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HIGHER PRU HW

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DUE DATE: MONDAY 5TH DECEMBER

Choose one character from the following: Prudencia Hart, Colin Syme, The Devil.

Identify one specific character trait for this character.

Source 3 quotes that back up up your choice. Remember to write page numbers for reference.

BFI Film Academy – Residential Programme

CALLING ALL FILM MAKERS!

BFI is running a high-level national talent development project for 16-19 year olds for Animation & Video Effects.

Forty young people from around the UK will be invited to join the residential academy. This consists of an introductory day followed by a residential week over the spring half term. The cost ranges from £0 to £210 and the students will be responsible for their travel – a generous bursary scheme ensures that costs will not prevent any filmmaker from taking part. Visit the Bursary scheme to find out more.
During the course you will:
• Make an animated film or VFX sequence
• Be offered bespoke careers and training sessions leading to a potential work placement
• Build your professional on-line portfolio
• Work with industry specialists to hone your skills
• Understand how to find work and training in this sector
• Develop your understanding of film-making language
• Attend film screenings and networking events
• Industry visit
• Receive 6 months follow up careers and training support
• . . . . . . . . . . have a fantastic time

Accommodation details – Gillwell park is the scouts headquarters and is set in lovely woodland and fields in Chingford. They have an exiting range of activities that you will be making use of during some of the evenings. You will be staying in a purpose built dormitory. You will be sharing rooms in groups of two, three or four and each room has en-suite facilities with a shower. Our trainers and tutors will be staying there to ensure all round care and support. There is also a canteen and study room where you can work in the evenings if needed.

Training Venue – You will be training at the hub at City and Islington College. This is a modern, £15M, purpose built media training centre with training rooms, filming studios, sound rooms, theatres and chill out areas. You will commute by bus from the accommodation in Chingford.

Dates for the project are:

Applications open: 2/10/16
Deadline for returned applications:  6/12/16 – 5pm
Applicants informed of decision by:  13/12/16
Introduction day:  Saturday  21/1/17
Residential: Sunday 12th – Saturday 18th February 2017

Download the application form here –

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HAVE A LOOK AT THE COURSE PROMO VIDEO…

AND HERE’S SOME OF THE WORK CREATED IN PREVIOUS YEARS…

Further videos can be found at the link below;

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HIGHER DIRECTORS: STANISLAVSKI

Here is an overview of the Stanislavski System which this week’s directors should be engaging with as they prepare for their assessment. The key principle is NATURALISTIC acting, with real emotion and intent.

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5 TRUTHS: STAN STYLE

GREASE THE MUSICAL!

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As you all know, Culloden Academy is having a musical break this year – after Hairspray and We Will Rock You we needed a little time to recoup and rejuvenate for an even bigger and better production in 2018!

In the meantime, we don’t want you losing your love for all things musical! So here is an exciting opportunity to share…

Starlight Musical Theatre are one of the finest and most professional amateur musical theatre companies in the Highlands. The company has become renowned for pushing the boundaries of amateur theatre, leaving audiences amazed by the talent, the high level of production quality and the general professionalism of our musicals. Past productions include Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Oliver and most recently Annie – which was a complete sell out at Eden Court Theatre!

Starlight will soon begin work on their brand new production for 2017 which is GREASE THE MUSICAL! Registration is now open to book your audition slot. You don’t need any experience just a strong commitment, stamina and the ability to listen and learn. Most people in the company are adults with working lives and use this opportunity to express themselves and have fun! The are not trained professionals, but they leave feeling like one!

SOME INFORMATION FOR YOU

Sunday 26th February – Audition workshop at Eden Court to which everyone interested in being in the cast of Grease will be expected to attend and from which will be made primary decisions on the cast.

Sunday 5th March – Principal role auditions.

3rd and 6th April – Read-through of the show.

Monday 24th April – rehearsals commence. All those who are successful should attend.

There may also be some Sunday rehearsals depending on how rehearsals progress.

Rehearsal nights are Monday and Thursday

20th August to 26th August – Show week

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Please register your interest following the link below as soon as possible!!!

