The start of the academic year also heralds the start of our next performance schedule as well as the start of a range of projects within the School of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University. Between now and December we will be writing and performing in two short films based on text written by a nurse while she was a student at LSBU. Filming isn’t something we do much of, so it is interesting to see how the processes work and what is different from work for the stage.
This week we worked on some of the dialogue and also practiced performing to camera. We acted a scene in a hairdressing salon with the actors working as though the camera was the mirror in front of them.
We also welcomed Laura Barritt, a final year undergraduate student at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, who will be on placement with us until December.
In this video clip you can see that Laura jumped straight in and with Richard was one of the pairs trying out dialogue to camera.