Film: What is a Table Read?

Hello everyone!

Today, I will be talking about table reads.

So, what is a table read?  A table read is defined as an organized reading around a table where speaking parts are conducted.

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The first table read starts before filming begins. It is an essential part to the script and allows the writers to sharpen and tune in on the dialogue as well as make screenwriting adjustments.

The table read is useful so the creative team can hear how it plays. For example, reading it aloud can help to see if a punch line in the dialogue is actually comedic. Otherwise, it can be changed to actually be funny.

The first table read allows the actors to read the script for the first time rather than just jumping straight into filming. They can gain insight on their character and the role they play in the film.

Overall, a table read is an important part of pre-production and is very useful for the whole production. Some argue it is just as important as an audition and actors can get fired at a table read if they aren’t reading loud enough or putting their full performance into effect.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was a very well known, influential artist that experimented with art that was very different from many other artists. Here is a video to learn about him:

 

Here are some of his works:

THE WEEPING WOMAN-1937

Weeping Woman by Pablo Picasso

THE OLD GUITARIST-1904

The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso - Facts about the Painting

SYLVETTE-1954

Sylvette, 1954 by Pablo Picasso

THE BLUE ROOM-1901

The Blue Room (Picasso) - Wikipedia

Film: How to record a self-tape audition

Many film actors have to record a self-tape audition for a role. A self-tape audition is an audition that an actor films on their own to submit remotely.

It is requested by a casting director and they will give you information about your role such as the sides, instructions and deadlines but it is up to you to film it, edit it and turn it in on time to them. So, how do you do this?

To Be Seen - How To Self Tape For Auditions

Here are the steps on how to:

Step 1: Get the materials you will need. 
– Tripod or a stack of books to set up your phone.
– Good lighting. A window works for this.
– A reader. Sometimes this is required, other times it is not.
– A phone to film and something to edit your work with. This could be what comes with your electronic device.

Step 2: Set up.
            Set up your tripod and adjust your camera. The frame should be from just above your head to right above your hips. Make sure you can hear yourself and see yourself clearly before filming. If you are using a reader tell them to take a couple steps away from where the camera is setup. The reader should not be seen and should never be louder than the actor. 

Step 3: Start filming.
          Start filming your sides. Normally, you should be off-book and have your lines memorized. Try filming it a couple times to get the best results. Never look at the camera while filming the sides. Instead imagine a person to the side but right behind the camera. If there is a reader, look at the reader. Make sure your face is seen. Only look directly at the camera when you film the slate.

Step 4: Edit. 
Once you are done filming start to edit your video. I usually edit on my computer with the photos video editor that came with the computer. Edit out any bloopers or messups and then save the video. After that, submit it.

You have filmed your self-tape audition. Good luck! I hope you get the part.

 

 

Georgia O’ Keefe’s Art

Georgia O’ Keefe was a very well know artist and has some amazing paintings.

Here is a short video about her:

 

Here are some of her art pieces:

Jimson Weed – 1936

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Black Iris – 1926
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Horse’s Skull on Blue – 1930
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Cow’s Skull: Red, White, and Blue – 1931
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Comment down below what your favorite painting is. I would love to know.

Theatre: How to control stage fright

Hello all!

Today, I will show you how to control and overcome stage fright.

Stage fright is not an easy thing and can be very frightening. Stage fright symptoms include a racing pulse, rapid breathing, sweaty hands, trembiling of hands, knees, lips, and voice, dry mouth, nausea and an uneasy feeling in your stomach.

This is very serious and can seriously affect someone. So here are 6 steps to overcome stage fright:

  1. Choose a goal.
    The first step in overcoming stage fright is having your goal in mind. Whether it is a speech or a performance you want to have a clear intention about what you want to tell the audience. Try not to let your thoughts scatter and focus on that goal.
  2. Pick a focal point. 
    When you walk onto that stage, pick a focal point to send all your nervous energy towards. Stage fright is all a mental game. When you choose a focal point you are tricking your mind into thinking that you have let go of all your anxiety. Image result for stage fright
  3. Breathe intentfully.
    When you are nervous your breathing tends to get out of hand without you realizing it. The anxiety you are having is affecting your breathing and when you are nervous your breath tends to get faster and shallower. This is what you DON’T want to happen. Instead, breathe intentfully and allow a pause inbetween your sentences to focus on your breath. This will really help to get rid of your nerves.
  4. Release muscle tension.
    When you get anxious your body tends to tighten everything. This means our muscles contract and squeeze. Even your stomach gets tight and this is terrible for blood flow and anxiety. To get rid of this, try progressivley relaxing your body. This means start from the top of your head and release all the tension slowly, muscle by muscle, until you have reached your toes. Drop your tongue from the roof of your mouth and just relax.
  5. Tell yourself something positive.
    This goes with step 1. After you have your goal in mind encourage yourself. Remind yourself of something positive. This could be something simple like “You got this.” This will allow you to be proud of how far you’ve come and words of encouragement can really make your nerves cease.
  6. Use your anxiety to your advantage.
    Anxiety can sometimes be a good thing. If you look at anxiety with a different perspective, you can actually find that if you use your anxiety to pump yourself up your performance will go better. So, try this nextime.

 

Try all of these steps next time you have to do a performance or say a speech and remember everyone gets nervous so relax and you got this!

 

My Youtube Channel

I have started a Youtube channel!

It is all about acting, theatre, and so many other fun things!

Make sure to go check it out and please Subscribe! It would mean the world to me.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-ltdPN3YbsfnvLvzcFoTA

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I started this to jump my career in acting. I hope you can support me.

 

Thanks!

Highlights of Summer! (Why is Summer coming to a close?)

Hello all,

I am SO sorry for not posting in the longest time. Summer has been crazy! So many amazing things have happened to me and I am so excited to share it with all of you.

Highlights of Summer:

1. I went to Utah!

In Utah we rode around on forwheelers and we hiked mountains and rolled down sand dunes. It was so much fun!

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2. I traveled to Canon City!

Canon city was so fun! We went on a train, took so many beautiful pictures, went white water rafting and went to the Royal Gorge Bridge!!!

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3. I started a YouTube channel. (Well, two actually)!

This summer, I started two youtube channels, one with my cousin Korah and one of just me!

On these channels I do acting skits and challenges, along with some other random videos!

I would love for you to check them both out here:

My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-ltdPN3YbsfnvLvzcFoTA

My YouTube Channel with my cousin: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4M14u4JFeHOx_XJxlY_QKQ

I am going to try to start posting more on here!

Have a great day!