Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What if I was the protagonist?


One of the most exciting things I contemplated as we spoke about production during class was the days leading up to the premiere of the episode, the morning of the episode and finally the airing of the very first episode. I did not realize all the preparation and hype they put around the beginning of a new telenovela. As I write this blog, I want to write as if I was the protagonist of the story.
I will begin by imagining 3-5 days before episode 1. What exactly would I be thinking? After so much work, effort, memorization, tension between actors, producers, directors and many others, what will the press think? Will they like it? What if they hate it?  What if it becomes the most popular telenovela in this country immediately? Or what if it fails quickly?
Then arrives the time for the huge party and premier of the episode. I get ready, put on a beautiful dress, fix my makeup and get ready for a wild and exciting night. As I arrive to the venue there is press everywhere, photographing and writing everything about the event. The party is HUGE and we are all dressed up! I’m honestly so excited, so nervous and borderline freaking out all at the same time! People are pumped! We all sit down for a formal dinner and after each member of the cast is introduced, the episode begins. What am I thinking at this point?? AHHHHH! I’m watching the screen but constantly trying to turn around to see the reactions of the press. What are they writing? Are they enjoying it?
Finally it is the morning of the first episode. I’m literally so PUMPED! The entire cast is being interviewed on the morning show. They ask so many questions and you can tell the audience is getting antsy because they just want to see the first episode. We show the promo and clips of the show as teasers for the audience and people are freaking out! I love the excitement around the new telenovela! Hopefully they will enjoy the characters, storyline and are hooked after the very first episode!
AHHHH! The time has arrived! The entire cast meets up to watch the very first episode as it airs live on television! I can’t handle my excitement! The press is ready to go. Everyone is anticipating the reactions of the audience! What are they going to do? How will they like it? Will they love the characters we want them to love and hate the ones we want them to hate? There is so much excitement that I honestly can’t stand it.
I enjoyed every moment watching the first episode with the cast. There is no one else I would rather be watching with than the people who I have grown close to over these past months working on this project. I can’t believe it is here. The first episode has shown. The work is still just beginning. Time to hit the ground running!One of the most exciting things I contemplated as we spoke about production during class was the days leading up to the premiere of the episode, the morning of the episode and finally the airing of the very first episode. I did not realize all the preparation and hype they put around the beginning of a new telenovela. As I write this blog, I want to write as if I was the protagonist of the story.
I will begin by imagining 3-5 days before episode 1. What exactly would I be thinking? After so much work, effort, memorization, tension between actors, producers, directors and many others, what will the press think? Will they like it? What if they hate it?  What if it becomes the most popular telenovela in this country immediately? Or what if it fails quickly?
Then arrives the time for the huge party and premier of the episode. I get ready, put on a beautiful dress, fix my makeup and get ready for a wild and exciting night. As I arrive to the venue there is press everywhere, photographing and writing everything about the event. The party is HUGE and we are all dressed up! I’m honestly so excited, so nervous and borderline freaking out all at the same time! People are pumped! We all sit down for a formal dinner and after each member of the cast is introduced, the episode begins. What am I thinking at this point?? AHHHHH! I’m watching the screen but constantly trying to turn around to see the reactions of the press. What are they writing? Are they enjoying it?
Finally it is the morning of the first episode. I’m literally so PUMPED! The entire cast is being interviewed on the morning show. They ask so many questions and you can tell the audience is getting antsy because they just want to see the first episode. We show the promo and clips of the show as teasers for the audience and people are freaking out! I love the excitement around the new telenovela! Hopefully they will enjoy the characters, storyline and are hooked after the very first episode!
AHHHH! The time has arrived! The entire cast meets up to watch the very first episode as it airs live on television! I can’t handle my excitement! The press is ready to go. Everyone is anticipating the reactions of the audience! What are they going to do? How will they like it? Will they love the characters we want them to love and hate the ones we want them to hate? There is so much excitement that I honestly can’t stand it.
I enjoyed every moment watching the first episode with the cast. There is no one else I would rather be watching with than the people who I have grown close to over these past months working on this project. I can’t believe it is here. The first episode has shown. The work is still just beginning. Time to hit the ground running!
One of the most exciting things I contemplated as we spoke about production during class was the days leading up to the premiere of the episode, the morning of the episode and finally the airing of the very first episode. I did not realize all the preparation and hype they put around the beginning of a new telenovela. As I write this blog, I want to write as if I was the protagonist of the story.
I will begin by imagining 3-5 days before episode 1. What exactly would I be thinking? After so much work, effort, memorization, tension between actors, producers, directors and many others, what will the press think? Will they like it? What if they hate it?  What if it becomes the most popular telenovela in this country immediately? Or what if it fails quickly?
Then arrives the time for the huge party and premier of the episode. I get ready, put on a beautiful dress, fix my makeup and get ready for a wild and exciting night. As I arrive to the venue there is press everywhere, photographing and writing everything about the event. The party is HUGE and we are all dressed up! I’m honestly so excited, so nervous and borderline freaking out all at the same time! People are pumped! We all sit down for a formal dinner and after each member of the cast is introduced, the episode begins. What am I thinking at this point?? AHHHHH! I’m watching the screen but constantly trying to turn around to see the reactions of the press. What are they writing? Are they enjoying it?
Finally it is the morning of the first episode. I’m literally so PUMPED! The entire cast is being interviewed on the morning show. They ask so many questions and you can tell the audience is getting antsy because they just want to see the first episode. We show the promo and clips of the show as teasers for the audience and people are freaking out! I love the excitement around the new telenovela! Hopefully they will enjoy the characters, storyline and are hooked after the very first episode!
AHHHH! The time has arrived! The entire cast meets up to watch the very first episode as it airs live on television! I can’t handle my excitement! The press is ready to go. Everyone is anticipating the reactions of the audience! What are they going to do? How will they like it? Will they love the characters we want them to love and hate the ones we want them to hate? There is so much excitement that I honestly can’t stand it.
I enjoyed every moment watching the first episode with the cast. There is no one else I would rather be watching with than the people who I have grown close to over these past months working on this project. I can’t believe it is here. The first episode has shown. The work is still just beginning. Time to hit the ground running!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I really love this post! I could really feel your excitement when writing this. It was like I was the protagonist in the room. I don't know why, but now I'm so pumped for no reason!

    Man, what I would give to be able to experience that in real life. The production of the telenovela is a very intricately woven process. I bet the person who organizes the "pauta" has so much power in the process and ya know, with power comes responsibility.

    Thank you for this post! It gave me a new perspective in which to view this very exciting process in the telenovela world.

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