Comedy Sketch Writing
This event took place Apr 2 - May 7, 2019
$245 for Forum Members
Instructor: David Quantic
April 2-May 7, 7:00-9:30pm
Limited to 6 students
The popularity of online video has democratized the comedy landscape. Once the exclusive purview of network programs like Saturday Night Live and Kids in the Hall, sketch comedy is now within reach to anyone with a DSLR and a good idea. But how do you get from an idea to a finished, “produce-able” script?
For the first time at Northwest Film Forum, Instructor David Quantic will bring his years of experience writing and producing sketch comedy to an intensive, six week writing class. In each week’s class, David will assign a new “genre” of sketch comedy (political satire, game shows, talk shows, etc.) and students will be required to write a completed sketch to be read out loud by students in class the following week. Feedback from fellow students will be facilitated by David. Instruction will also be given regarding proper script formatting.
In addition to his years of narrative filmmaking and film instruction, David’s comedy films have screened at festivals worldwide and featured established comedians including Missi Pyle (Galaxy Quest, Inside Amy Schumer), Artemis Pebdani (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Drew Droege (Drunk History) and Brian Gattas (Bob’s Burgers.)
I’m thrilled to once again be teaching here at Northwest Film Forum. As a teaching assistant and graduate of UCLA’s MFA Directing program, I’ve had a world-class film education and I love passing that knowledge on to my own students!
When I’m not teaching, I’m a freelance videographer and editor, working on local and remote jobs alike. Recent gigs include shooting and editing a Kickstarter fundraising video for a local writer, editing a clip reel for a film festival’s 30th Anniversary as well as self-producing a documentary short about one of the worst movies ever made, SHOWGIRLS.