Sunday, 6 December 2009

all our work payed off weekend went well, all very sleepy elfs now but was worth it, it was strange how each time we had diffrent children the stories changed, but it all worked realy well and the children and the grown ups responded well. (i love being an elf). i think that everyone worked realy well together and i think that it will only get better as the weekends go on.

i liked that we all found a way that our stories worked well together and all worked well as a company. todays went well as there was a lot of intertaction between the storys. And everyone stayed in characture realy well, also i think that the face painting is the best thing in the world watching the kids faces when they see thay can have it done and then what they end up looking like. but i realy enjoy the face painting and want to do it all the time. i think jess shouldnt be alowed to do any more stars ever poor mark!! stick to the reinders xx

realy good first weekend very happy elf xxx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

writting storys

i found a few winter storys but wasnt happy with any of them as i thought that they were a little old so i have attempted to write my own i thik taht on wednesday when we meet up it will be helpful to get some feed back.

fridays lesson was realy good mark did some warm up exerises with us such as the ABC game we were in pairs and given a background story ans had to have a conversation using the letters of the alphabet such as the first person would say : any thing from the shops? and the next person would then have to start with b so could say 'bread and butter please' and so on i realy enjoyed it as it got us thinking and working quickly.

we also did an exercise to learn how to make a room have a atmosphere with out acting out any thing or with much speeking, this was realy interesting as we did learn to stop using conversation to show a feeling or to create and atmosphere.

we then told some of our storys to each other and gave each other feed back on how to deliver them and what realy worked as the audence, we all the had a talk on how we would use the space and next week we will be in the rooms that we will be using.
this lesson went realy well.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

we started to shoe some of the storys and performances and some were realy good and could realy work for the winter christmas theme that we have decided on.

I realy enjoyed Bens story and think that that is perfect, with a bit more work it will be realy good!!

I felt that meeting went realy well today and that it feels as if we are getting some where and that the communication between everyone is getting better as well.

we touched apon having other things to do for the children such as drawing and just a place for them to sit and read or some where we can just sit and read to them, i think this will work well along side the more lively storys as it will be a place that the children that dont want to realy be involved can still be entertained.

also loved the idea of having people in characture as this will make it alot more visual and exciting.

looking forward to being in the house this week and hearing everyones storys. x

Thursday, 22 October 2009

loved jens and zoes performance last week, think it could realy work as it was short and easy to move about !! i have got the bath book from my sister so will bring it tomorrow so you can all have a look and see what i was talking about.

Everyone at ham house are realy nice and i think that we will have fun working with them. Cant wait till we start but i am still scared of the house and the basment is creepy think we need to make it brighter and famly friendly so i dont get scared down there!!

Me and Jess both work as nannys and we could put something advertising the family fun at ham house up in there school as it is nice and close, get lots of people involved.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Today we went into Ham House for our tour. It was so not what i was expecting the gardens we so pritty and open and magical but the in side of the house was kind of creapy! It was kind of scary but going in to the rooms that we will be using was good they are kind of blank spaces that we can work with but again i find it hard to not see it as a scary old house.

Saying this i was supprised at how much i reacted to the fact that it reminded me of my school, a lot of memorys and feelings came back from then. So even thought the house is scary i almost felt a little bit at home again.

I think that we are all going to have a lot of fun there, Mark gave us homework to put a peice together for next week and all i could think of was the old book that my dad used to read to me and my sister that i cant remberthe name of but my sister will , it is about a king having a bath and people interupting his bath and being in the bathroom room made me think of it again so i think that i will try and find it as i think that it could work.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Ham House is stunning!! And the christmas events sound like they will be fun. I am looking forward to starting throwing ideas about.