Because comedy is an essential nutrient
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!
Want to be a writer (write the funny stuff), actor (act the funny stuff), a part of principal photography (a.k.a. film the thing!), or in post production (edit the final short)? Participate in one or all as you experience all the facets of creating a short film comedy sketch. All sketches will be uploaded via Vimeo onto a dedicated Vitamin C web page on StoryArk.org for a controlled viewing experience. In addition, Vitamin C will be aired on StoryArk’s YouTube channel. Classes at StoryArk, 402 N Main Street, #350, Stillwater.
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at StoryArk
October 9, 16, 23
November 6 ,13, 20
December 4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22
February 5, 12, 26
Fridays from 4:00 to 5:30 PM at Stillwater Area High School E205
Learn the fundamentals of storytelling from professional podcasters, filmmakers, and authors during StoryArk’s Storytelling FamJams. Come together with other students from across different mediums to discuss your projects and compare notes. Meet a diverse set of student artists all a part of the StoryArk family. All sessions take place on Fridays from 4:00 to 5:30 PM and are included as a part of tuition for all groups.
- September 28: Filmmaker Tahiel Jimenez – Envisioning the Project, Writing the Script
- October 25: LA actress and acting coach Ellie Abrams – Acting On Camera
- November 15: Filmmaker Cynthia Uhrich – The Art of Directing
- December 20, Movie Podcaster Lily Percy Ruiz – Movie Fest: Popular Films and Me
- January 24: Filmmaker Dave McClellan – Editing for Film
StoryArk Network Live!, February 22, 9 AM to 4 PM at the Grand Banquet Hall, Stillwater
StoryArk’s student groups gather to share their podcast episodes, short films, comedy sketches and short stories and enjoy each other’s company as fellow artists at the beautiful Grand Banquet Ballroom in Stillwater from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, February 22. Executive Producer Lily Percy Ruiz from On Being with Krista Tippet (podcast), Sundance filmmaker E.G. Bailey (film), and Young Adult author Jacqueline West (short story) will discuss with students the fundamentals of their particular storytelling medium. Students will learn how writing for podcast, film and prose are similar and different. In addition, each student group will share their narrative and discuss with each other the themes of the story and the technical details that helped create it. The day will end with a variety show where each group will share their podcast episode, short film, filmed sketch, or short story with family and friends. All creative work will be made available on the StoryArk Network webpage, podcast, mobile app and YouTube channel.
Tuition: $260 per six month session paid by check made payable to StoryArk on the first class; OR, pay via PayPal $46/month (or what you can afford ~ scholarships are available, and no one is turned away for financial reasons.) Tuition includes “Vitamin C” and all other programming opportunities offered at StoryArk including Saturday Supplements nurturing key storytelling skills.
Call Stephani at 651-417-6223 or email email@example.com for more information.