Posts Tagged ‘Acting’

In a week today I will be on a couple of planes heading back to Kamloops. The first is the Air North plane that takes me to Vancouver where I will see my aunt for lunch (I think) before heading back to Kamloops on the Air Canada plane.

I tell you, it’s definitely been nice being home. Been a relaxing winter break. Got a lot of writing done, watched some movies and also done physio on my shoulder which is almost better. Still got one more physio session left next Tuesday but after that I’m pretty much done.

I’ve also over the past few days finally nailed out my schedule for the semester. It’s an interesting one but I’m looking forward to it as well. Let’s see, I’ve got two English courses, my final theatre acting class and Archaeology, which will be interesting. A quick note about the English courses. One of them will be my first attempt at the course the other will be my third attempt and I’d better freaking pass this time. I haven’t got much room to mess this up unless I want to be here for another 3 years. So I’m going to try my very best.

As for the Archaeology course, I think it will be interesting as it counts as one of the final two sciences I need to graduate. Unfortunately I can’t take the third because the courses I want to take for it aren’t actually offered this semester and all the Geography courses are already full. What I might consider doing is going and seeing if I can bump one of the other first year courses to take Geology. According to a friend its super easy, so I am really going to contemplate this.

And finally theatre, this is the final acting course that I am required to take. Now I can take 4th year next year as an elective to help with credits but I’m not sure at the moment. Next year I do have to take two more theatre courses. One was a course I took and failed already the other one is the 4th year directing course which is what I’m really looking forward to. But first I have to complete the 2nd half of third year. Part of it is something I’ve already done and that’s the directors festival or Dfest. It’s where the 4th year class picks a series of one act plays for the 3rd years to put on. I however did this last year because they were short on guys and needed people to audition. So this isn’t the first time I will have gone through this. It’s going to be interesting and I’m excited for the challenge this year. And like mentioned above, next year I get to direct one of the plays.

So that pretty much wraps up my coming up semester. I have goals set for each course and I’m going to do my utter best to pass them all. If I don’t then I’m going to really evaluate my options. But I’ll worry about that when I get there. For now I’m going to enjoy the semester.

As stated above my 2nd passion is acting. Now, I know I’m just a beginner actor but I have be told that I have some talent. Another one of my friends is sort of in the same boat as me. I must get permission before I can add photo’s of my friends. (Once I get permission I will add pictures.)

That being said first year of university acting is quite nerve wracking. You have to be tough to get up in front of people. If you didn’t know the No. 1  fear in the world is public speaking. That said, I don’t think that it’s the public speaking is the fear. I think that it’s ‘public humiliation’ that is the fear. It’s OK though. Everyone out there that has a fear of public speaking please take these few simple steps into consideration.

1. Take your time; If you take your time you will feel more confident.

2. Slow down; Slowing down might be a pain and feel like forever to you (the person on the stage) but I assure you, to the audience it will seem just right.

3. Make eye contact; Make eye contact people! That is a key factor. It keeps us (the audience) engaged.

There, That’s my 3 main points to help you with public speaking. If you follow my  blog then you will definitely be hearing more on this subject.

Take Care Y’all,

Jophis23

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