Vitamin C: sketch comedy web series

Because comedy is an essential nutrient ~ Come join us!

From the Writer's Room to Principal Photography to Post Production

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!

Be a part of some - or all!

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:


Phase 1 - 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 14, 28, December 5, 12, 19 in 2018. We will continue to meet in 2019 even as we begin Phase 2 and 3.


Phase 2 - 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.


Phase 3 - The Cutting Room (Post Production): students work with professional filmmakers to edit and create a final cut of each 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. The $249 tuition fee covers all phases from now to May 2019, and students can participate in the areas of most interest to them, exploring as much or as little as they want. Please note that all are welcome regardless of ability to pay and scholarships are available for those who need it.


Interested? Then apply today!

Student Executive Producers Lead

Maggie

Maggie may be small but she’s mighty! She is 10 years old and lives in Stillwater with her parents, little sister, older sister and an older brother. Maggie is a ‘just go for it’ kind of girl, no matter what she’s doing. She loves soccer, softball, messy and creative art, dancing, singing, and spending time with new and old friends. Maggie enjoyed being in a couple church plays and is eager to be a new member to StoryArk. The Viatmin C skit she’s looking forward to the most is “Minnesota Not so Nice.”
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