An afternoon course for all levels, from the creator of *Georgina’s Wedding Blogs* (which went viral and then got her one of the UK’s top comedy agents) which covers the basic aspects of creating comic videos online and marketing them for maximum impact. Showing you that sometimes videos can make a far bigger impact/reach a larger audience than exhausting gigs and shows! There will be a mixture of practical advice, impro exercises, watching other successful online videos and working on specific character ideas that the students can bring with them.
– Creating comic characters which will work online and have longevity
– Writing and structure, duration and building a series
– Filming, budgets, locations. Using ipads/professional crew and other means!
– Uploads, titles, blurbs
– Marketing: press, social media, targeted marketing, building a fan base & subscribers
– Long term intentions: sending to agents/producers/casting agents. Marketing yourself as brand.
Taught by: Anna Morris (Anna Morris is a multi-talented actress, comedian and writer. She has written for the Paul O’Grady Show, appeared in Outnumbered (BBC1) and Bad Bridesmaids (ITV3) and created and starred in the viral hit Georgina’s Wedding Blogs www.annamorris.co.uk)
Anna Morris, the critically acclaimed character comedian, YouTube sensation and star of ITV2’s Bad Bridesmaid presents a character comedy workshop.
Character comedy has come to the forefront of the comedy world: from Steve Coogan, Catherine Tate, Chris Lily and Little Britain bringing their distinct characters to life on TV, to Fosters award winners and nominees Adam Riches, Cariad Lloyd and Laura Solon putting character comedy shows on the map. But how do you even begin to create comic characters that are unique and original to you? And where do you showcase them?
Anna will give an insight into her own creative process in writing and performing distinctive comic characters. She will also discuss taking characters to the stage at live gigs, making YouTube videos and producing and creating 1 hour shows for Edinburgh (and other festivals). There’ll be the opportunity for every member of the workshop to create a new character or develop those already created further and to showcase these during the session. This is a great workshop any level of experience, and those who prefer creating characters, rather than performing straight stand-up.