1. The Project: 2 Actors...2 Chairs...10 Minutes...2 Takes...an Improv/film hybrid.

    The Suggestion: "Say it isn't so..."

    The Scene: Ed Roe and Marian Belgray present "PikNik".

    Directed by Thom Zelenka

    Produced by Karen Herr

    Lighting and Camera 1: Dustin Malama

    Camera 2: Clay Humphrey

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  2. 2 Actors...2 Chairs...10 Minutes...Two Takes.

    This is an experiment in mixing improvisation with film. The spontaneity of live improv and the need for film to have similar action and dialogue so that it can be edited.

    All the actors in this project were given the same suggestion to get them started. They were paired up and had 10 minutes to rehearse a scene. Then they performed it in front of the cameras. This is the story, the characters and the dialogue that they created. This is actor's acting in the purest form. I edited their story together from the two takes that I had.

    The suggestion was "Say it isn't so..." and this piece, based on that suggestion is called, "The Principal". It stars: Hep Jamieson and Jon-Marc Yaden.

    Directed by Thom Zelenka

    Produced by Karen Herr

    Lighting and Camera 1: Dustin Malama

    Camera 2: Clay Humphrey

    # vimeo.com/16299202 Uploaded 31 Plays 0 Comments
  3. 2 Actors...2 Chairs...10 Minutes...Two Takes.

    This is an experiment in mixing improvisation with film. The spontaneity of live improv and the need for film to have similar action and dialogue so that it can be edited.

    All the actors in this project were given the same suggestion to get them started. They were paired up and had 10 minutes to rehearse a scene. Then they performed it in front of the cameras. This is the story, the characters and the dialogue that they created. This is actor's acting in the purest form. I edited their story together from the two takes that I had.

    The suggestion was "Say it isn't so..." and this piece, based on that suggestion is called, "I Don't Know". It stars: Manny Bermudez and Debra Ruiz.

    Directed by Thom Zelenka

    Produced by Karen Herr

    Lighting and Camera 1: Dustin Malama

    Camera 2: Clay Humphrey

    # vimeo.com/16291872 Uploaded 36 Plays 0 Comments
  4. 2 Actors...2 Chairs...10 Minutes...Two Takes.

    This is an experiment in mixing improvisation with film. The spontaneity of live improv and the need for film to have similar action and dialogue so that it can be edited.

    All the actors in this project were given the same suggestion to get them started. They were paired up and had 10 minutes to rehearse a scene. Then they performed it in front of the cameras. This is the story, the characters and the dialogue that they created. This is actor's acting in the purest form. I edited their story together from the two takes that I had.

    The suggestion was "Say it isn't so..." and this piece, based on that suggestion is called, "Frumping". It stars: Katherine Lee And Shulie Cowen

    Directed, Edited and Sound by Thom Zelenka

    Produced by Karen Herr

    Lighting and Camera 1: Dustin Malama

    Camera 2: Clay Humphrey

    # vimeo.com/21507077 Uploaded 62 Plays 0 Comments
  5. 2 Actors...2 Chairs...10 Minutes...Two Takes.

    This is an experiment in mixing improvisation with film. The spontaneity of live improv and the need for film to have similar action and dialogue so that it can be edited.

    All the actors in this project were given the same suggestion to get them started. They were paired up and had 10 minutes to rehearse a scene. Then they performed it in front of the cameras. This is the story, the characters and the dialogue, that they created. This is actor's acting in the purest form. I edited their story together from the two takes that I had.

    The suggestion was "Say it isn't so..." and this piece, based on that suggestion is called, "The Rubik". It stars: Rolland Lopez and Cole Stratton.

    Directed, Edited and Soundeded by Thom Zelenka

    Produced by Karen Herr

    Lighting and Camera 1: Dustin Malama

    Camera 2: Clay Humphrey

    # vimeo.com/21464738 Uploaded 25 Plays 0 Comments

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Two Actors - Two Chairs - Ten Minutes - Two Takes

A Hybrid of Improv and Film. Not quite improvised, but not scripted.

Two Actors are given one suggesstion and 10 minutes to create and refine the scene. Then it is performed for the cameras. Tweaked…


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Two Actors - Two Chairs - Ten Minutes - Two Takes

A Hybrid of Improv and Film. Not quite improvised, but not scripted.

Two Actors are given one suggesstion and 10 minutes to create and refine the scene. Then it is performed for the cameras. Tweaked a bit. And shot a second time. This film is only what was captured in those two takes.

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