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Drama singing in the rain analysis

Singing in the rain music video :

Props – Some of the props he used were : He uses these props abstractly to make it so you see the state of emotion he is in and you can think more about that. umbrella, pole, hat, puddles, shoes. He uses the umbrella as a guitar and his girlfriend. He uses the pole as well. He uses the hat by taking it off when shouting to the rain, finally he uses his shoes to jump in some puddles

rhythm – The beat in the song is fast and you can hear it through the foot steps. Also his foot steps are quick and snappy which shows his emotion effectively which is up-beat.

Expression – His expression is either in love or exited or happy. You can see this by his movements, which are quick, snappy and joyful. Also you can see his facial expression (the expression on the face) and see that most of the time he is smiling, until he sees the police in which then he is cautious and worried

Improv tournament reflection

My Reflection

How did you use offer and acceptance in your improvisation?
I used offer and accept in my improvisation when one of e team mates would start a new story and we would all go along

In what ways could I improve my performance?
I could improve my performance is by trying harder to act out my position because sometimes I make a totally new character which doesn’t make sense for what position I was in.

How could you use the skills of this game for performance?
I could use the skills of space jump (what I did) when I have forgotten my lines and I would just improve it a bit and also it makes my acting in front of people better. I am less scared to act out in front of an audience.

I think that I got a 6 out of 8 because sometimes I don’t share the story or I name the it. There is still much more I can work on.

6B Drama: Improv Tournament14 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

Offer & Accept

-What is improvisation?

Improvisation is to make up a scene on the spot right there and then. One person could start but the people would have to make up all of their own characters on the spot as well. You have to try and stay in one story

Explain these four concepts and why they are important to improvisation
-Always accept, don’t block
You have to always accept in improve. Otherwise it would be a total disaster. Blocking in improvisation means when someone offers a scene (starting a scene) and you say something like “that doesn’t make sense” or “thats not true”
example. person #1 “There’s a chicken on your head!” Blocking it would be person #2 saying “no theres not”

-Naming the it
Naming the it is naming the thing you are implying to for example person #1 saying “IT’S COMING THROUGH THE DOOR!” would NOT be naming the it but saying “THAT CUTE LITTLE FLUFFY KITTY IS COMING THROUGH THE DOOR!” would be naming the it.

-Share the story
Sharing the story is staying on the same page for example you couldn’t have a ninja fighting a giant cuddly teddy bear (you COULD but thats beside the point). So sharing the story is being in the same story

-Stay in character
Staying in the character is being one character for the whole time. For instance you couldn’t be a donkey singing “bye bye mis American pie” That would NOT be staying in the character
How did you use offer and acceptance in your improvisation?

I used offer and accept in my improvisation by offering a story to my partner and they have to accept it. The key is to just move along. Don’t block or make jokes. That ends the story. So offer and accept is used in improvisation at the start and to kick off the story

In what ways could I improve my performance and my improv skills?

I could improve my improv skills by practising. I could practise by doing games or just making more and more improv skits for instance I see my friend and I start a improv skit. That is how I can improve my improv skills.

6B Drama: Offer Scenes1 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.