AIR – Reflections 19/11/09 – Kartikeya Gouthi Today had been a busy day. I reached school at around 2:30 pm and after about three quarters of an hour Tom sir came and had a talk with Keystage 3. We discussed the entries and exits of all the actors, the music and the timings. He explained to each committee their roles and responsibility for the rehearsals and the final day. After the talk there was a general scattering and students were all around doing their work. The senior committee was everywhere, sometimes helping with props, sometimes with documentation and once or twice I and Arjun were playing with the gun. Every committee also had to fill speech bubbles for the documentation committee, so that they could put up their charts for each committee. The speech bubbles had to be filled by one general comment, learning and struggle. We also had to share one Oho and a couple of Aha moments. Our general comment to be out with the photograph of the whole senior team: ‘What the hell? There is so much work to do and these people just keep asking us to pose for photographs. There is a whole production to manage’ – Senior Team. After dinner I helped the documentation team design a couple of charts. They had more evidences then space so I helped them put the evidences in a way that uses less space and is more attractive. Finally we saw a rough run through of the play so that the lights could be fixed. This was the last thing that we did or the day. By the time we left it was pat 10:00 pm.
What The Acting Committee Did: Acting Committee practised their play.
What The Documentation and Technology Committee Did: Documentation and Technology Committee documented the whole process, and sorted the photographs and cleared the space in the camera for more photographs.
What The Script Committee Did: The Script Committee read out the script to Kiran ma’am, and she suggested some changes in the script. The dialogues were simplified, elaborated and slightly changed.
What The Props and Costumes Committee Did: The Props and Costumes Committee got some of the props and costumes, and have already sorted them. They also have called Neha Bhatt (Ishan’s Mother) as an expert to help them with some props and KB Dress Waala for renting some costumes.
What The Sponsorship Committee Did: The Sponsorship Committee went to Shrinath Travels, Jade Blue, Cooking Culture and Half Ticket for Sponsorship.
What The Music Committee Did: The Music Committee learnt how to use Premier Pro and used it to create sounds like Bomb Blast and Recess.
What the Script Committee Did: The Script Committee read out the script to give an idea to everyone about what the performance’s message and emotion is. Then they had a talk with each committee to explain what is required from them.
What The Acting Committee Did: Acting Committee worked on the behaviour of the characters, actions and had a run through of the play.
What The Props and Costumes Committee Did: The Props and Costumes Committee worked on the Costumes, found out how many are already available, fixed a budget, and a list of items needed for the costumes/props not available at our homes.
What The Sponsorship Committee Did: The Sponsorship Committee went to Half Ticket, Cooking Culture, St. Lauren, and The Golden Time for presenting. No sponsorship from these.
What The Documentation and Technology Committee Did: The documentation and Technology Committee documented each group’s process till now. They took photogrpahs, videos and notes of each committee’s progress and journey.
What The Music Committee Did: The Music Committee started the search for themes for the characters, and started appreciating a new form of music- classical.
Still practicing, but we have the main play ready and the actors have memorized their dialogues.
The Sponsorship Committee went to Torrent and Channel Y to give their presentation.
Worked on the script for the compères.
Documentation and Technology Committee
Documenting the whole process.
Costumes and Props Committee
The costumes and props are ready for dress rehearsals.
Used Garage Band to make Zasha’s theme.
What the Script Committee Did: On November 15 (Sunday) the Script Committee finished writing the script with Tom sir, and handed it over to the actors.
What the Acting Committee Did: The acting committee got their scripts, and decided the personality of each character. They discussed the script, the actions and movements at every scene.
Tom Alter has left Ahmedabad, and will return on Thursday (November 19)
Lighting decided for the show
Tom Alter instructing about the stage lights
Collects Rs.40,000 and made estimate budgets.
Roles are in place, and play is ready. Just practise till perfect.
Script is ready, and handed to the actors.
Listening to music which could be used for background (bomb blast, recess).
Setting up the AIR blog.
Decided the props for “FRAGMENTS”.