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Drama 8

MAJOR PROJECT: SCENE #2 - DIRECTING PROJECT

DIRECTORS
- decide on teams and who is acting/directing for week #1
- type script for week #2 & set up rehearsal schedule with actors
- correct margins, create motives/objectives, create ground plan, create blocking for week #3
- presentations begin week of MAY 19th ***Remember to have all props, costumes, sound, etc. in class and ready to go

ACTORS
- decide on teams and who is acting/directing for week #1
- memorize script for week #2
- review memorization, learn blocking for week #3
- presentations begin week of MAY 19th ***Remember to have all props, costumes, sound, etc. in class and ready to go

DIRECTOR INFORMATION:

For your prompt book/typed script
-allow for white space
-double space your script
-left and right margins should be set at 2 inches
-top margin should be set at 3 inches
-your ground plan should be done on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white paper using the drawing tools in word
-that same ground plan should be replicated on each page in the 3" margin at the top (you can do this by hand if need be)
-add beats in (3-4 per scene) NOTE: a beat changes any time there is a topic change
-you can add in beats with a line going straight across the page
-write motives/objectives in the left hand side of the page
-place 2 motives in for each beat (one for each character) for a total of 6-8 depending on the number of beats
-remember to use verbs/action words for the motives
-write your blocking and stage business in the right hand side of the page

STAGE COMPOSITION

Line: People and objects can be arranged into lines. This can create a powerful or formal statement.

Space: The effective use of empty space can create a strong impact on the audience.

Contrast: Contrast can be used to create focus or visual interest. Contrast could be achieved by costume, body position, or other means.

Reinforcement: By using doorways, frames, furniture, or other characters you can make a character seem more important by reinforcement.

BLOCKING: POSITIONS

Focus: this is the point where we want the audience to look at any given point.

Body position: the more open (the more visible they are to the audience) the body/ face are the more focus they will demand.

Levels: the higher a person’s face the stronger they will appear.

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