kinds of ridiculous technobabble and 'Last Time Lord Angst' at you just because he's from outer space, huh? Well, you're not having any of it! You've got a heart of gold and a will of iron, and you're a rather boggling combination of a romantic idealist and a staunch realist. But you never let logical paradoxes get to you; you prefer to shoehorn the universe into a little box of your own perception. More often than not, it fits... probably because the universe is too intimidated to argue!
You're most like Jade West! You're very dark and gothic, and so is your make-up. You love your boyfriend, and you're not afraid to show public displays of affection. You love horror films, and you're not exactly a happy person!
You love being different from everybody else because just going with the flow is boring. You are instinctive and do whatever you think is best, though it may not always be the right choice. You are a peacekeeper but at the same time you love being spontaneous.