Who said drama was easy?
Doing drama with an unfinished script is a million times worse.
That is what happened today. In drama lesson, our teacher asked us to do a play about the evacuates evacuating from London. Our group was unprepared and we didn't even have an ending! Luckily, I added a quick "happily ever after" ending. Although it was lame, we got the prize of the best act! Unpredictable!
After eating packed lunch, we had a 1.5-hour drive to the Harry Potter Studio. In the studio, we saw a lot of different exhibits of the props and techniques used in filming the movies. There were scary monsters like griffins, trolls and dragons etc. It was a fantasy (cough-horror film- cough).
I hope I won't have bad dreams tonight!
It was finally the day to the Harry Potter Studio! In the morning we had an experiment in the science class, an intense drama competition in the drama lesson and some fun little games in history class.
Then we arrived at the studio. It was all about the whole process in the film-making. I was amused to see all the different creatures in different sizes, shapes and colours. I was not a huge Harry Potter fan but after the tour, it made me want to read all of the books! It was especially exiting when we got to see the model of the castle in the film - it was so massive and detailed. It took 40 days for the crew to finish it! We also tried butterbeer and butterbeer ice cream. I like the butterbeer because it has a unique flavour but the ice cream is a bit too sweet...
5th August, 2016
It was totally an exciting day. The activities were packed. They made me understand some funny facts behind the nature and movie scenes.
This morning, my group and I went to Sawston to have the drama class and science class. Today was the great performance day after two days of practice with my group. We were performing the London war siren evacuation. I was the leader leading the drama with combination of four chairs and a siren as other groups. But my group was recognised by the other three groups and the teacher as we were given the highest score which was 20.5 points! It was so touching! That also tells that my group and I didn't waste the two days of training! And for the science lesson. Alvin and I made a paper seed to know about what length of it will the wing help the seed slowly goes down to the ground.
The next activity was unforgettable! I went to the Harry Potter studio to take a look behind the scenes of props and acting. It turned out that some of the weird characters were controlled by computer with a human inside. It was so powerful that it could scan the human face inside the machine and the computer will express it out through the facial expressions. And for the brooms stick that the wizards rode on, they were actually controlled by a big machine linkng the character and the broom stick together in the air. I was surprised that the directors were so creative that they used different machines to operate some seemingly powerful scenes.
Through the day, it was excellent and packed and I enjoyed it. It was the most exciting day at Cambridge until now. I will tell you my stories tomorrow. Goodnight!