Man of the Moment progress, Everything up to Date:
Firstly, before the Easter holidays myself and Leah Smith were assigned to do a scene from Man of the Moment. Man of the Moment is a play by Alan Ayckbourn, as I am yet to read the play I have found a short summary of the play on the website Alan Ayckbourn’s official it says ‘A satirical attack on the media obsession with celebrity centring on the reunion of a have-a-go hero and the bank robber – now a media celebrity – he tackled during a heist.’
I had planned to upload some rehearsal footage and simple blocking into Task 3a but unfortunately due to Leah being sick in the Easter we didn’t get chance to meet. This put us slightly behind schedule so the last couple of weeks we have been working very hard to ensure the scene from Man of the Moment is filmed and uploaded to YouTube before the 3rd May. This gives the Production Arts students chance to play with the projection of the scene on the screen at the back of the club, it also means myself and Leah can focus our attention on the others pieces we are involved with.
Lynn assigned the piece to us and said we could do with it as we wish, but her initial idea was to use the scene where Douglas (The Saint and The Man of the Moment), is being interviewed by Jill a reporter/presenter. Lynn wants us to film the piece and have it projected onto a screen at the back of the club. The illusion will be that Jill has the footage from the interview on her mobile phone and she is showing Jack (Saint Jimmy) and the waitresses to prove she knows someone who is truly virtuous, but very boring.
As we didn’t need the whole scene and only the part where Douglas is explaining his wife and he don’t sleep together, we decided to cut part of the scene. Here is a link to the adapted version:
We decided the best way to keep each other up to date with any progression to create a Facebook group chat, the chat consists of myself, Leah and Lucy the production arts student who as been assigned to our group to help source costume and props. The chat allows us to communicate and post new ideas, we recently had a discussion about costume to give Lucy plenty of time to source them before we film on the 3rd May. Discussion took place on the 21st April:
‘Maybe a jumper like that but with ugly patterns. Charity shops would be great, if I find anything I’ll let you know. Well check with you before I get it. Anything ugly I just imagine him as a really old boring man who wears ugly clothes and isn’t very fashionable! Also if you could find a wig. I want to put grease in it and give myself curtains it will also make me look older! Also I don’t have much hair so it would be a start.’
I’ve just looked at some female presenters and it’s seems the vast majority wear dresses and/or blazers with comfortable heels