Elementor #385

1. Which of these qualities do you feel is the most important? (and why)

 

*In my opinion, being a good listener is important. Listening to others is another way to express respect which also will make others want to listen to you. Most importantly, I am the type of person who needs time to get used to the surroundings so I first wait and listen to others then start to lead.

 

2. Which one of these qualities do you feel you need to work on this semester? AND WHY (don’t forget the WHY part)

 

*I would like to work on number 7 this semester. Positively Critical and able to act on Criticism. When someone gives me feedback, whether it is positively critical or not I get depressed and give up before trying to change or develop.

 

Process Journal entry. #1

 

1. What did we/you do in class?

 

*Lately, we have been practicing how to cope and add on to the given situation by doing activities and games.

 

2. How did you respond to what you did in class? or, what did you notice about what you did?

 

*In class I didn’t take a risk and showed the best I could do. When we had to extend the conversation with each other, I couldn’t understand the given situation quickly and respond and add on to it.

 

3. What is something that you learned about theatre that is NEW to you?

 

*I have never made up a talk extemporaneously.  When I was learning performance art and music and whenever we had to make up a play or a small performance, we had to plan the theme, make up the script and revise it one million times. It took us months just to get ready.  When we got over the script, we had to practice ten million times. Skipping the process above is new to me.

 

4. What is something that either supports or reinforces what you already knew about theatre?

 

*I already knew that when you are doing theater work we need self-confidence, and the ability to cooperate with others.

 

5. How can you connect what we/you did in class to other areas of your life – theatre-related or otherwise?

 

*By learning theater-related skills, it would be easier for me to handle unpredicted situations. When it comes to me, I would be more confident, and react to it more unaffectedly.

 

Process Journal entry. #2

 

1. What did we/you do in class?

 

Each of us spoke one word and connected a story.  Also, each of us spoke words to answer a question.  Lastly, we had to do an improve based on the roles we picked. 

 

2. How did you respond to what you did in class? or, what did you notice about what you did?

 

In my opinion, I think I get more confident when we do activities with multiple people. Also, when we were given a character it makes it easier. I think I still need to work on supporting others and staying on track. 

 

3. What is something that you learned about theatre that is NEW to you?

 

The theater is new to me because I have never acted in a given situation. I am learning how to be more confident and act with others in a given situation. 

 

4. What is something that either supports or reinforces what you already knew about theatre?

 

I already knew theater work was mainly cooperating with others because I had that in mind, I was aware of it. 

 

5. How can you connect what we/you did in class to other areas of your life – theatre-related or otherwise?

 

Once, my partner and I did a presentation in front of many teachers. After the presentation, the teacher gave us questions and because we were not prepared, we had to answer the question by speaking sentences. After my partner told what she knew I had to connect her sentences and speak on. 

 

Process Journal entry #3

 

1. What were some of the significant activities in improvisation and what did you learn from them? (you choose the ones that actually taught you something)

 

The activity inside the box (4 people rotating left and right and changing scenes) taught me that when you don’t think too much about the next word to say or the next action you are going to do it makes you more relaxed and confident. 

 

2. What did you do that was NEW to you or CHALLENGED you in some way? (if it was new, please make sure to say what you got from this -OR- make sure to say how or why it challenged you)

 

If I have to pick one, I will pick the activity called “the box”. We had to rotate and get back to the previous scene. I learned how to hold on to the scene and move on. I think I was confident with this activity because there were fewer people that day and also, we rotated so fast I didn’t have time to think about what to do or say next. 

 

3. What did you do that SUPPORTED your current knowledge or CONFIRMED/REINFORCED something you already knew? (make the connection for me. How did it support or confirm?)

 

I already knew my self well. I knew that I am not that kind of person who makes the storyline funny or interesting. Therefore, I think I am a person who can listen to others and react to them.

 

4.CONNECT the improv unit to your current theatre/acting practice or something outside of the theatre. (what connections can you make and what is the result of that connection in your learning?)

 

When I first came to this school, I didn’t know anything so I listened to others and reacted. That was all I could at the beginning, but as time passed and we got close I started to talk. I think the first step of improvising is listening to others. 

 

 

Process Journal entry. #4 (feedback)

 

a) Write down how you felt about your work today.

I used to think that my character was a pretty young women who was feeling sad and regretting her choice (letting him leave) but acting like she was okay and as if she forgot about the man (who got married with a different girl). When I was reading my monologue in front of others I was acting like I was joyful and engaged to talk/gossip about the ex-boyfriend to my friends.


b) Write down the feed back you got.


The listeners recommended me to act like if I was a wise old lady who is generous and forgetful. The language the character uses such as, “I was a pretty a go getter in those days” made them think that a wise old granny would be more appropriate. 

c) Write down what or how you are going to improve on the feedback.

This period; giving feedbacks, gave me a big help.  It was a chance for me to look at how others use emotions and expressions to express their character. Getting feedbacks made me more certain and closer(?) to the character in my monologue. I defiantly agree with the listeners feedbacks and admit my mistake. I am going to change the characters identity and take actions that matches the character.

 

Process Journal entry. #5 (feedback)

List what you are going to do for your costume:

I am a old wise women who is recalling her past. She is telling telling her love stories to her grand children. Her fashion is contemporary and looks warm, which gives a contrast to her past (go-getter) and makes her seem wiser and soothing.

List what Props that might be needed: 

I might need a wig, chair, and some hand crafty things. A wig is used to clearly show the age of my character; who is too weak to stand up. I think it would be a good idea to wear glasses and do some hand craft when I am telling the stories.

Reflection: 

1.How successful were you?

My posture was successful. My back was bent and my shoulders were folded which gives an idea of who I am to the audience . For the characterization criteria, I was trying to be wise and not emotional. I liked my tone of my voice. I could clearly hear my words.  

