F2F Class Notes (Li)[W]

Vocabulary

review: an opinion of a book, movie, experience etc. 评论

villain: 反派角色

Writing

Tonight, I was Agent J

Maybe you have heard immersive drama before,but do you know immersive movie as well?
The couple days ago, I got an invitation from Secret Cinema to experience “Casino Royale” that was a great immersive movie. It’s fantastic of transforming ordinary spaces into dreamscapes of film. First of all,I got an invitation from WeChat close the show date.It showed some messages about theater location,dress code and key-mission for the evening.

My friend who have experienced the show many times told me that you needn’t to see the film before, you just know that you are a part of the story as an agent, that’s enough!

The story began before I arrived at the gate of the show stage. When I and my friend who dressed like an Oscar star stepped into the Ocean club where was the first stage in the show, a punk girl named Miranda noticed us and came. After introducing ourself to each other, she whispered me to brief a mission that was having a gamble and showhand to win,then I would get a message and brought it back to her.From then,my special-agent experience was beginning.I was very busy all night because I couldn’t stop to finished a lot of missions. Most of performers were english speakers, sometimes I couldn’t understand clearly what they said,and I didn’t know how should I do to continue the missions. I had to give the missions to other audiences to ensure the plot to be going on.However,none of the audiences say no.The reason why was everyone was on dress code,it was very hard to differentiate between performers and audiences.That’s really interesting. In the process of finishing the missions from Miranda, I met the antagonist: Le Chiffre. I spent much time following him to the end of the show. It’s different from Sleep No More. In Sleep No More, you just feel free to watch and follow. But here, instead of just watching, you become part of the story. Le Chiffre interacted to me, talked with me all the time,and let me help him constantly to push the story forward. No one could know how much I stressed.

At the end of the show, I followed Le Chiffre to experience the one of many ends of the story. Finally, Le Chiffre found out that Miranda was a spy as his assistant. He was angry and wanted to kill her.At that time,I stepped forward and shouted: “Stop it! She is my friend! ” Suddenly, Le Chiffre looked and pointed at me with a knife and asked: ” you?” then I went back to the crowd immediately and said, “ …WAS ! She WAS my friend!”and then, Miranda died.

It was so real that I was really scared!

This show lasted for 3 hours. Each character had one’s own story. Whether you want to be the hero at the heart of the action, or just following a performer who you want to watch,or choose constantly finishing the missions to complete the story , or feel free to watch, to explore , to social with anyone, even to enjoy anything as a Royale guest of Casino,I mean you can gamble the whole night.

A very involving way to experience evolving stories, a film is brought to life in front of your eyes. That’s amazing. The attention to detail was insane, the performances were fabulous, and the audience were so dramatic. If you are a drama queen ,you should come absolutely! Enter the story, live the story, and be the story.

Revised: 

Tonight, I was Agent J.

Maybe you have heard of immersive drama before, but do you know about immersive movies as well?
 A couple of days ago, I got an invitation from Secret Cinema to experience “Casino Royale”- it was a great immersive movie. It’s fantastic at transforming ordinary spaces that is comparable to film dreamscapes/that is a replica of the film. At first, I got an invitation from WeChat close to/nearing the show date. It displayed some messages about the location, dress code and the key-mission for the evening.

My friend who has experienced the show many times told me that you needn’t have to see the film before, you just know that you are a part of the story as an agent, that’s enough!

The story began before I arrived at the gate of the show. When my friend and I walked into Ocean club which was the first stage of the show, a punk girl named Miranda notices us because my friend was dressed like a Hollywood star. After introducing ourselves to each other, she whispered the details of the first mission to me and the mission was to gamble in a type of poker game. Then I would get a message to bring back to her. From then on, my special-agent experience began. I was very busy all night because I couldn’t have a break because there were a lot of missions. Most performers were English speakers, sometimes I couldn’t understand what they said clearly, and I didn’t know how to continue/proceed with the missions. I had to give the missions to other audience to ensure that the plot continues. Luckily, none of the audiences said no. The reason why was because everyone was dressed up, it was very hard to differentiate between the performers and the audience. That’s really interesting. In the process of finishing the missions from Miranda, I met the antagonist: Le Chiffre. I spent a lot of time following him to the end of the show. It’s different from Sleep No More. In Sleep No More, you just feel free to watch and follow. But here, instead of just watching, you become part of the story. Le Chiffre interacted with me, talked with me all the time, and let me help him constantly to push the story forward. No one could know how stressed I was.

At the end of the show, I followed Le Chiffre to experience the one of the many endings of the story. Finally, Le Chiffre found out that Miranda was a spy who pretended to be his assistant. He was angry and wanted to kill her. At that time, I stepped forward and shouted: “Stop it! She is my friend! ” Suddenly, Le Chiffre looked and pointed at me with a knife and asked: ” you?” then I went back to the crowd immediately and said, “ …WAS ! She WAS my friend!” and then, Miranda died.

It was so real that I was really scared!

This show lasted for 3 hours. Each character had its own story. Whether you want to be the hero at the heart of the action, or just follow a performer who you want to watch, or choose to finish the missions to complete the story, feel free to watch, explore, or socialise with anyone, you can choose what you to do in the show.

It is a very interactive way to experience evolving stories, a film is brought to life in front of your eyes. That’s amazing. The attention to detail was insane, the performances were fabulous, and the audience were so dramatic. If you are a drama queen, you should absolutely experience it! Enter the story, live the story, and be the story.