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wizard of oz play writeup

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i warned you yesterday. i took 400pictures last night, and that was me feeling lazy and uninspired with a bad angle. can you all not wait for friday when i have full access to the front and sides of the stage? and 10 more lenses? I KNOW YOU CANNOT!

zoe had like 10 roles. she was a dancer for all of the dance numbers, and was a member of the lullaby league. she was not dorothy, but that is kinsey who we are all very fond of.

i was so proud of all of the kids. they put on a great production with decent acting for a bunch of middle schoolers. i have known almost all of these kids since they were born. it is fun watching them become tiny people from proto-humans.

and i am also SO proud of zoe. she is the most shy out of all the children (classic middle child) and it is very hard for her to get up in front of people she doesn't know, or even people she does know. so for her to get on stage and say lines, even tho her lines were in unison with others most of the time, was a very big deal for us. she is the one on the right in these next 4:

also we were super proud of one of evan's best and oldest friends, dylan! he played one of the biggest roles, the scarecrow. dylan is a pretty accomplished actor, his parents are both in theatre and he does a lot of plays and local theatre work. he definitely saved the show in at least one spot when the music got messed up with some nice improve!

so i leave you now until tomorrow night when i will post 500 more pictures of the exact same thing, aren't you thrilled? also does anyone know if it is illegal to get your kid plastic surgery to make them more ugly because zoe is too good looking and i foresee this being a highly annoying issue in the future. jk jk i kid! :D

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Adorable! And such great costumes... jeebus. My schools never had much more than what we could get at thrift stores haha
much of these were thrift store finds actually. we are really really lucky because there is this amazing set of thriftstores within like a 3mile radius here that trucks in clothes from all over the state. and this school has a ton of parental involvement, and since many of us are artists which do work like set-building and stuff, we are super creative and skilled at making stuff into other things. like dorothy's apron, i dunno if you can tell, was a tablecloth. the lullaby league costumes were made out of some curtains and a ballgown. lion's costume was a set of sofa cushions and like 10 stuffed animals. we skinned them for their furry furry pelts.

this is such a small town that there is a lot of subtle public pressure to help in the schools and stuff if you have kids there. plus people just like being involved. we are all very lucky this town is like this. super anomaly.
thank you! it is getting to the trial by fire part of things now man.
for being uninspired, and having a bad angle, this came out great!
I always love watching a performance done by kids. I know the hard work that goes into it. :)
I have a family friend who is a really cool guy, with a 14-year-old daughter who is possibly the most gorgeous 14-year-old on the planet and looks 2-3 years older than she is. Now he's a county sheriff, so that's a big help, but he's always teasing his daughter about trying to fatten her up. "Honey, let's get McDonald's, maybe some ice cream." Last time I saw them, at a wedding, he gave her three slices of cake and said "now I want you to eat all of these". It cracks me up.
I should add that she thinks it's funny and it's not like, a traumatizing thing or w/e. I guess if you don't know them that could sound really fucked up.
Yay Zoe!
The costumes do look really nice too. A ++
And Zoe is beautiful. She must take after her momma. :)
hehe awwwe thx you! jr high plays are so funny. sometimes i think they are the best kinds of plays.
because i like to be overcomplicated, i had 2 cameras. one was at iso 1600 probably around f/5.6-11 most of the time. it was shooting slower, at like 60ish. i kept switching lenses tho. the second was at iso 2000. i am pretty sure i was shooting at like 80-100 shutter speed, and around f/8. those are the tele shots. i was white balanced for these specific lights, but they switched back and forth and i only white balanced on one. that is why the light goes pink sometimes. you can also tell at the end, the shots of the actors afterwards i did not re-wb for tungsten. lazy! lol "i'll fix it in post"
Those costumes are really really great. Or I suppose it could just be the magic of quality photography.