2. Did you communicate with the character  and intention of the monologue to the audience?

The first thing I noticed was that my smiles and face emotions were not natural. It seems like it is connotative. The second thing is that there wasn’t lots of gestures. I might want to put some gestures old ladies do when they talk. I think because of unclear  facial emotions and gestures the audience could not really et what I was trying to tell. 

3.Did you feel that you did the best that you could  or were there areas that you could have put in more effort?

I think I was too nervous and got stiff. I was too nervous about the audience and worried about forgetting my script or making a mistake. I focused on my lines too much that I could not feel comfortable to make gestures or put myself into the character. I defiantly did not show the best work I can do. I can put more effort on natural gestures, face emotions and the pace of speaking. Moreover, I want to focus on my sound of voice. I did not sound like a old lady nor did not sound like I was getting to the point.  

Effective Ensemble Member Qualities

Risk-Taker

 

 

Positive and Energetic

 

 

Aware and in Control

 

 

Focused

 

 

Active Listeners

 

 

Cooperative and Collaborative

 

 

Efficient

 

 

Leaders and Followers

 

 

Positively Critical and able to act on Criticism

 

 

Engineering Science 9

 

Idea Planning:

This product is an example of energy transfer. Using electrical energy (battery) and transferring it to sound energy (vibration). Nowadays, morse code is not used in our daily lives. Therefore, I am planing to improve and redeem the flaws. 

This product produces vibration by using a glass cup. The target audience are few people who are def and blind at the same time. The easiest way for them to communicate is by using vibration. 

Site: 

https://ethw.org/Morse_Code (History of Morse code)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAh4PpfHuLw (Morse code)

Blogpost #1: Define and Inquire

This engineering task is to go further with the knowledge we have learned; about energy transfer or sustainable energy. If the product e made does not work, we have to solve it out based on the information we learned.

This product I have in mind is an example of energy transfer. Using electrical energy (battery) and transferring it to sound energy (vibration). The goal of this project is to make a model of a Morse code which is simplified.

 

Site:

https://ethw.org/Morse_Code (History of Morse code)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAh4PpfHuLw (Different type of Morse code)

The sites above gave me ideas, but it isn’t the exact thing I want to make.

 

The con of this product is that it is useless. The main purpose why Morse code was invented was because they wanted to secretly communicate during the war, Nowadays, there are no wars and there are many different kinds of ways to communicate.

The pro of this idea is that it is a simplifies version of the Morse code. It has the exact same function.

 

Blogpost #2: Develop and Plan

Sketch&Steps:

Step 1. Punch a hole in the glass cup. 

Step 2. Insert a electromagnet which has a wire wrapped around.

Step 3. Bend a iron plate into the shape above.

Step 4. Immobilize the iron plate by using a screw. 

Step 5. Connect the battery and the switch using a Blue and Red wire connector. 

Materials needed:

(1) Battery pack, (2) Battery, (1) Paper cup, Aluminum wire (15cm), Wooden Board, (1) switch, (3) alligator clips, thin iron plate, (1) Electromagnet, (1) steel tread.

(REVISED)

Step 1. Punch a hole in the paper cup.

Step 2. Insert a electromagnet which has as many wires wrapped around.

Step 3. Bend a iron plate into the shape above.

Step 4. Immobilize the iron plate by using a screw/ hot glue.

Step 5. Connect the battery and the switch using a Blue and Red wire connector. 

Blogpost #3: Create and Improve

#1

This was not the best nail I could use. It was too thin and it’s principal ingredient was not electro magnet. The wire was fine but I only wrapped it 4 times. Therefore, it was too weak to absorb electricity. 

#2

This was the biggest mistake I made. I thought the morse code needed electromagnetic force and started to find and attach materials that had strong electro magnetic force. 

#3

I tries using a steel stick. One stick was too weak so I used hot clue to connect two.  This time I wrapped the copper many times. But it could not maintain it’s shape and this iron stick had too much electromagnetic force. 

 

#4

I used flat steel because it made good clear sounds when the steel part touched the nail. I glues the steel stick I used on #3 because it can substitute magnet.

#5

I used a battery pack that fit in 2 batteries. The rubber covered too much wire so I had to rip it off. To conclude, 2 battery was too weak to activate the product and the wire was too short. I could not connect it with all the parts. (It looked messy)

#6

I changed the battery pack it fits in 6 batteries which made it stronger. And when you compare the length of the wire, this one is longer.

#7

I chose to attach a button. I had to connect the two legs with the wire and stabilize it. I used a technique; I melted wire and used the melted wire to connect them together.  After I used blue tape to wrap it around the legs so it could not come apart easily, and it prevents electricity to weaken.  

#8

I attached the button to the cup. I drilled a hole and stabilized it with bolts. 

#9

This was my final nail and wire I used. I wrapped it around more than 20 times. The nail did not have strong force; it did not stick on to the steel stick or the flat steel.

#10

Blogpost #4: Reflect and Share

I think I did really well on this project. I set a good plan before moving on to the next step, I also managed the given time very wisely and usefully. I made my project on time, and the product works beautiful well. During the process when I was making the product, I had to try different kinds of ways because some nails did not work well. Next time, I would like to prepare the materials needed so I wont have to spend half of the class looking for the nail that works. I would like to improve my product by using a better electro magnet because, right now we have to wait for the product to save some electricity before activating. Lastly, I do not exactly now the use of this product. 

This product is very environmentally friendly because I used recycled materials. By using the morse code we can recall analog and retro mood.

I would like to sum up by explaining the science of the morse code. The switch makes the electricity to flow or stop. When the electricity flows it makes the electromagnet stronger and makes it attach to the flat steel plate; produces sound.