I have to end the videos from the Dragon*Con Film Festival with the drum circle. Nothing better than watching two girls dancing together at four in the morning to the raw sounds of beating drums.
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Modern day life has severed man’s connection to nature. Society demands that we deny our true nature and natural instincts so that we can engage in “acceptable” behavior. In this week’s clip I join the girls in exploring our true selves.
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In acting for the greenscreen part 2, we learn how to prepare emotionally. Valerie and Julie demonstrate two acting techniques you can employ to make your greenscreen performance more believable.
With more visual effects being used in films today it’s imperative that actors learn how to act in front of the greenscreen. It’s more than hitting your marks and finding the right eye line. Deanna and Natalie perform a couple of scenes and show us how it’s done by interacting with their imaginary environment and making strong choices.
If you work in an office, it’s important that you make time for exercise. Shooting the woman in red dancing on the rooftop reminded me of how I feel about classical musicians and how I never want to return to the ballet.
Donuts and Donut Holes from Mac Kelly on Vimeo.
When I was shooting this scene, all I could think about was all the choices I’ve made in my life. And just like what one’s choices reveal, you can really tell a lot about a person from the kinds of donuts they choose. This is an important lesson in my safety film. If you don’t know how to make a wise decision in life, how are you going to be able to handle yourself in a life threatening emergency situation?