Sunday, June 12, 2011

Celebrating what "you've got"

No this isn't a religious slanted post.... It comes from our day yesterday at One Source Talent workshop on Casting and Auditioning. Jamal Campbell lead the workshop. It began with an intro exercise focused on projection and showing your personality. Each person had to step out of the line, announce their name, and do their own 2 second jig. The next person in-line says their own name, repeats all the jigs before them, and then does their own. The workshop ended with the same exercise and very different (much improved!) results.
One quote from Mr. Campbell was "Go with what talent they naturally have. Use the gifts they have already. If it's personality, looks, or acting
, go with it. Market what they got. And don't wait for someone else to market you. Make the calls and tell them about your child. Tell them you would like them to audition for the part because you know your child best and you know what they got."

Next, he pulled 3 kids at a time and gave them a 30
second explanation of a scene. He assigned
each kid a role and then said, "Rolling." They had to improv
a skit until he called, "Cut."

Mr. Campbell spoke to the parents and refered to what he called "the
parent-teacher conference" and explained his intentions for the sessions and what we should expect from the industry (casting directors, etc.) The next exercise was the
imagine you were a growing from a seedling to a tree. They pa
rticipants had to act out how they imagined themselves as a growing tree with music playing in the backround. This really showed each ones personality.
After the workshop was over, Mr. Campbell stayed after to talk to a few folks. He told "our princess" she had the talent and personality (wit and humor) of Sandra Bullock. What a compliment. Then we had the opportunity to meet with the triplet brothers and hear them harmonize. We networked with the others and I believe much will come from this day!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

World of Coke, Centennial Park, GA Aquarium

We are Georgia residents so knowing whose who in the making here is important. The World of Coke has a movie about the pharmicist that made the famous soda possible, memorabilia of Coke products, a taste and see of hundreds of Coke products, a 4-D theatre about dreaming and exploring and an art gallery. The kids loved the giant polar bear too.
Of course we had to have a picnic in the park afterwards. And the Georgia Aquarium is another favorite.

Homeschooling Our Style

Most of you know we home school. That doesn't mean we have a mini model of the public institution in our home. We focus on Our Faith, Math on their level, writing and reading. Everything else comes through reading, experiencing at home or going to see it, many field trips and the like. Im gonna to update with all our field trips and you will see our style. Some days we have to stay home to focus on writing and reading but math is mainly done at night or in the car. This year the older boys went to a private school, two more weeks and they're back home. I've been able to be one on one with "Princess" and the littles. We have taken them everywhere. In Hannah's words, we are hardly ever home. Just the way we like it.