Written by Dr. Janice Marie Collins
Krannert is having a special guest and a special showing. The problem is…with 1000 people coming, there is only one ticket left!!!!!
Just this past Thursday I went to the Krannert Center to see an awesome show!
Written By: Nora Guerrero
There’s a certain type of vibe that fills the atmosphere when you’re sitting in a theatre, waiting for the play to begin. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is one to watch. The anticipation of the lights dimming, and the music beginning, is all very exciting. After a long week of classes, decompressing at a play Thursday night was not how I imagined my night to go, but I am so glad it did.
I took video of the rehearsals of a play titled Waiting for Godot produced by a campus theatre organization called Penny Dreadful Players. I had to capture footage for this assignment without remotely getting in the way of a busy production crew during rehearsals for the play. This meant that I was always getting out of the way of someone moving props or setting up lights, sometimes interrupting my shot. I feel like this was a good experience because it might continue to come in handy to practice getting my shots and leaving without really getting in the way of anyone at a given scene. I also managed to get an interview with a cast member to include into my video. Learning to add lower third titles, adjusting audio levels when using different clips, how to select only audio or only video from a selection on premier Pro are all useful lessons I learnt through this assignment.
Preparing for Play.
The theatre group Penny Dreadful Players presents Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, a dark comedy going to be presented at the Stock Pavillion, UIUC on 18 and 19 September 2015.
You can find additional details to the event here.
I was at rehearsal for the show as they went into their final week of practice before the show went up this weekend. You can find the video essay here.
Last week, my friend told me she had to go to the Latin American Film Festival as a part of her Spanish class and asked if I’d like to join. Immediately, my story-alert senses went off; since the Art Theatre is a unique setting filled with unique people, I thought this would be a great opportunity for my Natural Sound piece. Although it went rather smoothly, the event was definitely not as exciting or well attended as I would’ve hoped for my story’s sake. I also wish that I would have taken some more tight shots throughout.
Overall, though, I think my end product encapsulated the atmosphere and experience of the Latin American Film Festival. Check out my video here.