Sunday, October 8, 2017

Radio Play Project

Murder Mystery Radio Play Project
This is a group work project. Your group is going to write a Radio Play script. The theme of the play will be a murder mystery. Before you can begin you must make some choices.
1 – What? We already know this scenario; a murder has taken place.
2 – Where? Where will the play take place (at a school, the mall, a Halloween party, the zoo…)?
3 – Who? Who is in your play and what is their relationship to each other? Are they friends, strangers or enemies?
Use this table to create your characters.

Who is the Protagonist (the good guy/girl)? This is ONE person.
Name and describe them.
















Who is the Antagonist (the bad guy/girl)? This is ONE person.
Name and describe them.

Who supports the Protagonist?
One or multiple characters
Name and describe them.

Who supports the Antagonist?
One or multiple characters
Name and describe them.


Now it's time you create the plot of your murder mystery!

Radio Play Plot Mountain
Exposition – In this section you will introduce your characters and backstory.



























Beginning Action – In this section we will see the first glimpse of conflict.
Rising Action – In this section the conflict escalates.
Climax – In this section the conflict reaches its peak (example – someone dies, is kidnapped, gets into a fight, gets arrested…).
Falling Action – In this section the conflict begins to resolve.
Resolution – In this section the conflict is resolved. The resolution does not have to be good. It is simply a means to an end (example – the missing person’s body is found, the most lovable character is sentenced to life in prison…).


Silent Film History

Silent Film History




Silent Film Project - Your group will use your mime, pantomime and combat mime scenes to create a silent film by mapping it out on a storyboard.

Storyboard - A sequence of drawings, typically with some directions and dialogue, representing the shots planned for a movie or television production.



Silent Film Project

-         Create a storyboard to map out your planning for your Silent Film.

What should be on my storyboard?

Shots and Signs - Each square represents a shot (video recording of scene work) or sign (written dialogue or narration). The squares are designated for writing descriptions of what happens in your scenes/shots or to show what your signs will state.

Types of Shots - Close-up, Long and Mid-range (You should have at least one close-up and mid-range shot in your film). You will receive three storyboard sheets, one for each section of your film (Beginning, Middle, Ending). Each sheet contains six squares for shots/signs. You may not need to use all six squares for each section.

What is on a sign?


Dialogue - "Oh no! Watch out!!!"

Description – The next day….




Group________________________________________                                              
Silent Film Project Storyboards
Beginning/Exposition


*Remember, you should have at least one close-up and mid-range shot in your film.
Title Page – What is the name of your Silent Film?











Sign – Brief, introductory dialogue or narration to set up the beginning of your film.
Shot – First filmed scene for the beginning section of your film.
Sign – Brief dialogue or narration for the beginning of your film.











Shot – Second filmed scene for the beginning section of your film.
Sign – Brief dialogue or narration for the beginning of your film.



Group________________________________________                                              
Middle/Climax (conflict)

Shot – First filmed scene for the middle section of your film.











Sign – Brief, introductory dialogue or narration to set up the middle of your film.
Shot – Second filmed scene for the middle section of your film.
Sign – Brief dialogue or narration for the middle of your film.











Shot – Third filmed scene for the middle section of your film.
Sign – Brief dialogue or narration for the middle of your film.



Group________________________________________                                              
Ending/Resolution


Shot – First filmed scene for the ending section of your film.











Sign – Brief, introductory dialogue or narration to set up the ending of your film.
Shot – Second filmed scene for the ending section of your film.
Sign – Brief dialogue or narration for the ending of your film.











Shot – Third filmed scene for the ending section of your film.
Sign – Brief dialogue or narration for the ending of your film.



Project Example/Previous Student Work

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Friday Night Football!

Showstoppers first performance of the season!



Friday, August 18, 2017

Welcome Back!

August 18, 2017
(Minnie Evans Play Festival, Fall 2016)
Dear Student and Parent/Guardian,

Welcome back to another exciting year at South Columbus High School. Perhaps this is your first year at South or maybe this year will lead to the conclusion of your high school career. In either case, as the dance and theater educator at SCHS, I assure you the 2017 – 2018 academic school year will be filled with much learning, special events and performance opportunities.

For your convenience I have provided my information and policies online. Simply click the link, Important Classroom Information located in the left-hand column on my site to access links for:
1 – The Common Core Curriculum for Dance and Theater
2 – Classroom Procedures and Grading (Parent Portal, BYOT Policy, Course Contracts, NC Essential Standards Pacing Guides for Dance and Theater, Make-Up Work Policy, Band, Student Youtube Channels (Online Portfolios)
3 – Additional Resources
*Please take the time to read the above listed information thoroughly, so you may know what your child is responsible for.
(Black Box Dance Theater Workshop, Fall 2016)

What do I expect from my students?
My classes are heavily participation- based. Therefore, regular attendance and class participation are necessary to insure success. If a student is absent from class, they should consult the Make-Up Work Policy on my website. * Please note that all make-up work must be completed and submitted within five days of the student’s return to school unless there are special circumstances which have been approved by me in advance.

Do I have to perform?
Of course, you are enrolled in a performing arts course! We perform in class every day! As far as formal performances are concerned, Intermediate, Proficient and Advanced classes will have extensive performance requirements and outside-of-class related activities. Beginning students are learning fundamentals and aren’t quite ready for formal performance. Beginning Theater does not have a required performance. Beginning Dance has one performance at the end of the semester, our annual spring concert.
*Please note, students who miss performances/events/rehearsals, etc… are required to complete an alternate assignment to replace the missed grade. Students who fail to complete and submit an alternate assignment will not receive credit for the missed grade.

(Christmas Concert, Winter 2016)


How will I be graded in your class?
As mentioned before, my class is largely participation-based. For this reason students will receive a weekly participation grade. This grade is an average of their daily participation in my class. When students are absent they do not receive points for the day. It is imperative that students are familiar with my Make-Up Work Policy and complete make-up assignments when they are absent. 

Why do I have to submit a course contract?
A signed course contract is my way of knowing parents/guardians have been informed of my classroom procedures and expectations. For this reason, I treat the contract as a graded assignment. *Students who turn in a signed contract will receive a one-hundred percent, quiz grade. Students who do not will receive a zero, failing quiz grade.


(Musical Tech Days, Spring 2017)



How can I contact you?
If you have any questions or concerns about my class, you may contact me at SCHS (910 – 653 – 4073), by email (amj@columbus.k12.nc.us), or through the Band APP.


When and where can we see students perform?
I have a calendar including performance dates and events for my classes on my website!

(Spring Musical, Spring 2017)


I am excited to see how much each of my students will learn and grow in class, day by day. They are hard-working, creative and intelligent. They always amaze me and make me very proud. I hope the parents and family members of students in the Arts department will continue their support at our performances. Every year the seats in the auditorium fill up quickly. This means so much to our kids! The only thing better than performing, is performing for a full house! Additionally, please remember, it takes a great deal of courage to stand onstage and share something you are passionate about. I ask you to be encouraging and praise them for their exceptional efforts each time they step onstage. 

Thanks so much for your time and attention. Let’s have another great semester!


Sincerely,
Amy Jones

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Monday, April 10, 2017