Crossover Participants Kill! Kill!

This afternoon we tried an exercise that I video-ed so that even if your’e not here, you can give it a try.

Just try to watch this clip.  Watch carefully and try to figure out what’s going on:

Now try to watch the other half of the group:

What’s going on in each?  What similarities and differences do you see in the groups?  How do people adapt and adopt different roles/characters?

The group was divided in half and each was instructed ‘to copy exactly what you see on the screen without speaking. Don’t stop no matter what happens and don’t make noise.’ They were then shown clips from Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill! while the other half of the group tried to figure out what was going on in the group, in the story, with the characters, etc.  The groups then reversed roles and the second acted out a scene from The Wicker Man.

If you’re a participant, please add a comment and let me know your thoughts on how it felt, what you noticed, etc.

These were (approximately) the scenes the groups were acting out:

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One response to “Crossover Participants Kill! Kill!

  1. Those videos are hilarious! ;)

    But really getting some distance (or probably more important) watching yourself doing this really gives a deeper understanding of it.

    The two big moments in the wicker man “remake” was after a long moment of everybody acting out the same thing Tahl raised his arms up and suddenly became the obvious guy to play the wooden man. Also when Niel accidentally did a move (probably got a bit lower and reached his hands up) he was instantly turned into the obvious guy to play the victim.

    So these small act started a pattern in our brains of who should play what and why. And right then and there the act out started to make a lot more sense to the observers.

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