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Time Flies…

   Jul 24

Looking Through the Fourth Wall…

I watched the TI DVD this evening. It was weird seeing it from an audience-eye-view(TM).

Some thoughts:

  • It’s not as bad as I thought it might have looked.
  • It doesn’t sound as bad as I thought it sounded…except for some bits…but the voices generally blended well.
  • I wish I had seen it before opening night…. I so would have loved to have corrected some of the things I do that really looked dicky…such as looking like Kryten from Red Dwarf with stiff robotic like arm and torso movements in some scenes….such as working on deliverance and appropriate pauses for lines….such as not rocking from side to side (as though I have a full bladder) or bouncing up and down on the spot…I could go on…but enough self indulgence.
  • The freeze scene in the Spyglass is AWESOME….WOW! I didn’t realise how good it looked from the audience.
  • I would have loved to have come in at the last minute and corrected lots of nuances and finer points that individually didn’t add up to much but collectively affected the overall show.
  • The show ACTUALLY MAKES SENSE in a bizzarre sort of way if you see ALL of the scenes.
  • I found it amusing that the ghost of Mark I kept appearing in closeup shots….but was absent in wide shots.
  • The wench-fight looks vicious! MEOW!

The Backstage footage is a laugh-and-half of full-cream debaucherous goodness. I was in stitches… the right on cue entries and one liners…..Jacqui’s excellent Avant Garde cinematography, accompanying commentry (have you considered reading audio books for a career? Your voice is so easy to listen to) and incidental music….juxtaposed with the grainy skewed aspect…the single shot continuous action segues between conversations….the clockwork manner in which every little bit just ‘worked’ and locked into place…nostrils footage just blew me away (groan)….unscripted, ad libbed, and done in a way that just wouldn’t work if it was staged….everyone deserves an academy award. A rich fabric of backstage bollocks that (like an onion) is layered and textured with always something new to see each time you watch it.

Finally thanks to Janah, Patrick and Bas for their awesome effort that has led us to have something we can keep forever as a memento…. and well done everyone for entertaining show!

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6 Comments

  1. Frazicus says:

    How does one read for audio books?

  2. Sam says:

    Great, I can’t wait to see it.

  3. Bring it over sometime…

  4. Kym says:

    Fraz, you are the VOICE OVER so that people who are LISTENING to the AUDIO can get the STORY in the BOOK.

    Bugger about the DVD – didn’t order one, and can’t make the screening. Crap.

  5. Frazicus says:

    ok, one did mean in a job getting sense. not the literal one :P

  6. jez says:

    How does one read for audio books? I wish I knew…It’s something I have wanted to do for a very long time.

    I believe it’s a case of getting an agent and demonstrating your talents.

    But if you find out…let me know!

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