notes on the notebook

notes on the notebook

i chose a monolouge from the notebook as i knew the movie therefore the context of the character and scene. this meant i could crack straight on without doing prior research. this helped me get into the role and have more emotinal ties and relataability with it. 

in the  scene my chararter is arguing with Noah, then instantly regerts it as she sees him walking away. to capture the frustration she was feeling i chose to move aound the space rapidly as if i coulndt control my body, then, as she saw him walking away to stop. stop heavy breathing stop moving and just be still. i thought this would make it clear to the audeince that this fight, for her, was not a breakup and she still cares deeply for him.  "we hear so much of the detail in all the rest of your vocal delivery, so good vocal technique and being able to perform well in a naturalistic speaking style is a real asset."

to get a more realistic eyeline i chose to have Rhianna mae behind the camera and i told her when to satrt and stop walking. this helped it feel more real as i got to devliver all my lines directly to her resulting in no akward pauses or looks to the camera accidently. this would of totally took the watcher out of the scene. i also thought it was a productive way of doing this as then i could see where the character of Noah would of been as he was walking off and as it was Maes cue to stop walking, my chraters "stop. wait" was more real as i truly needed her to stop. 

i thought my take and approach to this chararter and monolouge felt realistic and im happy with using only one camera angle for it as i feel i didnt need to over complicate this one.

5 Useful Acting for Camera Skills (from Stage) - Sparks Film School (sparksarts.co.uk)

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  • Thanks for sharing what sounds like a really considered approach to developing a role. I hope you are able to take avantage of the screen acting opportunities on the community. 

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