Effects for large audiences

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Postby Mark Pettey » 05/29/08 07:56 AM

Occassionally, I have to do a public show for a very large audience, of 1,000 or more, (as opposed to private, smaller shows). I am curious about what effects some of my fellow children's performers have found play well in front of larger crowds. I am trying to pick material for upcoming shows like this that use visible, but not enormous props.
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Postby Jolly Roger » 05/30/08 04:50 PM

For large audiences of children, you do not need large props. You just need a large personality. JR
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Postby Mark Pettey » 05/30/08 08:05 PM

Good point ! I have definitely made an effort to "amplify" my personality when working in front of a larger crowd, so that every word gets heard, every gesture is followed (well the ones I WANT them to follow !), and nothing gets lost due to distance from the crowd. I just wondered if maybe there were some effects some of you favored specifically for larger children's audiences.
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Postby Russell Davis » 06/02/08 02:13 PM

Mark, try "Man in the Moon", an old Supreme effect. It's visually simple and direct, and great for point-and-shout reactions. Also, make an 11 x 17" (or larger) version of a flip book, photocopying some clip art and text.
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