Saturday, June 11, 2016

Being in a show

     When your in a show there can be a lot of responsibilities. You have to know your lines, your choreography, and your blocking. But I'm going to make it easy and break down what each of these things are. But overall Acting is just pretending to be somebody. You can learn everything you need to know about your role or whatever you are but if you don't believe yourself the audience won't believe you either.

     Lines are what you memorize to play the part of someone. For example I had to learn the lines of a Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast. You have to believe you are that person and sometimes it all comes down to the night of the show nd once the light hits you your there. If you have stage fright think of being in a show as not being who you are. If you mess up it's the character not you and play it off as if you were the character. Stage fright is just your brain telling you that it's you on the stage not your character. Sometimes if you believe in your character so much you forget everything that is going on in your life and you just remember your character as you and that's what Acting tome is all about.

    Choreography  is dancing is a big word. In a dance you get choreography and you have to memorize it to be the best ability that you can do to perform the dance as if you were the character.
Blocking is when you are reading your lines nd you have to move around or do something related to the character. For example when I was in Your a Good Man Charlie Brown I had to say "What I think you need most of all Charlie Brown is to come right out and admit all the things that are wrong with you." And while I said that I had to stand up and walk over to the person who was playing Charlie Brown.

     Acting or being in a show is all about how seriously you take being in the show. If you love acting like me, you will be amazing and if you aren't that good now don't worry we all get better. I was not always as good at singing as I am now but in good time I got help , I go to a voice studio and I sing all the time. If you really want to do something do it because you never know when an opportunity will come and you never know when the greatest opportunity of your life will come along. That's all for now have fun acting or whatever you love to do and remember to Act Out!


Friday, June 10, 2016

True Friends

     Today I'm going to be talking about who your real friends are and who they aren't. I'll tell you what the signs are that you need to know who you need to be careful around and who you can trust. Here are some tips 1) Never use social media when your in a fight, if you are having problems with anyone you should NEVER talk about someone online, it never goes away and someone will always have the memory or they can take a picture of everything and show someone and that can never go away! 2) Don't share secrets or talk about someone who they think can trust you. Those were some very important tips.
     You can see how a friend is a true friend or not by seeing how they take small secrets and see how they take that you will know if they are true or not by seeing how they act around you maybe if there is something your sad about see how they handle trying to make you feel better. It's all just a matter of judgment if they are true friends they will be there for you even if your mad at each other. Sometimes you find out the hard way if you have a true friend by a fight or if you have a very bad conversation however you find out if your friends a true friend it matters, TRUST ME!!
     In the end trust your instincts their almost always right. If something feels wrong about your friendship tell the person you should talk about what's going on. If you need to do something to feel comfortable around them do it! You need to definitely tell them ,bottling up feelings can ruin a friendship! I the end always be truthful and never tell any secrets if you want to be long friends you always need to be there for your friend! Well that's enough for today be truthful and don't forget to Act Out!


Friday, June 3, 2016

Boston Field Trip (bus ride edition)

     On Thursday the 2nd of June our team in Hiawatha 7th grade went to Boston. Although a lot fun things happened outside of the school bus, I would like to recognize what happened on our bus. On our bus we had Ms. Saraffi and Dr. Fiero as our chaperones/teachers.
     On our bus on the way Boston everyone was tired and no one was fully awake so i decided to open my pixie sticks about half way. By the time me and Angelina had eaten about 5 each we made it to the rest stop. After all the adults left the bus, everyone asked for a pixie stick and everyone got one but than everyone was very energetic after that. Than we were about an hour from Boston everyone was starting to talk and me and Angelina were watching YouTube when it started getting very loud. So I was wondering what was happening and we all started to eat snacks and a lot of junk food. By the time we reached Boston we all were very hungry because the sugar wasn't enough to fill our hunger.
     Fast forward to after the field trip. We were all very hyper still and everyone was very loud and the back of the bus where joe was sitting was extremely loud. They were basically screaming. I started watching youtube and all of sudden they were getting louder and than I turned around and they were playing heads up. I soon joined in and than Ms.Saraffi came back and sat with Dr.Fiero and than Ms. Saraffi started to play too! She told us to quiet down too though. After all this fun of course I was not hyper enough and I ate the rest of the pixie sticks all at once.
     This was a sum up of our Boston Field Trip Bus ride. Hope you enjoyed! Thanks for reading and remember to Act Out!
   

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Story Time

     Welcome back to Acting Out. Today I would like to adress kind of a story time of 3 stories that when you need a laugh you can go to. So without further ado, here they are. I will menshion who they were with and what happened in a time line kind of way. Here they are.

