What elements are you taking from your research examples? How are you
adapting these elements?
I wanted to express the characters personalities by trying to emphasize the way they move and having each character looking at the audience to see facial expressions as well as there over dramatic body movement. I’m adapting the use of these elements through color choices and choreography of how each character should move on stage.
What are some inherent difficulties with this art form? What are some of the
Some of the difficulties that I found with this art form is trying to keep everything consistent and making sure that your actors don’t get off character. The benefits of this art piece is that once the make up is on and learning your lines, playing around in such a serious toned, overly dramatic play can work to getting an audience attention no matter the story line. It’ll always be fun to look at.
How did you go about creating this work in this
form? Where could you use
traditional materials and techniques? Where did you have to improvise? What
decisions did you make in that improvisation?
A lot of preplanning before hand. First started with looking for what stood out for me the most in most stories. Then getting along into writing a small script then drawing some storyboards to help visualize how it will look on camera. Then working on make-up to see how to go about that. Improvisations had to made between reading some lines and editing out some certain scenes. This actually became slightly easy because of how much we actually had, this allowed us to play around of how we wanted to story to be seen. Most of those decisions were how can we say this line better and what pose would make a bigger impression. When it came to editing it was the shot order and what showed a more visual story if this did not have sound. Once that was done making decisions about sounds and dialogue of how audible is it and should we retake some audio.