We have made progress on the development of our narrative, character complexity and motivations, as well as some technical aspects. I actually think that while one of our group members being gone this week originally seemed like it would hamper our progress, it allowed the other actors to look at their character (collective, remember?) from a new angle. We spent Tuesday working on Scene 3 (Identity Crisis/Limbo) with the whole group and Thursday working on the Intro scene. However, on Thursday, Lia had an exciting idea for Scene 2 (snow/mother leaving), and we were able to spend some time exploring that. Her idea includes a video element that we would have to film, which presents new challenges that we will have to continue to discuss this week. Lia suggested that we have the main character essentially reenact a scene from her childhood. The screen would show the original scene. I wonder if there's a way we could do it without the video element?
In terms of things we need to spend time on for our process journals, the Insomnia journal has a significant amount of information about their starting points and inspirations, which I think we have, we just need it to be better organized. We also haven't spent any time talking about a target audience, which could be something to add to this week's agenda. Costumes/makeup also needs to be discussed before winter break, and perhaps we can do that as we work each scene individually.