GREASE AUDITIONS

HIGHER DIRECTORS: GROTOWSKI

Some information to support those directors working on Grotowski inspired work this week for their assessment… Again, please remember that as Higher students, you are responsible for doing your own research too!

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GROTOWSKI INTERVIEW

FIVE TRUTHS: GROTOWSKI

Grotowski: A Pratical Guide

HIGHER DIRECTORS

Those of you directing Brecht scenes this week – here’s some helpful information fr you, as per the handout you were given out this week. Please remember that as Higher students, you are responsible for doing your own research too!

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An introduction to Brechtian Theatre from our good friends at The National Theatre…

A Brechtian portrayal of Ophelia… Compare it to the other ‘5 Truths’ versions (Stanislavski, Brook, et al) and see if you can identify the key differences yourself.

‘Mother Courage’ – probably Brecht’s most famous work…

Interested in Make Up?

We know lots of you are really keen on the backstage elements of theatre and drama, and make up in particular is always very popular. Fancy gaining some more experience and knowledge of products, techniques and styles? This could be for you…

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Benefit Cosmetics are recruiting in Inverness, both permanent and Christmas positions available! Please send a CV to adriennew@benefitcosmetics.com. Adrienne also happens to be Ms Wallace’s sister! So you can also leave a comment here and I can pass it on for you.
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NATIONAL 5 EVALUATION HELP!

Your Drama Skills Evaluations are due in on Monday 24th October. NO EXCUSES! If it’s not in, no National 5 qualification for yoooouuu!!! Remember, any questions leave me a comment below and I’ll get back to you (teachers don’t get holidays obvs…)

The full PowerPoint resource is available on the Nat 5 pages but just in case you can’t find it…

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SEE! ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSES!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!

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A huge well done to Higher Drama students Lauren Budge and Heather Davidson, and Senior Drama Prefect Rhona Martin, who were all successful in gaining a coveted place in the Eden Court Young Company. They will be rehearsing and presenting a brand new theatrical work as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival. We can’t wait to see it!

CREATIVE CAREERS DAY

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An event for anyone aged 15 or over with an interest in building a career in the creative industries. 

10-3pm, Wednesday 5th October @ The Ironworks, Inverness 

Email stacey.toner@highlandyouthartshub.org directly to book spaces.

Info & Industry Advice: 10-3pm

Stall holders include:

Eden Court, Emergents, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scottish Provincial Press, Signpost, Skills Development Scotland, UHI…and many more!

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

10.30-11.15am: Panel Discussion

‘The Value of Volunteering’ 

With many arts organisations relying on the skill, talents and time of volunteers, it could be argued that there is not a lack of opportunities to gain experience within the creative and cultural sector. However, how are volunteers rewarded, and how do you move on from volunteering to paid work?

11.00-12.30: Teacher CPD

‘Teaching the Unknown’, Led by Paul Gorman

A session to problematize the notion of employability skills.  If driverless cars will be on our streets in less than 5 years will there be a need to learn to drive?  If we are moving towards a fully automated future what skills or knowledge will be of value in a jobless world?

11.30-11.45 Presentation #1:

University of Highlands & Islands – Visual Arts

12.00-12.15 Presentation #2:

Royal Conservatoire Scotland – Performing Arts

12.30-1 Live Music: Gizzenbriggs

12.35-1.05pm: Art-form One-to-Ones

Amanda Millen, Director, ScreenHi: Screen & TV

Clair Nichols, Chief Officer, Youth Highland: Community Engagement

Fiona Dalgetty, Chief Executive, Fèis Rois: Music

Frank McConnell, Artistic Director, Plan B: Dance

Kati Kozikowska, CREATIVE Manager, Eden Court: Theatre

Kirsten Body, Inverness Art Gallery & Museum: Visual Art

1.10-1.25 Presentation #3:

University of Abertay – Digital Arts

1.30-2.30: Interactive Session

The Last Job on Earth’, Led by Paul Gorman

What happens when the job you’ve wanted since you were a child suddenly doesn’t exist anymore as it is being done by a machine or by someone who is cheaper and more efficient? What will be in your backpack to ensure you succeed in a world of unknown unknowns?