Details: Improvising on film has challenges and joys that are surprisingly different than those experienced on stage. The lack of an immediate audience and a camera that is reigned in to a position challenge us to keep a scene dynamic without the benefit of feedback. And since film only has so much space, how do we make each moment count? Julian Frid will lead you through exercises to hone your improv skills and deal with these challenges, and working with Rick Palidwor’s film expertise, your moments will be captured on film. Please bring a USB stick with at least a gigabyte of free space if you wish to keep your work – which you will. No experience necessary. This class is part of Culture Days.
When: Sun. Sept. 29, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: Arbor Room, Hart House
Cost: Free, ticket required: www.uofttix.ca
About the Instructor: Instructor Julian Frid is a teacher who has been lucky enough to have a diverse and extensive improv education. He began as a player, coach, volunteer, trainer then judge of the Canadian Improv Games and has trained with the Bad Dog Theatre Company, the Second City and was a player, teacher and coach for the Impatient Theatre Company. He has performed across various stages in North America, including the Dirty South Improv Festival in North Carolina and the Del Close Marathon in NYC. He recently has performed in an improvised film called “The Bellhauser Cup”, directed by Mike Cameron, and has been featured on the Funny or Die short “Eneamigos” www.funnyordie.com/videos/c6e431c22c/enamigos.