Sketch Elective ONLINE Sunday 3-6pm EDT

Sketch Elective: Special Sketch Class

Prerequisites May require previous UCB class experience. See course description below for details.
Scheduled ONLINE Sunday 3-6pm EDT
Start Date Mar 29, 2020, 3:00pm
Price $50
Class Size 10 students
Sessions 1 session, 3 hours


Is it surprising that one of the greatest sketch writers of all time (Jordan Peele) went on to be an Oscar winning screenwriter? Not at all! A bevy of screenwriters use Game, Beats and Heightening to help make scenes come alive and use pattern to help structure their work.  Join us to dissect scenes from Midsommar, Marie Antoinette, Booksmart and Get Out (among others) and see how you can employ these principles to breath new life into your scenes.  During the second half, we'll workshop a scenes from your own projects that you'd like to polish or restructure.  (Disclaimer: These movies will be spoiled for you, so watch them now. The scenes we will screen include nudity, suicide and one absolutely gruesome death scene)

Note: Due to COVID-19, some sessions of this course may meet remotely, online.

Students should have access to a computer and stable, robust internet access and be prepared to work outside of class, preparing sketches for presentation in every class and viewing sketch videos. This online course uses Google Classroom and Google Meet programs to conduct live sessions with your instructor and fellow students.

Please check to see if you have the compatibility requirements for utilizing these programs before registering:
Prerequisite: Completion of Sketch 101

Stephanie Bencin, teacher

Stephanie Bencin Stephanie Bencin is a writer for the UCB Maude team Arbuckle. She was previously on the Maude Team Slow Burn,and has studied with Joe Wengert, Curtis Gwinn, Erik Tanouye, PeterGwinn, Michael Showalter, Adam Wade, and Eric Scott. Stephanie hasworked extensively in documentary film, and her credits include theAmerican Masters episode Good Ol Charles Schulz. and the ESPN documentary Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks.

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