SITCOM Intensive with Jon Rosenbaum

Date & Time

VISIT to set of Vancouver’s latest SITCOM – Friday 27th September

Workshop – Saturday & Sunday –  28th & 29th September - 9am-6pm

Instruc­tor
Matthew Har­ri­son | IMDB Pro­file 

Special Guest
SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED Director, Jon Rosenbaum| IMDB Profile

The addition of  Jon Rosenbaum to the mix gives actors the chance to get real world direction and make themselves known to an important director in Vancouver’s Sitcom landscape.

 

FUNNY is money.

Be prepared. Don’t let the feedback “not funny” be your feedback.

The COMEDY Weekend Intensive prepares actors for their comedy tapings and
auditions working from sides culled from the most recent comedy pilots and series which will be given in advance.  As well as investigating approach to comedy, actors will also explore comedy archetypes and the perfect comic character to suit their specific branding.

Comedy takes hard work. Off book, playing off the partner, living the emotional circumstances, and finding the moments AREN’T enough. Because great comedy doesn’t only come from great acting. Funny work comes from well-educated acting. Know comedic scene analysis.  Absorb comic scene structure. Play the rules of comedic analysis (the rule of threes, the  hard-switch, and the play-against). Knowledge and practice give the comedic actor the key to great funny acting: to let go and let the moments be spontaneous.right on cue.

And…oh, yeah…timing.

So, here’s how you’ll spend your two days:

Saturday morning is a talk about comedy and what makes funny funny…including watching sitcom excerpts and exploring various comedy genres and styles. The morning will include examples of breaking down scripts for the comedy, meaning standard CORE ARC analysis, plus breaking into threes, 180 degree switches, and the ‘play-against’

Saturday afternoon will be devoted to on your feet exercises in teaching  funny: it’s about the skill and not the content

Actors are expected to apply all to their sitcom scripts as overnight homework.

Sunday morningcomedy drills and exercises with script and run through for notes.

and… finally…. Sunday afternoon is running scenes audition style with note and adjustments from Jon.

Come away with the skills you need to make the funny happen, and some great one on one experience with a regular director of the new Vancouver Sitcom SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED!

 

Cost
$295 Including Tax

Pay­ment Types
Visa, Mas­ter­Card, Din­ers Club, Amer­i­can Express, PayPal

 

Reg­is­ter your spot: we’ll need you to com­plete this form. Note that pay­ment is required to con­firm your reg­is­tra­tion.  When you com­plete the form and click ‘Com­plete Pay­ment and Con­firm Reg­is­tra­tion’, you’ll be taken to our Pay­Pal form, but if you don’t have a Pay­Pal account you can use any major credit card.

Also note that can­cel­la­tions will be accepted up to 96 hours prior to the start of the class. If you let us know in writ­ing within this time frame, we’ll refund your pay­ment less a $25 pro­cess­ing fee. After this time, your pay­ment is non refund­able.


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