Do you like making people laugh? If you are ages nine through fifteen, here’s your chance to participate in a sketch comedy web series called Vitamin C. Think of it as a kid-friendly, rated PG, Saturday Night Live (similar to Studio C) where students are the producers, writers, actors, filmmakers and editors!
We’ll start in the Writers’ Room and work all the way through to Principal Photography and Post Production. We’ll explore writing different types of sketches while integrating common sketch concepts to allow everyone to experiment with their comedic ideas. The best part of this project is that you’ll be able to work in front of and behind the camera. Everyone in the group will have a chance to write, act, and be part of the film crew based on interest. Here are the phases to get the show on the road, or shall we say, on the web
Writer's Room (write the funny stuff): working with the executive producers, writers brainstorm, write drafts, edit and punch up scripts to create three sketches, each under three minutes in length. Potential writers will need to apply via our registration form. Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12, 19 in 2018. We will continue to meet in 2019 even as we begin Phase 2 and 3.
Principal Photography (a.k.a film the thing!): executive producers hold auditions, coordinate audition times and determine audition and shooting schedules. Preproduction activities begin including crew set-up, storyboarding, location scouting, casting, etc. Actors participate in a table reading, blocking rehearsal, and dress rehearsal. High school filmmakers, working with both college and professional mentors, shoot the sketches. Sketches are filmed over one to two evenings depending on availability. Interested students will work together to calendar activities beginning in January of 2019 that will take place in the evening and/or on weekends in order to accommodate both participating students and professional mentors' schedules.
The Cutting Room (Post Production):
students work with professional filmmakers to edit and create a final cut of each sketch.