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ABOUT THIS MODULE

Comedy is often mistaken as being easy to write, act, and direct, but it may be one of the most difficult genres in which to work. In this brilliant FilmTalk, Steve Kaplan takes us on a journey into the hidden rolls of comedy to help us better understand what's funny.

IN THIS MODULE

  • 32:02 FilmTalk video
  • Q&A with Jason Tomaric
  • Illustrated companion guide

LEARN

  • What is comedy and how does it differ from drama
  • Tools for writing comedy
  • How to understand the human condition and relate it to the audience
  • How to see the world from a comedic view
The videos are a big leap forward for contemporary classroom videos, utilizing clean greenscreen, working professionals and 16:9. The film is well-paced and will be a great addition to classroom instruction. It is designed and constructed in ways both interesting and accessible to student filmmakers. I hope to utilize the material in my classroom!”
 
   - Tom Dunphy, Orange-Ulster BOCES
 
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