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How to Get NO Feedback from Elise


How to Get NO Feedback from Elise: Vlog #5- STRUCTURE PART 1
Length: 12:01 

The fifth post in the video blog from NMI Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry - How to Get NO Feedback from Elise … This video talks about using FLASHBACKS and FRAMING DEVICES in your musical. To see more from this series, subscribe to the vlog at http://nmi.org/nmi-resources/elises-video-blog/


How to Get NO Feedback from Elise: #4 – Narrative Point of View
Length: 7:08 

The fourth post in the video blog from NMI Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry - How to Get NO Feedback from Elise … This video talks about the NARRATIVE POINT OF VIEW of your musical.  To see more from this series, subscribe to the vlog at http://nmi.org/nmi-resources/elises-video-blog/

 

How to Get NO Feedback from Elise: #3 – PLOT
Length: 7:01 

The third post in the video blog from NMI Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry - How to Get NO Feedback from Elise … This video talks about the PLOT of your musical.  To see more from this series, subscribe to the vlog at http://nmi.org/nmi-resources/elises-video-blog/


How to Get NO Feedback from Elise: #2 – LEAD CHARACTER
Length: 4:28 

The second post in the video blog from NMI Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry - How to Get NO Feedback from Elise … This video talks about the LEAD CHARACTER of your musical. To see more from this series, subscribe to the vlog at http://nmi.org/nmi-resources/elises-video-blog/

 

How to Get NO Feedback from Elise: #1 – THEME
Length: 6:07 

The first post in the video blog from NMI Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry - How to Get NO Feedback from Elise … This video talks about the THEME of your musical. To see more from this series, subscribe to the vlog at http://nmi.org/nmi-resources/elises-video-blog/


How to Get NO Feedback from Elise: Introduction
Length: 2:51 

The first installment in the video blog from NMI Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry - How to Get NO Feedback from Elise …

 

Small Craft Warnings


Small Craft Warnings: Hearing the important voice in an ensemble
Length: 3:03 

Vocal layering and complexity are great, right? But what if you really need ONE character’s vocal line to stand out above the rest? Here’s a quick look at a couple ways to accomplish that.


Small Craft Warnings: Character Through Diction
Length: 2:30 

Ideally, each of your characters should have unique diction (vocabulary, syntax, slang, length and complexity of sentences, etc). Here’s a brief test — can you spot the phrase which isn’t the same diction as the rest?

 

Score Formatting Basics
Length: 35:34 

NMI Staff member Scott Guy goes into detail about basic formatting for your musical theatre score.


Script Formatting Basics
Length: 8:17 

NMI Staff member Scott Guy goes into detail about basic formatting for your script and lyrics.