Hey guys, and happy freakin’ Easter! Get yourself some ham, or chicken, or whatever you like to eat for Easter, and spend it with the people you love the most – Mario, Master Chief, and Sonic the Hedgehog. I’m going to go out on a bold limb here and tell you right now that if you don’t celebrate Easter, you’re a schmuck. Sorry, it’s true. Anyone turning down an excuse to cram their face full of chocolate eggs is a schmuck. Look it up in the dictionary; I’ll wait.
It’s casual dress. Your guests will be comfortable in sundresses, shorts and those colorful Hawaiian shirts. Some people would rather skip fancy parties, where they have to dress up in formal attire. But with a luau theme party, everyone should feel at ease in light, bright tropical clothes.
Let’s start with your sense of smell since this is usually the first thing we are aware of when we enter a room (or even prior to entering a room). It is really easy to create a romantic aroma in your bedroom because there are an endless array of aromatherapy candles and incense. So pick your favorite scented candle(s) and light it up! We are after all still mammals and our sense of smell triggers all sorts of chemical reactions in the brain that best background music arouse our sensuality.
Yup. I’m operating on 15% of my maximum effort today, folks. Though, ok, I’ll pay the game lip service and go through each motion. Let’s talk gameplay.
Every great movie has a score. Every event in your life has a song (think about it) why not create your own score. This score will include songs that sing to who she is and where she is trying to go. This may be the song that comes on in the morning when the alarm goes off; it may be the music that you play while you are journaling about your accomplishments or shortcomings. It serves as the happy background music for presentation for your meditation series. Either way, it’s your score. Marriage with the Universe.
When combining shots, your project will flow more fluidly when you alternate wide angle shots with close up shots, medium shots, etc. Sometimes you can not avoid similar shots back to back, but alternating them will hold the audience’s attention better. Remember, it’s all about creating a story people will want to watch. On this note, here’s another hint. Keep your shots under ten seconds each. Unless someone is standing up giving a speech, no one wants to watch the same thing for very long. If you don’t believe this, take note of how many camera shots there are in any given TV show.
Try holding the hook and yarn in different ways until you determine the grip and style most comfortable for you. Don’t get hung up on the right technique you read in a book or on a web site. Discover what works for you.
So, the next time you’re planning a big celebration, go tropical. A Hawaiian luau theme party is great for any occasion, any age group, any time of year. It doesn’t take a lot of money or effort. But best of all, it will be the fun island bash that no one will forget.