Shortform

Shortform

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I host the http://shortform.lol microcast about learning and practicing short form improv comedy. As well as http://techartjam.com, a microcast about the technical aspects of computer animation and the people who do that work.
Hold The Jam
Dec 7
I missed the jam last night, hope everyone had fun. Books I’m interested in Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre A Guide to Keith Johnstone’s Gorilla Theatre Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual Not much on the radar until after the…
Seeing Improv Everywhere
Nov 27
Show notes: In the holiday lull. Looking for more opportunities to practice. Seeing improv everywhere - Rereading my favorite novel and paying attention to when the characters need to improvise All that reminds me of the old project management adage…
Rainbows, Rainbows, Rainbows!
Nov 20
Some notes on a game called Party Quirks, that has quickly become a favorite. Also we held the last class of 101, and some notes about the future.
Learn, Do, Teach, Repeat
Nov 14
I came across this great Ted talk on improv. Mr. O’Connor advocates teaching improv as part of the school curriculum. I couldn’t agree more. It reminded me also that I never really discussed my long term goals with improv, so I touch on those a bit.
Preparing For Performance
Nov 7
This is a quick episode where I discuss how I didn’t prepare properly for a performance. I’m learning about being mindful in advance of getting on stage.
Guesswork
Oct 23
In the last session for Improv 101 our instructor introduced us to Guessing Games. These are so much fun to play, and there are some many things happening at the same time. Typical guessing games: Interrogation Press conference Party Guests from Who’s…
How I Got Into Improv
Oct 16
In this episode I speak about how I developed an interest in Improv many years ago, and a bit about what’s lead me to start practicing lately. Come, here tales of beer, friends, friends visiting exotic locales, animation, video games, fighting corporate…
My First Improv Jam
Oct 10
A brief description of my first improv jam A great mix of people with various levels of experience. Fun times!
Shortform, What Is This All About?
Oct 2
An introduction to the shortform microcast. Wherein I begin to chronicle my learning and practice of shortform improv comedy.