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How to use dramatic techniques!

Use Dramatic Techniques!

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Stage direction: is the instruction in a script that describes where, what, when and how something is going to occur and who's going to do it.

Stage direction: is the instruction in a script that describes where, what, when and how something is going to occur and who's going to do it.

Lighting: the arrangement and colour of lighting is used to achieve a certain mood or effect.

Lighting: the arrangement and colour of lighting is used to achieve a certain mood or effect.

Props: the object/s that a character or actor uses to add something to the overall look, feel, and time period.

Props: the object/s that a character or actor uses to add something to the overall look, feel, and time period.

Costumes: a style of dress to change overall look of somebody's actual look/style to match the scene/act.

Costumes: a style of dress to change overall look of somebody's actual look/style to match the scene/act.

Gestures: are something that people use to express their feelings and emotions.

Gestures: are something that people use to express their feelings and emotions.

Movement: where and how an actor takes/moves themselves around the stage.

Movement: where and how an actor takes/moves themselves around the stage.

Blocking: the process and record of where action takes place on the stage.

Blocking: the process and record of where action takes place on the stage.

Exit and Entrance: shows where a character appears and leaves the stage.

Exit and Entrance: shows where a character appears and leaves the stage.

Makeup: makeup is used to change the way someone appears.

Makeup: makeup is used to change the way someone appears.

Sound Effects: Artificially created or enhanced sounds to make it feel/sound like it is actually raining, car door slamming etc.

Sound Effects: Artificially created or enhanced sounds to make it feel/sound like it is actually raining, car door slamming etc.

Multimedia effects: Special effects, ICT, animation etc. To make in look like they're/you're in a location that your not.

Multimedia effects: Special effects, ICT, animation etc. To make in look like they're/you're in a location that your not.

Backdrop: A painted cloth hung at the back of a theatre stage as part of the scenery to change the effect.

Backdrop: A painted cloth hung at the back of a theatre stage as part of the scenery to change the effect.

Voice projection: Strength of speaking or singing whereby the voice is used loudly and clearly.

Voice projection: Strength of speaking or singing whereby the voice is used loudly and clearly.

Characterisation: How you create a character \u2013 includes gestures, mannerisms, voice, movement etc.

Characterisation: How you create a character – includes gestures, mannerisms, voice, movement etc.

  • Stage direction
  • Lighting
  • Props
  • Costumes
  • Gesture
  • Movement
  • Blocking
  • Entrance and exit
  • Makeup
  • Sound effects
  • Multimedia effects
  • Backdrop
  • Voice projection
  • Characterisation