Making Comedy Videos
A Summer workshop with Surplace Media
There is nothing quite so awesome as making people laugh, and there are dozens of comedy styles to play with. But there’s a big difference between live comedy on stage and comedy that’s produced on video. So much is possible on video, but technical skills, special equipment, and great attention to detail is needed to make jokes really land on video.
Surplace Media is offering this Summer workshop on Making Comedy Videos to help local comedy troupes produce their videos. Whether you’re just having fun or you want to one day produce comedy TV or movies, the workshop will push your work forward and give you new skills to apply.
If your comedy troupe is already experienced and you have completed scripts ready to go, we want to hear from you. We can adjust the workshop for more advanced groups and dive right into production. Our goal is to produce high quality content and to help local artists get published.
6-week workshop outline: coming soon.
Surplace is a new media collective in Montreal. We are made up of artists and media freelancers. Our goal is to produce original web shows, podcasts, and other content for online audiences, with a distinctly Montreal voice. We also collaborate on paid contracts with local businesses and organizations. Surplace offers a range of workshops on practical topics in media. All students who take our workshops are invited to join the collective, and help us grow Canadian independent media.
If your comedy group would like to take part in this Summer workshop, fill out the application below and we will respond within 1-2 weeks. There are limited spaces available for this workshop. In deciding which groups to admit, we will be considering experience level, enthusiasm, video concepts, portfolio, and other factors.
Ted Strauss is an independent filmmaker, multi-disciplinary artist, and founder of the Surplace Media collective & studio.
Jiva Kalan is a writer, performer and improv teacher. He has been teaching at Montreal Improv since 2014 and has performed with house teams Room Service and Mess Hall. He watched Shawshank Redemption and thinks it’s “just ok”.