    One: So when I was little I would go to a private school. On the way to the mall after school with my older sister Jenna and my friend Molly Nelligan, we saw an old lady kind of just sitting alone waiting for the bus. So we go into the mall and we spend a good hour or two in the mall. When we com out we getin the car get all situated and my sister starts the car and we drove to where you wait for the CDTA buses and we were waiting behind one and all of a sudden the same old lady is in line to get on the bus. Reminding you this was one to two hours later!
     So we're laughing and my sister turns around and asks whats so funny when I see his lady who looks about 80 years old sees me and Molly who are 6 or 7 at the time and my sister who is about 23 years old and looked very young at the time in the car and she literally started coming towards the car. I yelled she was coming to Jenna and she was frantically trying to lock the doors and roll up the windows at the same time but she didn't roll the windows up quick enough. So this lady reached her hand into my car window and tried to grab me and I unbuckled and moved over closer to Molly and my sister rolled up the window a couple secconds after.
      Than the wierdest part of this was she want to the middle of the road once we drove away on the wrong side of the rode because of the stupid CDTA bus and she starts, wait for it. READING!!! In the middle of the road. I have never seen something or encountered something like that to this day. Me and Molly still remember this day. Anyway thanks for reading and as always remember to Act Out!


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Stage Face


     Hi, today I want to bring up a topic I get asked suprisingly alot. I get asked about, "how do you do all those facial expressions?" My answer is normally "oh, that's my stage face." Alot of people I work with when acting call their facial expressions their stage face. It's basically their "game face" that athleets "put on" before a game. To an actor or actress its them "putting on" their "stage face" before a show.

     When I go on stage my face is completley blank. You have to feel the emotions as if they were real. If you really like someone you have to really like them. I don't mean like them in "real life" but, you have to like their character because that is who you are portraying. You ahve to let yourself feel those emotions as if you really were that character falling for the other person.

     When you "put on" your stage face it is the best feeling in the whole world. Nothing outside matters. No one can be mean or be nice. I know why don't I want someone to be nice. Right? I like that no ones opinion matters and it's the show. We all have to be our character and in reality noting can hurt the character because in most cases it's not real. I love acting and I almost never want to take my game face off. Thats it for now stay awesome and remember to Act Out!

Friday, April 29, 2016

My Day At Sefcu

     Welcome back to Acting Out. Today I would like to talk about my day at Sefcu. The Red Cross hosted a military family's children's week during our spring break. I took Parker to see some of the things The Red Cross does for it's military families. We learned about our money and how to save, spend, share, and grow our money. Here are some activities we did on Monday.

     We had the Apple store come to Sefcu and they gave us iPads for the day which we could use to take pictures and videos of what we were doing. Then they would come back at the end of the day to show us how to make the those into a movie.  After apple left we got Sefcu ID's which they said worked. (but they didn't) Than we learned that the Sefcu website was named FRED and it isn't even an abbreviation. After the ID's we saw the loading dock and where the important files were at Sefcu. Than We saw the gyms and then the tour guide and I (who was Parker's Aunt's friend) had a friendly sit ups competition, in the gyms....I won. After that we took some time to eat a snack and than we went to the Sefcu Vault.

     We got a inside look of the Sefcu Vault and what it does. We even saw hpe members get in. We also got shown a coin counter that deposits into your bank account. After that it was time for Lunch! We had lunch with all of the employees who served or are currently serving our country. After we ate lunch we walked around the track and than I was chased by my cousin and I ran...not the best idea. After the track we went to the Sefcu conference room and we got to  play some money games. Then it was time for Apple to come back and we made our videos. Thank you so much for reading and remember to Act out!

   

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Singing Tips

     Singing is the best thing that has happened to me. I love singing and I will never stop. Singing is the best thing and can teach a child a lot about time,rhythm and patterns. You also could be born with a perfect ear and could be an amazing singer as well.

     When singing you have to remember 5 specific things. 1. Posture, you have to keep posture to make sure you can sing to your best ability. 2. Alignment, you have to be perfectly stacked to make sure your vocal chords can bring the perfect pitch. 3. Diction, you need to pronounce the words properly and correctly to make sure the audience can hear you and understand the words. 4. Vocal Placing, This is very technical you have to think higher than you are actually singing so you don't go off pitch. and last but certainty not least, 5. Expressions, you need facial expressions or else there's no feel to the music, you need these 5 things when singing.

     These are 5 amazing helpful tips for singing. I use these everyday and I love singing. When you've sung since you were 3 you have to use these. I love these tips and I use them everyday, I love them so much, Thanks for reading and remember to , Act Out!