Have you always wanted to learn how to take your sketches from the stage to the screen? Learn the tricks to filming a hilarious video sketch? Wanted to go to film school but decided it was irresponsible to waste the money? This class will teach you all of the rudimentary concepts of conceptualizing, producing, and creating a video sketch. Learn how to run a small set, write up shot lists and storyboards, as well as analyze comedy films and videos to figure out what makes them so damn good. At the end of it all you will employ all the concepts you learned to make your own filmed sketch to be viewed at the theater. Absolutely no prior film making experience is required.
Prerequisite: Sketch Writing 101 or Permission of Training Center (email classes@PHITcomedy.com to be considered)
Dates: 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, and 7/30
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Please read through our terms and conditions of enrollment prior to enrolling.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT JON
"Jon was great at helping each of us make our ideas doable by being both supportive and constructively critical with feedback and guidance. The resources he provided were extremely helpful throughout the duration of the class and I was able to apply many of the concepts learned to my final project." -- "Jon was very engaged and enthusiastic about my project from start to finish." -- "Jon was a fun and enthusiastic instructor."
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Jon Plester studied film making at Temple University and now serves as the director of PHIT's all digital sketch team, The Worst Generation. Jon also performs around Philadelphia with his sketch duo, Jon & Ian Have Something to Tell You, who have performed at Toronto Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest, and Philly Sketchfest. Jon is a member of the PHIT house team 1816 and the Dynamite Series show Page One. His writing has been featured in McSweeneys, College Humor, and Above Average.