Now we reached the 10th week and the first semester (15. weeks) is almost over. The time passes by very fast and I am happy to learn everyday something interesting. Also my american accent is improving day by day, which takes a lot of work. Sometimes I feel like a little child, who needs to learn to speak and how to move the tongue to the right spot. There are days where you see that it isn't impossible. Today I successfully did my speech exam in my voice production speech class.
But my biggest interest is still in all acting classes and of course stage combat. The stage combat classes show me every time, how much you actually can achieve if you put the work into it. I almost didn't had any body tension and I couldn't box at all. But after ten weeks of hard work and big interest from my part, I was able to show a realistic fight.
Our exam will be out of 15 different components, which are kicks, pushes and different fall techniques. Also the reactions are very important, which for me is the hardest part, to really make them looking real.
The acting classes are very different which makes the learning process very varied. As we learn mostly different games in improv to improve our improvising, in acting foundations we make a theatre piece, which everyone from our class plays a part of, which we showed last week to other students and teachers. Very interesting is also the class, acting for camera, where we make a shortfilm, which we review afterwards with the whole class, to see what we could improve and what possibilities would we have to make it look as real as possible. We are always aloud to bring our personalities into the shortfilms so it is very interesting how different people look at it.
Now I will go back to my speech exercises and hope to write soon about my experiences.