Creating the Showcase, by Warren Mendy (ACT Stream Student)
Working on the showcase with Amplified has been an experience that I will never forget. The fact that me and my peers were able to do some much in so little time and with all the hectic things that were going on in the world is just amazing to me and I know that we can all look back and be proud of.
At first I was scared about how the process would work especially because having been doing online acting with school and not particularly enjoying some aspects of it, I was worried we would not be able to do and make something that we were all happy with, but as the lessons went on and the more ideas we were all bringing to the table, the more I realised we had something great in our hands. Even at times when we didn’t have motivation, it was good to be able to have my peers and have Collective as well which really helped us just come back together and discuss different topics that helped us put it in the Showcase.
Saying it wasn’t hard and there was times where I couldn’t be bothered, especially waking up early in the mornings knowing that I had been sleeping late for the week would be a lie but having everyone there and knowing what this story could do for someone watching at home just helped me pull through and in the end, seeing as this was my last project with Amplified before going on to full-time drama school at Arts Ed, I couldn’t be more happy to leave knowing we made magic.
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