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08.01.2015

Casting

As you will have seen we are in the process of writing our next production.

If you or you know of anyone that might be interested in getting invloved, register your details at http://www.channel-7.org.uk/involved.php and we'll contact you when we are auditioning.

We are currenty looking for boys/girls that look 12 and for adults to play mums/dads,etc age (25+)

 

 

 


Casting
 

07.01.2015

The Philosophy of Imaginary Friends

Wow!!  The story is nearing completion although just as it seems we are getting things there, a deeply philosophical debate occurs on the metaphor of the Imaginary Friend and whether one of our deeper routed concepts works alongside a secondary one at a more superficial level. Meaningless to those of you out there not in the total know but believe me it could make or break the whole workability of the project as it stands if we don't get this right.   Oh the frustrations and joy of weaving a tale!  

I think we are decided to stay with what we have and trial the story on individuals not party to the process and see if they either get the metaphor and accept it or it screams at them as a clash of concepts.  So the plan is next week to meet to tidy up loose ends, get it written in a format that will be understandable to our 'test audience' and ask them to read and feedback.  If you are reading this don't worry it won't be you as you already have had too many clues!

Another good evening with progress that hopefully demonstrates how much angst we go through to entertain you!


The Philosophy of Imaginary Friends
 

30.12.2014

The Roller coaster begins!

Well!  A successful evening of writing that began with a discussion on the Roller Coaster theory of writing.  Basically any film or story needs to have high points interspersed with times of calm to build to a finale.  Once we had sketched this out the reasons and character developments began to flow.  

We now have a beginning, middle and end with the journey reasonably well mapped out.  A few twists have emerged with the direction, in terms of trying to make this our lightest piece yet, beginning to take shape.  We are even working in what we see as comedy moments!! Let's hope audiences do as well!  That is the thing with comedy.  Will others see and enjoy our humour.  Writing humour feels very contrived and i guess we will only truly know it works when an audience experiences it.

Nest session planned for next week! Be good to progress this so we can start thinking of auditions for the middle of February. 

 


The Roller coaster begins!
 

22.12.2014

Sebastian and Me

After a challenging evening I think we're starting to form the outline of our script.  Lindsay was convinced we had enough material that the story would stand up on it's own, so we started.  We wrote the first couple of scenes and then run out of steam.  We were also writing well outside our boundaries, which scared me slightly.  It's like the time when we wanted to film a scene for Summer Brook Farm and wanted a hessian sack to put a chicken in.  Seems easy.  We couldn't find one anywhere...  The point is sometimes it is easy to write something, but to actually film it, can be really hard. We also don't have an army of CGI experts either!
 
So we decided, towards the end of our session, pretty much what we had decided the last time we met, that we needed a story to glue all our scenes together.  We have a few ideas now, and hope to progress them in our next session.  The nice thing about this so far, is it is a light hearted piece, a stark contrast to some of our work of late.
 


Sebastian and Me
 

11.12.2014

Filming with Riverside

On Sunday 7th December, the Channel 7 team, filmed the Riverside Theatre Companies Dance Group for a promotional video for them.  

We spent just over 3 hours filming with them, capturing their rehearsals and a small performace from one of the routines from a recently performed show.  We also recorded interviews with some of the members.  

We recorded around 50 minutes of footage, which has now got to be edited down, into something more watchable.  

 


Filming with Riverside