COMEDY VIDEO AS A PLATFORM FOR ACTIVISM
Sometimes, what the world needs is a good laugh. In this workshop, students explore parody of different genres and styles, and how the digital comedy platform can be a powerful way to get one’s voice heard in a space dominated by short, viral content. Students will then break into groups to brainstorm humorous and engaging ways to discuss not-so-humorous topics. Dan and Kelly will also touch on some of the nuts & bolts that go into video production, for those students who may be looking into film as a career path.
Dan Ferrara is a Director and Editor from Brooklyn, NY. He can be found working on projects for Above Average, Comedy Central, the non-profit Tzu Chi Foundation and others. While filmmaking is great, Dan’s ultimate goal is to one day become a National Parks Ranger. For real though.
Kelly Harper is currently a Producer/Director at Above Average (aboveaverage.com). She originally hails from South Florida and attended New York University’s Tisch School of the arts for Film & TV production.