Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The final blog

I really enjoyed getting to perform some of my final on tuesday with Hale. It made me realize how rusty i am and how much i miss doing musicals but i just don't have the time to do them so. I'm really glad that i took this class and even though most of the time i felt like everything we were doing was a waste of time it really did come together in the end. I also want to thank all of you guys cause you made the class even more enjoyable and i would like to take a moment to look back on my favorite moment from this semester of when our two classmates were trapped inside a uterus. Pretty sure i came close to peeing myself and of course I have to just say two words... Max Julian... enough said.
class was good on Tuesday.
We hardly understand the nuances of different kinds of sounds that come our way, and that even those sounds convey emotions.
I too had the unfortunate experience of viewing the silent film on the civil war. It goes to show how important it is to develop these skills we have tried to cultivate in ourselves as actors without the faculties of sound! They were really horrible at conveying action and reactions with no words. As Fabio would say, they 'played an emotion.' That said, I am really glad Josh and I got to work on our final in class today, I think it will help us loads. I'm kind of nervous for it, though...

Tuesday Night

I was at my night class tonight and we were watching a silent film made in 1915 about the start of the Civil War. I liked thinking about how acting has evolved in terms of film, but the art has always been the same-dating all the way back to ancient Greece (pretty sure that was it). I thought the film was kind of funny, though, because it looked like these people just filmed it in their backyard, and the addition of text didn't really help me understand what was going on. But just because our audience can actually see and hear us clearly doesn't mean Dave's and my final is a sure thing. Hope everything works out!