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Posted 31 October 2021 - 02:40 PM
Internship had been going great. Nora already had some experience with Eric, so she knew how he worked and it was easier to just get on with the flow of things this time round. To make it even better, she had Ric along with her. Ever since last summer, where her and Ric had explored music together and she had shown him the ropes to whatever she had learnt back in the recording studio - there had been this musical connection between them. As if they were partners in things related to music, more so because at least that was one aspect of their lives where they understood each other - that connection to music, the lyrics, and that thirst to prove themselves to the world. So, all in all, her internship this time round was just a lot more interesting, and a lot more fruitful. It was one of those days where they had just finished one task, and instead of sticking by the studio - Nora had decided to head out to the restaurant nearby..a bit deep in thought. It had been just a couple of days back, when she had seen the clipping in the newspaper about Broadway casting calls for a new production they were working on. And for the past few days, it was there her mind had been - somewhat in two minds about if she should go for it or not. If she was even good enough in this particular aspect to try, or would she be laughed out of the auditions. And okay, even if she decides to audition - what should she even perform? She had no standards in her mind, the only production she had been a part of was Thespian, and she had no idea what was expected out of her. What could she even perform that would showcase her skill enough for them to want her, and who would even record it? And who would do the music..
Sufficient to say, Nora had been distracted even in her internship in the past couple of days - though she really tried to not show and just get on with whatever they were working on. And it was the same thoughts that plagued her mind as she entered the restaurant and asked for a glass of water - her eyes having a faraway look. Sitting down on one of the tables, she pulled out her notebook, flipping it open to the list of possible monologues she had shortlisted from all the movies she had watched.
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Posted 01 November 2021 - 08:53 PM
Eric had been elsewhere in the building for the majority of the day. His interns had the studio to themselves while he was deep in meeting with some studio executives. Being stationed here for a while had proved fruitful, as it gave him the freedom to shop his services more to the English crowd. He got business here regardless, but it usually necessitated trips over. Now, he was already here to begin with in order to tend to his interns. The contract negotiations concluded before the two hours were up, and Eric came out optimistic. As he returned to the studio, Alaric was shifting some things around in the booth. No sign of Nora. "Did she step out?" The boy explained that they'd finished recording the first pass of his demo and she'd gone off for a break. He chatted briefly with the boy on his level of satisfaction with the first attempt before grabbing his Muggle wallet and wandering off to the restaurant for a drink. As much as he could go for a joyous pint right now, his work day wasn't over. That normally never stopped him, but he couldn't be day-drinking around the kiddos. Mr. Rothwell would have his head and promptly forbid him from ever accepting interns again. These two were hardly kids, technically of age within the wizarding world, but he was their superior. The restaurant was quiet this time of day, not yet tipping into the rush of dinner time, while few lunch stragglers remained. He was on his way to the back bar to order up a coffee when he spotted a blonde head of hair. He diverted over to the table in question. "Ah, there you are. I'd wondered where you wandered off." She was poring over some notes as he'd seen her do plenty before when she brainstormed lyrics. "You working on a new set of lyrics?"
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Posted 09 November 2021 - 01:28 PM
Choosing a monologue was the easiest thing to do when it came to an audition. You just picked the one that probably was the most relatable to you, so you could act perfectly with it. And it was probably how Nora should have gone about it, but she didn't. She had fallen into that pseudo panic state where she was overthinking every little piece - with good reason. This was her make or break. This was truly what decided if she could perform well enough to be considered for the production. And she was just not sure what would be best - doing something that she was good at, or doing something that just showed the range of emotions that she could hold across multiple facets. If she was a director, she would want someone versatile right? Such thoughts plagued her mind as she flipped through the pages of the possible shortlists, in deep thought - that she hadn't noticed the time that had passed. Or that someone else was there in the restaurant as well. It was only when the unmistakeable voice of her mentor reached her ears did she look up, coming back to reality with his words. "Hey, just..wanted to get some air. It felt quite stuffy inside.." She mumbled, almost at the verge of closing the notebook when he asked her about it and she looked at it, before deciding to let it remain open. "Not really. This is actually completely the opposite. A collection of already performed monologues.." She replied before looking up at him with a smile. "Long day at work?" She asked, eyeing the coffee in his hand. "Oh, how did the meeting go? With the executives?" She asked eagerly. There was something about how professional artists operated in the real world that just intrigued her so much more. It was not just about songs, right?
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Posted 13 November 2021 - 04:17 PM
Eric was quite familiar with Nora by this point, having worked with her twice. She had a good musical ear, that one. He didn't know if either of his interns would pursue music after this — though both had demonstrated interest — but he hoped it would give them a fulfilling window into the industry, in case it was ever something they wished to dip their toes into later on. Music wasn't the most stable career, especially if you were hoping to be a performing artist, so it wasn't for the tentative and uncertain. Nora noticed his present, and he hoped he hadn't startled her too badly. "Don't worry, I'm not chastising you or anything. You're not my captive," he chuckled. "It's easy to get holed up in there, so I'm glad you're taking a break." Eric himself was guilty of this; spending entire nights in the studio and leaving when the sun had just come over the horizon. Not a healthy habit to have. The man could see now that the structure of the words wasn't really suitable for lyrics. It was in proper paragraphs, full sentences. He knew the girl did theatre. "Lining yourself up for an audition?" He'd known enough fellow creatives to know this was the process. Less so for film, but much more so for theatre. You had to be able to rattle off a lot of dialogue in one shot, cause there were no cuts and retakes on stage. Nora inquired about his day, and Eric gave a small shrug. "Busy, but fruitful. I have another follow-up meeting in two weeks to go over contract stipulations," he explained. "The two of you were alright in the studio? I try to stick around as much as I can, but the two of you are responsible enough to handle yourselves." They had yet to prove him wrong.
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