1. Laura Ramoso Action Plan Research Steps Choose a costume or character Choose an action (connecting with the human being in front of you) Accessorize Apply make-up Present yourself on high place Tips Make sure that eyes stand out (outline with black or brown) Cover your head (hat, wig etc.) Relax (want to use as little energy as possible with the pose) Control your breathing (deeply and slowly) Shift your position gradually (avoiding cramping or fatigue) Costume Have a long cape with a cap. The long cape should have a long dress underneath with a rope attached at the waist. Having a long t-shirt underneath (preferably Earth colors) is a good for keeping warm and adding to the 'explorer' effect. Same cape. Underneath could wear a black shirt with black hangar pants and brown buckle shoes. Hat similar to a chef hat, only a little flatter. The black can't steal focus from the acting and props so that's a plus.
2. Golden tank top, white sheath blanket over the top. This could act as something warm to wear and the explorer effect. The blanket over the shoulder could act as a cape. It could also represent a higher status in hierarchy. Could also use pants. Probably the time period was different, but Vespucci also wore pants and a jacket for his travels. Brown pants and jacket, with leather body strap. More royal attire. The small red cape represents higher status over people. Golden button's could work, because Vespucci was quite rich. The puffy sleeves represent that this was in the 1500's. 3. Make Up A puffy hat, just a bit smaller than a chef's hat. Could paint the face all white with a bit of color on the cheeks and the lips. The eyes could be painted black around them to look like they're more in depth. Black hat and heavy black beard. This could work, maybe using a normal wig and putting it on the chin. The mustache could be made with string or marker. Hat could be piece of cloth sowed together and feather stuck on top. Another type of beard could be used, with a split in the middle. The hair on the side could be used as well instead of short hair which is invisible under the hat. 4. The short hair and beard could be black or white. A hat or longer hair (wig) could have added a nice touch, maybe to show that he was an explorer. Maybe the eye-brows could be painted dark so that it would give the face a nice edge. This one has a dark beard with short hair. The collar gives it a nice touch. It also shows that this was an old explorer who lived in a different time period. The eye-brows are nice and dark, so the face stands out a lot. Mime Techniques Make your gestures clear Use a lot of hand gestures and body movement Use your body as much as possible Voice Techniques Be as loud and as clear as possible Makes sure your audience hears you Don't face away, speak directly to the audience It may be loud in the courtyard, so make sure you are in a place where it isn't too crowded 5. Bibliography Www.gerogiaencyclopedia.org. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. . Www.travel-italy.com. Web. 17 Nov. 2009. . Www.content.answers.com. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. Www.s9.com. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. . Www.ilmiopaese.net. Web. 16 Nov. 2009. . Www.portrait.kaar.at. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. . Www.docsouth.unc.edu. Web. 16 Nov. 2009. . Www.flickr.com. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. . Www.exbook.de. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. . Www.ica-d.de. Web. 17 Nov. 2009. . Palmer, Amanda. "How to be a Living Statue." WikiHow. Web. 18 Nov. 2009. . Process Starting Position 6. Legs spread Powerful position Arms at sides (meaning powerful stance) Head tilted at side, to show that he is powerful and he's looking into the distance of the sea Moving into talking position Slow with Resistance 7. Move your arms and hands a lot, like and Italian Look proud of yourself Use gestures like you are informing them Many of these gestures could be used for different affirmations 8. Finishing Position Go back to starting position in slow with resistance This is when I'm like questions? Arms spread out, fingers spread out as well Legs spread out so it's like I'm still in powerful stance