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Advanced Forms: The Movie (with Josh Telson)

Sunday, November 20, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The improvised movie is one of the most challenging long forms to do well, balancing comedy, organic improv, and narrative storytelling. In this 4-week course, we’ll give you all the tools you need to do it, and do it well!

We’ll dissect the basic structure of any film and map this to improv. We’ll run exercises that train our brain to recognize patterns and basic film tropes to ‘cheat’ our way through the narrative aspects of an improvised movie. Students will learn to use both dynamic physical acting and detailed live directing to recreate the feel of watching an actual movie.

No film experience required (you don’t have to be a movie nerd to learn this form)!

Please read through the General Course Info below before registering!

Student show: Friday, December 16, 2022

PREREQUISITES: ALL courses up to and including Level 3 at The CCB Training School


Class Size: 12 students

Student Show: TBD

PREREQUISITES: ALL courses up to and including Level 3 at The CCB Training School

Please read through all the info, requirements & FAQs below before registering!

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Instructor

TBD

Course Dates

November 20th

Location

Roseggerstr. 17
Berlin, 12059 Germany
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Course Info & Requirements

This course includes:

  • a student show
  • personal feedback
  • free student tickets to improv shows at Comedy Café Berlin
  • Certificate of Completion*!

*upon successful completion of the course


Health & Safety Requirements

  • If you are feeling unwell, please let your instructor know and stay home!
  • We recommend students wear masks unless actively performing in a scene or exercise.

Registration requirements:

General requirements to successfully complete this course:

  • All improv students are required to join and participate in at least one improv jam and see at least one improv show at CCB during the course.
  • Students may not miss more than 2 out of 8 classes (there are no make up classes)
  • Students may not be more than 15 minutes late to 4 out of 8 classes

Have questions? Take a look at our FAQs

FAQS

Questions? Concerns?
Please (pretty please) read the info below or our full FAQs before contacting us! (We're pretty sure all your questions are answered here).

Can I get a refund after registering?

No. We keep our course and workshop costs low to allow as many students as possible to learn the art & fun of improv. To avoid unnecessary headaches involved in estimating student numbers, keep administrative costs down, and generally be fair to all students and would-be students, we do not offer refunds once a course or workshop registration has been purchased. Please keep this in mind before registering!

Can I test a class before joining?

No. We don’t offer test classes or auditing, but we encourage prospective students to join our weekly open improv jam and to come to House team shows on Friday nights to get an idea of what we’re doing and who we are. This is a great way to meet us and current and former students, as well as join in the CCB community.

I'm going to miss some classes or the student show… Can I still register?

Yes but... we require students to attend at least 6 of the 8 course sessions in order to pass the course and continue taking higher level courses with us. In addition, students may not be more than 15 minutes late to 4 out of 8 classes in order to pass.

We do not offer make-up classes for missed classes. Students are added to a Google Group for their course and can message fellow students for notes about missed classes, but please keep in mind that no one is under any obligation to respond.

The student show offered as part of most courses is not required, but we feel that participating in the show is a fun and rewarding conclusion to the course, so we highly encourage everyone to participate.

If you know you'll miss more than 2 classes, we strongly recommend you do not register as you'll simply not get enough out of the course and you'll be required to retake the course in order to continue taking courses with us.

I’m an experienced improviser, can I skip ahead?

Sometimes. We allow course prerequisite exemptions on a case by case basis, but please keep in mind that we rarely grant exemptions. We teach a very specific style of long form that is relatively unique in Europe. We lay the foundation for that in our Intro course and we've found that students who have received training at other schools that focus on short form 'impro', status and narrative are often at a disadvantage when skipping Levels, in addition to slowing down the progress of other students.

How many students are in a class?

Our courses and workshops are capped at 16 students max; some courses and workshops have a lower class size - these will be noted in the event description.

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