In this two day workshop students will use improv tools, writing exercises, and class discussion to develop their original comedic film or TV (including web series) story idea and form a road map to executing it. Students are welcome to arrive with an idea for a story at any stage in the process or no idea at all (we’ll discover one). By using improv in our exploration of the ideas as well as integrating core improv concepts (follow the fun, justify, play characters with a point of view) into the writing process, we find an organic, yet structured, approach to creating unique stories.
Each participant will leave the workshop with a document that, at the very least, lays out the core concept of the story (a two to three sentence log line), a description of main characters, the first five beats of the story, and a rough guide of where it goes. (Note: the emphasis in this class is on developing stories not sketch). (Workshop consists of two sessions, each 3 hours long)
KEVIN NAPIER is a writer, filmmaker, and improviser. He has directed, edited and produced documentary and narrative films that have been seen at: The New York Television Festival, Edinburgh International Television Festival, Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, Santa Fe Film Festival and Columbus Documentary Festival. As a TV writer/producer he has written for and sold shows to ABC, NBC, FX, Showtime, Amazon and Fox. He has studied, taught and performed improv in New York, LA, Bangalore and Berlin.
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Saturday, June 2 & Sunday, June 3, 12pm-3pm
Duration: 6 hours over 2 days
Place: Comedy Café Berlin
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