Effects for large audiences

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Mark Pettey
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Effects for large audiences

Postby Mark Pettey » May 29th, 2008, 7:56 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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Re: Effects for large audiences

Postby Jolly Roger » May 30th, 2008, 4:50 pm

For large audiences of children, you do not need large props. You just need a large personality. JR
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Re: Effects for large audiences

Postby Mark Pettey » May 30th, 2008, 8:05 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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Re: Effects for large audiences

Postby Russell Davis » June 2nd, 2008, 2:13 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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