So long farewell …

When I first joined digital story telling I didn’t know what to expect at all but I ended up really enjoying it.

I enjoyed the meme making and the Photoshop work, it introduced me to something that I didn’t know I was interested in. Manipulating images and making them different is something I would like to look more into. I definitely want to maintain my website, I would like to use it for everything I used it for in this class. Poems, my personal views my accomplishments, maybe just tidy it up and organize it a bit more. I believe I will be getting an A in the class, I put thought into all my pots, set up my website and put care into my website and what I wanted it to be.

These are just a few pieces I made the rest can be found at amandashouts.com  

Overall my experience was a great one, the classes were calm and Ryan was patient and kind. This had to be one of my favorite classes of the semester and If I do decide to take the skills I have learned further and do something big with it I will have CT101 Digital storytelling to owe all my glory to.

Happy Holidays to you all and I hope this semester was full of A’s! Happy finals week, get drunk after your last final you’ve earned it!

Guilty Pleasures

Everyone has their guilty pleasures, for some it’s scrolling watching make up tutorials, for some it’s pimple popping videos or even a mash up of your favorite ship and I am no different. Those are my favorites as well but these type of videos really interest me. Wanted to share in the hopes of getting someone else hooked too !

 

 

 

STAY BY AMANDA GARDNER

I asked you to stay or maybe I wanted you to 

Maybe the words didn’t actually fall from my lips

Maybe I couldn’t really bring myself to ask you 

Because I was taught 

Because I believe 

You should never have to ask for what’s yours

What’s meant for you will always be for you

But I wanted to

For you I wanted to change my rules 

I didn’t want to take the chance

Didn’t want to miss the opportunity 

But the thing about that is 

Maybe it wasn’t yours to have if you could miss the opportunity 

 

I can’t trust my heart because she’s failed me before 

When I left I specifically told her not to open the door 

Yet here we are. 

You’re on my couch and I feel compelled to ask you to leave but not to go 

To give me my key back but also I don’t know 

I fall too fast and I fall too hard 

But why is that a crime? 

Someone people never leave the ground

Some people are okay with having absolutely no one around 

What a way to live

If love isn’t worth being a fool for than what is ? 

Maybe it ends badly and you never really recover

Or maybe it’s everything you searched for in another 

Maybe you hate it and regret every second 

Or maybe you find someone who finally puts you first 

Maybe you get the love you always try to give 

The type of love you explain to your kids

 

Maybe you fall. 

Maybe you don’t 

Maybe it lasts 

Maybe it won’t 

 

I came to the show but I don’t know anything about this play 

I just know 

I want to stay. 

 

Marcus Brutus

In my opinion because I am the hardest on myself I do not particularly like this video or my movements. However, to be an actor is to be vulnerable whether you like it or not. I love what I do but it is nerve racking and it’s difficult, its scary and it’s tackling things as a character that you haven’t began to tackle in real life but I love it. i will always love it. This is an un-official video that a very amazing friend sent me.

The Show Must Go On

JULIUS CEASER BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

MARCUS BRUTUS PLAYED BY AMANDA GARDNER

I have been acting for a while but I would have to say that this was my most difficult character that I’ve had to play. For one I was playing a man and not just any man but he was a Roman, He was stern and serious, he believed in honor like it was the bible and he was unwavering. His confidence in who he was and what he stood for was showed through the way he walked and the way he talked even the way he laughed. I had to play someone who was similar to me but at the same time very different. In the very beginning I did not want to do this play at all, I hated Shakespeare and I had no interest in this being my last play of undergrad. Then I was offered the role and said yes, so now I was doing a play I didn’t want to do and playing a character I didn’t think I could play.

I am always nervous for a performance but this was different, I began to doubt myself, I was scared that I couldn’t measure up, that I would butcher the character. Would i be a believable man? would the audience see me as such? All the questions I stay away from when it comes to acting started to become louder than my belief in my abilities. I had to not only get through not having a set until two days before but also playing this complex old english speaking character as well as pushing through my insecurities and I wouldn’t change a thing. This was the experience I needed from start to finish. I was fortunate enough to be liked enough to be nominated to compete in a regional theater festival competition for a second time. I don’t know where this acting thing is going to take me or what the future holds. It could all end here with college or it can push me to a Oscar nominee, whichever it is I will always remember this play. The play that taught me that I truly can do anything I set my mind to and to never count myself out.  To remember that no matter what : The show must go on !