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How to Get NO Feedback from Elise


How to Get NO Feedback from Elise: Vlog#9 – SECRETS IN MUSICALS
Length: 6:30 
The ninth post in the video blog from NMI Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry - How to Get NO Feedback from Elise … This video talks about SECRETS in musicals and whether they are a good idea or not. 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: Vlog #8- SHOW DON’T TELL
Length: 3:16 
The eighth post in the video blog from NMI Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry - How to Get NO Feedback from Elise … This video talks about the old adage “SHOW don’t TELL” and how it applies to musicals. 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: Vlog #7- OUTLINE RULES
Length: 12:11 
The seventh post in the video blog from NMI Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry - How to Get NO Feedback from Elise … This video talks about do’s and don’ts to think about while writing an outline. 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: Vlog #6- STRUCTURE PART 2
Length: 14:40 
The sixth post in the video blog from NMI Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry - How to Get NO Feedback from Elise … This video talks about linear and non-linear plot structure; plot confluence; one vs. two act structure, etc. 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: 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.