1- They always get depressed and swig vodka out straight out of the bottle. NO ONE DOES THAT. HOW MUCH OF A CLICHE COULD THAT BE?!
2- By and large the demographic of 17-18 year olds in England that are represented by the portrayals of home/college/background in Skins do NOT go out that much or have that much TOTAL freedom from their family and school lives.
3- Again, how the fuck do these 17-18 year olds who don’t appear to work have the pocket money to buy a constant stream of illegal (and expensive) drugs that get brought out at every party/ANY TIME someone feels mildly depressed. Hello Cliche #583702.
4- The writing is shit.
5- The general representations of personality types are bollocks, one dimensional and utterly unrealistic in terms of connections to one another.
6-The acting is more often than not uttely mediocre. Vast improvements occur, but then disappear. There is no consistency. Every series has had one or two actors that stand out. Cook so far remains the only note worthy actor. Though given that this now the fifth series, and we’ve had about 24 actors over 5 series… This doesn’t say much for the quality of the rest. But then perhaps it’s not their fault- there’s only so much you can do with bad writing afterall.
And one reason which makes Skins okay:
1- The soundtracks are usually pretty good/interesting.
Feel your pain. Seriously, I feel those same things all the time. And then you feel bad for feeling bad about it, because you’re upset that your family have money! Doesn’t make sense… Hope you sort out your funding problems soon. x
I KNOW!! Isn’t it a total bitch! It makes me feel so ungrateful about all the good things in my life, and yet it’s the truth- we’ve been forgotten! We must truly fend for ourselves the whole way! Anyways, thanks for the luck, I sure as hell am gonna need it…
Just out of curiosity, how did you find me, and what made you decide to follow me?
Hiya! I’m basicallt taking a chance here, I found you on the tumblr directory under the film makers section. And I followed you cause I was curious. Do you have an existing film that you’d like an original score written for? Do you want some commercial music rejigged to be a little more original for your film? I know a very talented musician who’s willing to give it a whirl as soon as possible and for free. If you’re interested just send me a message and I’ll put you in touch with him. :)
It's funny the way society can make you feel like utter blessings are hinderances...
Today I’ve been searching high and low through the wealth of charitable orgnisations and trusts to find some kind of funding or grant or anything to help pay my way through my post grad acting course at drama school.
It transpires that I am from too privelledged a background to apply for almost all of them.
My parents earn over a certain amount. I am also able bodied. And I do not come from an ethnic minority that makes it difficult for me to find my way about.
Now, these are all incredibly lucky things! I have had a relatively well provided home life, and I have not faced racial slurs throughout my life that affected my performance academically or professionally, and all my limbs and organs are able and working fine.
So why now am I suddenly feeling like the one with the problem? Poor spoilt middle class girl, can’t get what she wants.
But it’s the truth. I still have no money to fun this. I need 11,000 pounds for tuition fees alone. Plus another huge amount for living costs for a year. Now, I ask. Where am I to find such money? I have been working hard, in a job I hate 9-5, five days a week and have managed to save up some of my money from it. But where the hell do I get the rest?
It would appear that I’m too rich. Except I’m not. My parents may be earning over a certain threshold, but that doesn’t mean they can afford to support my brother, themselves, pay a mortgage, bills, AND my extortionate fees and living costs.
I can always write to celebrities. Because I’m sure that among the shitstorm of people that write, who arent from middle class backgrounds, my letter will stand out?…
So, seriously. What the fuck else am I supposed to do?
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Based off the fact that you have the word audition as one of the tags, I’ll take a guess that you don’t have the luxury of light or sound cues to help aid this passage of time, you only have your you. My first question is, exactly how much time is passing?
Thanks, I definitely get what you mean- I really wanted to avoid having to mimic fast movement and literally speeding up the characters movement on stage.
I will give you a brief outline of the performance.
It can be a two minute non verbal piece about ANYTHING. I don’t dance, and I don’t mime, and on top of that, I don’t think it would be wise to attempt to do some kind of interpretive dance.
I’ve been incredibly pressed for time to prepare for this, so have grabbed the first thing that came to me- and that was the idea of how the passage of time has an effect on human emotions.
So, the basic outline I have thus far come up with is that a woman is on stage, very obviously mourning over a grave (an easy enough object to symbolise) very intently. She walks away from the grave and there is a shift in time. She’s back again, this time not so much mourning but just visiting. A final shift, and passage of time and she’s happy, perhaps not by the grave but walking by it. It’s not that she doesn’t care about it, she’s just moved on. The shifts in time are months, perhaps even years.
I’m toying with the idea of using a simple piano soundtrack or something to overlay it, and the passages of time being distorted music and sounds, then being normal again when she’s at the grave. (this is relatively available to me, I have someone who works in music on standby). My problem is what to physically do when the passage of time when this is happening? Or is it a crap idea altogether? Should I start again from scratch? Am I asking too many questions? My fear over the audition is completely interfering with my critical eye and I’m not able to see things clearly at the moment.
Any kind of advice or help would be hugely appreciated!
What do you mean? I mean you could pretend to check a watch…You could cleverly pantomime the passing of day and night…Erm..Pantomime being a clock really quickly.
What I meaaaan is, it’s going to be more than just like a few minutes passing. I mean how can you elegantly represent days, months, even years passing on stage, without having to pantomime actions or do everything in double time?
It’s so difficult cause ther’es only two minutes in which to convey several months or more passing. Any ideas?
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